Friday, July 10, 2009

This and That and a Little of the Other ... and Pink Saturday!

Wow - it's been a whole week since I've posted ... that's some kind of record for me. I guess summer activities and events have just taken over. That's kinda funny, since I never feel as if I'm doing anything!

Everything is getting back together in my kitchen of horrors. The painters just left. I wish this is what they were painting...

Alas, nothing so exuberant or detailed. Two colours. That's it. Though they are pale yellow and sherbet orange ... so there's a little exuberance!

Speaking of exuberant and extravagant, isn't this 18th century Ventian armchair a real beaut! I want it! ... actually, I want FOUR of them! To see more of this kind of fine period furniture, check out the sales here and click on "warehouse sale." Lots of treasures to make you feel like a royal!

While on the subject of treasures and royals, how about this wall of crowns and tiaras! I'm impressed that they've found such a sleek and modern way to display these beauties.

I really like the shape of this one ... it almost looks like a crown version of a Victorian ladies hat!

But this is my favorite...each one of the jeweled flowers is separate and 'hinged' so they will move as they are exposed to breezes - or people's hands. Now, that's interactive!

Bleak House has always been one of my favorite Dickens novels (right after Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities), so I was a little leery of the 6-hour BBC mini-series. It's always hard for me to see characters already very familiar to me ... and I certainly know how they're supposed to look! However, this was a real delight. The art direction was spot on target - everything looked exactly right ... from the grand homes of Lord and Lady Dedlock to the miserable squalor of Joe and Krook. Tulkinghorne and Miss Flite are perfectly cast - as are Skimpole and "Shake me up" Smallweed. Indeed, it's kind of wrong to single out anybody, as the entire cast is delightful. A special surprise was Lady Dedlock as portrayed by Gillian Anderson - a lovely rendition of this tragic character. If you are a Bleak House fan - or if you've never read it and are discovering it for the first time - this is a must-see for fans of Dickens - or costume drama - or sociological commentary - or puzzling mysteries! Well worth the six hours!

Even though I'm obscenely tardy, I wanted to show off my pink finds for Beverly's Pink Saturday! Anybody need to do some bathroom decoration?!

Be sure to check out Beverly's Pink Saturday to see many more people who are posting their pinkalicious photos of the week!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend - I'm off to watch the finale of Harper's Island. I'm ready for this show to be wrapped up. It was fun for awhile - but it's getting tiresome!

Remember - be sure to make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan ♥

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