Yesterday self proclaimed "writer/historian and man about town", G.D. Falksen posted this wonderful photo to his blog. I was immediately reminded of a post I did a few months ago, click HERE, on an antique photo that I discovered that read as follows
Mrs. R.N. Sterling-Photo Artist
on the back.
Apparently Mr. Falksen obtained this photo from the equally amazing blog (by all means peruse his blog first) "F*** yeah, Victorians" A small word of caution though before you click! While you will discover endless intriguing Victorian images, you will also stumble upon the occasional...shall we say 'risque' photo as well.
Which reminds me. I have two remants of ancient wool (well Victorian at least) paisley shawls that look as if cats slept on them. I'd put them aside until I could figure out how to clean them properly. Oops. T'is about a year and a half later and I still have not decided what to do beyond a careful and gentle vacumming. Poor things. I'll go dig them up now.
Look see what the hubby and I found in a tiny little thrift store in Riverside Sunday. Or was it Saturday? Anyhows. He spotted them first and later commented how he knew I was going to freak out once I landed my eyeballs on them. I did.
The one on the right looks as if she is beginning to sprout a petite mustache. She isn't.
They stand yay high and are cute as buttons. We were especially excited to see that they retained most of their paint with minimum very fine crazing. Aged and tarnished German glass glittered still cascaded down their pretty green kimonos.
We're such nerds. I carefully unwrapped them from the newspaper once we were safely back in our car. Then we oohed and awed at them all the way home as we discovered their wonderful details.
Look below, can you see the damage? Somewhere along the way her neck was injured. Even so, her head appears to be firmly and securely attached. Flaws and all, she is loved in her new home.
I was away from my blog for over a month. Plenty to share and catch up on in the coming weeks.