Mucha ~ The pen ~ 1899

Alfons Maria Mucha, known in English and French as Alphonse Mucha, was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. This is absolutely beautiful, and I want my own copy.

The lovely Edwardian era actress, Lily Elsie

Lily Elsie was a popular English actress and singer during the Edwardian era, best known for her starring role in the hit London premiere of Franz Leh?r& operetta The Merry Widow.


Flower Maidens: Violet ~ Marjorie Mostyn postcard "What comely grace, what beauty smiles!

Museum of Applied Arts (Budapest)

Museum of Applied Arts (Budapest) - designed by Ödön Lechner; it has a green roof and the interior is designed using Hindu, Mogul, and Islamic designs.

1880-1890 Portrait of a Cat

Cat with bell. This Victorian cat portrait done in relief half-tone and with applied color. ~ they really did wear bells.