Thursday, December 16, 2010

Reuse & Repurpose: Paper Flakes

When it's party time at my Brooklyn pal Michael Quinn's home, I'm always treated to festive decor known for its unique, personal flair. These snowflakes are made out of what Michael calls found paper and flutter joyfully amidst a colorful tartan ribbon.

Let it snow!

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. Stan, I love the idea of making something beautiful out of found things....
    This goes perfectly with my post about Emily Anderso, I introduce her latest book Eco -Chic Home today and have my first give away!!!
    Come, have a look!

    xoxo Victoria

  2. Ah, our friend Michael! These are so beautiful and sweet.

  3. Those paper snowflakes are wonderful. It brought back a memory of one year when the kids were little and I did not have the energy to haul out all the ornament boxes. We covered our 9' tree with lights and the kids cut out dozens of big paper snowflakes to hang on it. I think it was one of our most beautiful trees.

  4. Hi Stan, I'm Yvonne @ StoneGable. Nice to meet you!
    What elegant snowflakes... especially paired with tartan ribbons. Who doesn't LOVE tartan. Traditional and updated too!
    I remember making snowflakes as a child and taping them to my windows. These are certainly a nod to the ones I remember, but they are far more upscale! These would look gorgeous hanging from a suspended horizontal evergreen bough. I can think of so many delightful ways to use these. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Beautiful image.
    So nice to visit you.



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