Thursday, May 22, 2008

Vintage Wallpaper Score

Earlier this week I mentioned the vintage wallpaper I found at an estate sale. I'm always lamenting that I can't find vintage wallpaper in any kind of quantity around here. Imagine how giddy I was when I came upon a whole box! I quickly snatched it up before anyone else had a chance to see what was in my greedy little arms :).

Most of the rolls are what I'm calling scenic. Large medallions and little scenes from daily life. All very fun! The top one is a fun frolicking deer print. The background is dark purple and the deer are a sort of lime green. Interesting color combination for walls!

This one is cute - I imagine it was designed to be used in a bathroom though I think it takes a daring soul to use black wallpaper! There are various poodles preparing for their day.


This patriotic roll is perfect for a July 4th project. I think I'm going to make some sort of wall hanging with the eagle medallion. The medallions on this roll are quite large, bigger than my hand.

This is another medallion from the same patriotic paper.



This one has quaint scenes of a house with horse and buggy, covered bridge, and church with white picket fence.

The only non-scenic roll. A vibrant fuchsia and gold combo.


Another horse and buggy scene...
...with some vibrant colored houses.

This one is various home scenes. It is a little family getting ready to start their day.

And last but not least this fun line drawing pattern. This one is a heavy weight vinyl paper and has some wrinkles due to the way it was stored but I think it will flatten right out once it is glued down. In addition to the scene above there is a little butler character walking some poodles and little miss taking a bubble bath. I'm thinking this would be a fun print to adhere to some canvas and decorate with satin ribbon and flowers. I'd have to hang it in my workspace as I don't think hubby would go for it in the "main" portions of the house!

Is anyone interested in these patterns? I have plenty and will happily make some wallpaper packs available if there is an interest. Leave me a comment to let me know.

In other news, I received my copy of this yesterday. Wow, it is really chock full of inspiration. I'm looking forward to really looking through it over the long weekend. I have tomorrow off from work and plan to plant all of my flowers so I have the rest of the weekend to kick around in and relax (I say that now, we shall see what happens!).

If I don't have a chance to post again, Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

Cheers,


41 comments:

Lori said...

Karla, those wallpapers are fabulous!!! that last one is so cute, it really makes me smile:)

LiLi M. said...

Whow! I'm also always complaining that I cannot find any vintage wallpaper too (even in my latest post). Mmm You should think that I will have my lucky day in future, it sure was your lucky day. Have fun with all these papers, I'm anxious to see what you'll make of it.

Rosemary said...

Wow Karla,
You hit the wallpaper jackpot!!
I love it, especially the poodle!!
Have a fun Memorial Day weekend!
Rosemary

suzi finer said...

loving those poodles...
: )

Scrappy Jessi said...

cha cha ching!!
wow!! what a fab find!!!
i love them all. they are so differant than anything out there.
oxoox,
jessi

Liz (The Preppy Lizard) said...

Those wallpapers are fabulous! I can not wait to see what you end up doing with all of them.

Jeanie said...

I adore these! The poodle is a hoot and I especially love the line drawing. Some of the ones with vignettes are beautiful, too. I love your idea for your work space. I can't wait to see the finished results!

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

You scored in a big way!!! I love them all but you know which one is my favorite....woof woof! Sophee-a's too :)

The Rose Room said...

What a great score Karla, fabulous papers, love the poodle one:) Rachael

karin@creativechaos said...

woo hoo....what a score!! Can you imagine entire rooms coverred in some of those prints? Even with some of my most favorite designs, it's hard to imagine an entire room decorated ith it.... I love the pink and white stripe one....

Jennifer Paganelli said...

You scored so big!!! Enjoy and have fun with them...blessings, Jennifer

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Karla, I would love it if you shared some with me. and what an awesome score by the way! Let me know what you might like for a trade and I will be happy to swap with you. Can I make you a necklace?

shellbelle765 said...

Hi Sugar Bear,

I can't wait to see all the great stuff you make with your wallpapers. Only amazing things I'm sure! They are all stellar but I like the frolicking deer and the last one best! I'm happy you found such a fabulous treat at the estate sale.

Love ya,
Shelley

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Karla,
What fun vintage wallpaper! I am always looking for vintage rose wallpaper to line some of the drawers in mosaic tables I do. I never run across it...

What fun you are going to have with the selection you found!
Hugs,
Penny

ShabbyInTheCity said...

