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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Rear Window

The view of the alley outside our temporary SF abode...
rear window
...I wonder who lives in the apartment with the lace curtains and the window box. I love how she has her little clay pots and basket on the fire escape. ...

Maybe she's an international banker. Or maybe she's working on the next big Internet sensation. On the weekends perhaps she listens to Edith Piaf on an old turntable, makes fantastic omelets with cheese from the farmers market and reads the Atlantic on her Kindle.

I wonder...

What do you think?



Blogger Caroline said...

and I wonderful if she reads your blog. = )

I could go for some Edith Piaf...

February 23, 2010 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Brandi said...

I could see her as a high school teacher -- the math teacher that no one expects to have a green thumb.

You'll have to keep watching and let us know who appears!

February 23, 2010 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Fifi Flowers said...

I think she is secretly looking up at you and wondering what you are up to!

February 23, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger My Dog-Eared Pages said...

She is a romantic!

February 23, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

Perhaps she is actually a he! who knows...SF certainly has some colorful & creative residents no?!
The Hitchcock movie is so wonderful~

February 23, 2010 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

what pretty lace curtains and flowers! i'd say she is a elementary school teacher, the sweet, pretty one that all the kids like!

p.s. check your twitter DMs :)

February 23, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

Tina, if you are not heading home soon, have u been to = (the Dynasty house)
Am I good concierge or what?!


February 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger lisa golightly said...

What is it about a fire escape that makes me want to get a guitar and sing Moon River ? Cute post !!


February 23, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

thank you! i was thinking about holly golightly too...(and yes, ms. lenore, you are an excellent concierge!)

February 23, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger Kay said...

maybe its not a she at all.... :) love it!

February 23, 2010 at 11:04 AM  
Blogger Uncle Beefy said...

It seems any SFO view is just charming. Sigh. I'm absolutely hearing Piaf!

February 23, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Anna/Quilted Giraffe said...

I'm glad I'm not the only person who LOVES looking at other people's windows and imagining who they are. :-)

February 23, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

hhhmmm I wonder too! love the curtians!

February 23, 2010 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Ann Marie said...

...and her fingernails are painted!

how lovely!

February 23, 2010 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Daisy said...

She has her hair tied back and wears a flowery red dress!

February 23, 2010 at 1:44 PM  
Blogger Jane Flanagan said...

I think that she's a elderly and fabulous and wears her hair in a bun and puts on lipstick every day.

February 23, 2010 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger kimberj said...

I think beyond those lace curtains is a lovely delicate teapot and china cup and saucer on her table with an organic seed catalog dreaming of her summer window box :)

February 23, 2010 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger WrightStuff said...

I think she writes romantic chicklit and dreams of the day when Gerard Butler will climb the fire escape and whisk her off to a life of adventure!
Why don't you go and knock at her door and ask - we're all itching to find out now!!

February 23, 2010 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Giulia said...

Well, it could be me. That's apparently what my apt. looks like from outside. No bun, kids. Long hair. No red dress, but blue. No chicklit but Keats & Camus. China cup, yep.


February 23, 2010 at 4:11 PM  
Blogger reckless daughter said...

looks like Audrey Hepburn should be out there strumming "moon river" ;)

February 23, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger kelly ann said...

oh i love this. maybe she wears only vintage dresses, and writes children's books. on saturday mornings she drinks coffee and eats cinnamon toast while her musician boyfriend plays new songs for her on his guitar. her hero is audrey hepburn and 'moon river' makes her cry. she dreams of paris and new york city.

February 23, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

I think she plays "Moon River" on a little guitar every now and again...

February 23, 2010 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger Mary Grace said...

This was what I also used to ponder about my neighbors when I lived by the apartments. I think it's funny to where our curiosity could lead us to thinking about them.

February 23, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger Destination Inspiration said...

I wonder if she reads your blog? That would be too funny, and very fitting!

February 24, 2010 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger The Hausfrau said...

I picture her being from Germany, since pretty lace curtains and window boxes are almost ubiquitous here. I like your thinking on how she spends her weekends...

February 24, 2010 at 1:09 AM  
Blogger Dana said...

I think she's a country girl and on the other side of the window she has a curly iron and brass bed from her grandmother's smokehouse and some chairs rescued from the street that are slipcovered in chintz from her mother's attic. She drinks red wine from big balloons and reads english chick lit while she drys her hair...all this when she's not working as simon doonan's most recent gofer.

February 24, 2010 at 4:12 AM  
Blogger DAVID McGRIEVEY said...

Face it! Your in San Francisco, I suspect a very fastidious man lives there.
Really people, let's not assume.

February 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

man or woman, i want to be friends with who ever lives in this apartment!

February 24, 2010 at 9:01 PM  

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