Two words always spring to mind when we think of Vicky Trainor's work. Exquisitely delicate. We love her style with every teeny tiny excited squeal that pops out when we discover yet another of her beautiful designs and were over the moon to be introduced to her new venture earlier this year...
"I am strongly inspired by the late forties/early fifties. Everyone’s home was full of hand made treasures, hand me downs, furniture, crockery and linen from previous generations all coming together under one roof. I also find the development of new design during this period so inspirational; bright playful illustrative fabrics and colourful palettes brought new ways of looking at everyday objects.
From as early as I can remember I have always been working on a project; hand sewing, flower pressing, shell collections, stamp collections, making bizarre Christmas presents, French knitting. I have lived in the world of ‘home spun’ all my life, being surrounded by family who were always making something, always someone with a project to be inspired by, button boxes to play with and sort.
I wanted to introduce a new collection of stationery that allowed this era to be a source of inspiration and at the beginning of 2011 The Vintage Drawer Collection was launched. All of the products are made with love, by hand, in my studio from vintage and retro fabrics and haberdashery. I also use table linens that have been damaged in time that contain the most exquisite hand embroidery. The embroidery is re-worked, where required, and transformed into pretty stationery and gifts that have been re-invented, recycled, up-cycled, re-loved, re-cherished, all holding a story from the past.
Alongside the general stationery from this collection sits a much loved collection of gifts, all sat in pretty rows, on the vintage shelves of my etsy store. Fifties inspired love brooches, decorated linen bookmarks, hair clips, lavender pin cushions, sewing cases, embellished door signs, collaged and hand sewn greetings cards, the collection continues to grow."
Vicky's latest masterpiece is these supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ribbons-the perfect addition to any curiosity box as indeed are any number of the lovelies you see before you. Feast your eyes my pretties!