Sunday, June 28, 2009

Roses and Australian Etiquette

Winding up the posts for the Book of Hearts, it is finally time to post the pages of my mothers sister. The passing of my mother's only sibling has left an enormous void in my mother's life, and so the theme is roses, for what she was for us all, beautiful, sweet, and like no other. And so to the first part of the double page. A little book on Australian Etiquette. I must admit it was a great find, a little damaged and so the cover has been edged in lace to give it a bit of something extra and to tidy it up. (I must admit that I was a bit shocked, etiquette for Australia! We aren't really a nation of etiquette style people, are we? Must be a relic from our old colonial days!) Anyway the book was perfect for this spread as it is my Aunts debut ball. On the left of the page some old tulle and some catholic religious medals as she and my mother were raised and schooled in the faith.

Inside the book cover, a photograph of my mothers sister and the then archbishop of Tasmania who attended the ball, and a small vintage victorian angel image that I am really fond of.

And here is the photograph of my aunt at her debut. A small vintage pressed rose held between sheets of mica on the right.

I will post the last pages from the Book of Hearts later this week. I think this has been enough for now.

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The Weaver of Grass said...

What a beautiful idea Kim.

La Dolce Vita said...

absolutely gorgeous work Kim! what a lovely way to feed so many birds with one hand of seed! a memorial, an altered work of art all blended with romance, history and love! bravo! cat