Thursday, March 02, 2006

Silhouettes and Treasures.....


Pictured above is a wonderful little treasure I got treated to today (early easter gift!) when out for my *daily* jaunt....a divine set of eight demi-tasse coffee cups and a tiny jug, decorated with a fabulous silhouette frieze of ladies and gents in the park! I love the grey and black graphics contrasted with the primrose yellow glaze on the body of the pieces (made by Foley China)...I think they will be wonderful for strong black coffee, served with (in the little jug) home made sugar syrup scented with orange blossom, rose water or vanilla after a meal! What a find..I am beaming! How I wish I could have you all over!!

Looking In and Out: The Fashion Machine- Ruben Toledo 2003

The silhouettes reminded me of the V&A exhibition (that was held this time last year) Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back... I was so enamored with the illustrations by Ruben Toledo that were central to the exhibitions scheme I was really sad to have missed it. I did however make sure to get the wonderful book, by the same name, that accompanied the exhibition and was written by Judith Clark... it is a treat in itself and so beautifully produced! Lots of printed brown paper pages..! Brown paper is one of the greatest loves of my life (stationary wise of course!)...so this was an absolute must-have book for me!...(let me know if you are interested in it, and I can take some photos of the inside if you are considering a purchase and can't get hold of a copy for a look first..)

Have a great evening all....almost Friday :) xx

11 comments:

jenny vorwaller said...

oh my goodness! abigail! what a beautiful set! i wish i could come over and visit too...:) just lovely!!

joy said...

those cups are wonderful!

Lena said...

great dishes, i love them... i love yellow...

Erika said...

Love that dishware! So fantabulous!

Green Kitchen said...

Wish I could come to tea. BEAUTIFUL!

lisa s said...

oh i am so so so in love with those dishes.... score!

Marieke said...

Hi Abigail,

Thanks for your sweet post! See you were the first? ;-)

I really love all the things you post. Hmm, same taste?

IMEDAGOZE said...

hey, any tips for treasure hunting? that's one lovely set.

thanks for the V&A link, I've forgotten to check it out again. They always have interesting exhibitions. :)

Roxana M. Asami said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE silhouettes!! So beautiful :)

mav said...

how am i so behind on your posts? this is fab stuff. it has me thinking......... xo

Shari said...

what a great find abigail. I love the silhouettes! and please do post some images from the book. sounds wonderful.