Sharon and Susanna Hackman's Profile

About

Keystone Cottage offers handmade items by Sharon and Susanna, as well as antiques and retro items. We’ve combined our interest in art and antiques into an Etsy shop featuring vintage items decorated from our collection of antique/vintage ephemera.

We are sisters who are former Michiganders, but have lived in the Richmond, Virginia area for many years. We operate a booth in an antique mall in Midlothian, Virginia.

Our latest creations are "book birdhouses", a great way to honor and upcycle books. The birdhouses are made of wood, which are then painted in a color that complements the book we have selected to become the roof of the birdhouse. The sides, front, and back of the birdhouse are then decoupaged with relevant images from our ephemera collection.

The selected book (either a vintage volume, a new…

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  • Joined April 11, 2011

Favorite materials

antique fabric, patchwork, vintage lace, old and new postage stamps, antique postcards and greeting cards, vintage gift wrap, buttons, handmade fabric flowers, vintage advertisements

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About

Keystone Cottage offers handmade items by Sharon and Susanna, as well as antiques and retro items. We’ve combined our interest in art and antiques into an Etsy shop featuring vintage items decorated from our collection of antique/vintage ephemera.

We are sisters who are former Michiganders, but have lived in the Richmond, Virginia area for many years. We operate a booth in an antique mall in Midlothian, Virginia.

Our latest creations are "book birdhouses", a great way to honor and upcycle books. The birdhouses are made of wood, which are then painted in a color that complements the book we have selected to become the roof of the birdhouse. The sides, front, and back of the birdhouse are then decoupaged with relevant images from our ephemera collection.

The selected book (either a vintage volume, a new edition of a classic, or a journal with an appealing design) is then opened and glued to the roof, creating a terrific, eye-catching decorative item. These books are great as a gift to anyone with a special interest or who simply likes handmade items.

Each book birdhouse is a unique, one-of-a-kind item.

Please have fun browsing our shop and let us know if you have any questions. We're open to special orders and will be happy to chat with you about your interest.

We are a proud member of Shabby Cottage Shops, a great online shopping mall:(http://www.shabbycottageshops.com).

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