Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"shagreen" and bear it


pve design artwork ~ shagreen clutch for j.mclaughlin
Nothing like having a little shagreen accessory to clasp onto.  Shagreen has such a pretty look, and I have always admired it from afar.  Why don't ya "shagreen" and bear it?  Do you have a shagreen snuff box or clutch?

21 comments:

Things That Inspire said...

The title of this post caught my eye - my most recent post features the most magnificent collection of shagreen!

What a vibrant painting.

Debra said...

I love the feel of shagreen. I have a tiny box that was my Grandmother's-a treasure. I shall shagreen and bear this humid weather today.....

Purple Flowers said...

Unfortunately, no shagreen for me.

pve design said...

Things that inspire,
of course I hopped over to see your exquisite post featuring some the most magnificent collection of shagreen, there is something about the color that I find so soothing. Things that inspire me are comments from stylista's like you!
Thanks!
pve

Deb-
show us your tiny heirloom.
pve

purple,
the only shagreen I have is in my illustration.
pve

The Townhouselady said...

*sigh* Oh how I love shagreen.

One day...

Kwana said...

I don't, but now I need some in my life. LOL.

GrannySmithGreen said...

I've got a shagreen picture frame. It adds just the right touch! I adore the texture and can't keep my hands off of it.

Karena said...

Yes, I had just read the Things that Inspire post. I only wish I had something wonderful out of shagreen, a purse, a box!

Joyce said...

No shagreen in this corner, but I do love the illustration. xoxo

Jennifer Pfeiffer said...

I like the sea creature aspect of your illustration. cute stingray. Thanks for sharing.

annechovie said...

I don't have anything that's shagreen, but it is pretty and you have done a lovely illustration of it!

The 5 Bickies said...

I love your work for J. McLaughlin. I am going to have to go to their website and check out the shagreen.

Carey said...

Well, I've learned something new today. Before this post I'd never seen nor heard the word shagreen. But now that I'm in the know, I can appreciate your sea-themed illustration alluding to the shark skin. When I first saw the word, the first thing I thought of was "chagrin" which brings up another connection: La Peau de Chagrin. Peau = Skin in French, which again alludes to the shark skin. So I wasn't too far off in my ignorance! Even without the understanding, my eyes are still drawn to your artwork:)

home before dark said...

The color is delicious but the pun was splendid.

pve design said...

Carey & Home before dark---
Both you fine ladies really need to join the blog world..jump in..the water is great!
(I always love both of your comments!)
pve

Amy said...

Such a pretty illustration! I don't have any shagreen but what I've always found so interesting is that the name derives from the french word chagrin meaning "sorrow" . The books and bags covered with it are usually so beautiful.

jae said...

way back when, i worked for an interior design firm that sold an amazing collection of accessories. the shagreen boxes and frames were definitely one of the best sellers. however, none in my corner. should have bought one of the boxes back then.

Kelsey B. said...

My favorite clothing brand of all time!

Clarity said...

I feel a tad curious having no idea what "shagreen" is, sounds interesting, off I go to yahoo.

Summer is a Verb said...

You know I love your J. McL work...XXOO

Jaimee said...

Oh, I just love the ad and such a clever title!