Thursday, November 13, 2008

Pretty Little Things

Here are a few vingettes of some of my collections.
Ladies of the Art Nouveau era are a favorite of mine.

Lately I have been searching out beautiful antique frames and pairing them with photos of turn-of-the-century ladies, usually showgirls or other languid beauties.

I especially love antique frames with a nature motif. My sister Barbara gave me this one and it is my favorite! I found a beautiful picture of Evelyn Nesbit to put in it. Evelyn was the original Gibson Girl, but in this photo she looks like a woodland nymph.

Somehow the Victorian taxidermied birds fit in really well ...
And in my lavender bedroom, more of my favorite things.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

What beautiful things - you really have the knack - ! And I love the languid beauties in those great frames :-)

Ulla said...

Love, Love, Love!!! Beautiful things, and truly lovely display! Those birds are amazing!!!

timeworninteriors said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your displays. I know Robin Brown personally and she is one of the sweetest people you would ever want to meet. She is a little shy at first, but when you get to know her she is fascinating! (If you have been reading the book you already know that) I have 5 of her purses and several pieces of her clothing.(about 25) I love it all! I will add you to my blog list.
Theothertheresa

Administration said...

Hi Diane -- you have a fabulous collection... and a tremendous sense of style. Please feel very very welcome to share it with a new (very new!) community of collectors and makers of the marvelous and unusual...

Curiosity Cabinet (http://curiositycabi.net) is a ‘social museum’ for anyone who collects or makes beautiful, absurd, individual, scientific, strange and curious things. Inspired by my obsession with wunderkammern, it is being built by a friend and me, so we’re just inviting a few people to form the core community – and hopefully give us feedback and suggestions as we slowly add more functions etc.

Would love to see you wonderful and diverse things in the Cabinet!
Shiralee

Rosanna said...

I love the vignettes! I'm a big Waterhouse fan too. How wonderful to have all of that around you.

Edgar and Edgar said...

Hello Diane....
Everything looks Divine!!!!! I don't know if I emailed you or not (Alot going on at The House of Edgar) but I LOVE the charms!!!!!! Thank you soooooo much.

XO....Kimberlee
Edgar and Edgar

Moon said...

Im soooooooooo in love with your possum. If you ever want to part with him, I would LOVE ubber LOVE to buy him from you!!!!!! xoxox

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I love all your pretty things. Thanks so much for stopping by, Theresa

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

what an eye you have for magical arrangements!

Southern Fried Cupcakes~ said...

I absolutely love your blog!! I can't get enough of the pictures, they are beautiful!! Your home is beautiful!!

Gavitee said...

Hi.......There
Thank you for your kind comments...it seems we have an affinty for the some of the same........looks.....antiques, art and friends.
Beautiful blog......love the vignettes.....this address is a keeper....for favorites!

Cade said...

I think beautiful is an understatement. Some of those pics are breathtaking!

cconz said...

Your path is coming along fabulously! I truely love all your stuffed critters and your wonderful collection of victorian treasures. Beautiful collections!!!!

Diane said...

How beautiful your blog is. I found you through Donna O'Brien through Button Willow Chronicles - what a lovely meandering path I've trod in my blogging travels!

I'll be returning to your blog often.

Diane