One of my favorite things are silhouettes. (Yes, I collect a
few lot of different kinds of things, and yes I have some quirky eclectic collections.) Most of the silhouettes I’ve collected reside in my master bedroom. I’ve never liked a photograph of myself, so I’ve always thought I should have my silhouette done. I think I’d like that (if it was of my “good” side!) Or, maybe I’ll just find a really pretty silhouette and tell everybody it is me! When you see that my blog picture has changed to a silhouette, you’ll never know if it’s really me. I’m liking this idea more and more.
I’m sure all bloggers know how difficult it is to take a photo of something behind glass without getting a glare and/or reflection.
I inherited two of the four seasons reverse paintings on glass from my grandmother (Spring and Summer).
Amazingly, I recently bought the Autumn reverse painting at a yard sale for $1.00!
I’m still looking for Winter. (Well, I’m not really looking for Winter – it’s okay with me if we don’t have any cold weather at all! I AM looking for the matching Winter reverse painting on glass.) I have found sets of all four seasons on Ebay, but I’m not paying the $450.00 they are asking (especially since I already have three of the seasons). Winter IS my least favorite season, so maybe I’ll just pretend it doesn’t exist.
I have found single seasons on Ebay, but none of the singles were Winter. (Just my luck – everybody else has the same 3 I have!) If you ever see a Winter of the Four Seasons by Fidus at a reasonable price, please get it, and I will reimburse you and pay for shipping it to me. (I think in the Winter scene, the nymphs are wearing clothes.)
Last year, I got this Halloween plaque at a gift shop. I guess this is what they call “cross collecting”. I collect silhouettes, AND I collect ANY decoration for ANY holiday, so I HAD to buy this, even though it wasn’t on sale. I know what you are asking yourself …. is there something she doesn’t collect? Unfortunately, I don’t collect much money!
After the very colorful tablescape I shared in my last post, I thought maybe seeing an all black and white post from me might be a nice rest for your eyes! Thank you for coming to see a few of my favorite things. I hope you’ll go see all of the other favorite things by clicking on the links below. laurie