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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Bustin' Loose


There seems to be a new obsession going around in the blogosphere,

(I think I know who caused it *winks*  aka Vanna at Delusions of Grandeur!).

It's the quest for these beautiful busts made of alabaster or marble. You can never have enough! Just ask Gloria over at Happy to Be. Once you have one you HAVE to have more!

Some of them come signed, like this lovely beauty from Paris.
 
 Paula has this lovely signed alabaster Geisha which was made in Italy. It stands before Alaagy's "Coming Together".

They are perfect for playing dress-up with jewelry, crowns, or hats.

 
No matter where you place them they add an air of elegance.

 
 This lovely lady is the keeper of Paula’s current books either being read or reread.

 This pretty maiden currently stands watch on my entry table.

 …but on second thought, maybe she’d be happier in the bath on this vanity tray?

 Next up is this little sweetie. She keeps her friend company on the entry table.

 She is also signed.

 I love her grouped with blue and white.

 Hey! Who’s this? Gertrude! What are you doing here? This post is about busts, not bronzes. 


Sorry about that…

 Now, this angel in pearls adorns the dresser in the boudoir.

 Here’s a group shot of the pretty ladies. 
Hey! Gertie get out of there!

 Oh, alright! Meet Gertrude, my beautiful bronze and ivory statue.

 Now, pretty maids all in a row.

 Last but not least, is this handsome couple. It is my largest piece and takes pride of place on a pedestal stand in the family room.

 By the way, do you like these sepia tones? I love the way it looks on René’s blog over at Miss Gracie’s House.

We hope this post has inspired you to “bust loose” and start a collection of your own. 

After all, everyone needs something else to collect, right?

Pat & Paula


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“Mirrors, a Reflection of the Soul”

18 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how totally gorgeous!!!
XO
Cindy

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Gals, what an amazing collection! I agree, collecting these beauties is a dream. Thanks so much for sharing them here at VIF! xo Debra

lvroftiques said...

Ooohhhh Paula how fabulous!!! Thank you again for linking my little blog. I saw the bust shot on my sidebar and I came running!*winks*
What a beautiful collection my friend! As always with your posts I had to go back and look a few times to soak in all the prettiness! How I love those busts!! Your Gertie made me gasp! And your huge french couple has me green with envy! (Thankfully green is one of my favorite colors *winks*) The beauty with the bow....love.....The vanity bathroom shot....LOVE!! I had to save most of these to my new Ivy & Elephants inspiration file *winks* I'm enthralled with all you do! Can't wait to see what you'll post next my friend!(s)

I had a MAJOR haul-o-treausre this past week so I hope you'll stop by Weds.....Unfortunately no alabaster or marble busts, but some pretty good stuff....I'm excited to share! Vanna

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Vanna,
The majority of those busty beauties belong to Pat. You have inspired us for so long, it was the least we could do. We salivate whenever we visit your blog. You totally turned me on to beautiful busts. Pat has been collecting them for years and boy does she have an amazing collection. We can't wait to come by and visit you on Wednesday. ;-)

Paula

Becca said...

Beautiful! I have a bust of Beethoven that was a gift given to me many years ago...I play piano, and absolutely adore it!
Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting.
Hope to visit with you again!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, what a fabulous collection. I love them all and such beautiful vignettes. Vanna has a fabulous collection also and yes, she sure does tempt us with all her goodies. Love your busts. Hugs, Marty

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Gorgeous collections... thanks for stopping by for a visit and joining as a follower, now I'm your newest follower!
hugs~~~ Daphne

Ellie said...

Just popped over from WW. What an inspiration for a new "vintage" collection. Love the many possibilities you've created. Your displays are gorgeous, and the busts work so well by themselves, or as a grouping. Thanks for sharing.

The Smith Hotel said...

Lovely! I have a couple of faux ones- havent seen the real ones for sale in my neck of the woods! Ok somehow this talk about busts is looking like I'm talking about other busts! LOL- mine are real!!!!!

Jody

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So pretty!! I love your lovely busts and your vignettes are just so pretty! Thank you for sharing at FNF :)

Janet said...

What a great collection! Thanks for visiting and leaving sweet comments! Following back!
Blessings,
Janet

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Hi Pat & Paula,
I came over from Common Ground, and I am so glad I did. Love the busts, love your header, love your blog, love your style. I'm a follower. Stop by and visit me when you get a chance.
Rosemary

lvroftiques said...

Patti I'm sorry I didn't realize they were mostly yours! Sorry bout that my friend. Both of you have such amazing eyes I never know who's who! *winks* How lucky to have someone so near and dear who shares a passion for the same things. Nobody in my family gives a hoot about tiques or shopping....They'd rather go hunting or fishing....I'm the black sheep of the family! Lol! Vanna

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

all I can say is WOW!!

A Cottage Muse said...

LOVE your pretty ladies all in a row!!
Thank you for visiting ~ going to take a peek around your blog, it looks great!

Diana said...

Wow these are gorgeous. I am going to have to start looking for these beauties at antique faires. Thanks for sharing.
Diana

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow you have quite a collection of doll heads so unique each of them are I have only been lucky enough to find one!

France Guérin said...

Good afternoon Ladies! I took a quick tour of your blog and I realised that you are in deed Party Girls! You seemed to have a lot of fun! Collecting a thing or two is also the reason of my blog. Thanks for stopping by my place! I am your 420th follower!!
Have a good week-end! France

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