11.04.2011

Day in the Museum

A few weeks ago I was able to spend a glorious day in a museum in honor of my birthday month! It was an incredible place, and since I went without knowing what I would even see, there were plenty of wonderful surprises!


The Rococo exhibit...like stepping into Versailles.














Van Gogh




                                        

41 comments:

DibDabs said...

wow, so jealous, it looks amazing, you right that room does look like stepping back into versailles, also love the amount of incredible paintings you go to see xxx

Tee, Passports and Postcards said...

All the paintings are so beautiful and I love, love your header!

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I seem to spend my life amongst art. I love passing the day at the museum amongst my most beloved artworks. Wishing you a delightful weekend.xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OMG This is just GLORIOUS DEAREST!AND HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!!!!! It is so good to see you my sweet friend! Our fine arts museum here in Minneapolis is similar, with rooms like this that just keep you spellbound. I am so glad to hear that you are PAINTING! AND YES, I finally opened up my Etsy. It took weekends of planning and setting it up and NOW, I am selling on a regular basis. This weekend, I am stocking up and managing it, and it is a lot of work, piled on top of my full-time job and one of my favorite things: BLOGGING! That is why I don't have a new post up yet! So here I am, trying to figure out what I will post....

I wish you a lovely weekend my dear heart! Anita

shopgirl said...

I love going to Museums too! How lovely is this museum?? I only thought these types existed in Europe. I'm hoping to go to the palace in Caserta near Naples tomorrow. Apparently the King at the time wanted to outdo Versailles. I'll let you know if it is better.

Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

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Roselie said...

Wow those pictures are gorgeous! I love the Rococo room it's wonderful! I wish I lived there...

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Gracey said...

Oh wow! :) what a way to celebrate your birthday month <3 it is one of my life-long dreams to see a real Van Gogh painting. so you are very very lucky!

cb said...

wow how fun! going to the museum is never a disappointment! i love rocco and all the gold and extreme detail in the moldings and ceilings. one of my favorites besides arts and crafts. also i really like saying the word ROCCO and really rolling the r! hehe try it!
xo,
cb

Meream said...

Looks like it was a fun day! Love these photos :)

HOGGER & Co. said...

I love these photos!! Looks like a wonderful day!

tywo said...

Such a beautiful museum! I love the theme. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday!!
How is your weekend going dear?
Your new job is exciting!
I have been at a conference in Wisconsin since Thursday. It is going well, but I am stressed out!
Also, I like my hotel room. It looks like a cabin. :)
I hope your weekend is going well.
Oh, I have a letter for you. I am yet to send it though. I have so much to tell you. Life is lovely.


LOVE!

Monique said...

lovely shots and yes that does look like Versailles

Rosie said...

H A P P Y... B I R T H D A Y dear girl
OK those ceiling medallions and the corner plaster friezes are amazing!
What is the actual day "Sweet Shauna"?
Hope you are happy and well and ENJOY your special day to the fullest!
Sending you a "B" day hug...xox...R

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Those photos are so completely beautiful. What an amazing place!

heather said...

yay birthday month! :) and yay museum dates for your birthday month! is that the getty? i ventured down there a few/several years ago. gosh how time flies! we need to get a babysitter and go see ourselves some art one of these days!

Pierre BOYER said...

Great exhibition !
I love MONET painting....

Pierre

classiq said...

Beautiful inspiration! What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday month. Hope your weekend was beautiful!
Ada

this free bird said...

Wow--you got some wonderful pictures. I bet it was a perfect day :)

Meta Musings said...

AMAZING! What a great way to spend your bday! xx

Kristin H said...

Looks like a lovely day! Happy belated birthday!

Josie said...

I love getting lost in museums. Then ending up in the cafe with a nice cup of tea and cake ;)

Annie said...

Wow Shawna, these images are so, so beautiful! I hope your birthday month has been wonderful so far :) p.s. You would definitely appreciate Chicago - hope you get to go there soon!

Fashion Meets Food said...

What gorgeous pictures! xo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

How gorgeous! The Rococo exhibit was stunning! What museum did you go to?

Hope your week is off to a great start! xoxo

Bonnie said...

I could spend all day in a museum. I learn more every time I go there.

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Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

beautiful interiors & some fabulous artwork

Bela said...

LOvely!!! Van Gogh is my favorite!!! SO pretty post you bring today, dear friend!!! Thanks!!
Sorry if I am not here more often but the end of the year is coming fast and my clients make many orders and I sew sew sewwwwww.....:o)))
It is becoming cold there and hot here, my friend!!!!
Love, Bela

Marie said...

I like visiting museums, thanks for sharing!:D

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Style, She Wrote said...

Looks like a fantastic visit! You really captured a diverse array of artworks. xo style, she wrote

simply_kc said...

I don't think I'd ever want to leave that place. It looks so majestic! I remember the time my mom and I went to the Smithsonian in DC she literally had to drag me out the museum because I am in awe with all the exhibits. Lol. And the time my boyfriend and I went to ripleys I had to look at everything they showcased.

I'm a sucker for historical items but was never a history buff. Your photographs are amazing! Makes me want to go visit it myself.

♥ x0x0

Diana said...

Gorgeous photos!! Did I miss that it was your birthday!! I hope you had an amazing time for your birthday and that it was a wonderful celebration of YOU!! :)

Love Sushi and Fashion said...

Beautiful pictures! very inspirational! <3<3

Ann said...

That one cool way to spend a day.

I love visiting museums,
whenever I'm on a different country I always make sure to stop by a few museums.

Ann said...

That one cool way to spend a day.

I love visiting museums,
whenever I'm on a different country I always make sure to stop by a few museums.

georgia~gigi said...

Oh Poppie Girl Happy Belated Birthday!
I am glad to see you spent it in such a BEAUTIFUL place! Wow, how awesome!
Love all your pics, and the effects!
Wish I could of went with ya!!!!!

Hope your week is going well :)
love ya lots
gi gi

Nnenna said...

Amazing pictures! So many pretty things to look at :) Which museum is this?

star-crossed smile

Punctuation Mark said...

i love museums... love those views of the city!

About Last Weekend said...

What a stunning way to spend the day, really love your photos - those garden ones look like miniatures...

StephieB said...

Gorgeous! Lucky you and a very happy birthday too!

Stephie x

Gloria said...

Very gorgeous!!! I love viewing all of the beautiful artwork. I bet this was such a treat to see in person.

Happy Birthday to you sweet birthday girl!!

xoxo...Gloria