Beautiful silhouettes have been pictured a great deal lately in magazines like Country Living, etc. and I've been hankering for a few of my own, but a quick search on Ebay led me to realize that the real thing can cost a pretty penny these days as everyone is collecting. I ended up purchasing some very pretty stencils and have decided to make my own for my home and a few for the shop as well.
These are currently up on my shop at the moment and are ever so Jane Austen-y. I think these two remind me of Anne and Captain Wentworth in Persuasion and I have made another set of different profiles to put up on the shop tomorrow which remind me of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy of P&P. There will be yet more silhouettes coming out over the next few weeks so if you'd like a few of your own please check in now and then. I'll update here when I add them. I also have a few slightly smaller child silhouettes which really adds to the collection. I'm so excited to have something very romantic and suitably Valentine like for sale.
While making these silhouettes I can't help but remember Marianne Dashwood tracing out Willoughby's profile in Sense and Sensibility. And hanging them up in the hall I could swear I hear "Oh, Mr. Bennet!" being cried in the background. I think I've been locked up in the house too long with my Austen collection. Perhaps I need to take a walk outside tomorrow and clear the senses. Isn't that what Elizabeth Bennet would do??
Yep, I'm hopeless...