Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Prize and a Suprise!

This is the miniature book I won in Dangerous Mezzo's recent giveaway. You can visit her at http://tudordollhouse.blogspot.com/ or http://dangerousmezzo.artfire.com. This book is of French fashion plates from 1852 - perfect for my Second Empire house! It has a lovely silky bookmark and a soft leather cover.

...and there was an added suprise! This lovely painting is from the artist Ingres from the same time period. Thanks Nina for the thought, time and work that went into this - I'll display them proudly.


Flora said...

Is politically incorrect to say that jealous?!
I would have liked so much win the book, but for Ingres I cried!
In my Villa Elisa are portraits of Ingres in every room because I knew that make women particularly fascinating.
You're a very lucky girl.
Your home, already beautiful, now will be perfect :-)

The Dangerous Mezzo said...

Oh, I'm so glad they got to you safely and that you like them! I had so much fun making them and thinking of your house.

Flora, I was thinking of you when I chose the Ingres for Cynthia :) Send me your mailing address and I'll send you something Ingres-ish, too, since we both love his work :)

Norma said...

They're fabulous, you are so lucky!

Catherine said...

Ooooh those are both lovely gifts! Lucky you! :-)

Margaret said...

The book and painting are beautiful, lucky you! Your blog is great too.

Annie said...

Congratulation with such lovely gifts...You´re a lucky woman!

Merry Jingle said...

Wonderful items you've got, wouldn't I've been also happy to get the book :)

Treasure it,


synnøve said...

What a great give away...and you are SO LUCKY!!!!:D
Synnøve x

by Sonya Rotella said...

The book is very realistic!I love it!You are very lucky!

synnøve said...

Thank you Cynthia!!
Looking forward to more from your lovely dollhouse!!!
Have a great weekend :D
Synnøve :)