My name is Cynthia and I love interior design, architecture, antiques, all things vintage, all things British (a tried and true Anglophile), a love of things that are time worn and hold secrets of days gone by. I love animals and try to respect their place in our world. I enjoying talking about the most beautiful places in the world, some exotic, some in our own neck of the woods. I love family and friends, music and movies. And most importantly, I love talking about these things with a daily dose of humor because I love to laugh and we all deserve to. So come on...let's go for a stroll.
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Monday, October 24, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
|One of film's sexiest couples, in one of film's|
sexiest films ever, "The Thomas Crown Affair"
starring Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway
I have been thinking a lot about what I wanted to discuss, as I excitedly start writing again after a summer of little writing. I mentioned in my last post that I had suffered a serious injury in an accident last month. To that end, I am going to be writing more often and make every attempt to lose myself in my writing. So, I've gotten over the tough part, which is making the decision to write. Now, my thoughts turn to "what to write?" After much pondering, I decided that it wasn't necessary to write about a particular topic. In the past, I have written about everything from a family vacation in Europe to houses in England that I find enchanting. But this time, I ask you to take a walk with me to just appreciate beauty where ever we can find it...in people, places, homes, architecture...whatever shall be shall be.
Thank you to my followers and readers out there, for always encouraging me to get back to what I love....the old, the inspiring, the beautiful.
|How feminine -- love the mirror|
|What a wonderful spot for morning coffee...or margaritas with the girls|
|A desk display - so lovely...as beautiful as art|
|Ms. Bardot certainly has "it"|
|This bath in a home in the Hollywood Hills knocks me out.|
Those French casement doors, the mirror sconces and of course, the tub
|My own bed features this many pillows...now I need the canopy...and the view|
|Another knockout - my personal favorite -- grand, castle-like in scale|
and I love the messy bed
|If you know me, then you know this is a dream of mine -- it's on my bucket list|
grab one of my best girlfriends and head across the US in a
vintage camper - and hope for no tornadoes
|Hard to believe this photograph isn't photo shopped but it's the real deal...|
a castle in Wales -- Gothic beauty
|The floors, the bench and the paneled walls -- what's not to love?|
|This daybed is from a home in France -- I think I could find happiness here|
|Eat Pray Love -- I love Julia Roberts - the movie? It was worth renting|
Javier Bardem? worth every minute -- I liked this movie for the scenery if nothing else
|Straight up elegance -- the clock and candelabras -- what a beautiful bath|
|My guess is this room belongs in a castle or English Manor home -- love the hap-bazard|
cloth over the table -- the black and white floor -- the molding...Mr. Darcy has to be close by
|This room only needs this bed, the beamed ceiling, and those windows -- the rest is just along for support|
|The ceiling -- crumbling beauty...the rounded door and the weaving stairs|
makes me say "ahhhhh"
|I could spend a summer a this French country home...|
|I have always had a weakness for these English garden stones and grass--|
love the concrete ball, the head of the statue on the bench...
|Richard Gere? Debra Winger? Need I say more? I admit it...|
My fantasy man for years after seeing this film about 5,000 times
|Where, in this blog, does Led Zeppelin fit in? They fit in where ever|
I feel like putting them because they continue to rock my universe
every single day -- and they are British, after all
|Maxfield Parrish -- the most romantic of all painters in my|
humble, amateur opinion -- see my past blog about his work - I never grow tired of it
|Tarnished silver -- why polish something so imperfectly perfect?|
|Outdoor dining -- probably California where flies and other pests are of no concern|
|This cellar in a home in Sweden was probably a functioning kitchen back in the day|
|Perfection in dressing...dressing room that is. |
What a pleasure getting ready would be...
Thank you all for sticking with me -- I hope you enjoyed the first of many more blogs to
come after my little intermission this summer