I am not sure when my fascination with crowns began, but I suspect it might have been when I saw a post on Mardi Gras on the lovely blog Bayou Contessa, and glimpsed Julie Neill's crown collection on her mantle.
When thinking about crowns, I remembered seeing a crown on Princess Diana's personal stationary. It took me a while to find this, but it was worth the search. I think the D with the little crown is so charming. Image from Historic Press.
If you want your own crown stationary, Crane & Co. has a cute crown design.
This is the coat of arms for the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Only three crowns on this one!
A beautiful sconce from Remains lighting, with a crown detail at the base.
Crowns can also be seen in architecture, in particular at the top of buildings. Here is a great example from the Crown Building, NYC. Image from deadprogrammer.com.
St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh, is famous for its crown spire. From virtualtourist.com.
This was a nice topic to research for my 100th post. I was able to find sources in art, design, real estate, architecture, and royalty - which are all of my favorite topics of inspiration! As always, thank you for reading my blog. I look forward to another 100 posts!