Saturday, 28 November 2009

Beautiful Birds & Butterflies

Beautiful birds & butterflies as depicted in French 17th, 18th & 19th century textiles; printed toiles and cottons, lace, tapestry, needlepoint and more. Motifs to cheer the heart in the middle of Winter when all is cold, damp and drear outside. A reminder that we will soon be celebrating Mid-Winter, which helps up to get through the dark days, back to the beginning again with the start of Spring. People throughout history have brought images of nature into their homes all year round through the use of textiles, paintings and ornaments, Even in todays high-tech, urban culture, we are still drwan to such images to decorate our interior spaces, be they naturalistic or styalised.


  1. As always, you capture the feeling and mood of the times. As I scrolled through the images, my heart was lifted with hopeful anticipation of the return to warmer days. Whenever I need a lift, I will look at your blog for inspiration and comfort. Thank you for sharing these magnificent textiles.

  2. I am glad you enjoyed the post, I love these fabrics and their designs so much, it is a real pleasure to share some of them here. I always take photos, so can enjoy the textiles even after some of them have sold. Watch this space for more! x

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