Old Victorian era cabinet photographs make my heart swoon, chubby little children posing angelicly with giant paper moons , mustached men all dressed up in their woolies getting ready for the long hard winter and plump schoolmarm bosoms bursting with buttons, tatted collars & lace pinned up with a lovely cameo.
My family doesn’t have very many old photos so I adopt these orphaned instant relatives every chance I get. Sometimes I think about who they were, what they did and how long they had to sit still for that photo to turn out! Some of the best/creepiest photos are of the children who couldn’t sit still…freaky blurred faces & hands.
Sometimes I try to incorporate the look & feel of that era into my real 2011 life…like this Wicked Little Cameo Necklace, I did a series of these both in necklace & brooch forms. I’ve added a few of the necklaces to my etsy shop!