Friday, September 18, 2009

Design Quote for Friday

"Everyone carries his own inch-rule of taste and amuses himself by applying it, triumphantly, wherever he travels."
Henry Brooke Adams

Floating Hide a Ways

I know I have done quite a few posts on floating homes and I promise this will be my last for awhile. This idea is something I've never ever seen and therefore a little intriguing.

I must admit I could vacation here and listen to the water lap against the deck.

I have such a love for the water and have lived on the water and I applaud every attempt to get me back there. I have been looking at some floating homes locally and would really consider it in the future.

What do you think about the pod concept?

Because there is no where to grow out in Europe, the water looks like the next place to develop.

Do let me know what you think of this kind of apartment living.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Design Quote for Monday

It is not the years in your life that count. It is the life in your years.

Ten More Wallcards.

vintage wallpaper.
My favorite with hand dyed silk ribbon

This is actually a Hudson's Bay Company ad from 57

Black roses

Vintage luggage label

One of the many Vintage Eiffels

This is my favorite children's one. Although you cant see it, It is pave glass glitter in 8 different colors

Another Paris ad. I love this one

More CQ

Tamara's Dress
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Friday, September 11, 2009

The next ten Wallcards

Well here's another ten. I hope you like them.This is another of the dress series. Little girls love these ones.
Each one is hand painted and touched with the glass glitter.
Parisian ad mid 50's Love the illustration.

Spring time in Paris!

A Carolyn Quartermaine shot.

Parisian ad 1950's So chic.

This one is called "Moulin Rouge" Love the straight up pink indulgence.

From an old exterior wall in Paris.

Just love the graphics of this vintage Paris ad. We lovingly call her the "orange lady"

Carolyn Quartermaine shot.

This blue is so pretty to me. Love Carolyn's work. Adore it.
Well I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and please do leave a comment and let me know what you think. I would love your feedback.

Design Quote for Friday

"In my view, no space without natural light is worthy of human occupation."

John Saladino

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Design Quote for Thursday

"Birds are so much wiser than we! A robin builds a nest for robins. A seagull builds a nest for seagulls. They don't copy each other - or build themselves nests as described in The Birds' Decorating Magazine."
Dorothy Draper, In the Pink

Ten More Wallcards.

I thought I'd post my faves and not necessarily keep them in order. Hope you like them. I love the cut of this shot . It has attitude!
This one is called 60's Eiffel. I love the retro feel of these graphics.

Vintage Eiffel postcard. Love the sunset in this image.

Eyes and Feather. The colors, which don't show up really well in this photo are rich and beautiful. This is from the Vintage Paris ad collection.

Called Tamara's Dress.

I posted this one already, but I wanted to show the color in these ones.
Also Paris ad collection.

This one is part of the Children's collection. love the vintage look.

Dick and Jane are still one of my faves

This is so dear. Also with the children's collection.
Well i hope you like these and would love to hear your comments.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Design Quote for Wednesday

"People have often said to me, "But you don't use much color." This is not so at all. I build a simple background - usually of white or of a very light shade - for the use of color. "

Michael Taylor, The Finest Rooms

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Design Quote for Tuesday

"Everything in a bedroom should contribute to an atmosphere of peace."
Billy Baldwin

Ten more wallcards.

Here are another ten of my wallcards. These are some of my favorites. I love all Eiffel images. It is such a feminine piece of architecture to me.This is one of the Paris ad collection. The dear friend who gave these ads to me looks like this woman in the ad and her son always thought it was a picture of her.
Pink rain in Paris..... makes sense to me.

Bright colorful happy.

another beautiful ad. love her wrap.

This one has been a powder room favorite. Love vintage cosmetic ads. Paris 1950s

Vintage Eiffel

I love this perfume ad. This picture does not really show it well.

Another vintage Eiffel

This is one of my favorite Eiffel shots. It's kind of humorous.

This is one of the dress series for little girls rooms. There are 6 different dresses and they are all hand painted in pink, aqua and red or custom colors.
Hope you liked these and do leave me your comments and thoughts.
It's greatly appreciated.
Have a great day.