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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Miss Havisham Colorized

For those of you who prefer a colorized version of a classic I bring you “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Breakfast Gone Bad Part II”.

Welcome my friends to a wedding breakfast. It’s hosted by Miss Havisham every single day.

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You know Miss Havisham don’t you? She’s a favorite character in Charles Dicken’s “Great Expectations”. Young, lovely and wealthy Miss Havisham had planned a lavish wedding to her suitor Compeyson. Although her cousin had tried to warn her that he was a scoundrel she didn’t listen. On the morning of the wedding, at twenty to nine, she received a letter from her intended informing her the wedding would not take place. From that day forward time stopped for the heartbroken Miss Havisham.

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She never removed her wedding gown and the wedding breakfast was left to rot.

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She had selected only the finest linen, crystal and lace for her special day.

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The sideboard groaned under the weight of all the wedding food.

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But the feast was only ever enjoyed by insects and rats.

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One of the rats reminds me of another crazy character… the painter Salvador Dali.

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I do hope Miss Havisham takes care. There is just so much flammable fabric…

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...draped amongst so many flames.

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She has suffered enough…we wouldn’t want anything to go up in smoke.

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You can see the original black and white version HERE.

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View it if you dare.



Lorrie said...

You're having a lot of fun with this theme! And I'm having fun looking at it. I've always thought Miss Havisham was a quitter, but she does add quirkiness to the story.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love it. About four years ago, my daughter did Miss Haversham's wedding for a class. She made it into a video. It was precious. She loved that book. Poor Miss Haversham really caught her attention being stuck in the past with the dress, the old wedding cake, and a clocked stopped. Of course, it is just one of Dicken's masterpieces, but it leaves and indelible impression. Great job!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

This is so fun and it's eerily beautiful, too. Very creative!

GSGreatEscaper said...

What made you think of doing this? Please explain - was it a school project? If so, you should get an A!

martinealison said...

Bonsoir chère amie,

Des photos étonnantes ! Un décor extraordinaire et fascinant... J'adore !
Gros bisous ♡

Linda said...

This is so neat!!!
Love it!

Christine said...

The candle light casts a eerie effect, even in color!

Rita C. said...

I thought B&W would be better, but I'm torn. Both versions look terrific!

Karena Albert said...

Too fun Laura! You are amazing as usual!! I hope you will visit, I miss you!

The Arts by Karena
Halloween Artistry!

The Boston Lady said...

I wasn't expecting to like the colorized version, but some of the images were even more creepy in color. Irregardless, I'm a huge fan of both. Bravo! Ann

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Laura,
Wow! You did a great job with decorating everything for this. I love the all white and the little rats! I loved that book Great Expectations.
Thanks for sharing your fun display.
Have a wonderful week.
Julie xo

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love all your attention to detail in your decor.

Auntie Em said...

The B&W is definitely a little spookier. (Even with the rats and spiders and cobwebs the beauty of your dining room and elements shines through) But I did notice more details with the colour version of the photos.
A couple of things I really admire in your details are the clock stopped at the time the sad message was delivered, the toppled chair as if she jumped up in a hurry and left and the cake being nibbled by the rodents. The cake looks very yummy, BTW. I hope the rodents didn't get all of it! lol
Thank you for sharing your awesome work. :)

Joellen said...

I really, really love this especially the colorized version because it is so real.