In reading about the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation (which is today!) I stumbled across this issue of Tabletalk and the cover caught my eye. The surface pattern design was created in 1617-9 by Italian artist Jacopo Ligozzi (1547-1627), who designed for pietra dura and embroidered textiles.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
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Labels: 15th Century, 1600s, Antique, Artist, Bible, Church, Embroidery, Floral, Flower, History, Italy, Jacopo Ligozzi, Literature, Pietra dura, Reformation, Surface Pattern Design, Textile, Vintage
Friday, October 27, 2017
A Tangled Web
Lucy Maud Montgomery's A Tangled Web, published 1931, is a novel about two intertwined founding families, and the drama of inheritance and romance. It is full of Montgomery's witty, descriptive observations.
Monday, October 23, 2017
I love the intricacy of lace and doilies. They are elegant, ethereal, and versatile. They can be used as a myriad of embellishments...patches on jeans, sewed into a tablecloth, starched into a pendant fixture...the list goes on...
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Labels: Antique, Black and White, Crochet, Decor, Doily, Fashion, Frame, Lace, Textile, Thrift, Vintage
Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Labels: Art, Artist, Blue and White, Cabbage, Decor, Designer, Fabric, Farm, Food, Gift wrap, Hand-drawn, Illustration, Market, Spoonflower, Surface Pattern Design, Tea towel, Textile, Vegetable
Monday, October 16, 2017
Dundee Marmalade Jars
These marmalade jars have a talent for popping up in décor magazine vignettes, and it just so happens that I have a few on hand from thrifting jaunts. Judging by this article, the jar on the left is from the 1860s and the jar on the right is post-1960. The striking black logo on the stoneware makes them pretty storage containers.
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Labels: Antique, Ceramics, Crock, Decor, Display, Dundee Marmalade, England, History, Ironstone, Jar, Lettering, Logo, Packaging, Stoneware, Thrift, Transferware, Typography, Vignette, Vintage
Thursday, October 12, 2017
I've been playing around with this collection of thrifted urns; I love the variety of materials and textures. It makes me chuckle that an urn gives the displayed item a little bit of elegant pomp.
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Labels: Antique, Autumn, Black and Gold, Ceramics, Collection, Decor, Dishes, Gold, Metal, Plate, Thrift, Urn, Vignette, Vintage
Monday, October 09, 2017
I'm off to a Thanksgiving meal and am so grateful for God's steadfastness! "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. 'The Lord is my portion,' says my soul, 'therefore I will hope in Him.'" --Lamentations 3: 22-24
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Labels: 1950s, Autumn, Bible, Ceramics, Decor, Houseware, Kitchen, Literature, Quote, Retro, Thanksgiving, Vignette
Saturday, October 07, 2017
If you're looking for a place to go antiquing this weekend, head out to Almonte, Ontario for a visit! It is packed with antique stores, adorable boutiques, intriguing architecture, and is centered around a waterfall! Mill Street is the historic downtown in which every door leads to something quaint.
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Labels: Almonte, Antique, Architecture, Decor, Door, Inspiration, Shop, Vintage
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
I love gardens in October. The bees become dazed, and the twigs get crispy, but there are still a few defiantly peachy roses hidden in the brambles. Frost wilts the nasturtiums but makes the apples sweeter.
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Labels: 1700s, Art, Autumn, English, Ephemera, Flower, French, Garden, Harvest, Hedge, Nature, October, Postcard, Rose, Script, Topiary, Vintage
Sunday, October 01, 2017
October Bulletin 2017
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