24 Apr 2014

See you tomorrow!

Today I'm feeling under the weather big time...
I'll be back tomorrow - take care!

23 Apr 2014

The screaming snail

 Xenophon, Retreat of the Ten Thousand (French translation), France ca. 1501.
BnF, Français 701, fol. 46r

21 Apr 2014

Easter greetings!

Nothing says Easter like...

...the retro Easter snail bun...
From 'Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cookbook', 1959

18 Apr 2014

17 Apr 2014

Happy Easter greetings!

A vintage postcard by Ernst Fay

15 Apr 2014

'Gnome Home' art print

This family of gnomes is living large in a series of bright 
red capped toadstools! Papa Gnome is walking the family snail on 
the front lawn, Mama Gnome is shaking out a sheet, and throughout the 
windows the pointed hats of the children can be seen peeking out.

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14 Apr 2014

13 Apr 2014

12 Apr 2014

'La Terre'

French textile dated 1923 designed by Yvonne Clarinval for 
the manufacturer Tassinari & Chatel. Dark brown satin ground with
 design of turtles, snails, rocks and ferns, in green, light brown and gold silks

10 Apr 2014

By Italian Bruno Di Maio (1944-)

The Pink Snails

The Surprise

9 Apr 2014

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii again!

'Snakes, locusts, snails, worms, owls and bats, 
the feline race - stoats, weasels, rats', 1911
by Walter Crane (1845-1915) 

3 Apr 2014

See you in a week - take care!

'Wurzel-Märchen. Ein Bilderbuch für kleine Blumenfreunde'. 
by Max Mumenthaler, illustrated by Martha Biber
Zürich, Fritz Ott, n.d.

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