10 February 2010

My First Treasury: A Rococo Inspired Valentine

Just earlier this morning I finally made my first treasury on Etsy's Treasury West. Sitting at my computer and waiting for the treasury number to get down to 222 was quite nerve-racking, but once the treasury opened up, I quickly entered my title and got to work. The treasury features Valentine Themed pieces from my last post "Etsy Weekly Feature: Valentine's Day Edition" plus a few others I found since posting those items.

You can see and comment on my treasury here: A Rococo Inspired Valentine Which piece would you absolutely love to get for Valentine's Day?


07 February 2010

Weekly Etsy Feature: Valentine's Day Edition!

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This week's vibrant Etsy feature showcases items with a Romantic twist.

Featured sellers/items (from left to right/top to bottom):

Red Aqua Pirate Queen Tribal Hoop Earrings by bionicunicorn

Leather Moleskine Cover Hand stitched Nota Buttone Feral Empire by feralgirl

French Kiss by risamay

FRANKLY MY DEAR (with silk ribbons) by gildapearl

ROYAL Ruby Red Silk Dupioni Lily Headband Fascinator by ThreadRare

Presentation 12x18 Print by vorpal

Lady Worsley - Large Rococo Inspired Flower by RococoFleurs

Heart in Hand, Valentine's Day, Love, Romance, Engagement, Wedding, Friendship note cards by SimpleJoysPaperie

Spring Melody in pink - teal - olive by violetbella

Valentine Scarflette no.3 by flutter

Large - Reversible - Hobo - Deer Valley Terra Cotta and Azure by retrofied

LOVE Letterpress and Screenprint Greeting Card and Envelope by amyb13

How do you like my Valentine themed selection? I adore the ROYAL Ruby Red Silk Dupioni Lily Headband Fascinator by ThreadRare! Which one is your personal favorite?

If you are an Etsy seller and would like to be featured in next week's collection please leave a comment, or send me a convo on Etsy!

04 February 2010

Inspiration: Madame de Pompadour

I recently began creating a collection of flowers inspired by the illustrious Madame de Pompadour, one of the mistresses of Louis XV. Originally named Jeanne-Antoinette Poisson, she was born in 1721 in Paris and was raised in a convent. She was well educated by tutors her mother personally hired, and she eventually became a talented actress and singer. She was married to Charles-Guillaume Le Normant d'√Čtiolles, and became quite well known in society. Her notoriety earned her the attention of Louis XV, and only four years after her wedding, she became his mistress and moved into her own apartments at Versailles. Shortly after that, she and her husband were officially separated.

As mistress of Louis XV, Madame de Pompadour gained wealth and power. She was able to have many portraits commissioned of herself and often helped artists rise in popularity as a result of her support. My latest flowers have all been inspired by a pastel drawing of her by Maurice Quentin de La Tour created in 1755 when she was 34. In the drawing she is wearing gown made of light blue fabric patterned with contrasting gold and turquoise flower designs. Each of the flowers incorporates these colors in some way. I love how the complimentary colors work together to create such lively little compositions in each flower!

To view or purchase one of these flowers, please visit my etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RococoFleurs