Old Bones

by jennine on September 3, 2008

Today, I spent the majority of the day walking around…. window shopping, checking out the scenes, looking for visual inspiration. As a native Californian, the age of the city the old churches and antique stores.

I don’t think I’ll ever get over neck ruffles, even these medieval church sculptures inspire…

Bone to pick

The antique jeweler Horst Fuchs on Westenriederstrasse stopped me in my tracks… of course the grotesque fascination with taxidermy and momento mori sparked a few ideas of what one could do with these antique pewter charms and old coins.


Now I’m off to do some more wandering.

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1 WendyB September 3, 2008 at 7:30 am

You know I’m all about the memento mori too! Fabulous stuff!

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2 Hannah September 3, 2008 at 7:44 am

Oh my goodness! Hunting relics! I’ve been looking for more of these for ages, I’m so jealous! Were they expensive?

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3 woodley park-zoo September 3, 2008 at 7:52 am

I like that odd looking mammalian creature on the left of the top pic — is it DIPPED?

I too am a native Californian and am already impressed with some of the ‘older’ things I see on the East Coast but just can’t imagine how much awe I’ll feel peering up at European buildings when I finally get over there.

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4 jennine September 3, 2008 at 12:30 pm

@wendy, you make excellent momentos! :)

@hannah… ohh hunting relics, yes, they were expensive, but not too outrageous….

@woodley i think it’s encrusted, not dipped, though that would be awesome.

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5 SwanDiamondRose September 3, 2008 at 4:04 pm

omg wow. i envy your travels.

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6 kezia September 3, 2008 at 11:56 pm

Wow…those are beautiful, haunting images. On a lighter note, I can totally see you rocking some medieval neck ruffles.

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7 susie_bubble September 4, 2008 at 9:40 am

I couldn’t possibly wear these but they are beautiful to look at….

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