photo found here: pinterest.com/wynne
good morning guys! i usually get to blogging pretty late at night but it’s that quiet time and i can still hear the rumble of the city just waking up. i’ve got a lot to do and am sure you do too, but just wanted to stop by when there was no rush, no agenda or guilt. ahhhh. so nice to breathe for a sec before all the madness and bustle. hope you get a moment of downtime too. ok off to make very quiet coffee! i hope this is your best year ever!
i know we’re sort of onto new years already but for those who have trees, i hope you’re enjoying them. these shots came through my inbox today and i just couldn’t file them away till next year. i die for that blue sofa!
i love the shapes of the trees!
ok well, that’s it for my holiday posts, i promise (even though we’re only on what, 4 out of the 12 days of christmas)? bonne nuit!
hi guys! Ça va? it’s a dreary day in the city, perfect for staying in and working. my only relief is to just say hi to you. i hope you’re enjoying some time for yourself. i just came across these shots i was saving for new year’s inspiration and figure it’s now or never to plan my outfit. i like to wear something with sparkles on ny year’s eve, do you? are you still into vintage? i am!
ok, off to brave the blizzard and find something to wear. it’s nyc so i won’t have to go too far! have a great night!
hi everyone! how’s life? i hope you’re doing well and enjoying some downtime. the blizzard in ny has taken everything a notch which is nice. i like this time between now and the new year. sort of introspective. and people seem reinvigorated. maybe it’s middle age but i have big plans for ’11. how about you?
so my first step is getting re-organized. right now i’m transferring old folders from a computer switch and most i haven’t seen in years. i thought you’d get a kick out of this holiday shoot i did with a friend for the editor of d home in dallas. she had a crimson dining room so we went with fairytale chalet vibe she could use all season. (it was shot by dan piassick, maybe he has the originals. sorry my pics are so small)!
it started with this red architectural shell we found at a local antique shop.
we covered the table with green moss and used fresh flowers and berries for decorations.
and wrapped books in gold paper and satin ribbon.
anyway, i wanted to say hi and clear the cobwebs out of some of these folders. and now back to it! have a great night with whatever you’re doing!
hi everyone! it’s one of those cold wintry days where i could easily get sucked into the photo vortex and ignore all i have to do! ok, truth is i should already be with my nieces and nephs, parents et al making gingerbread houses so i have to make this short and sweet!
a life in focus photography via poetichome.com
i’ve been saving holiday pics to my desktop again and just wanted to share the links, not that any of us have a free sec right around now and sorry if you get pulled into the abyss too…
but some are too pretty to file away. besides, this is what i meant to shoot while i was in nyc but never got around to it! luckily heather at habitually chic took shots of doors (above) in nyc and bergdorf’s holiday windows for us, even with a bad cold. thanks heather!
some are just gorgeous inspiration shots by jessica enig of such pretty things (above)
others are great conversations, like vicki archer of french essence on the skirted roundtable
if you want to take your wrapping up a notch, get inspired at a gift wrapped life
or see what they’re up to en paris, visit carla loves photography
and this i just couldn’t resist as an app lover…anyway i better jet. i’m gonna try to get some good shots of the houses and hopefully have some of my own festive pics to post. if i don’t get back here though, happy holidays and thank you all for a wonderful year. looking forward to sharing the new one with you too! xoc
hey guys, how’s life? i hope there’s a little extra sparkle in your corner of the world right now. i’m in the city till tomorrow and have been making holiday rounds and seeing old friends. i braved the cold to check out the bergdorf windows this morning, but i can’t get the pics up tonight. these two i took with my phone and they’re blurry but at least it’s a small taste of a winter wonderland. they were divine as always! more soon, happy friday and bon weekend!
wow how did it get to be midnight already? hi all! it’s been a long full day and i’m about to shut it down but wanted to post a couple illustrations i came across just now that i thought you’d enjoy.
i’m a sucker for vintage everything so when i fell over these old ads and illustrations at hprint, i got a little lost. (ok, a lot). take a look at one of the links if you dare (read: have an extra millisecond)
the good news is you can actually buy them so if you do fall in love you can put it on your wish list.
of course this is the tip of the very tall iceberg
the holidays were so glam
(if not a little insipid)
but for the most part, they were exquisitely represented, the sentiment, the sweetness
Hérouard 1921 Les Etrennes Inutiles
above images all from hprints.com
ok well there’s no one in the world who could go thru it all so enjoy your little nook in the site. but don’t say i didn’t warn you! good nuit!
