Sunday, February 26, 2012

Be Here Now

We're all always looking ahead.  Look on Pinterest.  Dream house, dream kitchen, dream weight, dream outfits...  Type in "Someday" as a search and see what I mean.  The pins range from silly to sad. 


Someday



Now



Silly.  Hang the pots now.



Sad

The thing is we're not promised another day.  This might be as good as it gets.



He might be the best boyfriend you'll ever have



That might be the most fun night you'll ever have.




This could be your dream car.



This might be your ideal weight.




I'm not saying there's anything wrong with wanting a nicer house,



or trying to be a better person...

I just think it's important to be grateful for what we have and be here now.





Thursday, February 23, 2012

Gypsy Dreams

Things I love on Etsy today - to decorate the caravan...



Gypsy Goddess print from Emily Balivet



God's eye from In the Eyes of March



Gypsy caravan side table from lemonadestore



Rejoice Amulet from allthingspretty



Coiled basket from YellowViolet


Monday, February 20, 2012

Mardi Gras Indians

One of the most spectacular things about New Orleans and Mardi Gras are the Mardi Gras Indians.  LOOK!


















Hoping to see them bright and early tomorrow morning - Happy Mardi Gras!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Bragging Rights


This is my beautiful daughter.


This is her blog.  These are some items from her Etsy shop -









Here she is modeling some vintage dresses for my Etsy shop.









I'm a lucky Mom!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Van Dongen's Portraits of Women



When a group of Modern artists exhibited their work in Salon D’Automne in 1905 they were called the wild beasts or the Fauves. The new movement of Fauvism was established as an extreme form of Van Gogh’s post-impressionism, with elements of pointillism and neo-impressionism. The wild beasts of Fauvism painted images of bright colors applied on to the canvas directly from the tube with raw, expressive passion. One of the leading Fauves was a Dutch painter, Kees Van Dongen who is known for his bohemian portraits of high society women.















I love the French Bohemian style of these paintings!  Read more about Van Dongen here.

Monday, February 13, 2012