photo: crush cul de sac
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
I start the second semester of my school year tomorrow. I always feel excited when the second half of the year begins and it's beginning to look a bit brighter outside. And of course, the anticipation of Summer in the not-too-distant future! With all that is going on in the world, I look forward to infusing new ideas into my Modern European History. My students will create their own blog during the Enlightenment unit as blogs have been compared to the seventeenth century pamphlet. In my French Revolution unit I plan to have the students compare it to the current revolutions occurring in Egypt, Tunisia, and Yemen. We'll look at how social media has played a major role. I can hardly wait! Have a lovely Sunday!
photo: patterson maker
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Yesterday I came across this kitchen shelf and it was absolute love at first sight. I adore the idea of a kitchen with the entire wall in white tiles and the shelf itself is so unique. I've been to many flea markets around the world but never found one with the double shelf. Of course what makes it look so beautiful are the set of old cafe bowls - utter perfection!
photo: red ticking
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I think it might be a sickness with me. I love purses and as soon as I get a new one, I'm already thinking about what the next one will look like. I would love to find one in a nude and natural leather. Maybe a big envelope style or just a big satchel. Any suggestions? My daughter and I are planning a quick trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico in March and it would be so much fun to have a new chic bag to carry along.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
I know I just posted a woman in a beautiful twirling skirt. And today I found another photograph of a similar skirt - makes me wonder if this is the next new trend. It's very Spanish looking and I adore it. New and fresh and adds a certain bounce to a woman's step!
I received a pair of beautiful cable knit gloves that don't have fingers. I so love everything about them. To begin with, I can still use my phone and have a bit more agility when I'm carrying a lot of bags. I have wanted a pair for ages and they're finally in style so I have seen them in virtually every store I've been to. I should go out and buy a few more pairs to have in reserve!
Monday, January 24, 2011
I have tubs in my town house but none are as beautiful as these gems. I especially love the zinc tub in the first image. It's cold and foggy this morning and I lingered a bit longer while getting ready for work. I hope all of you have a lovely Monday. These stunning photographs are from here.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
While it's not quite warm enough to actually enjoy my breakfast out on the porch, I do have my shutters to the porch open (they're about nine feet tall) and the sun in streaming in. The warmth of the sun reminds me that it won't be that much longer that I actually can sit out there. I wait in anticipation.
Friday, January 21, 2011
After a very intense week at work preparing for finals week in my history classes, I look so forward to this weekend and spending a bit more time sleeping than I do during the week. It's also supposed to be sunny here for the weekend so I plan to take walks outdoors to stock up on my vitamin D. I hope all of you have a lovely weekend with time to do the things you love.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I have to admit that on my lunch break at work today I was visiting a few favorite blogs when I came upon a house at Northern Lights that literally took my breath away. Seriously, if I could have an identical house I would think I had died and gone to heaven. I'm one of the few designers I know that loves a dark and glossy floor. The home is owned by the founders of Day Birger & Mikkelsen. They have the successful store in Denmark called Day. The art collection on the walls appears to have been collected thoughtfully and over time. Black & white photography abounds and I honestly can't think of a single thing I would change. I am ready to pack my bags and move in. The least I can do is visit the store.