Thursday, July 7, 2011

~ Crowns In Art & Decorating?

There are times when you just get tired of seeing some things used over and over again. But then again, some things stand the test of time, for a very long time. Go back hundreds of years and you will see many crowns in art. Usually to depict royalty of some sort. That's what makes it all the more appealing to me today to use crowns. There is no such thing as "royalty" in the sense that anyone is born at a higher rank than you are. Some people just think they are.

I love the combination of elements in this art using an antique ledger page from the 1840's, vintage crown image, and beautiful handwriting of French script from the 1840's to 1850's. I also have some larger ledger pages which look and feel very much like an old parchment. Art printed it is so beautiful because it does look quite old. I'm thinking a crown might look very lovely on it as well.

It's been busy around here with paint brushes flying. Next up for me is a small coffee table with sliver leaf top and some chalk paint white love.

See Y'All Soon ~


  1. I agree, Donna, some things wax and wane in popularity but are classic and always around - crowns, like you said, keys, monograms,urns, too. That is such a pretty piece you put together. I'm looking forward to seeing your table. It has been so humid here that I just haven't had the energy to even start my headboard. Maybe this weekend.

  2. There are definitely classics and then there are fads. I do lots of classics and a bit or two of fads..that way when the fad changes I am not "stuck" with any white ones, maybe, but no white ones!;>) Will love seeing you tablescape. xo Diana


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