Thursday, May 3, 2007

Gypsy says: You have to see this....

I was trying to catch up with posts and blogs after being away for a while......here is a few that I really enjoyed.......it is by far not all and I have not even read all my favourites yet, but thought I`ll share these so long.... (Blogger is giving me lots of problems tonight...big spaces and uneven pics......I`ll try to edit again when he calmed down...in the meantime...forgive.....I really tried!!!!!)

THESE WERE FABULOUS:




















Di from Designers` Block featured these photographs that look like beautiful paintings by Michael Gilberg They are stunning and there's even more here.



Beachy from Beachys Cape Cod Cupboard shared with us her love affair with old lace! She introduced us to her "lace bible" of sorts...... "Twentieth Century Linens and Lace" by Schiffer Books.

Carol from Raised in Cotton shared with us their preparations for their Spring Open House this week....lovely























Nicol Sayer went to fabric heaven......I`ll let her explain in her own words: "There is a place on earth that is a little piece of heaven for me... Full of texture and color and history. The fabrics and quilts and gowns whisper their stories of long ago assemblies and balls and country dances. When you enter you can hear the music and swish of silk skirts and rustle of taffeta . The fine stitching on richly embroidered waistcoats and glimmer of metallic lace on church vestments are just as at home next to a worn toile bedcover and quilted chintz wholecloth. I am so thankful that even long ago there were those that saved and savored these pieces of history and preserved them so we could have a glimpse back into a gentler time."
Florizel featured The Tailor of Gloucester (1903), by Beatrix Potter and sent us to the Victoria and Albert Museum...to read about the time of swords and periwigs and full skirted coats with flowered lappets - when gentlemen wore ruffles and gold-laced waistcoats of paduasory and taffeta - there lived a tailor in Gloucester.....















THESE MADE ME LAUGH:

  1. Annie and her red Russian dot.....(Land of Mystery)
  2. Corey the slugs killer.........(Lessons from the Garden)
  3. Maryam the deviant.......(Marrakesh: Is it real? Or is it Memorex?)
  4. Laura...who truly deserves a prize...4 posts, without talking about food...the impossible is possible (Time to eat healthy!!)
  5. Lilia the sucker for Pyrex.......(April 26)
  6. Vanessa...incognito.....(Incognito & melancholy)
  7. Casapinka and her "Style Statement".......(Style Statement)
A SPECIAL MENTION:
A special welcome back to Chantal.....She Who Flies .....from Celestine Musings...glad you are back online, and all went well.....we missed you




21 comments:

Di Overton said...

Great links. I know one is mine and I'm not bragging.

Felicia said...

So pretty :)

She Who Flies said...

Hello Chamara! I just enjoyed all the cool photos you posted above, discovered some nice new blogs courtesy of you :-) and smiled at your mention of Corey's post for today (I so enjoyed that one too as it brought many memories back. Isn't she a born storyteller? :-)... but your lovely and thoughtful welcome back note was truly the cherry on the cake. Thank you so much! I missed you all too. Blessings,

MagnetikMoon said...

Are you a Gipsy at heart?So visit me: http://tremuchekalli.blogspot.com

Maybe we can have good talks!I speak in Portuguese there but i can translate it to you

See ya *

Ulla said...

Textile heaven for sure! Lovely women and their threads...

Julie said...

fantastic lnks...

Linda said...

Thanks for the links, most of them new to me. It is always fun to explore new blogs.

Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

How should I ever get back to work, with all those great links?
(Gosh, Maryam, yep, for crying out loud, I hope I didn't offend any sheep with my comment there yesterday *chuckle*).

izabella said...

oh what a lovely post! love all the links...I should be packing & cleaning for the open house & here I play on the computer ;)

xo ~Bella

Anita said...

I havn't had much time for blogging during the past few days either. Thanks a lot for the nice comment you left on my "Country Cottage Garden" blog a couple of days ago.

You have a very nice blog, too! I like those gypsy colours and decoration.

And oh, we have something in common! I LOVE France and the French language. Paris is my favourite town. I guess I have been French in my previous life... ;-))

I am looking forward to welcoming you again in my little garden! There's quite much in bloom now!

Warmest wished wishes from Germany!

Anita

moderncountry said...

It all looks sp pretty, i love fabrics!! I buy them just because they look pretty !
I wish you a lovely weekend :)

The Feathered Nest said...

Thanks for the links...there are so many interesting people to meet out there in blog land!

Manuela

The Feathered Nest said...

I love to check your blog! I can always count on seeing such beautiful things ~ Dawn

R2artstudio said...

I so love to visit you blog. You always have such beautiful pictures, and new places for us to visit. Thank you so much, for bringing so much beauty to the world.

Jes said...

I'm off to check out the linky-links now! You always come across the most fabulous of finds!

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Wow! I am so honored you mentioned my blog and my post about lace! And I've now been introduced to some fabulous new blogs thanks to you - they are all wonderful! Thank you!!!

primdollie said...

Oh how fun thanks so much for sharing these wonderful links and pics and yes blogger can be quite trying that's the reason I left and went to typepad!! thanks for the wonderful eye candy and links!!! Hugs Linda

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thank you for sharing such lovely photos!
I could get lost in those textiles! Just gorgeous!

...I'm off to check out the other links...

Kimberly :)

Sadie Olive said...

I love the links. :) And your weekend finds are beautiful!

Sara

Mo'a said...

I also have a re-entry after what feels like an eternity...computer problems...but now I am back and celebrating the birth of my first Grandchild...he was born in Denmark two and a half weeks ago. I have a celebration drawing on my blog for a little Chrysalis that I made.
Now I must go and read all your links...they all look intriguing :)

tongue in cheek said...

Thanks for including le amongst such creative ladies!!

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