Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Is it Sunny Yet?

Before I begin my story, I would like to take a moment to thank L over at Sagepatch.  She has posted a delightful interview with me on her blog: Sage Patch.  L has several shops on Etsy, where she sells vintage farmhouse finds and much more.  We have become pals through our mutual love of all things vintage.  So when you get a chance, stop by one or all of her shops and visit her blog where you can read more about me, and see her other tidbits as well!
Here are the links to her shops:

I am so tired of the gloomy weather. The sun just doesn't seem to want to come around very often. I decided to brighten my outlook by viewing all of my favorite, and most colorful pictures around the house.

This one, bought in Paris in 1986, is a poster advertising a show by the Belgian artist Pierre Alechinsky.
The first time I saw it, I had to have it --something about the combination of color and black and white. The English translation of Bouches et Grilles is Vents and Grilles--rubbings taken of of the fascinating, ancient manhole covers of France.



A watercolor painted by my mother when she was 21 years old, dreaming of being a children's book illustrator.  
 











  
      Another Paris purchase -- same trip, another advertisement for an art exhibit. Georges de La Tour, a 17th century French painter, painted mostly candlelit scenes. This is a snippet from his painting, The Cheat With the Ace of Clubs. 




Esso, formerly Standard Oil, later known as Exxon, used to put out road maps. This is a lovely detailed vintage map, or "A Pictorial Plan of Scotland," which was purchased as a gift prior to a family vacation to Scotland a few years ago.


A portrait of pileated woodpeckers , by John Ruthven, 
a naturalist and wildlife artist, 
who lives about twenty miles from my house. 
There are a lot of woodpeckers in my backyard, 
but none are as grand as these three.



And finally, although not a picture, I decided to include this pastry clock, because it always brings a little joy to my soul.
Now, guess what happened as I wrote this post?
Yep, the sun came out!

 

3 comments:

T A S T E of V I N T A G E said...

that pastry clock is soo cute! I hate this gloomy weather too I NEED SUN! Can't wait till the weather gets nice enough to go outside in jeans, tshirt and flipflops.

Nancy StylenDecorDeals.blogspot.com said...

Love the whimsical feel of your blog!

I'm a new follower from the spring hop.
Hope you can hop by and follow me?

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NeverTooOld said...

Hi, Love the feel and look of your blog, comfy. Enjoyed your post and the vintagicities you've shared. L happens to be a good friend of mine as we live in neighboring towns and I enjoyed her post and your interview as well. Thanks again for sharing and hope the sun continues to shine upon you and yours. You've a new follower!