Friday, August 21, 2009

Tree of Life Bedding

Yesterday, the newest Pyramid Collection catalogue arrived. I have to admit, for the most part I don't get thrilled about their items. They are lovely, but overpriced in my opinion. But we did purchase our wonderful Mucha tapestries from them, and their new catalogue featured another item that turned my head. A beautiful bedding set inspired by William Morris' Tree of Life (ironically it's not identified as such, but it's pretty glaringly obvious)


Actually if you look closely at the design, it looks more inspired by Flora, but there are definitely William Morris patterns in the design.

PS: Still no signs of this week's Desperate Romantics on YouTube! Probably for the best...I hear William Morris is an "Oaf" in it. :(

16 comments:

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Grace, The trail of blogs I was following just lead me to your blog. (:

My love affair with the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood of artists started years ago when I discovered a simple postcard of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's "Reverie." Its grown to include a ton of books about the brotherhood. My favorite one being "Pre-Raphaelites at Home" by Pamela Todd. Love your blog! (: Vicki

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Grace, this is so beautiful! So you ordered one? This is really going to add even more charm to your place! I love the setting for the picture as well, with the leaded glass window and exposed beams on the walls! Ah! let us dream! How are you? Have a GREAT WEEKEND! Anita

Hermes said...

That is so lovely. What a good find.

Gothic Bohemian said...
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Gothic Bohemian said...

Yep, as suspected, William Morris was transformed into an oafish charicature much in keeping with everything else in this series. Jane Morris was also a bit of a disappointment for some reason whilst Ned Burne Jones just seems utterly unmemorable, but I have to confess to thoroughly enjoying the series none the less.

Taken in the spirit so obviously intended, it's a rollicking romp with some wonderful comedic touches. Rossetti's initial shenanigans with the superbly voluptuous Fanny Cornforth had me hooting with laughter, but I'd better not say anymore else I spoil it for you!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hi Grace! I love the nickname of the piece...have you ever had a featherbed? We use one in the winter and it's a velvet fog to be sure...or maybe a large marshmallow! Sweet dreams dear one and have a great weekend. See you at the theatre for more of M. Balzac and his silliness? Excellent! :) Anita

Anonymous said...

Hi Grace you may be able to watch it on bbc iplayer http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00lvyr1/Desperate_Romantics_Episode_1/
but I don't know if it will work in the US.
It's good spirited and Gabriel would have loved it! Morris and Ned don't get too much of a mention but to be honest it leaves it open to a second series. There is a lot of poetic licence taken but actually many of the core facts are pretty accurate and quite well told. And you'll LOVE Aiden Turner...

Anonymous said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00lvyr1/Desperate_Romantics_Episode_1/

sorry that previous url was incomplete

Anonymous said...

still not printing all of it, where it say Desper it should be
Desperate_Romantics_Episode_1/

Good luck

Grace said...

Hey there Anonymous. The BBC player actually doesn't work in the US. But I've managed to track down every episode so far to watch it. Honestly, I've found tons and tons of parts of the story to be historically inaccurate, and I hated how Ned and Topsy were portrayed, but I'm still enjoying it!! I hope to write a review of the whole thing after the series is completed (Is this week the last episode??).

Grace said...

Vicki, welcome to my blog! I really enjoyed reading the book you mentioned as well. There aren't many great books out there on the PRB, but the ones that are around are really quite good! :)

helen said...

Have you seen this site?You can get blinds in a Burne-jones inspired design
http://www.creativelydifferentblinds.com/TheVictoriaandAlbertMuseumStainedGlass/ChaucerAsleepSirEdwardBurneJones.aspx

Sportskids Team said...
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Grace said...

What fun, Helen! Thanks for the link :)

Tree of Life Tapestry said...

Very good Collection!!! I love tree of life bedding sets and tapestries. Thanks for sharing with us....

Alina Dall said...

Great post . thanks for sharing with us. I also want to share some classy collection of
tree of life tapestry with you.