Red Hat Goes To A Tea Party

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Vintage China Antique Dolly
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(prints are available HERE)
This still life was created from several antique objects. The lovely china is from 1921. It was made in Bavaria, then one family from Russia purchased it and later on they brought it to America. The doll is from 50s. I borrowed it from my friend for the still life set. And the quilt on the background is made by my husbands great grandmother long long time ago when they did do each stitch by hand. 
I love the vintage feeling of the sweet coffee cups. It was a challenge though to paint them white-on-white (white cups against a light quilt’s background, but I kept it that way to bring a light to this art work):
orchid teacup
The most fun I had of course when painting polka-dotted Redhead Red Hat Girl. This lady really knew when to come for a tea party. Though she was waiting in the box for half century for that.
Red Hat
I’v even created a few designs with cards to celebrate the Old Times with the sweet messages:
greeting
Happy Birthday Celebration
In Every Piece Of My Art There Is A Piece Of My Heart And A Sparkle Of My Soul

7 thoughts on “Red Hat Goes To A Tea Party

  1. Thank you Ann, I think a lot of us are still little girls deep inside and I wanted to invite everyone to a good-ol' tea party with this painting :0)
    Cheers!
    Irina

  2. Ooh this painting is enchanting! I love the vintage items, too. They each carry such meaning and have powerful stories to tell. Wonderful painting! Congratulations!

  3. Thank you Katherine, yes, absolutely, vintage objects deliver the history into our lives. They tell us story, and when we paint, we kinda give a new life and our personal meaning to them..
    Have a great day!
    Irina

  4. A wonderful painting, Irina!!! I love how you have brought these beautiful antiques together to create the painting. The detail is superb, and their history is fascinating.

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