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
the various tones now co-exist happily side by side
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.
Recently I shared pictures of Chinese babies, so fresh-faced and adorable. We also photographed some faces toward the other end of the age spectrum. The same adjectives do not apply, but they are fascinating nonetheless. I would love to hear the story of each and every one…
each story unique, each face unique, etched by the journey
We all speak the same language when it comes to babies!!! All smiles, words and gestures translate to ‘cute’.
even their diaper-less bottoms are cute!
-the human family – we all belong-
Recently visiting a local farmers market, enjoying the vivid colors of freshness and the comfort of abundance, I was reminded of the visual feast of farmers markets in China.
A bit different than our usual fare, and in some instances a bit fresher!
As anticipation has now turned to recollection and reflection, we begin a new chapter in our lives. Change is an integral part of and constant ingredient in the human condition.
So embrace the seasons of life!
My response is to change and grow with the seasons. What more fun way than to change up my surroundings and make them new again. All summer I have worked outside in anticipation of the wedding, so today I decided on a fresh look for my dining room and set about gathering blue.
a tiny chippy French enamel child’s cup
a small crazed cup, beautifully detailed
blue jay feathers gathered with my granddaughter on walks in the orchard
a rusted metal dragonfly with blue understones
a blue and white Les Indiennes print lampshade from
Rooms & Gardens
random blue-themed bottles left from the wedding bar
-pieces hand-carried home from a trip to China-
-some vintage blue willow-
Viola!……….the end result
all complimenting my ‘new’ found chandelier
If you are in a season of change, feeling the need to refresh your surroundings, I’d love to help!