Announcement Decorate your home and yourself with special hand-crafted pieces that celebrate a curated selection of original antique and vintage wallpapers from the 1900s-1970s.
Decorate your home and yourself with special hand-crafted pieces that celebrate a curated selection of original antique and vintage wallpapers from the 1900s-1970s.
Statement Ring made with Original Wallpaper from the 1930s, Long Rectangle with Wide Adjustable Band
Colorful Hanging Star Decoration made with Antique and Vintage Wallpapers, Decoupage Collage of Ten Original Papers from the 1900s-1970s
Statement Ring made with Original Wallpaper from the 1900s, Long Rectangle with Wide Adjustable Band
Statement Necklace made with Original 1920s French Antique Wallpaper in an Elegant Floral Pattern
Statement Ring with Stunning Antique French Wallpaper from the 1910s, Comfortable Adjustable Band
Color Block Pendant Necklace made with Original 1950s Danish Wallpaper in a Contemporary Geometric Pattern
Statement Pendant Necklace made with Original Wallpaper from the 1940s in a Sweet Daisy Pattern
sherifineman on Nov 26, 20225 out of 5 stars
The ring is beautiful and was delivered very quickly.
Cynthia on Feb 20, 20225 out of 5 stars
Loved the necklace I purchased from dog&butterfly at the Brooklyn Weekend Christmas Market! Later I went to the Etsy shop and requested a custom ring. Cynthia sent a few pictures of my request and I chose one. It was exactly what I wanted!!
Amanda on Dec 23, 20215 out of 5 stars
I met the artist at fad market and purchased an ornament for myself. I am in love with these vintage wallpaper ornaments. I had to snag one for a xmas gift.
5 out of 5 stars
Beautiful, well-made Batik mask! Thank you!
I collect and make things with antique and vintage wallpapers from the 1900s-1970s.
-SHOP NAME -
My shop is named for the song by Heart from 1978. If you don't know it, you should.
"See the dog and butterfly
Up in the air he likes to fly
Dog and butterfly
Below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground, laughing
She don't know why, she don't know why
Dog and butterfly"
- LOGO -
My logo features a Boston Terrier in tribute to my sweet Bosco, who was my faithful companion from 2001-2015.
- VINTAGE WALLPAPER OBSESSION -
In 2010 or 2011, I awoke one morning with the idea that I wanted to make collaged vintage wallpaper ornaments. It was a fully formed concept, despite my never having had any exposure to or interest in vintage wallpaper. I heeded the call from the universe and began my search for materials to realize my vision.
I purchased small amounts of wallpaper from a couple of collectors I found online and was struck by its beauty, variety, and craftsmanship. I figured out how to use it to decoupage paper mache ornaments. They were a hit with my friends and family. I bought more wallpaper, made more ornaments, repeat.
For the next couple of years, I continued the project during the holiday season. Eventually, I accumulated a bunch of small pieces of wallpaper that were far to pretty to throw away. I decided to make jewelry. I bought more wallpaper.
In late 2014, I moved to NYC to pursue my other life as a sculptor. I brought my wallpaper stash. After a couple of years in the city, I joined the NY Handmade Collective, which started as the Etsy team for the area. I started selling with them at events, and I bought more wallpaper.
Now, I have what some would say is a lot of wallpaper. I buy it from all over the world, wherever I can find it, as much as I can. Sometimes it's a small remnant, sometimes a full roll. Because it is a finite resource, and continues to deteriorate if left unprotected, I feel a certain sense of urgency.
I also just love it, and there are many papers I have and adore but of which I know I cannot get any more. So in order to keep buying it, I want and need to share it. My apartment is quite small, and my studio is quite full. Ultimately, I want it to be regularly seen and enjoyed, so I offer formats that lend themselves to seasonal (ornaments), personal (jewelry), and domestic (small walls) interactions. I know you'll be just as taken with it as I am.
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Frequently asked questions
Where do you get the wallpaper?
I started by buying small quantities from a couple of collectors I found online. Once I fell in love with antique and vintage wallpaper, I began purchasing larger quantities of my favorite papers. Now that I’m totally obsessed, I buy wallpaper from all over the world, wherever I can find it, as much as I can. It’s getting harder to find, and is a limited resource, so I make lists of what I hope to buy and visit it from time to time.
Are these reproductions?
No, these are the actual antique and vintage papers, printed between 1900 and 1970. Many of them are quite fragile, depending on age, how they’ve been stored, the inks that were used, etc.