Gotthardt Kuehl (1850-1915)

Orphans in Lübeck, 1884

A vintage postcard - Lübecker Orphanage

Lübecker Diele (Orphanage)

Lübecker Orphanage

A safe stronghold our God is still, 1896
 Lübecker Orphanage

At the Orphanage

Mstislav Valerianovich Dobuzhinsky (1875-1957)

Bruges Courtyard

Charming lidded jars

 This ceramic jar set is for the love of cooking and eating with well 
designed dishes. Use the two jars to keep jam and honey or salt and spieces..or..
They are thrown on the wheel, glazed inside with a cream white glaze and outside 
with a green-blue - glaze but the rim of the cover is left unglazed .
food and dishwasher + microwave safe

Purchase the lidded  jars here:
 toscAnna, Etsy

Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942)

 Girl on a Sofa, 1891

Girl in a Blue Dress, ca. 1891

'Blue galaxy' bracelet

 Handpainted wooden bracelet 'Blue galaxy'
Size: inner diameter 6.5 cm/2.6", height 2.5 cm/1"
covered with acrylic paint, lacquered

Purchase the bracelet here:
 Magic Twirl, Etsy

European corset, late 18th century

European corset, late 18th century
  materials: silk, baleen, leather, and cotton


Magic Australia...

Illustration and verse by D. H. Souter 
from 'Australian Nursery Rimes', 1917

Frederick McCubbin (1855-1917):
'What the Little Girl saw in the Bush', 1904

 'The Audience' by Norman Lindsay (1879-1969)

Stanley Roy Badmin (1908-89)

The Old Ash, 1929 

Work on the Farm in the Autumn

Trees in the Park, 1956 

The Field Corner

Franz Wacik (1883-1938)

Illustration for the Austrian magazine 'Die Muskete', 1910

Royal bird with lace crown figurine

This sweet bird is made from natural grey linen fabric scraps, 
lace, beads and wire. It is decorated with a grey linen lace crown.
Looks beautiful and cheerful in any interior - but it is not a toy.
Size: aprox. 15"/9cm from beak to tail

Purchase it here:

Vogue cover by Guernsey Moore, ca. 1905

Oversized Japanese kimono fabric pouch

 This beautiful large pouch is made of  indigo-blue vintage Japanese 
kimono fabric (100% silk) 'Kasuri'  with a red flower motif and lovely 
Italian brown leather. The Pouch closes with a zipper and it has 
a vegetable tanned leather pull and ceramic/grass beads.
Fully lined with gray canvas

Purchase the Japanese pouch here:

...a Japanese book cover...

Japanese design book mid 19th century , 
Meiji period , lithograph


Hi again - and hi autumn...

Dressed for Halloween, a vintage postcard, ca. 1900

Hi again!

Autumn is here! I think it has been raining
since I left you guys...well, maybe not - but it feels
like that; a warm and wet autumn and I haven't even
worn my wintercoat frost at all...
BUT I hope you're doing great - and
thanks for the lovely

Art Nouveau silver and enamel bat brooch,
the polychrome enamel bat with outstretched wings, cabochon
red stone eyes, and seed pearl accent

Skinner Inc.

'Autumn Trees'
by Ferdinand Hodler  (1853-1918)

Punkie Night - the last Thursday of October

Girl with Mangel wurzels - also called mangold

The tradition of Punkie Night goes back over 100 years, when it is said 
that the men from Hinton travelled to the fair at the nearby village of Chiselborough, UK. 
When they didn't return as promised, the women of the village went looking for their husbands 
with mangold lanterns. A mangold is a crop grown by farmers for cattle feed - a cross between 
a turnip and a pumpkin. The women pulled these up from the fields, carved them out and put 
candles in them to shed light, and then walked the four miles to Chiselborough, in search 
of their drunken husbands. To commemorate the event Somerset children still hollow 
out their mangolds, carving designs or faces onto the outside. In the evening 
candles are lit and the punky’s are paraded through the village

From Outdoorsy

'The Chinese Screen'

 by Elsa Jemne, 1924

La Vie Parisienne...

Cover of 'La Vie Parisienne', 1919

Cheri Herouard for 'La Vie Parisienne', 1920s

Cover illustration by Cheri Herouard 
for 'La Vie Parisienne', 1924 the Bois de Boulogne....

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890):
 'In the Bois de Boulogne', 1886

The Bois de Boulogne is a large public park located along the western 
edge of the 16th arrondissement of Paris, near the suburb of Boulogne-Billancourt 
and Neuilly-sur-Seine It was created between 1852 and 1858 during the reign 
of the Emperor Louis Napoleon. It is the second-largest park in Paris -
it is two and half times larger than Central Park in New York, and 
comparable in size to Richmond Park in London

Bois de Boulogne, 1914

 Isaac Lazarus Israëls (1865-1934):
Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Bois de Boulogne, Paris.
Photo by  Lisette Model, 1933-38

'Autumn Colours in the Bois de Boulogne'
by Berthe Morisot,  1888

Jacques Henri Lartigue:
 Belles Dames du Bois de Boulogne, 1910

 Isaac Lazarus Israëls (1865-1934):
An Afternoon in the Bois de Boulogne, Paris

Jacques-Henri Lartigue: 'Au Bois', 1911

Brown mohair Dachshund Dog

Amusing brown Dachshund Dog.
This toy will be a good gift, or to decorate your living room. 
The dog hand-knitted from high-quality mohair yarn. Filled eco-friendly 
polyester fiber. It has a wire inside wire so it can move freely
 100% handmade. Not recommended for children

Purchase the sweet  Dachshund here:
Olga Mareeva, Etsy