At first glance I thought I was looking at the bust of a knight in (not so) shining armor then it appeared more feminine to me. There’s a part of me that wants this to be a symbol for FEMALE STRENGTH –perhaps wearing her “knighty”! That said, I think she needs a necklace from Jenny’s Jewels to brighten her outfit. Imagine what that could do for her!
We saw this at the ancient “castello” in Brescia, Italy.
There’s something about the old photographs of my grandparents and those of their parents that fascinate me. Pictures were more of event in their time and likely took many more minutes to prepare for than today’s photographs; flowers and brooches placed just so. I stumbled across the Petalina blog today, http://petalena.wordpress.com and marveled at the collection of old photographs she found and posted along with her beautiful custom flower bouquets.