Category Archives: Inspiration

Pike Place Flower Market – Seattle

 Happy summer Monday morning!!!!!!!!!!

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Wishing you each a lovely day!!!

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Prickly Postcard

Drought-driven…learning to embrace alternative beauty

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at Santa Barbara Stone

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Seattle Orange

Having visually soaked up the amazing green of the Pacific Northwest, I am now reflecting on another regional color statement……ORANGE!  Perhaps in an attempt to counteract the many gray days, orange is everywhere, even enlivening the exteriors of building and bridges.

Nowhere is the hue showcased better than at

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Two locations in Seattle:

86 Pine Street in the Courtyard of the Inn at the Market

1022 First Avenue at Spring Street

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Thank you to Ted for graciously allowing me to photograph the shop on First Avenue

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another bit of ‘orangespiration’ from a private home

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Hingham, Massachusetts….part 1

Since spring seems always to come early in our part of the world……….already thinking about ways to bring freshness and sunshine inside.

Twigs, dried grasses, feathers, bird nests……all have served me well through fall and winter with a beauty all their own.

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Now I am craving

GREEN!!!!

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searching the mental archives for inspiration,

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recalling a visit some years ago to Winston Flowers in Hingham – loving their curated use of living plants and cut flora.

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(love the logo:)

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So much inspiration!

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Coming: 

Hingham…the town,

Hingham…Old Ship Church,

Hingham…Family History Connection

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Tones of blue…exploring color

RULES ARE TO BE BROKEN…..

there was a time when various tones of blue stood alone – only the shade being changed within a single pallet

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the various tones now co-exist happily side by side

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Again, Rooms & Gardens Santa Barbara (along with Martha’s Vineyard and a cloisonne factory in China) provides inspiration as well as a sure eye; showcasing edited choices in furniture, fabric, art and accessories.

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Fabric…exploring color

As often happens, inspiration struck while browsing fabric samples at Rooms & Gardens!

love this Italian pesce print

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.part of a favorite color combination: yellow-gold and gray…

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 – fabrics available through Rooms & Gardens Santa Barbara –

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New beginnings

2015

Wishing you each a year filled with joy, peace, growth, purpose and fulfillment.

Each day, each moment really, is a chance for a new beginning, to be celebrated with gratitude…filled with opportunities ‘to act justly and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God.’

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