bonjour toute le monde! i’m just popping in to say hey and share some sparkly and inspiring shots i’ve been saving. truth is once the flood gates opened i started hoarding holiday images on my desktop. i’m staging an intervention to take a break in the day and post them. i’m still in florida where you can’t tell what season it is so i hope you enjoy these moments of cheer.
i love the shot above, one cause of the contrast and also cause it looks like she’s carrying a live evergreen. it got me thinking so i checked out ‘renting live trees’ on google. if you haven’t gotten yours yet, check this out. wikipedia says 30 million trees are cut each year. but you can actually rent one, have it delivered and picked up!
here’s one of many: care2.com/greenliving/a-truly-eco-friendly-christmas-tree.html
carla’s images come right to my inbox and this wintry scene had me longing for snow and the bliss of winter’s silence in the middle of a city. if you haven’t been to carla’s blog, head over for a giveaway of her fabulous book, paris tango.
truthfully i’m still in florida mode, getting my jollies from other people’s holiday inspiration.
photo by samantha smith flickr.com/photos/sammysaur
good thing i don’t have to decorate cause i’m more like the above than below.
all my great ribbon is in the city do i’ll bust that out and get to work. this year i’m just using bows and tags, no paper or tape.
well ok well now i’ve officially entered the holiday zone with a love of all the schmaltz that goes with it. off to make some lists. sweet sugarplum dreams~
hi friends. i hope your holiday prep is full of good cheer. there’s a holiday delay when you live in florida and i now see why people always say they like the change of season. otherwise it’s groundhog day! i guess i took that detail for granted. i left ny to escape the cold but this year i do miss certain things about winter. it’s hard to get in the holiday spirit in miami what with the sunshine and all. maybe i’m nostalgic. as a kid we’d go to get the tree bundled up wearing duck boots and flannel, dad chopped wood for the fire, mom quilted, we sledded, bing and frank crooned. and we all decorated the stairway, mantle and tree. (for starters)! my parents’ holiday traditions and rituals are reassuring and cozy. i’ll be back in the city on wednesday and can’t wait to really feel this great time of year.
i’m getting my ‘little sis‘ a copy of miracle on 34th street on dvd before i go. (she signed me up on netflix)! it got me surfing their site for other holiday movies to take to my nieces when i spend the night next week. it was around their age that i fell in love with old movies and i hope they do too!
anyway i think i did this last year too, put together a list of great classics. i thought i’d found them all but here are few i added to the cue and hope are here in time to throw in my bag.
i don’t think i’ve seen these two
but these i do love
and this is two in one.
well, it’s the first truly beautiful day in a week so i’m heading out to get the sun while it’s hot! have a great weekend and enjoy this magical time of year where ever you are!
hey guys how have you been? life’s good here, i just had to take some down time cause stimulation overload was coming at warp speed and needed slowin down’! i got a new computer and there’s a learning curve, connection issues, general busy work added to the already overwhelming inbox and it creates a recipe for producing nothing. anyway it’s given me a chance to decompress. it’s already late here and i have an early morning but i just wanted to say a quick hello.
gadabout via theneotraditionalist.com
i’m getting back on track now and hope to take some of the pressure off and just enjoy the ride.
in other news, i’ve been working on getting the word out on the dangers of compact fluorescent light bulbs, a topic i never thought i’d have the time or energy to care about but it’s turned into my crusade. on that note i’m thrilled to report there is something you can do to stop the BAN on the innocent light bulb. i’ve never known much about politics but i know there’s hope cause a bill is being proposed that will REPEAL the ban on the bulbs before it becomes law. please check it out and show your support below at each of the two links. it’s probably not on your priority list but even the EPA says these are toxic hazards. that in the hands of the general public, without the proper disposal they require, will contaminate our water supply. they’re far from green. it’s a mindblower!
H.R.6144 - Better Use of Light Bulbs Act at opencongress.org/bill/111-h6144
and here: www.popvox.com/bills/us/111/hr6144
ok, it’s on my mind. thomas edison’s first bulb has stayed lit since 1909, proving that there’s really no need to replace bulbs every ‘few months’. CFLs are the epitome of ‘Planned Obsolence’ which means they’re meant to burn out just to keep us consuming by GE who has left a trail of destruction for years. add creating a ‘need’ for a dangerous product (that god forbid your kid breaks), they closed US bulb factories and somehow got the world to believe they’re ‘green’. more ranting here if you can take it: stopppingatthegreenlight.wordpress.com
and saving the best for last, i’d like to introduce jaylene (here with her twin brother and sis). she’s my new little sister and i’m her ‘big’. it was love at first sight! thank you to bbbs.org for putting us together. it took a year but was worth the wait. for more info check out: Be_a_Big_Sister
ok shutting down bonne nuit!