Blue Notes

I’m in  a blue mood, a good one.   I recently painted the outside and inside of my house blue.   Now I see beautiful blues everywhere.   I found these note cards in Sweden.   They are from Danish designer and painter Birthe Koustrup (1917 – 2000).   http://www.koustrup.info

Lotus Flowers, Handbook of Decorative Motifs by Birthe Koustrup

Decoration inspired by the Kakiemon familys work, c. 1780, Japan. Handbook of Decorative Motifs, Birthe Koustrup

Composition from a motif painted on a water pitcher, Song Era. Handbook of Decorative Motifs, Birthe Koustrup

 

Flowering Apricot. Inspriation from a Chinese Vase, Kangsi period. Handbook of Decorative Motifs, Birthe Koustrup

Design on a jar of ointment, eighteenth century, France. Handbook of Decorative Motifs, Birthe Koustrup

A blue door in the town of Halmstad, Sweden:

Dalarna blue

Another blue door, in the town of Simrishamn, Sweden:

blue door

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One Response to Blue Notes

  1. This is Kat. says:

    These are so beautiful! I love the designs and patterns, and the blue works very well with them! Thanks for sharing, I’ll be sure to look at more!

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