Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vintage Thingy Thursday May 26

Oh dear!  I can't find a way to turn this right side up.  You will just have to tilt your head.
I last wrote about tobacco silks on April 27.  They were given as premiums in packages of tobacco or cigarettes.  You can read more about them HERE.  Since that time I have bought a few more on ebay, including this one.  This one is large, about 4 by 6 inches, and is a reproduction of a Gainsborough painting.

According to Wikipedia: "The Blue Boy (c. 1770) is an oil painting by Thomas Gainsborough. Perhaps Gainsborough's most famous work, it is thought to be a portrait of Jonathan Buttall, the son of a wealthy hardware merchant, although this was never proved. It is a historical costume study as well as a portrait: the youth in his 17th-century apparel is regarded as Gainsborough's homage to Anthony Van Dyck, and in particular is very close to Van Dyck's portrait of Charles II as a boy."



Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink Saturday May 21

Remember, there is pink under your nose, all around you.  These stamps came on a postcard from Japan that I received recently.  Love the one with classic blossoms and a volcano in the background.

I am joining Beverly for Pink Saturday.  Next week is her 3rd anniversary of Pink Saturday!


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pink Saturday May 6

Another Nearly Insane block - this one is block # 36.

There is some pink, but it's a bit of a dog's breakfast. I think Salinda Rupp was using up her scraps.  Small pieces!  The finished size, remember, is 6 inches square.

I am joining Beverly for Pink Saturday.


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