You did score! Aren't those poodles hilarious?!
I'd like to hold that book in my hands and have a look at it. I won't find it in any of our local stores.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Wow! What an awesome find!!!

I love the deer print...and the poodles...and the pink sketchy one...oh oh and the pink medalion print...
Ok, I love them all. LOL

Kimberly :)
Have fun planting your flowers. That's what I'll be doing too.

Fete et Fleur said...

These are great!! I have total vintage wallpaper envy. You just can't find things like that here and if you do . . . they are extremely expensive. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Lucky you!

xx Nancy

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

See! You DO have vintage stuff around you...it's just burried deeper! How fun to go through the various wall papers!

Enjoy the long weekend!

*Heidi*

Sandy said...

Hi Karla,
Those are fabulous!!!
Have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Blessings,
Sandy ;)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What GORGEOUS wallpapers, Karla! That poodle one is way too cute!!! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend! (I'm slowly catching up with everyones' blogs - my brand new computer crashed, so now I have an old clunker to use while my new computer gets an even newer hard drive.)

Beth Leintz said...

Wow SCORE!! Love those 50's retro scenes- you are going to have a great time playing with your new (old) wallpaper.

The Other Side of Me said...

Karla,

What a score on that Wallpaper! To find so much of it in one place seems rare to me. Enjoy that pink piece with the drawings. I look forward to seeing what you make with that. Have a good weekend.
Tammy

PS Thank you for always visiting my blog. I really appreciate all of your sweet comment!

Bristol said...

Karla- Score is an understatement for sure. You will have fun with those!~~
Bristol

Saucy said...

I have a friend that would just DIE for that poodle paper. When I send her the link to your blog... watch out!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Wow, those are some of the most unique I have ever seen!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

love your wallpaper!!

Glad to hear you loved that book, been thinking about getting one.

xo Heather

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GeorgiaPeachez said...

Karla, great score! Those are some really different patterns. I would love a wall paper pack of those papers, just let me know. xo, suzy

MJ said...

Hi! I popped over as Saucy sent me a message about this post! I'm renovating our 1949 basement and am planning a vintage influenced bathroom in white with black and soft (vintage) pink with a poodle theme. I don't think I'm courageous enough to cover a wall with the black paper (but might frame a bit) but, if there's any left, I am very interested in the pink/white and black pen sketches (the last you showed). Please email me to discuss details! Thanks and happy blogging!

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh My!! You did get some good rolls! I love them all, how would a person choooose??? Yes, I agree, Wallpaper jackpot!!!

OH, the book looks fab!! I didn't know those girls were up to that!! How fun!!!

xo

vintage paper bella~andrea said...

Wow~ I never have much luck finding vintage wallpaper..but i always look!

Natasha Burns said...

Loving those wallpapers Karla!!! The poodles are great, they make me smile from ear to ear, especially the one sitting at the vanity, lol! xo

Jenn said...

Those are the nicest wallpaper I've ever seen!!! What a great find. I love them, and can't wait to see your creations from them.

Jenn

Natalea said...

Nice score Karla! I like the home scenes paper the best! How much fun you'll have crafting with all those!
Hope your weekend was relaxing and fun!
xo natalea

Susie Q said...

These are absolutely wonderful!!
What a lucky score...I look forward to seeing what creative bits and bobs of art you make with them!

Love,
Sue

Laura Irrgang said...

Oh, WOW! I love the very first one with those saucy deer. Where the HECK would you put that, though? Maybe in a big walk-in closet?

I love you blog but hardly ever post. Bye!

Paul Sears Photography said...

Wow - really cool stuff. I do a lot of blog surfing for inspiration for my photography. So I just wanted to say thanks for sharing!

Shireen Mirau said...

Hi,
Do you still have the poodle paper? Love to buy it.
Shireen

kristi said...

I know it's much later now, but do you still have some of the poodle wallpaper available? Please let me know! Thanks so much, and have a good 4th of July weekend!

Sugar Bear said...

Kristi,
I do have some poodle paper. You didn't leave contact information in your comment.
Karla

kristi said...

Sugar Bear! I feel like such an idiot - I was thinking about that wallpaper pattern again this morning, and realized that I had never heard back on it, so I decided to check on your great blog - and you did email me back a few days later; I had just forgotten to write out my contact info! Oops - sorry! Here it is: kristi.hartmann@gmail.com. Please email me when you have a chance to let me know if the poodle wallpaper is still available, and how much you have. Also how much would you charge for it? Thanks so much for your help! Kristi

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