Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I love vintage china plates, cups and saucers, and although I'm not serious about collecting them, I do like to pick up odd bits and pieces that catch my eye by their pretty designs or nostalgic glimpses into the past. But I've found a new way to collect china plates: etsy seller, TrixieDelicious, takes found vintage plates and inscribes them with beautiful calligraphy - with a modern twist. So there's "Brat":
and the "Bitch" cup and saucer:
I LOVE this Housefly which she has painted on a lovely embossed and painted plate:
TrixieDelicious also painted a White Stripes portrait on a plate - cool!
Trixiedelicious uses heat-fused ceramic paint, and the plates are food safe (if you wanted to use them) and also come with a hanger (if you'd rather hang it on the wall). Check out her shop to see her really collectible wall art; she has a wicked sense of humour (I have to warn you, there's a bit of 'mature content' as etsy puts it, in her work, as well)!