Thursday, January 20, 2011


A friend who comes to our Friday afternoon spinning group does rosemaling and showed me one of Nils Ellingsgard’s books, NORWEGIAN ROSE PAINTING.

I have always loved painted wooden furnishings and was thrilled to be able to buy a few pieces when we lived in Germany. Norwegian rosemaling reached wonderful heights in the 1800’s. Some of it came to this country with the immigrations and Ellingsgard has illustrated some of those pieces in NORWEGIAN ROSE PAINTING IN AMERICA.

I modified one of the Nils Baera designs from the first book on the orange cheese box and a Knut Horne design on the top of the blue one.

The winter here until a week or so ago has been remarkably snow and ice free, but then we got an ice storm in the past few days. There are still frozen droplets stuck to the trees.


Blogger cyndy said...

Wow! Beautiful!

I so want to get some time and get my paints out! I have 2 blank cheese boxes ready to go!

6:12 PM  
Blogger Gillie said...

I agree about coupons - never for the kind of food I buy! I love the quilt!

12:17 PM  

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