Monday, February 16, 2009

My Love of All Things French Day One






Welcome! I do not have very many French items. I do have a few nice things I love. I LOVE, ADORE, SEEK fine French Ribbons and Trims. I especially love the rayon ombres and the silk "Buds n Bows". For your viewing pleasured, I am posting pictures from my bound, premiere issues of Les Modes magazine. It is from 1902 and was a lavish Christmas gift from my mother. There are 12 total issues filled with designer dresses and extraordinary art and jewels. Placed on top of some of the lovely colored plate pages, are my meager, but glorious french items. I have several Edwardian shoe buckles marked made in France, several sprays of astounding 1920's ribbon flowers (not marked, but most like made in France) and a beautiful rayon and silk ombre ribbon trim from France.
I will post some pages today to whet your appetite and then finish up with the rest tomorrow. I did play with the coloring on some of these, to make more moody or interesting photos. Enjoy!

5 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

beautiful pictures - and what a really fab gift from your mother!

I get socks.

Robin said...

Bonjour Rebecca....
I love your blog especially the La Reine de le Brioche art doll. She is très grand.
Have a beautiflu day....
Robin xoxo

Ann Marie said...

Bonjour! your ribbons and buckles are wonderful! thanks for sharing!

Rhondamum said...

What a wonderful mother you have! My mom would never give the magazines up. I just love those pictures. Those would be great to scan and use in art. How lucky are you to find those gorgeous buckles and floral treasures! And what a wonderful altered shoe photo there on the right side of your blog, lol! Too perfect! Thank you so much for joining in and I hope you will visit again tomorrow! Chat soon! xoxo R...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great buckles. I love the art deco magazine ads.