Just wanted to take a minute out of my crazy February to celebrate George Washington's birthday, February 22, 1732.
Because I have a mother that was invested in family history, and accumulating long lists of ancestors, I happen to know that George Washington in my second cousin, six times removed.
I found this great old print of him in a stack of antique ephemera ... you can see to thr right that the corner is bent , and there were actually some tears I trimmed off. It was a premium, probably from a magazine subsription, in 1876, during the our country's centennial.
I looked for a period frame for a long time, before finding this aesthetic style frame at the antique mall where I work. I loved it and thought it looked good enough to be original.
The picture has been hanging in my library for many years, but this year I thought it would be fun to decorate it for the big day.
Since I loved all the rosettes that the rebels wore in the latest movie of Les Miserables, I thought it would be the perfect detail to help me honor my cousin's birthday. As always, I am indebted to Graphics Fairy for the awesome silhouette that makes up the middle of the rosette.
Happy Birthday to the First George W.