Thursday, September 6, 2012

Louis Dubay & Vintage San Francisco Honey

An enormous poster on canvas, painted many, many years ago by Louis Dubay, legendary San Francisco beekeeper, hangs above our spiral stairway. We believe it was originally used as a backdrop by the SF Beekeepers Association at fairs and exhibitions where they set up displays and extolled the virtues of beekeeping and the pleasures of honey. Louis was one of the original founders of the group, and a neighbor - he lived with Leonore (the love of his life) for years a few houses up the hill from us, and his hives were always filled with the gentlest honey bees.

Here's a newspaper article about him with some wonderful quotes....
Louis died ten years ago - his headstone says it all...

Will be visiting...
Vintage Inspiration Friday
Simple and Sweet Fridays
Feathered Nest Friday
Show and Tell Friday
Ivy and Elephants


  1. This is a beautiful canvas. It adds such a wonderful fun elegance to the stairwell. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our What’s it Wednesday linky party. I hope you can join us.


    1. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment.
      I will certainly link up with your party next Wednesday. - you always have such an interesting mix of posts and participants!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring post about Louis Dubay on Simple & Sweet Fridays. He sounds like an amazing person. Your home is gorgeous and I'm in love with your stairwell. Have a great weekend.


  3. Appreciate you stopping by to comment on my SF Honey story -
    Now that the weekend's arrived, I plan on reading and visiting other posts from this week's Simple and Sweet Friday.


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