Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Where is Marie?

I wish I could find her......................~

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Princesse Albert de Broglie

Portait of Princesse Albert de Broglie, nee Josephine-Eleonore-Marie-Pauline de Galard de Brassac de Bearn (oil on canvas, 1853, at the Met). Painted by jean auguste dominique ingres....I thrifted a book and started reading about jean auguste dominique ingres. This is my very favorite, honestly it looks like a photograph. The shadows on the dress creases and the chair upholstery are phenomenal. To me this is the best of both worlds, thrifting+book= fun!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Double Rainbow

It rained the other day and I grinned when I saw the Rainbow. I followed it and when I got home I could faintly see another one right on top.

Green in this shade is so retro to me. I am not sure if these are "Vintage" but they caught my eye.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hodge Podge...A mixture of dissimilar ingredients; a jumble.

More pictures today of thrift things. And a very odd combination at that! I am so torn and really don't know what to do. I love Retro Modern, shabby chic, beachy cottage, Marie Antoinette dreamy things, pastels, Victorian, I want to learn digital software, I want to read about Art, I want to learn how to sew, I have been cross stitching .............. I love old fabric and trim,.....Calgon take me away! It makes me dizzy.......

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Aren't these graphics cool! I got a laptop so my husband was transferring all my data to it. I am sitting typing on it now, we are going out of town some next month so I wanted to be able to take my computer with me. I want to learn digital photography software. I think I am going to go with Photoshop elements. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear from you.

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Courts of Europe

A Ball at the French Court Painted by an anonymous artist c.1581 (Louvre,Paris)

This a a beautiful book Edited by A.G. Dickens. I am reading and looking at the pictures. It examines twelve courts from 1400-1800. I bought it yesterday for $2.50 cents...... I am drawn to books right now on the Louvre and Paris and anything Marie. I found this beautiful picture of Marie Antoinette and her children....

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A Bird Nest in the Hand

I did some blog surfing yesterday and got up the courage to try making the cute bird nest I had been seeing. I went to Hobby Lobby and bought 24 gauge wire and used some beads I already had. http://www.cantstopmakingthings.com/ has a post and http://justsomethingimade.blogspot.com/ both have neat tutorials.....Check them out!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Ode to the Japanese Mugs

I pretty much grabbed these in awe. Never been used and awesome! It's all about timing and not luck, because I don't believe in luck........:)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mod Mugs Made In Germany

Say that three times really quick! I think these are spectacular......Part of my "Thrifting Today" :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Summer Lovin

Summer is here and I am enjoying the slow down in our schedule. I posted some pictures of different projects I have been having fun with.
1. I took some pink seam binder and sewed pearls on it and gathered it around the neck of the bottle. 2. Marie Antoinette picture...I printed a copy of the picture on transfer paper then ironed it on sheer fabric and layered that fabric over musical note paper. I had the old vintage frame and wha La .....3. I found this way cool art deco feel plaque with this beautiful quote, I just love it. 4. I taped the edges on one side and painted it gold. The underside is the more dark colors and is in near mint condition. I am going to use it to hold Christmas goodies.