Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tess Avelland Benefit Auctions Still Ongoing!

There are some beautiful items up for bid!

Jen Parrish of Parrish Relics has offered this beautiful Evelyn DeMorgan necklace:

Cinemafantasy has this lot of beautiful printed items:

Sihaya Designs offers this beautiful bracelet, Les Dames Mystérieuses:

Merleart has this beautiful original artwork of Medieval Lady With Spring Flowers, ending tomorrow at midnight:

And finally, LindenSidhe has a pair of her gorgeous handmade costume antlers, up for bid with an autographed copy of the film Brother and Sister, by Lisa Stock of In By The Eye Productions, in which her antlers were featured. This auction ends tonight at midnight, so hop on it!:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thieving Strawberry Thief

On a recent Google image search, I found several delightfully amusing examples of reuse of the William Morris Strawberry Thief pattern for other items.

For instance, how about on your Nikes?

Imagine this mirror in a room with Strawberry Thief wallpaper. Wow!

Or on a wallet?

Morris' designs are truly timeless!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tess Avelland Benefit Auctions

The benefit LJ group for Tess Avelland (the owner of Midnight Muse, and the most brilliant woman I know when it comes to knowledge and identification of Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic art) is holding auctions right now to try to raise money for her medical expenses. Please visit the group at

and bid on items (by placing your bid in the comments) to help support one of the most awesome people in the universe! There are some truly wonderful items there from a variety of talented people.

Hopefully auctions will be held at least 1 week a month, and I'll notify the blog of each set.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Meeting on the Turret Stairs

Just a quick thing to share today. I was searching Google images for the Frederick Burton painting Meeting on the Turret Stairs, and I came across this really great modern photographic interpretation on Flickr.