Monday, May 16, 2016

Trinket Stand by Lynne

I originally intended to use this little stand for craft supplies but when I saw how cute my little Red Rose tea figures looked on it I started to think maybe I'd leave them right there. Who remembers these cute little animals that used to come in boxes of Red Rose tea? There were also some nursery rhyme figures-like Little Bo Peep and Little Red Riding Hood but the animals were always my favourite.

I painted and inked the edges then covered the pieces with patterned paper before assembling it. I sanded the edges then rubbed a little dusty rose ink along them. The Graphic 45 brad I used as a knob had a verdigris finish so I created a similar finish with acrylic paints on the flourishes that were added to the two sides.

I fussy cut a butterfly from the paper and popped it up on the drawer. The style I went for on this project was simple but this wonderfully versatile piece could be finished in so many different ways and with a wide variety of mediums. Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you a wonderful week!

Gypsy Soul Items Used
small trinket shelf stand
leafy corners

Other Items used
Momenta Botanical 6x6
textured cardstock pad
Colorbox Ink
Graphic 45 staples (brad)


  1. Oh my god, I didn't realize that those tea figures fit on there! I know where my collection is going now. Such a cute project.

    1. thanks Nichola...I see the figures at collectors' stands sometimes; glad I saved mine!