happy monday folks! i hope by now you've all recovered from all of the tea party action. i still can't believe how many of you joined us!
and since i seem to be getting lots of new visitors, i wanted to ask if any of you out there live in denver or colorado? if so, can you please get in touch with me? i will be moving there late summer of this year and would like to meet some new people.
when i was home in ny a few weeks ago i read a bunch of my mother's antiques & fine art magazines and was inspired by many forms of antiques. i plan to share some of these with you over the next few weeks. one of my main inspirations were the antique samplers, from the late 18th and 19th centuries, particularly those that include people and animals. i love the idea of art created by girls and young women.
the following sampler, created in 1797 and available through raccoon creek antiques (for a small fortune) is one of my favorites. i love the washed out colors and i love love the little women.
here they are a little bit closer:
what do you think they are doing? picking fruit?
while most samplers were made in the u.s. and great britain the next example, made in 1820, is actually italian (and available through a dealer specializing in samplers, m. finkel & daughter).
i adore the woman in the polk dot dress: