Coat of Arms

coat of arms,, timothy oulton
Thank you, thank you all yesterday for your support, encouragement and enthusiasm.  You have no idea how much it means to me!  I will keep you posted as to how the little venture goes.  

Today I want to talk about Coat of Arms and how elegant and sophisticated they are.  I love them now and believe it or not I have been in love them since I was maybe 13?  Around that age I got my first blazer (you know the kind with gold buttons) and all I could think about was getting ahold of a coat of arms to put in the breast pocket.  It took a while to find the right one, but wao I felt so cool and yes sophisticated.  I love how meaningful they are with every little detail in the rendering representing something specific to a family, person or region. 

Anyway, I think they should be in vogue.  Isn't the artwork above spectacular.  I'm not sure how much these are from Timothy Oulton, but they look expensive.  How fabulous are they in this dining room. 

coat of arms,, timothy oulton
They add drama and worldliness for sure.  I visited and found some great potential prints.  What do you think?

I'm kind of liking the first one's shape even though I wish it had color.  Maybe I can color them in?!  That could be a fun project.  This last is kind of cool too.  Thoughts?

[first two images via Timothy Oulton, and prints from]