Sunday, 7 December 2008

nesting

Did you know that the Victorians and Royalty once used pomanders to mask odors? I love these oranges covered in cloves. I haven't made them for a few years, so I pushed cloves in a few very hard skinned oranges. They do smell awesome! I love fruit and flowers at Christmas; those and a roaring fire.

Today I picked up the framing that was waiting for me at Phoenix Art Workshop; I bought the two architectural prints from 1887 at the Paris flea market, and I think they turned out great. They are done in a 1" black frame with ribbing. I like how it mimics the architecture in the prints. The other pair is of Moorish design details and veneer samples -it didn't attach well, and needs to be dry mounted again, so is not in the picture. I'll use the architectural prints in my bedroom makeover, and the smaller prints in my office; I thought they referenced my work in a suttle way.


5 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

Love those architectural prints... they look great hanging in just about any home!

Colour Me Happy said...

Cloves & Oranges, love that idea!
Hey thanks for the ornament tip!

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

I love the smell of the oranges with cloves. My mom used to make them every Xmas.

They memory definately bring home back :)

ArchitectDesign said...

What is the collection of magazines? I'm always nosy about people's libraries! I have about 20 years worth of both architectural digest and world of interiors.

michelle said...

Good eye...I've been collection AD for almost 20 years now...when others were wasting their money on Seventeen and Cosmo....I remember the first one I bought...