Wednesday, August 11, 2010

She walks in beauty, like the night...more favourite things

This is another piece from our ephemera collection, a memoriam card for a Belgian princess who died too young. I love her style and there is something about her that is quite captivating, I think it is her dreamy gaze.

Such a romantic image, I thought I should include a favourite first line from a poem to continue the theme, " She walks in beauty, like the night....." by Lord Byron, such an old smoothie!

Winter light in Europe is definitely one of my favourite things, it is so gentle and the colours of the landscape are muted, it feels so restful and quiet. This is the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles in late January. It was freezing outside, but it was so still and a little misty, it could have not been more lovely.

Love a window treatment!

How divine is this suite of 18th century furniture, it is in the Garden room at the Musee Nissim de Camondo, in Paris. It contains one of the most amazing collections of 18th century decorative arts, it is displayed in it's original domestic setting, the 19th century home of the collector.

Pane au Raisin from this bakery in the Marais are heaven!

Love a foyer that makes a statement, this is at the Belvedere Museum in Vienna, just before I got told off for taking photos.

Standing in the snow at Schonbrunn Palace, looking towards the hunting lodge, epic.


  1. Funny: the windows in the l'uccello studio, though of course not as grand as the Palais de Versailles, at least give a similar feeling to the light coming in, don't you think?

  2. You are so right Kapinny, especially in winter when I first draw the curtains in the morning before the lights are turned on. The way the light falls across the ribbons, beads and other lovelies in the half light is quite magical and is a great way to start the day. Thanks for your comment Kapinny and welcome to l'uccello X