Friday, October 30, 2009


19th century French linen sheet

amazing checkerboard fabric

above 4 images from Red Chair Antiques

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thomas Williamson Copy and Manuscript Books

 a visual feast




 two colors on the type, oh my








Images from Antique Associates.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Random Images from New Paris Interiors

clean and sparse...does this only work in a large space?

interesting shape on the back chair legs

artist work spaces are always interesting

a tub as a many hours would you spend here?

Images from Taschen.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sibelle Court

The new Inside/Out is now on line with an article on my favorite stylist Sibelle Court. She talks about her grandmother being a hoarder and how it was said with disdain. Is there a difference in hoarding and collecting? There is always a struggle within me for "collecting" and the clean lines of the 18 Karat look. Of course, they are a catalog and showcasing their wares, but the look is so nice. So finding the balance is an ongoing struggle...

But until then I will continue to enjoy the visual treats of layers of objects, textures, colors...

Close ups of the above image.

Her new book will be debuting at the end of this week so there are book signings at Murbond and her store The Society, Inc. The book can be purchased through Murdoch Books, the publisher. It is not available yet on Amazon.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Current 18 Karat Catalog

The red block in the corner with a line drawing of the objects is a nice touch.

The photo on the right remind me of a 60 Minutes interview with a Dutch florist who has taken thorns from a rose bush and attached them to a glass vase.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Day Trip to North Carolina

This view was taken from inside the car while A was driving.



I like shooting up  in order to have tree against sky.


While photographing this tree I noticed the lichens growing on the trunk. This is my favorite shot of the day.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fern House: A Year in an Artist's Garden

Delightful little book that sits on our shelf that is pulled out ever so often. I have always liked photographic transfer images.

even the dedication page is beautiful

Each of these images would make a nice Christmas card. Deborah does sell cards from her web site.

One of my joys in the spring is to go in search of the trillium in our yard. When you find the top of one reaching up from the earth you know that life is good and all is right in the world. God is good.

To buy your own copy go here. Images from here.