Thursday, April 25, 2019

Victorian Ephemera in the 21st Century

This lovely collage of sweet remembrances was hand crafted by Bernideen of Bernideen's Tea Time Blog and carefully shipped from MO to PA. Bernideen collected a variety of pictures from our blog, snipped the photos with pinking shears and attached them to silver paper, added a variety of tea cups and tea pots and attached it to a ruffled background to create this collection of treasures that truly represents Sweet Remembrances and all that we love.
Ephemera, or a collection of papers and bits and pieces that are saved, have been tied together with a theme centered around afternoon tea. I love the photo of my sister Susanna and our mother placed at the top of the medallion. Just below center is a photo of Nancy holding a tray and a pot of tea.

This photo was taken when Tea Time Magazine had their photo shoot here. It was a memorable day, and the photo captures the excitement of knowing that we were going to be included in a national magazine. Bernideen selected my favorite photo of the front of the tea room when the red bud tree blossoms forth in Spring. There is also a photo of one of the tea rooms our family visited while traveling through England. And tea cups and tea pots carry out the theme. 

The back is covered with a musical score, and her hand made signature stamp, Victorian Ephemera in the 21st Century by BernideenWhat a real surprise to receive this work of art, a true labor of love. Many heartfelt thanks, Bernideen. Your Victorian Ephemera is proudly on display in the tea room.


Bernideen said...

It was so much fun doing this Nancy - the paper ruffling is in French (I think I remember that) so maybe it is time for you and your Sister to visit France? Thanks for the sweet posting!

Marilyn Miller said...

What a thoughtful gift. Glad you found a place to hang it.