Went thrifting yesterday with my bestie and had great/devastating time. I was unsuccessful in bringing home the one treasure my heart fell in love with. I'm giving it an other go ahead today and meeting up with my mom for some antiquing. Hopefully today will be rewarding and I'll acquire an other piece for our growing collection. Paul Wackers;collector's cabinet acrylic, spray paint on panel,36" x 40", 2009 Domenico Remps; Cabinet of Curiosities Oil on canvas;1690s
We stumbled upon some pretty good finds yesterday but I was devastated when this one thrift store wouldn't sell me a vintage toddler's dress form. This deliciously patina-ed moldy linen boy was screaming to take him home. He'd fit so wonderfully with in my animal decor and other vintage treasures. I had a feeling they'd deny the sale by claiming he was a display (even though he was "head and shoulders" above the plastic mannequins). I carried him around the store calling him My Son the brief time we shared together. In my mind he was this beautiful Victorian boy to the right:
Even though I did acknowledge that he was a shoe in for a NIN video prop I fell in love with him. I have to quit getting so attached to inanimate objects. Jack Peñate 'Pull My Heart Away':
If this dashing pug gives you the tingles down in that funny place then you will definitely enjoy visiting Hamshere gallery.
They have one of the largest Canine & Equestrian antique jewelery collections and dog paintings dating from 1800 to 1940. It's no secret that I spend my free time browsing dog art. Hamshere gallery is a trifecta for me: vintage baubles, canine portraiture, and precious- gaudiness. I wanted to post all of their dapper canine brooches but I held back .
Crystal Chihuahua Brooch Reverse intaglio crystal brooch in diamond and emerald setting. English.
various handpainted pets: locket, pin and brooch I know a few good friends who would love to own one of these timeless animal adornments. Yes, I'm thinking of you Pio; this guy is screaming your name.
Albert Burton Farnham; Date of Publication: 1916 Eeeek! I'm incapable of saving money. I just picked up this vintage illustrated book for my treasure wall. With a cover this good how is a girl like me supposed to resist? I can't wait to rip open the package when it comes in and smell the musky aged pages.
I'm so pleased that the trial raccoon tails I ordered on ebay came in today and they weren't as cheap or gross as I had nightmarishly imagined. I'm planning on using these protocol tails for the bike I'm working on assembling. I have a few more pieces to go but the tails have been revving my engine all week. I look forward to now ordering more tails & fur next week. The grand arrival of these raccoon bits has me yearning for fall and a nice romp in the woods.
"Discovering the answer to the question, what does your favorite color mean tells a great deal about your preferences and personality."
WHITE: If a person is infatuated with white, sex often seems filthy. These people are puritanical in nature. French kissing is obscene and to make love in the daylight in unheard of. Women who love white will undress beneath the covers. Men will shower before and after the sex act. These people still use pet names for their genitals.
I love this photograph and Lauren Schad dress from l'étoile magazine. I so desperately want to lay around in beautiful clothes with the sole purpose of being my lover's muse.
"Ben Olson and Emma Berg live in a shadowbox. Furnishings are scarce, but the rooms overflow with art. As the sole subjects of Olson’s paintings, the couple knows how it feels to be on display...Olson and Berg embody the dynamic relationship between an artist and his muse."
I wanted to take a quick swim at the beach this morning but the rainy weather wasn't in my favor. Instead, I spent my Sunday AM sipping coffee and catching up on my google reader. Then I happily stumbled upon this fuckery:
source: crappy taxidermy It immediately reminded me of this painting that left an impression on me from my American Art History course in college: John Singleton Copley; Watson and the Shark, 1778
Au ventre blanc aux dents nacrées Dans les eaux chaudes Je t’entraînerai Et sans que tu le sache Avec amour avec douceur Moi vois-tu bébé requin Je veux te dévorer le cœur
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I’m a baby shark, White-bellied and pearly-toothed, Into the warm waters I’ll take you And without you noticing, lovingly and smoothly, I, pretty baby shark, Will eat up your heart. via even cleveland (an oh so precious blog with tons of shark posts)
I hope you guys have a great Sunday. Unfortunately there's no ocean or cute french singing sharks on my itinerary today. I'm stepping away from the internet and it's kungfu grip on my attention span before this whole rainy day is lost.