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Tina Tarnoff
San Francisco
artist / treasure hunter / anglophile / amateur sleuth 🏡 San Francisco
Interests: music, laughing, surrealism, folklore, art nouveau, decoupage, oscar wilde, baudelaire, flappers, herbalism, painting, antiques, nature, museums, mythology, paganism, art deco, glamour, lord byron, old hollywood, rimbaud, vintage clothes, silent film stars, gypsies, decadence, vintage photography, percy shelley, bohemianism, anthropology & archeology, ethnic and vintage jewelry, flee markets, arts & crafts movement, belle epoch, dandyism, angela carter..., making art and jewelry. Favorite poem...Separation by W. S. Merwin: Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.
Recent Activity
(Wearing my Wuthering Heights Necklace) To see more of my artwork and jewelry hop over to my shop. xoxoxo Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
New in my shop - Frida Kahlo Necklace... The image is from my original Frida Kahlo painting... Frida Kahlo, acrylic on canvas, 16"x20" - SOLD At the moment I have Frida Kahlo available only as a necklace, but will be... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I've just updated my vintage shop Cat's Miaow Vintage with some new goodies, so please take a look! Here's a preview of what you'll find... Vintage Purple Amethyst Glass Faceted Large Sterling Ring Antique Chinese Kingfisher Hair Pin / Brooch... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I just listed a beautiful antique phonograph to my vintage shop, Cat's Miaow Vintage, (among other lovely items, so do stop by!). I'm going to share lots more photos here, from many different angles, cause this beauty deserves it. (UPDATE:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I've added some new jewelry styles to my shop, such as rings, cuff bracelets, pins and chokers, so please hop over to my shop and take a look! I also have a 30% sale going on right now... so if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Last year in September I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Gatsby Summer Afternoon - a 1920s-1940s themed picnic that takes place once a year at Dunsmuir House in Oakland, CA. It was truly a fun and wonderful... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Hello! A while back I opened a vintage shop on Etsy - Cats' Miaow Vintage. I've been a vintage enthusiast for a long time and accumulated so many lovely things, and with my house bursting at the seams it was... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2015 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Hello, Hello! I've recently made miniature hand-cut silhouette papercut locket necklaces and they are now available in my shop. The necklaces are all limited edition of 6. About the necklace: The Necklace was created using my original hand-cut silhouette papercut... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Hello! I have a new papercut to share with you today. I've been getting lots of requests to create Marry Poppins Papercut, so finally I found the time to do it! Here it is... Mary Poppins, Hand-Cut Silhouette Papercut by... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I have a new papercut to share with you today, The Equestrienne. I've always been enamoured by the Brittish countryside, castles, literature... I tried with this papercut to encapture in a small way this world... The Equestrienne, Hand-Cut Silhouette Papercut... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2013 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I'll be part of an Art Show this coming weekend, so if you're in San Francisco, do stop by! ~ click on the images to expand ~ It should be fun! xoxoxo Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2013 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I'm having an art show at Focus Gallery, 1534 Grant Ave., San Francisco, CA 94133 from May 3 - May 15. If you're in the Bay Area, I'd love to see you at the reception on Sunday, May 5, from... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I can't believe it's been more than a year since my last post! Every day I keep reminding myself to blog tomorrow. All of my "to do" lists start with "start blogging again... tomorrow." And then, day after day, all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2013 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Love these bags!
Toggle Commented Aug 28, 2012 on A BLEUBIRD GIVEAWAY - CLOSED. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
They have such beautiful things! Pick me! :)
Toggle Commented May 26, 2012 on A BLEUBIRD GIVEAWAY - CLOSED. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts! I've been busy busy with my shop, some custom orders, and preparing for the upcoming holiday season. The regular posting will probably resume after the Holidays. Till then I'll try and post when... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I have a great wish to make our living room look like part old apothecary, part Holmes study, part mad Victorian scientist laboratory, part Joseph Cornell studio. I've been slowly collecting apothecary jars, broken doll parts, stereoscopes, frog heart models,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Some photos I took at the most magical, fairytale-like Stow Lake in SF Golden Gate Park. Beware, greenness aplenty (the water especially!)... xoxoxo {All photos by Tina Tarnoff} Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I love Autumn. I'm looking forward to foggy days, fallen leaves, warm comforting colors, mist and chill in the air. George Eliot said... "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Artist Serena Malyon adds tilt-shift photography effects to some of Van Gogh’s famous paintings. Serena used photoshop to manipulate the light and adjust focus, making us see these paintings in a whole new way. These scenes seem like miniature models.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
The Evolution Store botanical posters.... New Orla Kiely Dresses... And a beautiful vintage one from 1930s... This Antique Empire State large format camera... And green Kodak Rainbow Hawkeye camera which I've been wanting for ever... A couple of amazing Folk... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Last Friday was one of those days. When you wake up feeling listless, moody, irritable, unmotivated and overall feeling lousy about yourself and the world around you. So, Terry suggested we drop everything and go out buffalo hunting. What! said... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
I just stumbled onto this book called "Examples of Chinese ornament", by Owen Jones, London, 1867. It is full of, well, examples of Chinese ornament..., of course :), selected from the objects in South Kensington museum and other collections (100... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Exquisite hand-painted porcelain dinnerware by Anna Weatherley. Botanical illustrations on plates? Yes please. Here are some from her collections that I find particularly eye pleasing... Delightul (and very pricey). See more collections and find out about Anna Weatherley here. xoxoxo Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS
Beautiful painting by Sir John Lavery of his wife Hazel Lavery. It's one of my favorite... Such gorgeous warm tones. See more of his work here. xoxoxo {via French Sampler} Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2011 at THOUGHT PATTERNS