Friday, July 11, 2014
I made this theorem heart pincushion many years ago. I have made others of this design and sold them, but I keep this one just for me. I happened upon this picture as I was sifting through my stash on iPhoto, and thought it would be nice to share.
For those of you who do not know what a theorem is, permit me to say it is oil painted designs onto velvet through stencils. They were very popular among the gentry of the early 1800's in England and America.
To learn more about this art form, please read the wonderful article written by my dear husband for Early American Life magazine. Click on Theorem Painting.
Friday, July 4, 2014
Here is my small collection of antique, porcelain doll heads. Although the large one has a crack through the bust, she has been repaired by someone before I found her, and she can be made into a doll. I love these beauties, because I simply love dolls and doll related items of the 19th. century and earlier. I just SOLD these girls on my Etsy store. Once it's sold on Etsy, it disappears.
For you see, although I live in a Victorian, Italianate styled home, it is the earlier designs that I make and love the most, those being the mache heads and the all cloth as well as the woodens. And so, I am in the process of making room for the earlier dolls by finding new homes for these newer dolls. I have a few of the very large porcelains that will be put up for sale, one-of-these-days.