Gift Fair Melbourne

In the lead-up to relaunching my EP DESIGNS web site, I was able to find a few more new suppliers of more gorgeous decorative items to add to my product range. These items will include new ‘cafe’ & ‘Paris’ canvas prints; very chic decorative box cases; easel stands; nostalgic style coasters; impressive ornate mirrors; reproduction vintage style mantle, table & wall clocks…. and more. Of course, these products are in addition to my Recreated Treasures.

Some of these new orders have already arrived…. and the process begins – checking & photographing each item & writing product descriptions. Many of these new products will be available only via my EP Designs web site, while other items will only be available via my EBAY auctions.

My first newsletter will be sent to all subscribers to announce the launch. The Newsletter can be subscribed to HERE. Just check the EP Designs newsletter box, enter your email address and click ‘subscribe – Don’t forget to confirm your subscription by clicking the link in the email sent to your inbox. Once the new EP Designs site is launched the newsletter will be sent to you each month announcing news, design & gift ideas, specials, competitions & product recommendations.

Ciao for now from Elena Perrotta of EP Designs & Precious Treasures :)


I love candle holders! I enjoy working on them and I have a large collection of them just waiting in line to be Recreated. Most of the candle holders I find are usually well used & in need of a good clean & scrub.

Candle holders are perhaps one of the harder items to prepare for painting but once all the preparation is done correctly, the item is ready for a finish than will endure the test of time and handling. The results are impressive, and once again, from the dumps has arisen a beautiful Recreated Treasure.

Elena Perrotta :)

Italianate Vase

This Recreated vase/jug was the largest of a set of four that I found during one of my rounds of second-hand dealers & op shops. They weren’t being sold as a set but the dealer just happened to have four of them ranging from a cute small size to this impressive large one, which stands at approx. 29 cm tall (11 1/2″) & weighs 1.3 Kg.

Given a very soft looking finish in creams, mauves, greens & pale gold highlights, it’s now another piece that stands proudly for a new owner as a Recreated Treasure.

Elena Perrotta :) 

A Timber Recreation

Not all my work is done on  metal based wares but occasionally I come across timber pieces that inspire me. This oval serving tray has a lovely hand carved, floral motif on each end & was just ‘begging’ to be given a work over.

The roses have been decoupaged onto the tray as were some of my earlier pieces. A solid & handsome looking tray with a touch of shabby elegance, it can still hold it’s own as decor item left on display…. and hard-wearing when used as a serving piece.

Once a discarded & sad-looking timber tray, now a revived Recreated Treasure.

Elena Perrotta :)

Beaded Compote

Another of my Recreated Treasures – This tall compote was given a ‘shabby vintage’ finish using soft pinks, greens, mauves & pale gold highlights, with a random crackle finish. A gorgeous pink beaded fringe was used to trim the edge, giving the compote a ‘shabby elegant’ feel.

A new life and a new home has been found for this elegant Recreated Treasure.

Elena Perrotta :)

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