Monday, October 27, 2008

Wonderful


I have long admired Nancy McGee's booth at the Mission Road Antique Mall.  She has a distinct aesthetic and a fine eye.  I was initially surprised that the owner of the space was a woman as her objects have a particularly masculine feel.  I've had this image of a tablescape in her home open on my desk for days.  Vintage coral necklaces adorn an alabaster bust of Joan of Arc.  Four obelisks, different sizes and materials.  Two gilded reliquaries, one empty, one containing her father's watch - and something else, the chain?, draped around its spire.  Crystal, wood, black, red.  I can't stop looking at it.

Photograph by Aaron Leimkeuhler from the Holiday issue of Spaces.

8 comments:

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Mesmerizing! Lecia

Style Court said...

I'm looking forward to reading your article. She has taken the idea of necklaces on a bust to a gutsy new level!

Style Court said...

The Spaces piece is excellent Patricia.

MIMILEE said...

I cannot stop looking at it either!

WONDERFUL! Can't wait to read your article in SPACES!

Karena said...

Yes, the spaces article is wonderful. I grew up as the eldest in a large Catholic family. My Mother always had many religious icons, including a staue of Madonna rescued when the church in her hometown was renovated.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Magic.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Courtney - thanks, as always your feedback counts for so much. Those necklaces! I'm filled with envy on the entire tableau.

Mrs. Blandings said...

Karena - you are lucky, indeed, they are beautiful and soulful pieces.