Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Fortuny Venice Dreams

 I have been redecorating and buy and selling on craigs list.
 I bought thes great chairs on Sunday!


And 2 of these in Rosewood for a great price. I thought they were more blue green but they are very GREEN...so I need to recover these.
While working on what to do I thought about my love of Fortuny. His fabrics are amazing.
 While googling him I found this..Lets make our own Fortuny dress!
 Last summer I finally got to go into his amazing home in Venice. It was closed forever! But finally I got to see it on my 3rd trip to Venice!

This woman made her own fortuny!
More beauty!

 I am now in process of finding the right fabric for my chairs..

When I was in Venice I took the water bus accross the water to Fortuny's shop! The cloth is so amazing..I think it is about $150 a yard? 

I wanted to buy some didn't know what to buy? I do have a few 8 by 8 or so samples I want to make into pillows. Just haven't finished that project. But now with the new decor it may happen..or a doll will get a dress out of some of it..smile...


2 comments:

4goldeneggs said...

Dear Deirdra,
I love the table with the claw feet! Lovely. Oh how I'd love to join you in a trip to Venice! To find fabric shops and enjoy the sights and smells and sounds of Venice. Sigh...
I look forward to seeing what you do with the wonderful chairs.
Blessings my friend,
Rebecca

Sally StitchyWooWoo said...

Great post Deirdra.
I love Venice too and every time I have been the Fortuny house has been closed. Just standing outside it is great but not nice not being able to go in. So pleased that you were able to. Its a lovely excuse to go back now that it has reopend.