Thursday, June 18, 2009

Woman in a Window


I adore this lovely illustration from over 100 years ago, found in an ancient book on Friendship.

This young woman's graceful pose as she picks flowers for her home, the beauty and detail of the window glass, give this scene a sweet realism.

When I peruse pictures like these--I become homesick for what our Grammie used to call, "the good old days."

This illustration also reminds me of one of the most expressive writers I've come across in recent days--Erin, of Woman in a Window.

7 comments:

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Beth Niquette

I have enjoyed catching up with your posts. I LOVE the picture of the little girl in the railway carriage, so sweet!
Such interesting finds, always a pleasure to look at your posts.
Isabelle x

Marie Reed said...

It's just gorgeous! I'm a little nervous that she's going to fall out the window! I hope that she's being careful for goodness sakes!

Bob of Holland said...

You're such a good observer, Beth. Your comments make me watch this beautiful picture again and again, and each time I see new details, and when finished reading I just had to read your post again. Well done. Greetings from Amsterdam.

Debby said...

Beth, what a gorgeous picture. Love it.
debby

Robin said...

I don't know why but that illustration makes me think of the book "The Secret garden" (which I haven't read since I was a young girl). Very cute postcard.....

Have a beautiful weekend.

Sheila said...

I love this card. It's so, so, pretty!

Clytie said...

I too love the detail in the window. The diamond shaped panes have a sort of nostalgia don't they? Beautiful picture!