My husband surprises me sometimes, both literally and figuratively. On Friday he traveled several hours away to Alabama for the funeral for his 97-year-old aunt. (Her name was Grace, and he said everyone chuckled when the song "Amazing Grace" was part of the program.) On the way there he'd seen signs advertising the antiques in a town called Brundidge, so on the way back home he decided to stop and check it out. This amazing silhouette was waiting for me when I got home!
I have a few other tea-themed silhouettes but certainly nothing as fine as this. It's a little dusty and I've got to figure out precisely how to clean it, but I love-love-love this piece!
This photo is one I took at an angle so you can see the papercutting details used to make this silhouette. This is an art/craft form I've never learned, mainly because it doesn't appear to be very forgiving like, say, needlework. I could just see myself investing hours in a papercutting project only to slip up and slice the whole thing with my scissors. So, I'm extra happy my husband decided to visit a shop called Millicent's and find this fun piece!