Sunday, February 20, 2011

A full Sunday of Antiquing and some new inspiration .....

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I love love love spending a full Sunday wandering through antique shops and flea markets...you never ever know what you may find...it is like a diver heading under water and finding large trunks filled with all sorts of things and sometimes you find hidden treasures.....I am a sucker for all things that are hand carved....like this cute hand carved bunny that is a box....it is so adorable and the work that went into it makes me happy....just knowing that it was hand made makes it priceless...to me!
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I also collect these silly things all the time....and today I snapped up this cool set that was also hand carved....amazing!
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and for some art projects I picked up this dictionary from 1940....it is amazing with the cool illustrations in it...I think it will make some really neat additions to some mixed media work....and how silly that in this day and age ....there will be no printed dictionaries....pretty crazy!!! so this is a gem!!!

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oh and I fell in love with this artist from Copenhagen.....Bjorn Wiinblad....these amazing plates really inspired me today....this one above is January.....and I love it!!! I want them all....he created one for each month and I love his illustrations!!!

Bjorn Wiinblad was born in Copenhagen September 20, 1918.  He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Rosenthal China of Germany and Nymolle Pottery of Denmark are among the more famous companies that commissioned him to design for them. His works can be found in museums all over Europe. He has also designed scenery for the Royal Danish Ballet and illustrated books and posters. He now resides twelve miles outside of Copenhagen in the town of Hjortekaer.

20 September 1918 - 8 June 2006
He lived a long and wonderful life...and it just goes to show you that you can enjoy a long and happy life if you do what you love....

I am very inspired by his work and by the amazing day I had with my two boys....

Happy Weekend!!!




13 comments:

Ces said...

I think you bought the dictionary just for the illustrations...and you did not buy the dummy!!! Thank goodness.

Ces said...

BTW, Cole is growing up into a handsome big boy.

Diana Evans said...

You're so right Ces!!!!! I love the old illustrations.....the age and the look of each page makes me happy!

So now I know if I ever want to scare you .....all I have to do is send over a vintage dummy!!!!!!!lol

Thanks for the sweet note about Cole.....he is the greatest gift I have ever received!!!! I love everything he does!!!!!!

Ces said...

Yes Diana! What if it flexed it's fifth finger and said "redrum", "redrum"... Hahhaha! That was a fun exchange yesterday. You made me smile. Thank you.

Emily said...

Bunny!
An all too obvious favourite ;)

Deborah said...

OOOooooo I gasped over the bunny!!! Big Bunny Love! And the dictionary! What a find. I'm thinking I need to come up there to shop! **kisskiss** Deb

Terri Kahrs said...

Antiquing is one of my favorite pastimes! I love rummaging through a dusty, old shop. You can never ever tell what types of treasures you'll find. Love your dictionary! I've an old one that I treasure. It's always a joy to repurpose old things! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Diana Evans said...

Hi Ces....that was a riot yesterday...thanks for that!

Emily....bunnies!!! I knew you would love this cute piece!

Deborah!!!! There are some great places nearby!!!! They have so much cool stuff to look through.....just amazing!

Terri!!!! Me too....I love imagining everything and everyone that enjoyed a piece....always so much fun and I have a ton of inspiration from all the fun stuff I saw yesterday!!!!

Diane said...

Very nice post, Diana! Love all your finds. Haven't been to a flea market in a while & your post this morning reminds me I need to go!
The hand carved bunny is so cute!
Have a great week & kisses to Cole!
xoxo Diane

Diana Evans said...

Hi Diane!!!! I haven't been in ages either and it was so much fun.....I had a blast and found a lot of inspiration too......

Cole says hello too!!!!!!!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

All these wonderful goodies. That dictionary is to die for. How fabulous. You have such an eye for wonderful thing. That handsome boy of yours is beautiful. Wishing you a wonderful week.
V

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diana,

What an exciting day you had visiting the antique shops.
The old dictionary is fabulous, as is the carved bunny and the Copenhagen plate.

Have a happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

DeLi said...

oh i love that dictionary...i love the smell of old books :)

 
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