My favorite item to search for in antique shops is vintage silhouette artwork. There are several shops in my neighborhood that dedicate entire walls to such works and are always affordably priced. I always have to fight off the urge to cover all of my walls with such works! I guess you could say I have a little bit of an obsession with silhouettes…especially the figurative variety. Custom silhouettes are a fantastic gift idea for Mother’s day and other holidays and I think when I have kids I will definitely want silhouette artwork done for each of their pretty little heads. I know several people who have pet silhouettes hanging in their house too, but Sophie hasn’t quite made it onto the wall yet! I always have had a special place in my heart for cameos and silhouettes and am always looking for new and creative takes on the cult favorite. Here are a few of my favorite silhouette goodies found around the web:


Claudia — Original Collage $45 by amelia mae; Charlotte – Original Collage $45 by amelia mae


custom silhouette pendants by lucky me beads $48 one sided or $70 two sided; you can also order these pendants at craftsbury kids here

pink adult sized shirt/blouse hangers adorned with silhouette designs including ponytail with bow, flip, and curls and a black/cream french ribbon bow
1 for $25, 3 for $50, or 4 for $75 available @ ladybug art

A Pair of Framed Silhouette Prints, Captain and Mrs. Wentworth $65 by Optic Waste

Sisters Silhouette Scherenschnitte $39 by traditionall;


Boy with Wagon print $40 by Karl Johnson

1 Comment on Silhouettes

  1. jess gonacha
    March 5, 2008 at 7:33 pm (10 years ago)

    i am so loving your blog lately!!! and i’m so glad you like the print and that it arrived safely. 🙂

    those silhouette pieces by amelia mae are fantastique!!