Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Classic Vintage White

These beautiful busts were a delightful find!






  They are in like new condition vintage matte ceramic.

The charming young girl has a bow in her hair.   She is approximately 9 1/2"H x 5"W



I have found out that they are modeled on busts of the Brongniart children  by Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1826)
This sweet young boy has a ruffled collar. He is approximately 8 1/2" H x 5" W
 They would work well in any shabby, cottage or Victorian decor. They are very light weight but could be used as bookends if put on one of those utilitarian metal book ends.  They would look wonderful in a book case or set on top of a stack of books, with or without the covers.
  I can think of many ways to use them, do you have any suggestions?
Linking up with  Faded Charm Cottage   for White Wednesday. You can visit many beautiful whites from the links there.
      Thanks for stopping by, you know I appreciate you and ya'll come back, real soon. (())


14 comments:

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Francie, you did find something very special. I love those! I found some old French lamps that I took apart to use as statues. I kept one for me and put it in the family room on an old wood pedestal I found. I like it. Happy White Wednesday. xo

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your bust is gorgeous!! LOL At least yours is not creepy like mine! Hope they don't start actin up!

Carol

Amanda said...

What sweet faces! A perfect White Wednesday share! I could definitely see these used in all of the decorating styles you've described! I scrolled down to see that you have shared a lamp rewiring tutorial! Thank you! I have a beautiful old lamp sitting in the garage waiting for attention and I didn't even know where to begin! I am off to read your post!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Those are so pretty Francie!
xx, shell

Liz said...

Oh! They are sweet! :)

~Liz

Mary said...

Those busts are very pretty. Thanks for stopping by my place. I agree with you about the green print. That won't happen again. I can't read it either. Live and learn, die and forget.

Laurel said...

Oooo...these are wonderful! There's just something about busts and silhouettes that intrigue me. Thanks for stopping by too :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I see these in magazines, but rarely come across them. Nice that they're together. Beautiful!

NauticalCottageBlog.com said...

These are so fantastic and beautiful!
Thank you so much for visiting us last weekend. (I'm soooo behind this week LOL!)

I'd like to invite you to enter our Celebrate Summer giveaway (you'll see the button on our home page) for a pair of Beach Glass Earrings :O)

Take care,
Marie

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Wow that looks like the same one I bought at the GW I call it a girl mine had nothing done to it so I gave it a coat of white paint and antiqued it and added some jelwery guess I will have to call it an IT now lol

Mary Ellen said...

I had a set of these sweet busts! I am wondering what happened to them now that your are showing your cuties off!!

Have a great weekend friend!

bee blessed
mary

Shabby Shan said...

Hi Francie,
I love the busts! I can just see them embellished with tiaras and necklaces. Thank you for visiting my blog! Have a nice week!

Shannon
Shabby Shan's Cottage

Sugah Beez said...

Oh gosh, we must have been channeling the same vibe, lol! It is too neat that our boy busts are the same!! I love the girl one too. xxoo Heidi

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I found the boy and girl at the GW for $2 a piece cant wait till we get ready to move so I can display them!