Monday, April 6, 2015

i spy: a tin lady, Paul Poiret's dining room, a folkloric 1930s dress

A lovely if haunting winter scene and a spring green interior . . . some inspiration from the last month.  See more by following me on Pinterest and Tumblr.

clockwise, from upper left:

* The dining room in the Paris apartment of Paul Poiret, 1913.  Those leafy/fern-like designs (painted?) on the walls are so gorgeous. | University of Heidelberg
* I love Charles Burchfield's paintings; this one really captures the end of winter snowmelt period.  Street Vista in Winter, by Charles E. Burchfield, 1957-1960. | Burchfield Penney Art Center
* The tin lady?  This funny little cabinet card is circa 1870-1890, and advertises a hardware store in Cadillac, Michigan. (And it sold for over $500.00!) | Cowan's Auctions
* A very pretty folkloric wool dress, by Luelle Ballerino, 1938. | FIDM Museum
* A page from Floriated Ornament: a series of thirty-one designs, by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin, 1849. | Clark | Mary Ann Beinecke Collection


1 comment:

  1. $500! I'm impressed! And I just love Louella Ballerino. That's a fantastic example.


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