Friday, February 6, 2009

Love. Dreams. Heartbreak.

I absolutely adore both of these prints. The black. The gold. The words. The typography. The small, yet perfect additions of the (bird and heart) images. The prints almost serve as counterpoints to each other, but love, dreams, and heartbreak all exist in one life, so there is surely room for both prints in one house! Love. Love. Love.


My French is terribly rusty (sad explanation in this post- scroll to "French Cloud Notebook,") but the description for this print lists the English translation as, "Nothing is real but dreams and love." Beautiful.

Heather Amuny-Dey at Velocity

Although this print mentions heartbreak, it also speaks of love-- because one must first know love before one can know heartbreak, no? And I imagine we have all encountered that voice at some point; the words could be uttered (or simply thought) about a person with whom one is hesitant to become involved, knowing only heartbreak can follow, or about a person who is so heartbroken words can't hide her pain.

9 comments:

Blair said...

I would love to have these both in my house and I love your perspective on heartbreak!

Stephanie said...

So, so pretty!

Tina said...

the french print is so beautiful, in words & typography-wise, lovely colours too!

Anonymous said...

hello courtney!!
I'm the owner of theLoveShop on etsy, and the designer of the French print above (nothing is real but dreams and love) the one with the sweet lil birdie in it :) One of my customers told me that they purchased my print after seeing it on your blog! So thanks so much for that!!! It's so great what youre doing here! I love the other print below mine too. Its gorgeous! :) Please come by and chat anytime ok? I promise you and any lovely person who stops by that they will have lots of love lavished on them :) Keep up the sweet blog and all the best wishes for you for now and the future. Thanks again and Lotsa love
JJ xox
http://www.theloveshop.etsy.com
x

Courtney said...

What beautiful prints.

Thanks for sharing these, Courtney, and for including your sentiments along with them.

I'm going to check out the etsy shop. I love that phrase and the bird addition is just perfect.

Michelle said...

Hey lady, great post, I love that typography

alison said...

Well after a wonderful evening of memories and catching up with your mom, she referred to your blog many times. I, of course, had to take a look. I love it and have quickly become addicted, reading your past posts, comments, and I am currently on overload! I am now going to be a daily reader of this beautiful blog. I have a blog as well and will get the information to you.

Much love,
Ali

Jena Lepitzki said...

I absolutely love both of these prints. Thanks for the insights! I am heading over to this etsy shop right now...

Jane Flanagan said...

So pretty! I love the heartbreak one!