We always enjoy visiting the Museum, as it holds a fine collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings, see link for the Gallery's online resource.
Wandering and enjoying the paintings, we came across this cabinet, crammed with pairs of shoes from down the ages. I took quite a lot of photos which I wanted to share with you, as I am sure you will agree, the shapes, colours, textures and designs of the shoes are absolutely beautiful.
These in particular were stunning. I think they were made of a very fine linen, exquisitely embroidered.
Each time I look at these...a little song pops into my head... 'I'm the dandy highwayman who you're too scared to mention'. :-)
Every single pair were a delight.
Just managed to take these pics of ancient handpainted glassware.....love the Goldfinch.
I took all my drawing paraphernalia with me, but only managed one or two drawings.
Change of subject...A couple of 'makes' to show you...
This little needle case (free machine embroidered birds, coloured with water colour paint) is winging it's way to the old US of A.
I wonder if you remember this post about a late 1700's quilt I had treated myself to.
I thought you may like to see what we have done with it. The current husband attached one side of the quilt to a baton and hung it to a wall of our living room. I can now admire it's disintegrated, crumbled beauty from the comfort of my sofa.
Talking of 1700's textiles, I urge you to visit katies blog. She has posted about the 'Threads of Feeling' Exhibition at the Foundling Museum, Brunswick Square, London until 6th March. I won't go into detail here, but there is another very good review of the Exhibition here. I am looking forward to visiting very much.
Thank you for stopping by. x