Friday, March 4, 2011

Gentle Touch

When you touch them gently, you're experiencing gentle touch yourself.
photo by Sandra Dodd


  1. That's a gorgeous picture, Sandra. From somewhere in England? Was the lampshade fabric? It almost looks like tapestry.

  2. It's a kind of early plexiglass/plastic. I think it was made in the 1930's,and it's in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania, at Glencairn. I was given a special tour but we had limited time, so I asked for things particular to the church ("The New Church," the Church of the New Jerusalem). This was a symbol for family, in their religious symbolism, and was in a greathall near the fireplace. Another family symbol, in other places, was a ewe, dam and many lambs.

    There were several lamps by the same artist from the same time. "Arts and Crafts period," and they were made to match the stained glass which the house was FULL of. The family that built the house (now a museum) owned the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, and the house is full of STUNNING stained glass and glass mosaics on walls. I was standing with my back to windows and mosaic for the photo here:

    One of the windows:

    A mosaic peacock will appear in this blog before long. All the same building, totally intended to look like medieval England (or Romanesque Europe, anyway).

  3. What a gorgeous house / museum. The stained glass window on your other blog post is stunning. The design on the lampshade would be beautiful done in needlework!


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