#14. Photography- ‘Deep South‘ By Sally Mann, 2005.
” Living in the South often means slipping out of temporal joint, a peculiar phenomenon that I find both nourishes and wounds. To identify a person as a Southern suggests not only that her history is inescapable and formative but that it is also impossibly present. Southerns live uneasily at the nexus between myth and reality, watching the mishmash amalgam of sorrow, humility, honor, graciousness, and renegade defiance play out against a backdrop of profligate physical beauty.”
(Photo- Sally Mann)
Gift Ideas- Book ‘Cy Twombly: Cycles and Seasons‘ published 2008. Pink velvet upholstered sofa (similar style). Antique corner cupboard. Magnetic kitchen knife holder. Tour of Tasha Tudor’s garden. Book ‘Spitalfields Nippers‘ published 2014. Fragrance Grace by Grace Coddington.
#13. D.I.Y.- ‘The Thrifty Decorator‘ By Jocasta Innes, 1993.
“There it is, your own place, home, a blessed notion which probably means empty rooms, blank walls showing every crack and damp stain and bare boards. There is so much you need, so much to be done, and your bank account balance is a black hole. Where to begin?…”
(Illustration by Lynne Robinson & Richard Lowther)
Note- I just finished making bundle blinds on page 110 for the dining room windows. They came out simply perfect. :)
Three gardening books to read while you wait for the snow to melt.
- ‘Arcadia Britannica‘ by Henry Bourne
- ‘The Flowers‘ by Lisa Cooper (via Chelsea)
- ‘Heirloom Harvest‘ by Amy Goldman & photographer Jerry Spagnoli
#12. Nature- ‘The Wisdom Of Donkeys‘ By Andy Merrifield, 2008.
“…Time slows down amid donkeys. In their company things happen quietly and methodically. It’s hard to forget their innocent gaze. It’s a calm that instills calm. Your mind wanders, you dream, you go else where, yet somehow you remain very present…”
Sharing the path to the barn with my favorite donkeys Boppy and Patrick.
(iPhone 5c image- Martha Browne)
“Before mass printing in the 20th century it was common for endpapers of books to have paper marbling. Sometimes the endpapers were used for maps or other relevant information. They are also the traditional place for bookplates or owner’s inscription…” – Wikipedia
Designer Tricia Foley cleverly had her inspiration boards photographed for the endpapers of her new book ‘Life|Style: Elegant Simplicity At Home.’
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