Things of beauty...

posted on: Friday, 23 July 2010

The first week of summer holidays, so far so good; the entertainment machine has taken effect, grandparents and friends, walks and cinema visits, bike-rides and shopping trips. It's nice to blog for some serenity!

We have friends coming for Friday night curry, the event that signals the end of another work week. It is my nephew's christening this weekend, always love a family get-together...

Things of beauty...weaving from boater hats to breton stripes and lots in between.

American Vogue

'You had me at hello'...Cameron Crowe's inimitable 'Jerry Maguire'....

Martha Stewart

How pretty and dreamy does she look?

Milk and cupcakes, a perfect combination...

This summer weather calls for a gazebo...wouldn't it be lovely to sip a long drink in this little place?

Country Living
Dream-like models in boater hats...

‘Louis Ghost’ chairs designed by Philippe Starck...

Nautical stripes...

The beautiful Heidi Klum for Vogue...

Lavender bundles in Provence...

Utility chic...enamel ladles from Labour and Wait...

I love the milky green accents in this...and open shelves...

'Interior with the Artist's Mother' by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi painted in 1889.

A Fred and Ginger-esque pose...and to think she did it backwards and in high heels ;-)

Soft and mellow white...

via 100 Layer Cake
Here's to candle-lit summer nights and relaxing...


  1. you always have beautiful photos
    Have a great weekend xxxx

  2. Have a wonderful, relaxing weekend Lou.


  3. I'm so in love with stripes at the moment! The first photo with the dresses is just stunning too.
    Thanks for sharing this lovely collection of photos :)

  4. Great pics for the end of the week. Love that kitchen, those striped tops (my fav this summer), the ladels and the lavender. Enjoy your curry this evening - yum!

  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend to me... mmm, curry! I hope you enjoy every second of it! Thank you so much for this lovely compilation of beautiful images... I so look forward to stopping by and reading and enjoying your blog. You have such great finds and thoughts to share :)


  6. I imagine your computer to be jam-packed with the most gorgeous images and if they could, they would be spilling out of the computer and all over the desk - in a very artistic way, of course!

    Have a great weekend. x


    I love that photo of Heidi Klum, that was a great shoot for her, she looked so much more edgy, quite different.

    Kate Bosworth looks AMAZING....beautiful hair.

    Loving all the stripes and hats too :)

    Have a wonderful week-end, try not to worry too much about the dentist xoxo

  8. Sounds just delightful at your house! Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Leanne xx

  9. i love a gorgeous gazebo & adore a pile of louis ghost chairs!!!!!!!!
    have a wonderful weekend....& blessed christening...
    melissa xx

  10. Hi Louise,
    Beautiful images to get us in the mood for the weekend. I love all of the hats, welcoming front door, delicious lavender, beautiful soft and mellow white room (just my style) and stunning women.
    Sounds as if you have a very full weekend. There's nothing better than a curry with friends and a family gathering..... a good excuse to put your posh frock on !!!!
    Enjoy it all. XXXX

  11. I love these posts. Simply gorgeous. Hope you're having a fabulous weekend!

  12. I could lose myself in this post... especially that scene from Jerry McGuire and those nautical stripes! Have a wonderful weekend! xxx

  13. Hi Louise! I just found your blog linked up on Pink and Green Thursday :)

    So so happy I found this gorgeous blog of yours! Can't wait to read more.

    Hope you had a fabulous weekend!


  14. What a lovely space you've created!


    (I'd like to invite you to stop by my blog for a chance to win a fine art giclee print...a WHP original.)


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