Sunday, March 28, 2010

Things You Need to See, Things You Hoped to Never See...

I completely missed Pink Saturday yesterday - the day simply got away from me. But, if I had got the chance to post, this was my first image for the post...

Being a parent can be so difficult today...

Thank goodness, Debbie Reynold's here to help us out with those tough answers!

Oh, is the teeshirt over gold spiderman tights with space alien sunglasses back in? I missed the memo!

Woo hoo! I'm just jumping for joy ...
I won the prizes for the giveaway at October Farm! The ever-gorgeous Teddy chose my name for this teapot, jam pot and sterling serving spoon. Aren't I the lucky boy?!

As Lester says...
Don't you want to spend hours shopping here?! Heck, I want to spend the night!
This is the exquisite Mrs. Daury's, 6 rue du Dr Nancel Pénard in Bordeaux, France. I want absolutely everything in this photo. Just look at the silver overlay on that glassware!...and that slipper-on-a-pillow display!
Darn it. It looks like we accidentally dropped grandma off at the dog groomer’s instead of the salon. Again. Somebody go check on Rex and tell me if he has a blue perm and all the neighborhood gossip

I think this is such a delightful makes me want to write marvelous tales of enchantment - just like the magical stories of Anita at Castles, Crowns and Cottages, or the wondrous stories of Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist.
These fantastic pieces - and many more - can be found at Les Carnets de Miss Clara.

Poor Janelle. She seems to have misread the invitation to the Toys for Tots charity ball.What do you say we join Ann Margaret and her darling pet turtle for a little window shopping?!

This lovely late 19th century demi lune (why can't they just say half-moon?) commode has an amazing neoclassic painted finish. This would look lovely under the chandelier in the entrance hall. That is, if I had a chandelier or an entrance hall.

Wouldn't it be wonderful to sit writing letters of wit and wisdom at this Italian 18th century painted and parcel gilt console table? I know that whatever I might write would have much more import if written at this magnificent table!I love this French garden set from the early 20th century. The marble top means I can drink many Compari and Sodas without fear of getting rings on the table!
This handsome Bohemian glass casket almost slipped by me. It looked like just another pretty box, until I examined it more closely and realized that it's transparent, with red glass engraving and ormolu mounts. It is decorated with foliate and linear motifs, as well as images and names of various German towns, such as Winterberg, Schandau and Haidmuhle. And it's only 7" x 9" x 6" high! I could enjoy looking at this early twentieth century beauty everyday!
Wouldn't this five-foot length of voided silk velvet look wonderful framed and hit with a spotlight? It is circa 1890 French silk voided velvet on a red satin ground in an 18th century style patterned with a pair of birds perched inside a floral wreath and a floral bouquet all surrounded by swags of flowers and tassels, and a lattice-work design of flowers. Amazing.

Want to light up your life? From France, this early 19th century pair of Restoration candelabras are gilt and patinated bronze. I want to design my entire dining room around these!
In the last window of the day, we see an 1820 British Regency rosewood parcel gilt and bronze inlaid center table. Now that's the way to fold the laundry in style!
Can't you just hear her thinking? "Oh man, I really want this nacho-cheese flavored pizza roll, but if my coworkers see me eating it at my desk, I might look stupid."

Look at all the details on this fashion rendering! Can you imagine what it would cost today for all that ruching and ruffling and tasseling and swagging and bowing and smocking - not to mention the yards and yards of fabric!

Tell the truth. When giving directions to your home, wouldn't you just love to be able to use this sign as a landmark!

You know that guy who’s been emailing you about how you’ll be handsomely rewarded for allowing him to temporarily transfer money into your bank account, which he needs to do for extremely complicated and convincing reasons? This is him.
Enough rambling for one day ... thanks so much for spending part of your day with me. I hope you found something to amuse you - to delight you - and a link or two to further your journey through Bloglandia today! I'm going to take the entire rest of the day off ... maybe even take a nap!

Now, go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan
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