When I saw this photo in the March ~ April Victoria Magazine, first I gasped. This is my favorite collection of antique botanicals that I have seen. I love, love, love them in the gilt frames over the French settee.
Thank goodness I saw this photo, because it motivated me to go to my source and get a new collection of antique herbarium. I was told that import restrictions will make it harder to get shipments from Europe in the future so I got 21 this time. They are in my little space on the art side of DuPre's.
My transition to DuPre's was completed Memorial Day weekend. The move took place in stages over the course of two months. And, I'm getting back to normal after my foot surgery. I was so surprised by how difficult it was to get motivated again after being forced to slow down for a while. Those are just two of the reasons I have been a little MIA lately. The other two reasons are: (1) Words With Friends (lame, I know), and (2) my cat Boo. Boo was a wild feral kitty who adopted my house after I trapped, neutered and released him a couple years ago. After an injury that required a visit to the vet and a drain in his face, my garage/studio was converted to Boo's studio apartment with heating and air conditioning, cat trees in the windows, and lots of toys; and he now lives inside full time. Because he has feline leukemia, he can't come inside with the other kitties. So, little Boo requires lots of visits and company and really doesn't like it when I am typing instead of paying attention to him. He is the third feral cat that I have tamed and is such a sweetheart.
Things are getting back to normal and I'm looking forward to catching up with everyone!