Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Angel Face

When I traveled to Ireland and went to some of the ornate churches, in the churchyard there were many beautifully carved wings and faces in the decorations of the buildings.

This little emblem reminds me of those angels, their tiny faces looking down from columns and across from doorways.

And also decorative ornaments on french renaissance furniture, the crowns and wings speaking of the politics and religion of the time.

Like little girl's furniture, painted white with carved angels on the headboards and the crowns of the moulding decorating the closet doors.

Faux-tiques - reminders of the real antiques, created to evoke and capture a mood.

The reverse side has french script writing, like music notations, elegant yet faded in a light burgundy lavender color.


The Joy of Nesting said...

This is a great piece Lynn,
You have really captured the ancient patinated of the architectural pieces!! :)

I have been entertaining taking impressions, to form molds of these kinds of architectural pieces. Mazatlan is a relatively new city, only 200 years old, so we don't have a lot of the old buildings. But in the old mining villages in the mountains their church and many buildings around the square have beautiful early colonial work.

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

TesoriTrovati said...

I have one of these angel faux-tiques and it is so much more gorgeous in person! I have a hard time believing it is faux! I have yet to find the perfect project for it, but when I do, you will be the first to know!
Enjoy the day, Lynn!