My Storybook House

•Friday, September 11, 2009 • 5 Comments

I just found this house sitting in my drafts. I can’t remember where I found it but I had titled it ‘Practical Magic House’. I recall it being an artists’ home in France. It embodies completely the house in one of my favourite books and films ‘Practical Magic’ by Alice Hoffman. The rambling old house in a small Massachusetts town is central to the story. Having housed generations of pagan witches it is well loved and worn, with bottles and jars and herbs and flowers tumbling out of every crevice. I suppose it is the film that really brings the house to life. (how many times did i say ‘house’ then? I really don’t think it could be helped).

How could you ever be unhappy if you lived here…

French House

French House

French House

French House

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Fuzzy

•Thursday, September 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

* I wish the week was longer. As much as i’m eager to get to LA I have so much to do…

* No time to read, even my tube journeys these past few weeks haven’t been long enough to get into anything but the Metro.

* Wish I could snuggle up somewhere peaceful for a few hours this afternoon then wake up and it would still be midday.

Ellen Silverman

Hearty

•Tuesday, September 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

How delicious does this creamed corned recipe look by Kitchen Sink? Perfect for the Summer/Autumn crossover. I love chives too much!

Creamed

Creamed

Potted

•Monday, September 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Exhausted from the weekend, woke up from a deep sleep this morning. David’s brother and now sister-in-law got married on Saturday and it was the most perfect day!

Haven’t got the energy to blog much today but I spent a day last week re-potting my plants and thought I would share my favourite one with you…re-potted in a cookie jar found in a charity shop. The feel of fresh earth is just so theraputic. Have a peaceful Monday.

Potted

Potted

Potted

Marie Desbons

•Friday, September 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I guess the art of Marie Desbons wouldn’t usually be my art of choice, I tend to prefer more graphic and darker themed illustrations. However on this blustery September day I coudn’t resist a little French whimsy! I also love how extra magical her images look coupled with languid French text. C’est beau!

A Storybook House

•Thursday, September 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Wow.

Clingstone is a faded and shingled 103-year-old mansion set on a rock in Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay. In it lives Mr. Wood, a 79-year-old Boston architect who bought the house with his ex-wife Joan in 1961 for $3,600. It had been empty for two decades and had been built by a distant cousin of Wood’s who designed a shingle-style house of picture windows, with 23 rooms on three stories radiating off a vast central hall. It reminds me of Aunt Josephine’s house on the cliff in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

What would it be like to live there I wonder? Read more about Clingstone here.

Clingstone

Laila

•Thursday, September 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I have a new cousin and I love her. I have not met her and probably won’t for a long long while as she currently resides in Northampton, Mass. But the magic of technology gives me glimpses into her wondrous new life. She is just one month old and look how animated she is! She looks like she’s trying to talk to me! Hi!

Laila