Thursday, April 30

umbrella etiquette x

inspire me thursday....umbrella x

amazing photo by philip newton

umbrella etiquette

when disembarking from public transit, one should keep their umbrella holstered until such a proper time as it may be safely wielded without impeding the general progress of fellow passengers

ensure the umbrella you carry is of good craftsmanship. it should not have any broken spikes as this could be hazardous to passers-by

hold your umbrella at an adequate height above your head. a good rule of thumb is to keep the bottom of the handle at shoulder level

though swordlike, umbrella's are not weapons; they should not be treated as such. do not engage in fencing, jousting, or any other manner of swordplay or horseplay with an umbrella. please practice your swordsmanship using actual swords

quotes from umbrella etiquette

wishing you all an inspirational (and hopefully sword less!) thursday

Wednesday, April 29

cute wallpaper x

sophie from *her library adventures* mentioned *frankie*, an australian magazine.....couldn't resist a peek on line and noticed the cutest wallpapers that you can download for your laptop....take a look....x

i'm wondering if i can justify the extra cost for worldwide delivery to subscribe to this magazine....would love to hear from anyone who reads this xx

p.s hugest thankyou to sophie for the beautiful brooches she sent me as part of her 1st anniversary giveaway.....they were waiting for me at work today & it brightened my day up so much...promise to post photo's of them sometime this week xx

Monday, April 27

polaroid poetry x

seen on we heart it
photo's by thresca from her gorgeous blog

hope your week is off to a peaceful start

for jo x

death is nothing at all,
i have only slipped away into the next room.

i am i, you are you.
whatever we were to each other, that we still are.

call me by my old familiar name, speak to me
in the easy way that you always used.

put no difference in your tone,
wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
laugh as we always laughed
at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

play, smile, think of me, pray for me,
let my name be ever the household word
that it always was.
let it be spoken without effect,
without the trace of shadow on it.

life means all that it ever meant,
it is the same as it ever was;
there is unbroken continuity.
why should i be out of mind
because i am out of sight?

i am waiting for you, for an interval,
somewhere very near,
just around the corner

all is well

poem by henry scott holland
first seen at peonies and polaroids

*finally* photo by alicia bock

for jo
you're in my thoughts

Sunday, April 26

delft x

i love the simplicity of delft pottery, such lovely shades of blue, sits beautifully against blue & white enamel bakeware. i found the photo's below on sweet paul's blog, for a feature for country living....

hope your weekend has been just lovely

Saturday, April 25

shopping list saturday.....sewing thread x

she dropped the basket with the spools of thread
they scattered under the table, under the chairs,
in improbable corners - one that was orange-red
got inside the glass lamp; a mauve one
deep in the mirror; that gold one -
she never had a spool of gold thread - where did it come from?
she was about to kneel,to pick them up one by one, to tidy up
before opening the door. she had no time. they knocked again.
she stood motionless, helpless, her hands dropped to her sides.
when she remembered to open - no one was there.....
motionless swaying by yannis ritsos

still life by shutterclick

common threads chocolate delights by 1000beautifulthings

spools by lifelovepaper

vintage threads by lifelovepaper

thread by snappingtwig

common threads vanilla delight by 1000beautifulthings

family threads by janeheller

sewing mends the soul by shartreuse

hold me sweetheart by feltathome

letter reel by feltathome

secret message by feltathome

sewing mends the soul

the saturday shopping list was started by fancy picnic so hop on over there to take a look at everybody elses lists

hope your saturday is off to a sunny start & hope you've got lovely plans for sunday....x

Friday, April 24

fashion friday *chanel* x

fashion friday again, and seems only fitting that in the week "coco avant chanel" is released in france, that this week we should pay homage to coco chanel....

*a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous*

*a woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future*

*elegance does not consist of putting on a new dress *

*fashion fades, only style remains the same*

*fashion is made to become unfashionable*

*in order to be irreplacable one must always be different*

*luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury*

*look for the woman in the dress. if there is no woman, there is no dress*

*since everything is in our heads, we had better not lose them*

*those who create are rare; those who cannot are numerous*

*there have been several duchesses of westminster but there is only one chanel*

all quotes from coco chanel
catwalk photo's from

wishing you a fabulously fashionable friday

Thursday, April 23

pushing daisies x

pushing daisies by katherine elizabeth via flickr

their days of glory ending,
the green pushing out the yellow
still full living blooms
being driven out, interlopers
green leaves dismissing the petals,
the bright pure yellow
a carpet of canary
below the green pushing them out
their time in the sun
over, far too soon
poem by raymond a foss

wishing you all an inspirational thursday

Wednesday, April 22

coco chanel x

the film "coco avant chanel" is realeased in france today
the lovely audrey tatou, wonderful clothes, beautiful cinematography
i can't wait for it's release here in the uk

see the trailer here

more chanel on friday xx

happy earth day x

happy earth day by let love in via flickr

wedding dance(s) x

i've seen this wedding posted on a few blogs, but it never fails to make me smile......if i ever get married, this is exactly what i'd love my wedding to be like x

gorgeous wedding photo's by labour of love

the cutest wedding dances

shona & rob's first dance to "i've got you babe"

shona's dance with her bridesmaids to beyonce's "single ladies"
hope these bring a smile to your face today

Monday, April 20

elle decoration & sentiments of home x

i've enjoyed a long weekend at home, cleaning, decorating, planning more decorating. looking through elle decoration today, these photos, and the quotes really struck home.....x

from elle decoration may2009

Sunday, April 19

i want to be grace kelly x

today, in 1956, prince rainier of monaco married grace kelly.....

beautiful gown, graceful lady, true love

look out sunshine x

today has been a beautifully sunny day, (almost) cloudless blue sky

music *look out sunshine* by the fratellis

clockwise from top left: meadow, guitar, bicycle, bubbles

clockwise from top left: dress, girl, shoes, sunshine

hope your day has been sunny too x