I am not often a pink person, but this month's 'Australian Country Style' magazine features a charming country cottage that has cleverly incorporated pink accents.
It could be just a reflection, but I love the pale pink blush of this verandah awning
(everything else in this image is on my want list also!)
I found this on a rental listing some time back. Must of become tired of looking at the drudgery in my local area and broadened my search to dream a little. From memory it went for about $1,500 a week.. and that was a long term rental.. not for vacation...
Well we can only dream!
Perfect pool just big enough to do some laps (assuming I would make that effort) ... and if you get sick of that then you can just wander down to the ocean.
Nice simple living area. Love the white bookcases. Love the dark fireplace. Love the warm timber accents and REALLY LOVE that white lounge. The rug is great also. I think the only thing I would change would be a darker tone for the floorboards.
And then we have the outside. Also love weatherboard. And the colour is pretty good too.
So... we have a great location, small enough to be easy, but big enough for me!
Labels: Cottage Dreaming
An aggravating noise which may wake you at various times during the night and in the early mornings
Often inflicted by neighbours who lack the ability turn taps on and off with a gentle motion. Although not restricted to, will often be found in high density living situations where its affects can reach a wider audience
Labels: i Rant
There is nothing like 'Ralph' for heavy dark timber and warm leather couches, dressed with deep blues and sea greens.
I just need a good book and I can retire for the coming winter!
Notice the daybed in the garden!
Venture inside and it just gets better!..
Images: House Beautiful - "Calm & Pure - (Ojai)"
Some of the more colourful are the Mexican Icons. Mexican Art in general is full of bright vivid colours with bold substantial subject matter. No wishy washy muted colours or diminitive figures. The depiction of the subject does not seem to focus on realistic representation but rather on the emotion of the subject. I think this is why I love it so much. (eg the works of Frida Kahlo.. but that can be another post).
Facts Update According to Wikipedia;
Our Lady of Mount Carmel is a title traditionally given to Blessed Virgin Mary, in honor of her having given the Scapular of Lady of Mount Carmel to Saint Simon Stock. It is a devotional scapular typically consisting of two small (usually rectangular) pieces of cloth, wood or laminated paper, a few inches in size which may bear religious images or text.
Well as you can see, researching your blog posts is an education in itself!
Labels: Religious Artefacts
I find the main influencing factor that grabs my attention about a movie is the cinematography. A good story line doesn't hurt!, but I find movies that are "beautiful" to watch, I can play over and over whenever I need a dose of beauty in my life. Be it the scenery, interiors, architecture or fashion, as long as it pleases the eye, it usually pleases me!
One such movie is 'Charlotte Gray'. Based on a novel by Sebastian Faulks and directed by Gillian Armstrong.
The story begins in London during the WWII blitz and follows the storyline of a young Scottish woman 'Charlotte Gray', who joins the English Special Operations Executive (SOE) to search for her English lover who is missing in Nazi-occupied France.
Charlotte is sent to France to work with the French Resistance and it is there that she meets Julien, the leader of the local resistance group. (ooh la la!) sorry should be taking this topic seriously!
The movie reflects the tragedies that occurred during this time and the struggle of the French people to maintain a sense of pride and identity whilst their government was collaborating with the enemy.
The main players are;
Cate Blanchett as 'Charlotte Gray'
Billy Crudup as 'Julien Levade'
Others Items of Interest;
Michael Gambon as 'Julien's father'
All the scenery of a 1940's French Village
Some spectacular shots of lavender fields
Scenes from an 'actual' derelict french chateau
Images: courtesy of Warner Bros
I was looking for Peter Rabbit as nice Easter treat, but found Louisa Pussy-Cat by Helen Beatrix Potter. She does fit in nicely with my recent 'bed' theme.
Think I might watch "Miss Potter" again tonight. Such a beautiful movie!
Image is courtesy of Christie's Auction House