A view of the most beautiful lady from the ferry!
Luggage from immigrants who came through Ellis Island
I was intrigued by the designs on each trunk, so beautiful and intricate! The nailhead trim and leather handles made this piece stand out.
I was overwhelmed with pride when I saw my Grandmother's name "Maravigna" on the wall of Honor at Ellis Island! Growing up I heard story after story of my Great Aunts coming from Sicily on "the boat" and to now have a visual of their arrival was incredible!
Once home and looking through all of our photos I realized I was snapping pictures of different patterns storing them away to use for the wedding invitation design. The one on the left was found at Ellis Island on a piece of currency and the one on the right was a chair accent at the Met.
Of course I fell in love with this piece from Charles Demuth, The Figure 5 in Gold at the Metropolitan Museum. Instead of writing a tribute to his friend William Carlos Williams, Demuth used images to describe his friend.Fantastic!
(image from Jace Interiors)