Sunday, January 25, 2009

over the moon


a full moon, wikipedia

I was "over the moon" to meet the talented and dreamy Mrs.Blandings along with the beautiful Mademoiselle Eerdmans at the Winter Antiques Show in New York City.  
Communicating via cyber-space has been a trip, but meeting in person is truly the best, especially while perusing rare collections at the Winter Antiques Show.  Thanks to Emily E. Eerdmans, she was a fabulous hostess and managed to break away from her post at Hyde Park Antiques.  We each spoke of the world of blogging and the amazing community of  talent, and extraordinary relationships which take-off via blogging.  
Left to right, (Mrs.Blandings, pve design, Emily E. Eerdmans) standing in one of my "favorite" rooms at Elle Shushan which was wallpapered in a delicate floral stripe from Brunschwig. 
Delicate paper birds perched high along the walls, the limestone paper grounded all these ever so delicate portraits.  Magnifying glasses were provided for an even closer look, they were hung on strands from the wall which I thought was clever and thoughtful.  If you look closely - you will see the birds near the top of the photos.  

Interior of the room, Ella Shushan, portrait miniatures
Do you see those devilish magnifying glasses hung below, sweet touch, especially for me.  
I love details, the birds and the humor of this space.  The collection of miniature portraits are incredible.  You can learn more here. The depth and richness of color was exquisite in person so please forgive my photos as they truly do not do this justice.
Treat yourself to attend the Winter Antiques Show in New York, even in uncertain times, we can still educate our eye and appreciate antiques for a good cause.  As they say before take-off, in the event of an emergency landing, you must administer the oxygen to yourself before you give it to others.  Be sure to administer a little oxygen to yourself, first, create an over the moon life and share it with others.
Interior shot of the room, note the birds perched upon the paper

31 comments:

Debra said...

Patricia~ What a day! It's so nice that after all of the communication via your blogs and email- that you and Mrs. Blandings were able meet in person! You all looked like you were having a great time. Is that a CROWN tee shirt I see???
Of course I'm very taken with the miniature paintings. A good day was had by all!
Debra

pve design said...

Debra,
My "lucky" crown is actually a sweater that I drag out of the box and don near and around valentine's day, on the back it says "Beloved" in old English Script which is one of my favorite terms of endearments.
You would have been in heaven with that show and those miniature portraits. Be sure to take a look at the site and learn more there about them.
I want to paint them like that now!
Patricia

heidi said...

what lovely blogginess!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

pve design said...

heidi-
well, were your ears burning, as the name "faboolosity"came up -
pve

Mrs. Blandings said...

It was such a great night - and the locals took such good care of me. Thanks, again, for everything.

pve design said...

Mrs.B-
New Yorkers have a reputation to live up to and to have you here was an honor.
pve

Kwana said...

It looks like a wonderful time. Lucky you getting to all meet in person. That room is gorgeous. I love the paper.

LindsB said...

What a fun time! I love that wallpaper, its beautiful!

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

It was the highlight of my day meeting the two delightful Patricias! Thanks, guys, for stopping by! (And anyone else coming through the Winter Antiques Show, please say hello!)

EEE

MIMILEE said...

WHAT FUN!! I know it must be exciting to meet these wonderful bloggers in the flesh! I would love that! Great picture of you three!

I love that wallpaper, btw! It is divine!

Karena said...

The photo of three of my favorite bloggers is such a treat to see! I hope you had a grand time and enjoyed getting to know each other!

Cormaca said...

For further information on antique portrait miniatures, you can visit www.archibaldminiatures.com, which has an extensive suggested reading list, links to online museum collections of miniatures, essays on miniatures, a blog on miniatures, and portrait miniatures for sale. This specialist dealer is based in New York City.

pve design said...

Cormaca,
You entice me to learn more about miniature portraits.
Thank you for your kind connection and my next trip to the city, I shall visit Archibald Miniatures.
I would love to have a collection.
pve

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

What a treat! Isn't that wallpaper wonderful? I should have loved to have seen that vignette. I know you had fun....the photos show it clearly!!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Those birds!! Thank you for sharing the pictures. It looks like a lovely time!

Lauren said...

How fun for you all!!

Rachel said...

What a beautiful collection! I love the way those portraits are arranged.

Joyce said...

Patricia- It looks like you girls had golden time fit for a queen! I love the wallpaper!

katiedid said...

So FUN to get to meet in person! Lucky lucky. I can't imagine a better way to spend a day than with fellow bloggers at an Antique Show.

Sabina said...

How fun!! Absolutely love the wallpaper!!

North of 25A said...

Someone told me once that strangers were simply friends that you had yet to meet and I believe it to be true. Isn't it amazing how connected we can become to people we have never met? I think that bodes very well for mankind - and that wallpaper!

hmstrjam said...

Hello Patricia- what a great looking exhibit- love the mini portraits! I just got your package in the mail today- what a thrill so fun love it!

littlebyrd said...

I would loooove to be able to go here. What a gorgeous display you photographed and wonderful to meet up with the other ladies. That lucky crown sweater is quite wonderful too - beloved - oh yes!

annechovie said...

Looks like lots of fun for you 3 lovely ladies! Beautiful wallpaper also!

3 Peanuts said...

Oh what a lovely day! I am glad that you got to meet:)

Kim

The 5 Bickies said...

What a fun!

simply seleta said...

It's so great to see you connecting with blogging friends and having such fun! Details are everything, often the most delightful part of a day like that!

la la Lovely said...

What a treat to meet.. I hope to meet someday too!
And what a beautiful collage wall..

qerat said...

"create an over the moon life and share it with others"
What a statement :) Love it
I think we should all at least try even though sometimes it is easier said than done.
You are absolutely right. This is my message for the day :)

N said...

Ooh I love that wall. What a fun trip. You are so good with the connections and making e-life become real life!

Style Court said...

Patricia -- this is belated but wonderful work on Emily's header!