Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's Official - Summer Is Over

Have a wonderful (Labor Day) weekend everyone!

(Gromit and very very full bike racks at Paddington?  Can you imagine any of this at Grand Central Station?)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

To Get You Ready for "La Rentree" - Tahitian Vanilla

As much as I've always hated for summer to be over

there's always a little excitement about Fall.  Even tho' I'm not still in school, the weather's cooler 

and it makes me feel a little bit bouncy.  I look forward to new clothes, new friends, learning new things.

Nothing like super fresh donuts on a cool-but-sunny Autumn morning, is there?

And maybe a nice letter will come through the mail from a summer friend.

It will seem o.k. again to want to do something to the house inside, and to paint it darker for cool weather cozy-ing.

And eating yummy things.  (Have I already mentioned that?)

I'll want to bring color into the house again, instead of going outside to find it.

And the sweets of summer will be (sadly) a misty memory.  All pics via TahitianVanilla tumblr.

Nice huh? Hope your summer has been all that you hoped!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

It Was Like This.........London in August

We played tourists.  We were lazy.  We walked EVERYWHERE.  That was my summer vacation with Mr. Paradis.  In a place they sometimes call "Blighty".  More like "BEE-YOU-TI-FUL, this time.

How was yours ?????  

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Another Happy Weekend

My weekend will not be like this.  My summer has not been like this.

But I do have dreams to have a summer weekend that looks like this someday.  (Dreams are powerful!)


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bay Area Randomness

It seems so long ago now.......

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Annie Koelle on Pinterest

She doesn't know me, or this blog

I'm probably older than her.

I don't know anything else about her, except that she might be a painter too.

But sometimes I think she and I must have been separated at birth.

Or else, as they say, it's just that GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE

I love almost everything she puts on her Pinterest site.  And I'm not even really a Pinterest-y person.  

I'm almost ready for fall again.  Are you?  Isn't the summer going quickly?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wild West Weekend

Surreal, isn't it?  But I wouldn't say no.  You?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Le Divan Fumoir Bohemian

Florizel has been coming up with some fascinating images this spring and summer.  I'm finding them very inspiring.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Poetry of Material Things, Revisited

I will echo something that Gesbi from Le Style et La Matiere said:

"Why didn't I think of THAT name?"  ("for my blog")

It's o.k.

Whoever it is who deserves credit for this name, this Blog

and all the beautiful images gathered there.....

(bonus pic via "La Casita" since it so well fits this theme)

is welcome to play his/her role in the bio-diversity of our Blog-u-verse.  I don't need to do anything except enjoy and say:  thank you! for the delicious feeling of lightness and calm I get from visiting and being reminded of..........

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Something Different For the Weekend

I'll be posting more from Florizel at Le Divan Fumoir Bohemien

If anybody is spending their summer vacation doing arty things, you might enjoy these.

I've been doing some paper cutting - very much not like these, but I do love the simplicity and primitive qualities of these silhouettes, the orientalism about them, the gold-leafey effect.  Although I think they may be watercolors or stencils.  

Gives you ideas?  Me, definitely!!!!!