Besides working on the Adams/Hanger Wedding Stationery Wardrobe, I am taking advantage of the perks that come with having a “home away from home.” In 2007 we spent 16 weeks of the year here, which has allowed me to feel quite comfortable getting around. I have favorite restaurants, shops, and must-do activities on every trip.
Today I am off to the V&A. I am always completely floored by the handwork and embroidery that has made it through history and into the collection.
There is one particular sampler that blows my mind every time I see it. A woman used a piece of silk as her personal journal. Struggling with depression and the woes of a hard life, she practiced her stitches by embroidering her life story on a piece of silk. All at once, it is both heartbreaking and a breathtaking example of how highly skilled she was with the needle. (Sorry, I could not find that particular image online! Wah!)
I was checking out the O&L site the other day and I am completely LOVING the Suzy Hoodless line. I want to see it in person. I am completely feeling the grey backgrounds. LOVE.
So many of the prints would be completely perfect for a pretty “girls only” bedroom or ladies dressing area.
Oh, and if I had a condo on the beach somewhere hot – I’d totally embrace this leafy one and find the perfect spot for it. Getting it to stay on the wall in 100% humidity is another story! winkwink.
I am also really, really, really wishing to use the black on matte black version of this Vintage Collection pattern in the studio. I have had a crush on this pattern for more than a year. I think it would make the Vintage Poster Collection really pop. I wonder if I put it on my wishpot list if I’d actually get it?!? hehehe.
Speaking of “decked out,” I have to say I am quite enjoying how they leap shamelessly into sparkling lights and holiday decor over here in the UK. I guess it’s because they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving … total clarity, no autumnal or harvest decor to get in the way … whatever the case, I love all the glitter covered decorations and twinkling lights!
*BTW: The Bond Street Christmas Lights will be lit tonight at six o’clock. I must go, as they’ve promised Christmas carols, live music, street entertainers, reindeer and even guaranteed SNOW! No kidding, S-N-O-W. Oh, my!*