Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Journal Journey Continues.........

I spent some time messing about with my journal and made a couple more pages.

A quick precis of the story so far.
Lucinda and Kate are childhood friends .
As a young woman, Kate was invited to join her cousins in France, and through them mixed with a wealthy circle of the 'elite'

She has been staying in a Chateau, has a new companion Genevieve.
They have been wined and dined and have been sampling the delights of Paris around 1900.
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Lucinda is now an old lady still living in England and looking through her scrap book of memorabilia of bygone days

If this is your first visit and want to see previous pages you can see them here and here  and here and here
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Lucinda kept all the letters and postcards etc and here are some of them.

Kate sent little bottles of eau de cologne.

The bottles have long since gone, but the labels, now yellowed with age have been pressed and saved on a sheet of French writing -  which she glued on with flour and water.

Kate and Genevieve were swept away by the latest fashions and used to send paintings of the latest fashion items to Kate. 

The shoes particularly amazed Lucinda - who wore leather ankle boots for Sunday best!

Like these - the height of fashion!



Some of Kate's letters survived over the years, but the gold leaf on her napkins and writing paper had almost all flaked off.

But despite the ageing the letters were still legible.

16 comments:

themessycraftroom said...

Wow Lotie these pages are lovely. I love them all. Fabulous work. Your so imaginative. Hugs xChrisB

Paula said...

very imaginative...another great page.

Ati. said...

Your book and story becomes a real treasure! Love the old labels from the perfume bottles. What a find!

PaperPumpkin said...

I love your work and your labels. LOVE the old French items always!

sam21ski said...

More fantastic and inspiring pages Lottie xxxx

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Your journal just gets better and better Lottie.
Tres jolie!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Absolutely lovely!! I really like the story you are telling as you go along.

Anneke said...

these pages are gorgeous and love the layers and lace

Netty said...

I love the story and your pages, they are beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog. Annette x

Rosie said...

Lottie, thanks for your lovely comment on "seeing red"! I love that spread too *grins* and have been busy painting again!

I think your fabric journal is outstanding - so beautiful... as is the story. Utterly, completely charming! xo

Zuzu's Blog said...

This is such a treasure. I wish i could get myself making an ongoing longer project a bit more often. you end up with something so wrth keeping that takes time to look through. I get in to that .. ive started so i will finish, frame of mind. anything that takes more than two hours just doesnt tend to happen much lol
really nice work lottie x

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Your pages are so wonderfully beautiful Lottie. And I love that you are telling a story in your journal. I'm waiting for a block of time so I can start work on my second journal. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi,
I have been reading your Allotment blog regularly and you have inspired me to grow my own vegetables.

Please continue to update your blog. I noticed for so many days you have not.

Sorry to post regarding the gardening blog on this page... but I miss reading about your gardening and your chickens.

Take care
Patricia

Lorraine said...

so elegant and beautiful

LazyKay said...

Town mouse and country mouse, what lovely 'posh' shoes! I can see the contrast from those and the 'sensible' ones - lovely lovely work and beautiful narrative.

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Val said...

I've just been catching up with all your postings of your Journal Lottie - it really is a masterpiece! What an imagination you have - I'd love to see and feel it for real - and read it of course!