A Venetian Paper Dream

I’ve just come back from a short break in Venice, I’ve been before and the draw of the beautiful artwork, amazing architecture and to die for paper called me back. This time I stayed in a small town called Treviso, it has it’s own city walls and canals, and even though it is not technically in Venice, it’s beautiful in it’s own right.

Once again I couldn’t resist the many paper creations. In an earlier post I showed you how I used this to renovate some pine furniture. My favourite shop was hidden down one of the smaller canals, where the window is full with all manner of items made with this stunning paper.

I had to remind myself to rein in the spending though, as prices in Venice seem to have leapt since I last visited and this paper was now 9 Euros a sheet!

My latest project involving this indulgence was turning an old box file into a wall cupboard. It was an ebay purchase and thankfully made of wood. After sanding and treating the front and sides much like I had previous projects I glued on an old wooden ruler, two old keys, a paint brush and some buttons. It sounds a bit odd but I love the finished product and it is now proudly hung upon the wall.

Finally inspired by the key I hung on the cupboard I thought I would hunt you all out some of my favourite key inspired jewellery.

The first necklace is called The Bus Ride by Counting Stiches and can be bought on Etsy.

Next is called Peep Show and is sold by Secret Jewellz also on Etsy.

Finally a couple of our own creations which embrace our love of keys

Our First Competition!!!

To celebrate the start of our brand new blog we’re running our first ever Angel Eden competition!! We’re giving away the sparkly Angel pendant shown above that would be perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

To be in with a chance of winning:

1. Become a follower of our blog and leave a comment on this post

2. Blog about our competition (please provide a link in your comment)

2. Tweet about our competition (please provide a link in your comment)

4. Purchase any item in either of our shops Angel Eden Etsy Store or Angel Eden website and then leave a comment stating what you’ve bought (this will give you 5 entries!)

If you do all of the above you will be rolling in entries! Make sure to tell me about them though and provide your email address so if you’re the lucky winner I can get in contact. The competition will run until 30 November when one lucky winner will be chosen at random by picking a name from a hat.