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doorrondel1

A door has to be functional but it can also be beautiful. It boggles my mind to imagine that over 140 years ago someone sat down and put pencil to paper to design this door for Trinity Church in the City of Boston and perhaps thought, hmmm, well, besides adding a snazzy brass doorknob, what else can I do to jazz up this door? 🙂  My mind works in a different way. As I watch the sun shine through this decorative glass in the upper part of the church doors I begin to wonder how might these wonderful geometrics and bright colors be translated into other forms. You might be surprised! Stay tuned to this blog and follow the Trinity Church Shop Facebook page for updates on merchandise featuring these motifs.

 

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BurneJonesandTrees

The versatility of white: Postcards, t-shirt and ornament with details from David’s Charge to Solomon, a stained glass window by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris paired with a silk chiffon scarf featuring swaying tree branches

It has been my pleasure over the past few years to work with Donna Stenwall, Manager of Visitor Services at Trinity Church in Boston. While I think I have a pretty good grasp of color, one of the things I continually learn from Donna is how to put those colors together to create “visual eye candy” on the shelves of the shop at Trinity. Having previously worked for Laura Ashley for 35 years, she has a command not only of color but of style. The vignettes that she puts together whether based on motif or, in these examples, on color, truly captivate the eye. As she says, “There is nothing worse than having a display that is so jarring to the eye that people don’t really know where to look!”

madonnaanddove

Warm reds, pinks and gold: Boxed note cards featuring 19th century reproduction of a 15th century painting of the Madonna and Child paired with a ceramic ornament with dove motif from The Ascension stained glass window, with just a peek at the flowers from the window The Five Wise Virgins

Visit the shop at Trinity Church and you can see these colorful vignettes for yourself.

trinityblues

Cool blues: A framed watercolor print of Trinity Church at night paired with an oval glass ornament of Jesus from the window The Resurrection by John La Farge and a blue-tinted card featuring an etching of Trinity Church by Henry Blaney

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