Sunday, February 5, 2012

Buckingham Palace Garden Party 1868

Vera Lynn's diamond brooch, specially made and given to her by General Montgomery.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Siphon Bottles and Atomizers

Some of my windowsills are full of green and blue glass bottles, big ones, heavy ones.  Not the delicate little gems that hold perfume but mile high siphon bottles and patent medicine bottles and poison bottles, even a wine bottle or two. They add a splash of vibrant colour to a room when the sun shines through them, casting a doppleganger on the adjacent wall.  Recent weeks have  seen changes in our house, a major bathroom remodel. I have used neutral warm browns for the tile, floor covering and counter top with a warm peachy-coral tint on the walls.  Now it needs color and the blues and greens of some larger atomizers and those siphon bottles seem the perfect solution.  So I have moved some of them to that window sill.  

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Antique Books

Common Wayside Flowers, published 1860  Birket Foster and Thomas Miller

The Song of the Cardinal by Gene Stratton Porter
Book cover design by Margaret Armstrong