Friday, November 14, 2014

All the Frills: Elizabethan

Over the years I’ve amassed a somewhat embarrassingly large collection of framed reproductions of Elizabeth I (I have a problem). Today on All the Frills I’m featuring three of my favourites (there are about 6 others that I didn’t feature here … see what I mean about having a problem?).

I’ve always loved this portrait of Elizabeth as a teenager, and the rich red tones (and intricate embroidery on her gown) are a highlight for me.

My all time image of Elizabeth is this image of her in full coronation regalia. You’ve got to love an ermine cape.

And, finally, the Ditchley Portrait, perhaps one of the most iconic images of Elizabeth. This one of full to the seams with iconography! 

Weekend Reading:


Annie L said...

Love your collection!
xo Annie
New England Romance

Closet Fashionista said...

They are so cool! I think it's cool that you have so many, it's not like they're all exactly the same, ha ha

welldressedmaker said...

That is a regal problem to have! You have such great collections, and I love how you use them so effortlessly to decorate your home!

Elle Sees said...

now where can i get an ermine cape?

Cee said...

What an interesting collection to have. Quite predictably, pretty much all of my art is Paris-thered, which isn't nearly so original ;)

LyddieGal said...

Under 10? That seems hardly a problem. Before double digits you are totally safe. And all your prints are different, and pretty.

Love the old hotels, why does it seem that things just get worse when they should be getting better? Where are the grand foyers of the world, and pools like that?
Chic on the Cheap


Great collection. I think you're fine, its not embarrassing. Love this, only because I have loads of books and intricate design photos of Elizabethan looks, because I used to be a costumer. The Elie Saab dress is stunning.
The Darkest Days

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

What a wonderful idea for a collection! And the first framed photo is gorgeous! x

Megan, said...

so beautiful, love the Elizabethan theme.

Xo, Megan,

Marie a la Mode said...

I think your photos are interesting and unique, nothing wrong with that!