Friday, October 31, 2008


The colors and painting in this Cardinal are exquisite.

This is my twist on the orange of Halloween.

From The Mincing Mockingbird's Etsy shop via Automatism.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


The stems on the leaves add a nice touch to the wreath. Also, folding some of the leaves add the softness of a lighter green.

Min Lilla Veranda.

Monday, October 27, 2008


I love the row of topiaries. Normally I am not fond of even numbers, but this shot is so nice who cares.

Kelly Hoppen
via Desire to Inspire.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Madona and Child

Photo from Min Lill Averanda via Blomsterverkstad.


More items have been added to the photo below and some rearranged. The dark frames really add some punch to all the gray. The color is soothing, but then I always love galvanized buckets. The greenery adds life.

Is the top photo added to or is this photo simplifying? The hydrangeas add some soft color.

The saint medal added to the heart with string looks great. Maybe I should add one of my saint metals to the tin heart by our front door and change out the ribbon to string. I think I will!

Via Vosges Paris.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Robert Weil Paintings

"Later That Evening"

"Lonnie Johnson, 1923"

"Salute 1920"

More work can be seen at Robert Weil.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Flower Tags

This photo has it all. Flowers, Sealing wax, string, handmade paper, fun envelope. What wonderful ideas for making tags for presents.

Photo by J. Valling via Blomsterverkstad

Friday, October 17, 2008

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Gradation of Ruffles

This photo has it all. A beautiful gradation of ruffles, a tin bucket, rocks and trees. I like the way the color of the bottom ruffles are found in the environment. It appears that there is a lime green ruffle of maybe tulle at the bottom. I can not tell if this is a skirt or a dress, but it really doesn't matter. The feeling is of peace.

L'Armoire des nos Coeurs via Blomsterverkstad.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Saint Alphonsa

Sr. Alphonsa was raised to the realm of saints by the Vatican on Sunday. Pope Benedict XVI named her St. Alphonsa of Immaculate Conception. Ten thousand Catholics from Kerala would attend the historic event of the canonisation of the Kerala-born nun as "Saint," the first from an Indian Church.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Square Serving Dishes

In going through my collection of tear sheets I found the web site for Frances Palmer Pottery. She has some beautiful square dishes and other handmade pottery pieces. Go take a look.

So now I can throw this piece of paper away as the visual is stored electronically!

Later Note: it is disturbing for me to see these images on my bog as the colors of the background are so displeasing to me. I do not like the visual plane cut in half. It is as if they put the pieces on a sideboard at home an took the picture. White has to be photographed in a way that all the wonderful details show up. But with all the talented photographers and stylist out there it is a shame to see such beautiful pieces photographed in such a common way.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Dove by Elizabeth Gaul

The wings are made of bone and the eyes are white heart beads.

Photo by Jan Riser.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hydrangea on Handmade Paper

Photo by Mississippi Sisters.

I've Been Tagged!

I can't believe that I have been tagged. I thought I was flying under the radar just keeping an online photo journal of pictures that I like from the web.

I was tagged by fellow Mississippian Jennifer Jane's Style Journal. The rules are:

1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Mention the rules
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself
4. Tag six other bloggers by linking to them
5. Go to each person's blog and leave them a comment that lets them know they've been tagged

1. Square. I like square plates and baking dishes. I have a collection of green glass square plates, bowls and a pottery sets of square plates. Also, there is square baking dish for my sour cream muffins and square baking pans that are used for carrot cake which sits on the square cake pedestal.

2. Stamps. I still soak stamps off envelopes for my collection, but only the pretty ones. I have started using the older stamps on tags, cards and some of the uncirculated stamps as postage.

3. Plants. My father taught me to propagate plants which I still love doing. My interest is more in starting the plant than in the plant one it is rooted and growing. We have a tea rose that came from my parents (Madison, MA) that came from my grandmother (Louisville, MS) that came from her sister-in-law who was my great aunt (West Point, MS).

4. Books. We lived in West Point, MS when David Haberstam wrote The Noblest Roman. He worked for the Daily Times Leader after he graduated from Harvard. Some of our family friends are in the book.

5. Bones. In the 2nd grade I took a cow skull to show and tell. Could this have been the beginning of my interest in Georgia O'Keefe? Of course, we had to draw and paint skulls in my different art courses at Auburn.

6. Fabric. I make 18th Century style haversacks from old fabric. All are hand sewn.

I am tagging

1. Barnhouse
2. Eddie Ross
3. Hearts and Hands
4. Blomsterverkstad
5. Automatism
6. Designers Block

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cut Paper

It is amazing the different look you get with same shape in changing the background. Of course, the above are dark gray with a touch of black and the below are more black on a pink. The shapes are different, but in the same style of the dot on the end.

The above image is more monochromatic with a small touch of dark while the below image shows the same beige with more white background showing with a touch of rose and cream.

I love the paper cut out on All Over Print, but then I am always a sucker for anything with hand made paper.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

According Fold Book

I am a sucker for journals, notebooks and blank books of any type. The color of the marbleize paper is beautiful with the gray inserted pieces. It would not be hard to make especially considering that I have all of the materials necessary to make one.

Images from a workshop taught by Ange Laliguori in collaboration with Shelley of Albertine Press.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


Nice tags. The tiny clothes pins are a sweet touch. All these images are from a new site that I discovered when following a link from Blomsterverkstad. I am unable to read the post, but the images are beautiful and show step by step how some of the arrangements are made. The photos for the most part are large when you click on them. You are able to see the set up better and see little details that you might have otherwise missed.

Nice idea for wrapping a cone. The colors and textures of these items work well together, but them rust and string are two of my favorite things.

Images from Idemakeriet via Blomsterverkstad.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

St. Francis of Assisi Feast Day

"His attitude towards creation was simple and direct, as simple as the gaze of a dove; as he considered the universe, in his pure, spiritual vision, he referred every created thing to the Creator of all. He saw God in everything, and loved and praised him in all creation. By God's generosity and goodness, he possessed God in everything and everything in God. The realization that everything comes from the same source made him call all created things -- no matter how insignificant -- his brothers and sisters, because they had the same origins as he."
St. Bonaventure

Via Conservation.Catholic

Friday, October 3, 2008

Maggie Hollingsworth

The texture of the paper in the above image is beautiful.

artist statement:

"I recycle paper waste by pulping disregarded material and producing a range of contemporary vessels and sculptural forms for interior spaces, inspired by primitive artefacts, archaeology and nature.

A limited palette of carefully selected neutral colour makes shape and surface quality paramount.

Recent developments with paper manipulation have seen the emergence of a body of work that strips common everyday tools of their function to begin new lives in frames and as installations." M.H.

The above statement and images from Magies' web site.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Harmonie interieure

I like all the photo assemblages that are done by Harmonie interieure. They are known more for their wall stencils but these are where my interest lies. What more could you ask for in an image; old photographs, type, stamps, ticket stubs, maps and birds.

Large iron bridges are fascinating to me. There is a great one between Chattanooga and Nashville.

Images from Harmonie interieure.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008