Sunday, November 4, 2012
I love old, illustrated fairy tale books ♥
At home I have an old copy in Norwegian of Grimms Fairy Tales from 1927.
The book is very torn and the pages are almost falling apart, but it is still a treasure.
The fairy tales are beautifully illustrated by the very talented artist named Rie Cramer
(1887 - 1977) - her style is a sort of magical art deco...
Her illustrations are so delicate and beautiful... like old dreams.
They give me that special, magic fairy tale feeling... ♥
Posted by Katrine at 7:30 AM
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Since I was a little child, I have been fascinated by beautiful things. One of my first childhood memories, is finding a little
silver ring in the pocket of my tiny dress when I was 2 years old. After that I always looked for and wished for more rings...
One day my father came home from work with some large, beautiful amethyst crystals he had found on inspection in a tunnel construction. I was mesmerized by the incredible beauty and mystery of the clear, deep, violet crystals. I could hardly believe they were real, found among the grey, rough rocks in the mountain... they seemed out of this world to me.
Since then I have been forever fascinated by natural gemstones.
Later I received the most beautiful present from my sweet grandmothers sister Karen:
A smooth, polished garnet heart, on a beautiful chain of twisted gold. It was the most beautiful jewelry I had ever seen. The deep red garnet heart had such a magical beauty, with a mysterious, lighter glow from within. I almost never dared to wear it, and I have kept it to this day.
Posted by Katrine at 10:42 AM
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Saturday, October 29, 2011
Late October... time for candles ♥
I was very lucky here the other day, and found this antique candlestick at a fleamarket, for only 10 kroner ~ 1,8 dollar ! Somebody had given it away, probably because it was a bit crooked, but I instantly spotted it was an old handmade of brass, probably from the 1800s... My best fleamarket find this year :)