The blue glaze is one of the initial five colors red, yellow, blue, green and ivory to be used on the original Fiesta shapes and introduced to the world in The glaze specialist at Homer Laughlin in the 20s and 30s was Dr. Albert Victor Bleininger, and, although we are all enamored with the Fiesta design, it truly is the vintage glazes that sets the pottery apart from its contemporary post '86 sibling. Designer Frederick Rhead refers to the original Fiesta blue in his journals as "deep blue," and deep it is. Anyone who has added the Vintage Fiesta cobalt blue to their collection will appreciate the contrast the deep glaze creates in their table settings and their cabinet collections. Simply referred to as "blue" by HLCo, this rich glaze has, without a doubt, held the test of time.
Antique Treen & Other Wooden Bygones
Luzar Vestments - Antique Church Vestments, Roman Vestments, Latin Vestments
I am pleased to report that the house was purchased and made its journey to New Jersey for much needed restoration. I will be writing a magazine article about the house once the restoration is complete, but I want to share a little bit about it here as I get started. It was built in at the request of a lady who owned a bookshop in Boston. It was built for a specific doll that resided in the bookshop and the scale is a monumental 2" to 1', so the house is five feet tall! The family from whom I purchased the house had owned it for over 40 years and in that time, it had seen a lot of play. The children could actually climb into the principal rooms and curl up in them, and over the years, all that platy took its toll, but it was so fortunate that no one ever painted over the two Sidney Burleigh murals that made me fall in love with this house. The house is just two rooms plus the staircase hall.
My primary focus is now restricted to artisan dollhouse miniatures with a few exceptions here and there. In my previous home, many of my houses were displayed in one upstairs room where I painted a Rufus Porter-style mural around three sides of the room. One wall was copied from the mural that appears in the Tynietoy mansion while the other walls feature scenes from the Delaware Valley landscape where I lived with my husband and troublesome cat on the north side of the Musconetcong Mountain. We have found the extended commuting time an issue for my husband and have decided to move closer to NYC.
Description interior[ edit ] Although the interior of the church underwent many changes throughout the centuries, it has an 'authentic' Romanesque feel to it. This is largely due to the restoration ideas of the architect Pierre Cuypers , who had several of the larger Gothic windows replaced by small Romanesque windows, thus creating a darker, 'mystical' atmosphere. Cuypers also removed the white plastering of the late Baroque period and had several altars built in a Romanesque or Gothic Revival style. Despite all these changes, the turbulent history of the building is still legible.