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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some favorite images...

Vogue Living

From old magazines.

British House & Garden

I love the contrast of light and color...Beads, glass and ribbon...

British House & Garden

An inspiration wall of flowers...

British House & Garden

And a cobalt blue chandelier...


So lovely to look at. A visual respite.

The photos are from a variety of sources: Vogue Living May/June 08,
British House & Garden June 2001, and Elle (I think!)

Happy Wednesday everyone. One more day until the long holiday weekend!


Blogger Daisy said...

This is all so lovely!

July 1, 2009 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger hollie said...

Oh pretty! I especially adore the blue chandelier. xx

July 1, 2009 at 2:44 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

the scarves in the first shot are pretty amazing.

July 1, 2009 at 2:48 AM  
Blogger SHOKOOFEH said...

Happy Wednesday Tina!

July 1, 2009 at 3:27 AM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

These are absolutely beautiful...the cobalt chandelier is so classy I almost can't take it!

July 1, 2009 at 5:40 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

There all beautiful but I love the top image. It feels very happy place to create in.

July 1, 2009 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Love the first image with those fabrics!!

July 1, 2009 at 6:48 AM  
Blogger NutriGirl said...

Beautiful, romantic and inspiring... Thanks for sharing those! x

July 1, 2009 at 7:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooo I love that wall of flowers!

July 1, 2009 at 8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these! The contrast used is awesome.

July 1, 2009 at 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Charlotte said...

It's always surprising how beauty renders even the most casual arrangement elegant.

July 1, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Anonymous What Possessed Me said...

So incredibly lovely. Those images just gave me a little lift.

July 1, 2009 at 9:18 AM  
Blogger TERI REES WANG said...

A collage wall of flowers is the one that speaks to me.

July 1, 2009 at 10:13 AM  
Blogger Sofia said...

So casual and pretty:)

July 1, 2009 at 10:56 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

Lovely, Tina. Now, please tell me that you're going to indeed get out of your sea of magazines for the weekend (I'm thanking the goddesses that I lent all my 'feriner' mags out:) & go enjoy.

(Maybe) will soon have longed-for chandelier in zee bedroom & one for bath & I'm very excited. (not new but then, I don't want new). Will be first discretionary acquisitions for the apt. in...almost 8 years. (other than flowers, etc.) I mean 'durable good.' keep fingers crossed........


July 1, 2009 at 11:29 AM  
Anonymous andrea said...

i adore that very first image

July 1, 2009 at 11:31 AM  
Anonymous Hilton said...

Beautiful dreamy hues.

July 1, 2009 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Simply Mel said...

A vibrant post that had my eyes dancing with color!

July 1, 2009 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

beautiful selections...the rich blues in that last photo make me feel good.

July 1, 2009 at 1:34 PM  
Blogger avant garde said...

you just have to save favorite photos. they are current and future inspiration. i need to find a way to organize magazines and reference fab photos i want to be able to run to when i need the fix. i love the figure painting in the last photo. there is nothing like hanging real art in your spaces as opposed to prints.

July 1, 2009 at 1:49 PM  
Blogger Ashley Yazzie said...

Hey Lady,
I stumbled upon your blog yesterday, and I'm ever so glad I did! Today I read your pink gloves entry from earlier this year. I love gloves and I tittered while reading your story. I too have man hands, and can never stuff the monsters into a single pair of vintage gloves.

I want to give us a challenge since we are both Angelenos. I am a huge glove advocate-West Coast or no-our fore mothers wore them everywhere. I purchased a vintage fur coat at the end of winter this year, and kept removing it every time I went out declaring, "No one wears this in L.A.!" Well, perhaps THEY should. Let's bring style and distinction back to our generation.

As far as 'saving' them goes, do not wait! My cherished, late grandma May 'saved' purses and jewelry for special occasions that never came. After her death we sifted through beautiful relics that still bore the tags. Seize the day, declare NOW the time for your special occasions.

Keep up the good work on your blog darlin'!

Warmest Regards,
Ashley Yazzie

July 1, 2009 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger orange sugar home said...

love, love the floral inspiration board. that painting of the figure is sensational. thanks for sharing!

July 1, 2009 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

these are so beautiful! I love that last photo :)

July 1, 2009 at 6:21 PM  
Anonymous automatism said...

Oh so lovely!

July 1, 2009 at 7:56 PM  
Blogger blorange dice said...

ohhh my, these are lovely. i don't even know where to start! the first one and the last two are my... favorites. haha, 3 favorites out of 5 is better than none at all!

anyway, hope your long weekend is splendid! it will be nice for sure to have a break.

July 1, 2009 at 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

I think these color tones must be my favorite. Love that striking nude. It makes me want to get my brushes out and paint!

July 2, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Ramos said...

I LOVED this post! :)
Jen Ramos
'Cards & Prints You'll Love...'

July 5, 2009 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger cerelina Jewelry said...

I LOVE these pictures... GORGEOUS !!

July 13, 2009 at 6:46 AM  

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