|A Dinner Table at Night, 1884, John Singer Sargent|
Lucca velvet, Chantilly lace,
Tahitian pearls, Limoges china,
Madeira linen, Tiffany silver.
Living my dream
of Donovan gowns,
and fine Pompadour's.
I just forgot to wish for love.
by Margaret Bednar, Art Happens 365, August 9, 2012
This is for "The Mag #129". Write a poem or short vignette for the weekly photo prompt.
a side note about velvet: Silk was carried along the legendary Silk route by Arabs to Europe. Velvet reached Italy and made fortunes for the cities of Lucca, Sicily, Florence as they had the largest production of velvet from the 12th - 18th century. They supplied to the rest of Europe. Velvet was used in everything rich, from hors carriages to furniture, clothes, upholstery, drapes and even wall coverings. (excerpt from HERE)
A fun Jerry Lee Lewis song "Chantilly Lace"