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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Celebrating Mothers Day with Darling 19th Century Paintings by Frederick Morgan

Hi Everyone!
Tomorrow is Mothers day. 
A day to celebrate and thank our moms for all they do. 
I am very thankful that my mother has made it to 82. Best of all she is in good heath. I love her so much.
The following paintings all feature a mother with her children. 
The artist is Frederick Morgan (1847-1927). 
How sweet and sentimental his paintings are! 
I hope you enjoy these and it is not to late to make a Mothers Day card!
Much love as always, Louise

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Monday, May 5, 2014

Children's clothing 1910 to 1923 From Antique Photographs Free Images for Artists and Crafts.

Hi Everyone and Welcome!
Thank you for all your comments. It makes me very happy to know that you like what I post.
The post on April 26 was liked by so many of you.
My new little laptop computer has been working great but I am still learning about it.

Life is good at the moment.  How grateful I am. I always wonder how you all are doing. There is so much happening around the world. I hope all is well with you.

Now lets see what should I post today? Cruising through my files I came up with these pictures. I like them because they are grainy and not in sharp focus. The originals may have been but these have gone from an original film negative to photographic print to printed page in a magazine, scanned by the online library and then click and saved by me. Quite a journey for an image.
Family photos even if you did not have any from your real family. I love the big bows and the clothing. This is an unusual post but I am sure one of you crafty ones came come up with something.







 The pictures come from  Kodakery magazines circa 1919-1920s. from   Archive.org.. Wonder who came up with that tittle!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome May! Beautiful Antique P.J. Redoute` Early Botanical Prints of Iris

  Hi everyone! Welcome to you all.

Today is the first of May. A month with mothers day and my birthday. For the last several years one of the places I like to go (after a brunch) is to a local iris farm. Row after row of  all kinds of blooming iris. My mother always had irises in our garden. I came across P.J. Redoute` volumes of botanical prints at my favorite online library https://archive.org/ I was first introduced to Redoute by a dear friend who was planning a rose garden. She had a book of his work featuring roses. The pictures below are from various volume's dating back to 1806-1812. Be sure and  click for a larger version. Blue is my favorite color so these are all blue. 
I wish that the month of May be full of good things for you!
Much love to you all, Louise