Monday, 7 April 2008

Portraits Found








Here are a few of the vintage portraits I have been collecting for a vintage lady portrait wall at Black & Spiro. It's so lovely to be bringing these ladies back to life. We are actually planning an exhibition of these and more at Black & Spiro. I'll keep you posted.

21 comments:

pve design said...

Luck be a Lady.
You must play that song when you have these ladies exhibited. "Luck be a Lady" - by Frank Sinatra.
Lucky you.

Freya said...

Hi I love your blog. I have a webzine called "What She Likes" and was wondering if I can feature your blog and the ur work there. I didn't mail you because I have mailed many people for featuring their work and I get no reply. I see that the comments are moderated so I thought you would notice mine. I really enjoyed visiting your blog! Regard

Melissa Lewis said...

Those are all your? How beautiful! how do you have them displayed? I would love to see a picture of that! pretty please!!!

MABELLE said...

Oh my goodness these are TO DIE FOR!!! WOW Anna!! I am seriously drooling and wishing I lived in Australia to come check them out!! I can't wait to see photos of the exhibition! Where have you collected all these beauties?

Also, I'm SO happy to hear that you received the fabrics and that you like them! You're my first customer so I was a bit nervous and I cannot tell you how much I appreciate it :) Can't wait to see what you do with them!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

Have you seen my 'Mrs. Butterhouse' portrait painting. I posted about it last week! I can't wait to see your wall at Black & Spiro.

girl meets glamour said...

You have inspired me to look into finding unique portraits for my own home!!

~Kate

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Hi Anna! What an amazing collection! That is going to be a real show-stopper! Can't wait to see the finished wall!

Happy Week!

Melissa

Julia said...

Such a fun idea!!!

Anna Spiro said...

Love that song Patricia - thanks for the tip! You are so right that song would be perfect for these gorgeous old gals!!!
XXX
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Freya - that's fine! You are more than welcome to feature ABT and my work on your blog! Thanks so much for the interest!!
XX
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Melissa, I haven't hung them all yet - I'll be sure to post pictures once the exhibit is installed!!
XX
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Hi Mabelle - I thought you'd love these portraits!! I am SO thrilled with the fabric - so much more beautiful in real life! Thank you and I'll be sure to send you pictures once I have made them up! I am actually showing the Chevron to a client tomorrow for some old bentwood dining chair seats she is wanting to recover! Very exciting!
XX
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Oh, thanks Liberty! I'll be sure to pop over for a look!
XX
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Oh, thanks Kate! Be sure to post your finds on GMG!!
XX
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Melissa - you're very sweet! As I said above I'll be sure to post pics of them all hung!!
XX
Anna

Anna Spiro said...

Thanks Julia!
X
Anna

Bouzic - Unique Jewellery Creations said...

These are great! Love your blog and hope to visit your shop soon. What is this amazing wall paper (fabric?) behind the green chair in your window? By the way, you should know that your nice ˝obsession˝ with women portraits have inspired my sister Rebecca who lives in Bosnia (another regular reader of yours) to start painting women portraits!!
Greetings,
Helene

Babelfish said...

There's a feeling of wanting to find out more about each lady's background when you look at them - beautiful paintings.

coco+kelley said...

SO jealous!! i finally found my first one last week to begin my own portrait wall - it's a charcoal drawing, very simple, and i love it. all of yours have wonderful character! can't wait to see the complete collection :)

Jennifer said...

Anna, what an absolutely lovely idea!

Enzie Shahmiri said...

It's nice to see that these old portraits are given a new life. I would to see the finished display and see what you do with them.