Braggin’ on the DW
My wife did these drawings of the kids and us (from when we were all just babies!) for this home tour we’re on next weekend. Darn nice work – I can only draw straight lines!
They’re in our bedroom – not too ostentatious.
Edited 8/20/2006 7:21 pm by McDesign
She also painted and decorated this and made the curtains - I mean, designed and cut the stencils, too.
Forrest - I put in the light bulbs
Edited 8/21/2006 9:20 am by McDesign
Dang!You gotta start hiring her out.
That's one fine looking Victorian parlor! Or is it Edwardian? Your wife probably knows. My guess is the money will start pouring in once she hangs up her shingle as an interior decorator!!
She's promised to jump in to McCanless Design, Inc., now that the youngest started preschool last week. Should be fun!
Congratulations! I am confident she will be a smashing success!!
Okay - more curtainage tonight - home tour Sunday!
She added a padded valance or "lambrikin" to the tops of the windows in the "Summer Parlor" (I made the wooden form) The face is cream linen, and she dug up the original stencil.
This is the "Winter Parlor" across the entrance hall from the first room - all the curtains have been done in the last two days - (I made the rods and brackets)
What a creative gal!
Really beautiful! And I would say not just creative. It would take me a month of Sundays to make those curtains, and how can I say this politely, they would look like *%@^! Two days you say... Stunning!!
Nice gaming table. What's the date? 1860s? Great job with the stenciling, too.
When I saw the thread title, I thought folks were posting photos of their beautiful wives ... I was about to crop and size a shot of my own beautiful DW!
Do it anyway! Good hijack. Good hijack!
We understand that the fatter scroll work makes it earlier "Empire" - about 1830s, says MIL (dealer).
Fatter scroll work sometimes/often means later Empire. Early Empire often will be finer.
Southern Empire will be "heavier" then Empire from the New England states.
And of course all this is subject to the fact that everyone didnt follow the same rules of furniture design! <G>
Everybody that was building furniture durring Goddard/Townsand's hey day were not following the same rules!
Here's to not following the same rules. Keeps things interesting and provides food for thought, at least for those who are hungry!
Forrest, regarding the table, I think the 1830s date sounds right. The details were obscured because of the small photo combined with my dial-up accelerator. I have a similar Empire table that I'd guess as 1840s.
I'll attach a couple pictures ... but not of my DW! A photo of my table (sorry about the weird camera distortion), and a couple Web images of similar examples.
Is your wife a trained artist?
Not a trained artist per se. She has always drawn and painted, and had a chance to go to Parson's in Paris (she went HS in Brussels), but her folks said they would pay for either of her dad's alma maters - West Point or Ga. Tech
I met her at Tech!
Nice work - I've touched 'em up a tad, opening the shadows and playing with the contrast, revised versions are attached
Fighting Ignorance since 1967
It's taking way longer than we thought
Thanks for the "post process"!
Why is the rightmost one turned sideways?
That's the way he was lying in the crib. DW likes pictures that sort of slide on and off the page. Here's a closer view -
I think I understand the "sliding on and off the page", but in that particular grouping, to me it looks funny.ps
Glory, glory, glory to ole Georgia, and to he11 with Georgia Tech!
Them's fightin' words!
You can't spell "vulgar" without UGA
Forrest BME '91
...and after last years bowl game, I'm not sure I want to spell sUGAr.
You must be an LSU fanatic. Me and a buddy of mine were sittin in Smokey Bones in Baton Rouge that evening and ya wouldn't believe how fast that place emptied out 'bout midway thru the 3rd quarter.
I like LSU, but doesn't the UGA in sUGAr give you a hint?And I love SEC women's basketball.Georgia by birth. Bulldog by the grace of God.