WSome wonderful prints, dated 1809, from Paper Patty’s booth at Randolph Street Market http://www.randolphstreetmarket.com
I ended last weeks posting with bees and am moving on today but my friend, Gloria Groom, (if you didn’t read Gloria’s profile that I did several months ago, please do so and be sure to see the Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist exhibition through September 10th at The Art Insitute http://www.artic.edu sooner rather than later!) called my attention to this glorious paperweight from The Art Institute of Chicago’s collection…isn’t it amazing. You know me and books so I am including a book on Paul J. Stankard’s extraordinary contemporary creations.
Is this a fly or a bee, I’ll let you be the judge. It is embroidered on a Schiaparelli Haute Couture dress. Stunningly beautiful.
A botanical of beetles.
I posted several photos of the beetle wing embroidered gowns last week…here is a close up of the delicate work.
Isn’t this the most beautiful insect pin you have ever seen (there is another one further along in this post) it is by Faberge and is from a dear friend’s jewelry collection. Photo courtesy of the owner,
I do hope none of us encounter any creepy crawlies this size…a bit of English humor.
A jeweled beetle minaudiere from Judith Leiber http://www.judithleiber.com
Here a scarab mounted in stunning fashion from Stephanie Lake’s talented hands, http://www.stephanielakedesign.com. Photo courtesy of Stephanie Lake
The cochineal insect gives us the natural dye, carmine, and is used for fabrics and in our red cosmetic products most particularly lipstick. Who knew!!!!
Not the actual beetle but I thought an interesting illustration.
A couple of photos on dragonflies…I have always been fascinated with them and you don’t see them too often. This marcasite and enamel pin from Carrie’s Fabulous and Funky booth at the Randolph Street Market. My photograph.
A beaded pillbox with a three-dimensional dragonfly from Judith Leiber.
A miniature vase by Jay Strongwater http://www.jaystrongwater.com from my signed collection. We did so many events with this creative genius at Saks Fifth Avenue Chicago. You can be sure there will be a post on him in the near future!
The second pin from my friend’s jewelry collection….a Faberge spider, this will cure anyone’s fear of the little creatures, don’t you agree! Photo courtesy of the owner.
Insects captured in amber.
I love this watercolor of insects, do you agree?
The back of a jacket by Gucci. Love it!!!!
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I have to do a recipe using honey….there are so many suggestions, you can most certainly add honey to your barbecue sauce for the Fourth of July, or perhaps top your peanut butter sandwich with it (one of my favorite ways to eat peanut butter) or add to your avocado toast, yum yum…I have chosen to give you a recipe for baked brie that you can serve year-round. Enjoy.
BAKE BRIE WITH HONEY AND ALMONDS
- 1 wedge of brie, about 12 ounces
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
- 1 large French baguette
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place brie in a baking dish. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle With toasted almonds. Bake for 10 minutes. Serve with thick slices of French bread.
Recipe Courtesy of Food Network Kitchens