On the subject of favorites...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

(the Mermaids)

Found photographs from Signs and Wonders, a collection by New York artist Roz Leibowitz.

'Items contain the memories of their makers and all items have secrets to share.'

(the Stroll)

‘Elaborate works of dreamy patterns and decoration are drawn on paper culled from the vintage letters, ledgers, trade catalogs, dental charts, menus, roadmaps, and any other bits of ephemera she collected during her twenty-year tenure as a librarian in Manhattan and Queens.’ ~on the work of Roz Leibowitz from NY Art beat

(Lights out)

(Yellow Morning)

(We three)

(the Midnight Ecstasy)

(the Girls)

Wishing everyone a very Happy 4th of July!

I've been sort of missing this week, not sure if anyone noticed, but at the very last minute I was able to take some time off at work and squeezed a quick getaway into the week. It was really nice. Next post will most likely be on that...



ana b. said...

The thing with digital is, only we go to the effort of printing photos, found photographs will dwindle away to nothing. Which would be sad indeed. These bygone faces! I wonder what they were all like.

srg85 said...

I noticed! It was very quiet without you!
I love 'The Stroll', just makes me wanna link arms with them and stroll along =)

miriam said...

oh gabbi, me adore. expecially "lights out"!

Fashion Moment said...

Such a wonderful post, darling!


Emily said...

Loving the fourth one with the heads and blue dots- sort of Medusa-esqe but a smidge different. Also, madly in love with "Lights Out." Loving your blog.... -e

Sam said...

Oh course we all noticed you weren't here in blogland!!! It was quiet and ...well kinda dull! Welcome back! Those found photos and drawings/paintings by Roz Leibowitz...my goodness! Must explore her work! Thank you so much for the intro to her world! Happy 4th of July to you and George and Blas!

drollgirl said...

what beautiful images!!!!

and i am glad you slipped away for a mini break -- i hope it was fantastic!

happy fourth. :)

Dionne said...

Ooooh, that top one, "The Mermaids" is my favorite! What a simple time. Love it!

Happy 4th to you too!

Couture Carrie said...

Such lovely photos, darling Gabbi!

Happy 4th!!


Planet Mondo said...

What a killer collection, great work Gabbi - each pic would make a perfect album cover..

Have a happy holiday weekend too..x

Marie-Louise said...

these are lovely photos- i love the syle of them :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Love the images Gabbi!

I definitely noticed and was thisclose to sending an email to see if you were ok! :) BUT so glad to hear you were able to getaway! I hope you have a great 4th! XOXO

Gabbi said...

~ Yeah Ana, my favorite part of vintage finds is the past I invent for them. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend! ♥xo

~ Thank you Susann! That’s an amazing photograph isn’t it… friends forever. Also, thank you for saying you noticed I was gone… :)

~ Very romantic isn’t it? Thank you Miriam… that bow tie you found in London is gorgeous by the way. I love the pattern and colors.

~ Thank you dear FM! ♥

~ She has a great eye doesn’t she Emily? Thank you so much♥♥

~ Thank you thank you dear Sam! You’re such an awesome blog friend… :) Wishing you and your loved ones a great weekend… xo♥

~ It was Drollgirl, thank you so much♥ Have a happy 4th of July :)

~ One of my favorites also, thank you Dionne… :)

~ Happy 4th to you to dearest CC, thank you!! xo♥xo

~ I love how you see music in everything, thank you Mondo.

~ Thank you so much Marie-Louise!

~ You’re so sweet Elizabeth :) Thank you for saying you noticed. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful weekend and the happiest of 4th’s! ♥xo

The Clothes Horse said...

Really pretty inspirations--the patterns and illustrations are lovely.


Simpler time, yet charming moments captured! Glad you took a little time off from work...Hope you have a lovely 4th of July weekend & capture your own charming moments... XO*

P R I M O E Z A said...

the images in this post are totally wonderful. love the colours and the way you've put them together.

Andrea S. said...

I love that picture on the swings! Reminds me of my grandma and her girlfriends.

Dionne said...

Just a heads up, I posted a giveaway on my blog last Sunday, and the drawing is tomorrow. You still have time to enter!

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you dear CH, I love that new outfit posting of yours. The combination of yellow and teal is amazing.

~ Thank you Lenore! Hope you’re having a lovely day today….xo♥

~ Thank you so much Elizabeth! :)

~ Your grandmother and her friends must’ve been amazing… thank you Andrea.

~ I love your giveaway Dionne, it’s such an amazing package and I love that we have to list our favorite artists. I had fun reading other people’s top 3. Wishing you a wonderful 4th, thank you so much for the heads up!

Chrisy said...

Thank you oh so much for this gorgeous post...I've devoured every centimetre and will be back for more...

Gabbi said...

~ Thank you so much Chrisy, hope you're enjoying your 4th!♥♥

Marie-Louise said...

gladiators really are super comfy- apart from taking a bit longer to put on and take off they are the best. I love how much more style they have compaired to flip flops but its like wearing the same thing!
excited for your next post!

Marzia said...

Your blog is very nice :)
I love these photos <3

Hanako66 said...

they are all gorgeous!

Rebecca said...

What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing.

Oh, I meant to tell you (like a week ago) something about that vinyl decal post - I also think the headboards are an awesome idea, and I'm planning to get one because we don't have a real one either! :)

Hey Harriet said...

A beautiful post! A quick getaway sounds fun! Good for you! It's nice to grab the opportunity to escape when it comes along :)

sealaura said...

another beautiful post that I will have to come back and back and back to love and appreciate. I also love seeing George make his return on your page! I do love your new look as well, I have been playing with blogger but haven't found "the look" just yet. I hope your unexpected holiday was a fabulous one.

archivingfashion said...

Great inspiration! Love the vintage feel.

mothersvea said...

dear Gabbi I have a giveaway going on over at my place if you want to enter :)

Diana said...

these are beautiful! glad you had a safe fourth of july!

Crystal Ball said...

Looking back at your older posts just convinces me more that you blog is an instant favorite of mine. The pictures above are so beautiful.


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