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Sarah

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The Bride Beautiful © Sarah Vernon

The Bride Beautiful © Sarah Vernon


“Dead people are easy to love. It’s the living ones who are hard.”
Laurence Overmire


This late Victorian beauty in her exquisite wedding gown is an ancestor. At least, I have assumed she’s part of my family. Unframed, she was among my father’s possessions when I was sorting everything out after he died in 1997. Was she a Vernon marrying someone else? Was she another lady marrying into the Vernon family.  She lay among a pile of other—recognisable—family photographs but I had never seen her before. There is nothing written on the back and it is too late to ask him about her identity. I have wondered ever since, a wondering that may well lead to a work of fiction!

It could be, of course, that she is from my mother’s (Hoskyns) side of the family and became accidentally mixed up with my father’s photographs. Her eyebrows suggest she’s a Hoskyns. Alas, I will never know.


“You are the fairy tale told by your ancestors.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut


There was little restoration needed: I have merely brushed out the imperfections and made the sepia tones a little more vibrant. I almost adapted her in my usual way but when I added a French Brocante document as a faint background, Mr FND said, ’No!’ He was quite right.


“No one can be free who has a thousand ancestors.”
L.M. Montgomery, Emily Climbs


I did do a Google search in case the lady was a known person but all it came up with was ‘Best guess for this image: Lord Tweedmouth‘, which made me hoot with laughter.

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


A feast of elements went into creating Regency Rapture. A companion piece to Mademoiselle Couture, it uses the same lady from EKDuncan. The ostrich egg on the base of gilded bronze, an anonymous piece made between 1760 and 1765, is from the Rijksmuseum, which you may recognise from Goose and Frog’s Easter Journey. The vintage advertising comes from The Graphics Fairy and the flourish atop the small ostrich egg duplicate is from Mindy Somers’ Vintage Art Download. I should not forget the green texture background, which is from 2 Lil’ Owls Confetti Collection, as if you hadn’t already guessed!

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Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


The back of a vintage postcard from The Old Design Shop proved the perfect setting for this lady and her fan. Where she came from I’m not sure but I believe I picked her up at some village fair when I was in my teens.

Femme Fatale
ˌfam fəˈtɑːl/
An attractive and seductive woman, especially one who will ultimately cause distress to a man who becomes involved with her. Early 20th century: French, literally ‘disastrous woman’.

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Sarah

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