Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is Thursday 11/26/2010-(in the US)-  the holiday originally was about gratitude. Whatever you’re doing-  overeating, naps on couch, sports-touch football or football watching on TV.  What are you most grateful for this 2010?

Here are just some of mine…

1.This Blog(I have met so many new wonderful friends through this medium-who knew?) 

2. Janet (keeps everything going)

3. Braswell the Shop

4. A & G (my children)

5. Friends & Family(you know who you are)

 Happy Thanksgiving!
To every one of you & you & you!!!!!!

To see your vision come to life, email us about our design services at Peggy Braswell Design. 

You can purchase many of the items found on this blog, according to BRASWELL and much more at  BRASWELL

We will work with the trade.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chinese Portrait Book

I wanted to show this antique Chinese book I got on Portobello Road on my last trip to London.

It has 10 fabulous portraits.
I picked my three favorites below.

What do you think of these?
Hope I can find something great on my trip next week!
I'll be looking and taking pictures.

Off to London town

I'm off to London for a few days on business. 
When I get back, I'll have some great photos and stories to tell!



Thursday, November 4, 2010

Sketches by Valentino

Hope you enjoy feasting on these pictures as much as I have..these are images(only some) from a 1993 Desk Calendar by Shirley Kennedy (gifted to me by Wallace Bond)  3 of the sketches from Valentino+stay tuned for more designer sketches in other post.

isn't this bathing suit sketch something!
description under each sketch-"Stripe it rich: a shapely Lycra swimsuit in Valentino red & white stripes. A giant signature foulard, gold hat and matching jewelry add excitement"

little pink suit "Via Condotti: a luscious pink light-weight wool crepe suit is detailed with that famous Valentino bow, lots of gold buttons and a saucy short skirt"

little red evening dress..."Alla plazzo: vivid Valentino red for a fantasy evening gown with a draped off the shoulder neckline and full sheer sleeves"

All of the proceeds from this fabulous 1993 desk calendar went to DIFFA!
 That even makes it more special to me! 
Thanks, Wallace.