bonjour mid august! hard to believe it’s here already. i got sidetracked today somewhere between research and not being able to concentrate on work, i ended up spending the last half hour in a deep but lovely rabbit hole. it started with merely wanting to say hello with a summer illustrations but it’s so easy to get lost isn’t it? well anyway this is a little collection of french fun that spans the 1920s and 30s covers and interior works of the french magazine, la vie parisienne. i hope it’s a petite distraction and a chance to remember why we love and admire the french this time of year: the women, the humor, the timeless style and joie de vie.
contentment avec amis
pique-niquer et l’amour
le vent soufflait
la messagere de l’ete
concert de coquillage
et la soirée. ok it’s official. i have got to get back to work. enjoy your summer day!
allo! how’s your wednesday going?
i’m taking a tech break to go through some images before getting back to working on an excel sheet.
i never get tired of poring over these engravings from the past and thought i’d share them with you today. i hope you get a kick out of them.
not sure what it was about the summer of ’77…the summer of 1777 that is…
i think we romanticize 18th century life, the delicate clothing, detail and traditions…
but what never ceases to amaze me is the imagination that this generation had, how they made it up as they went along and seemed to have, in a very dark time, found a way to enjoy life by being playful with their appearance, and in today’s case, specifically, their hair.
lord knows what i would do without my curling iron, i’d be a hot mess pretty much every single day.
thank god for the patience of hairdressers.
anyway at a point it becomes hard to tell if these women were really spending this much time on their hair or these are exaggerations.
when i go to the salon it takes awhile even in this day and age.
how were they achieving these great heights?
as a jersey girl maybe i’m particularly fascinated
and in jersey we laugh at ourselves.
so finding the satire engravings was the piece de resistance on this little image adventure.
even the men weren’t immune to either the trends or being targets to parody the style
young and old, they were all on the big hair bandwagon.
such silly fun!
well i gotta run, hope you enjoyed this little diversion. have a bonne journee!
good morning dear friends
another brand new day with all the hope for the future.
there was another horrifying incident in france that i can’t seem to shake and just wanted to be here and share some beauty
also wanted to say thanks to everyone’s comments the other day about the chairs.
your feedback was really helpful and i’m taking all of it to heart.
so what’s today about?
well i just fished into my pool of pics to see what popped up.
well, the one on my desktop was from the night i searched antique boutiques.
seems shopping never goes out of style…
i’ve been saving my pics using the google search now so it’s easy to keep track, maybe even easier than pinterest albeit not nearly as much fun
in any case i’m going to stick with the shopping theme considering i have to catch a plane in less than an hour.
i’m heading back to NC to meet with a furniture manufacturer, a wonderful man i met almost 10 years ago. i’ve been waiting till just the right time to collaborate and the time has come!
and i didn’t forget the giveaway…the random number for the book is. #3…liz from san diego!
please let me know you addy and i’ll send it out on friday.
well, that’s about it for me today,
hope you enjoyed a trip back in time to do a little shopping.
better run, don’t want to miss my ride!
ps here’s a link if you’d like a little more: have a great day!