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May 13, 2015

{BLACK BAROQUE LUXURIES} Elizabeth Mourning Pillow

{ELIZABETH MOURNING PILLOW}

Clad in old world elegance befitting a queen, this cushion whispers of long dead monarchs while holding a dark secret at her heart... 

{Adding the final details by by midnight & candle light}
{A luscious trove of finery}
{A bit of sinister company}
 Rendered in rich tones reminiscent of the Tudor court, this cushion is truly regal in nature. Much inspired by a collection of materials in onyx, apricot and burnt orange the conjuring of this cushion began. A fragment of vintage silk velvet in a ravishing shade of russet became the perfect background for such finery. A collage of cut velvets and gilded galloons forms a wide panel, to each side a decadent trim dangling pom pom tassels. At the center, a corsage style medallion holds a darkly glittering vintage gem. If one looks closely, a sinister skull encased in amber can be spotted, a curious detail indeed... This memento mori is made complete with a layer of iridescence ribbon fringe and several tattered silk shards. At the cushion's edge, a luscious brush fringe, the finishing touch...

Shall you invite this Grand Dame in to your cottage or castle? 

This item is currently available in our Etsy Shop.

{The completed cushion}
{Memento Mori Detail}

4 comments:

  1. Saw it on Pinterest, went over to Etsy, started a message to you twice asking whether “Shall you invite this Grand Dame in to your cottage or castle?” wasn't a redundant question, then deleted them ... I need to go back to sleep and decide whether we should eat wieners for the next month or whether I should buy another pillow. ;)

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    1. Oh, my... I greatly apologize for disrupting your sleep with queries about cushions! hee, hee! ~Splendor

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  2. Amazing design!! This piece resembles the ancient style glorified magnificently. The center piece is the main point of attraction, making it a wholesome set. Its always good to adore these sort of designs that have historical values attached to them.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah! Yes, we draw much inspiration from old world aesthetics and times gone past. So glad that those elements came through in this piece. ~Splendor

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