Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sand Colors and Cookies










































It was a quiet day...cold and crisp with lots of sunshine.
We visited dear family friends to celebrate a 93rd birthday!
I didn't get Kate's room cleaned out as planned nor all the laundry done...
...but spent an hour outside in the fresh air...
... it felt really, really good...

I am so ready for spring...
...dreaming of the sand and sea...
...hope your Saturday was sunny too!

What are you dreaming of this weekend?

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Good Luck and Good night!
:)

46 comments:

NicNacManiac said...

The blue color looks fabulous with all of that natural wood and shell color...gorgeous!!
Bring on Spring...I'm also itchin!! Oh BTW...love the little linen flower!!
Happy Weekend, xOxO Nerina

alice said...

It was cloudy but I hung out laundry today. Of course it sprinkled just a tad! BUT I love the outdoor smell of fresh laundry.
smiles, alice

Tami SouthStreetShabby.blogspot.com said...

Gosh Laura..you always take such breathtaking pictures. You must have been a photographer in a previous life..:-) Looking through your posts is like looking at a favorite magazine. I never miss one! Tami

Tami said...

What yummy pictures of such wonderful treasures!!

Gypsy Fish said...

ahhhh thoughts of spring....was beautiful here today as well....saw a robin. Love your bunnies.
Beth

Rustique Gallery said...

So Pretty! Sherry

Dar said...

What a lovely, peaceful entry. I love the clothes pins of which I miss using, and the bunnies and always the varigated yarns, ribbons, shells, all of it. You brightened my day.
Our day was spent outside playing in the snow with a couple of our GrandLoves, seeing the excitement on their little faces as new fish with names were introduced into their aquarium, and listening to all the stories and giggles. It was truely a wonderful day.
God Bless

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Laura
Oh those shells!! I wish i could run down the beach right now and find some.. sadly I know I will never find those types.. but I guess I could get a good dose of your colourings today.. which are gorgeous.!!! I'm a little obsessed with golden ambers right now.. which is unusual for me..

Now shells in snow!!! That is a first! and it looks wonderful!! Were those fab photos taken on your decking??? Well It is stinking hot here today!!!! had a few cool days last week and back to hot!!! I think I will come over there when winter starts to set in here... Have a great day.. xxx Julie

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Laura:
Simply beautiful images, all. I love the juxtaposition between the seashells and the snow!
Have a blessed Sunday.
xoxo
Donna

SharDon Exclusives said...

First before I go see if I signed up for the giveaway I will tell you what I am dreaming of:
Spring, spring, spring!!! Spring is my favorite time of the year and this spring will be the best because of this awful winter. Pink buds are on the almond tree and the peach trees so spring is what I am dreaming about,
Sharon

GardenofDaisies said...

I love this color! The color of almonds. And pine cupboards, and spoons made from bamboo and tea after you add some milk. The color of Zoysia grass after it goes dormant for the winter. (You have to live where it's hot in the summer to know what this is.) It is one of those comfort colors, don't you think? LOVe your post!
And please add me to your giveaway.

SharDon Exclusives said...

p.s. Could you tell us more about the blogger convention? Thanks, Sharon

T's Daily Treasures said...

Such creamy, dreamy, beautiful photos. Love everything! I have a recipe for Sand Tarts that are really good. We have brilliant blue skies this morning and lovely weather. Have a wonderful day. Blessings, Tammy

Peridots Garden Blog said...

So beautiful!

My favorite is the last photo...the colors, textures and the flow of the lines...perfection!

Thank you,

Sandy

Lisa Holtzman said...

Your photos are so gorgeous and warm and comforting. Just beautiful!

Dorthe said...

So beautifull,beautifull photoes, what a wonderfull morning trip to take,
Thankyou.
Dorthe

Lululiz said...

Beautiful photographs yet again, they are always such a pleasure to look at.

It's me said...

Not sunny it 's grey and misty here

But the sun shines in my heart !!!

Whe have a dinner with friends here in our house.

Live is beautiful........so also your pictures again !

Have a nice sunday too...............Hugs Ria

Chani said...

Oh I'm in love with your pictures! YES, me TOO, I'm so ready for spring and even summer! I just love those seashells.
Chani

Polly said...

Gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing!

Polly

Debby said...

What a beautiful post, love seeing your pictures.
Debby

Sharon said...

This post was absolutely soothing! I love your style...

Tumbleweed Trails said...

Love the photo of the Paris Dress Fabric advertisement.

Piyush said...

Amazing shots Laura. You are such a creative person. I just love the way you treat your subjects :)

Theresa said...

Love this post and all of the sand colors. I especially love the rose and wondered what it is made out of! Have a blessed rest of the weekend!

Angie said...

I am just dreaming of the way the air feels in springtime when I walk out the door. You know, when you no longer need a coat and the sun hits you just right, surprising you that spring is really here.
Thanks for the dreamy photos.

MARY PERNULA said...

I AM IN LOVE WITH BLUE LATELY, I AM REALLY A LOVER OF ALL COLORS.....AT THE MOMENT I JUST FINISHED MY LIBRARY AND MOVED ON TO OUR DEN, AND WE ARE USING TWO BLUE COLORS.....I AM DREAMING OF HAVING MY INSIDE PROJECTS COMPLETED SO I CAN SPEND MY TIME OUTSIDE THIS SPRING. I AM GLAD YOU GOT TO SPEND A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY WEEKEND. XO MARY

Herself said...

This post is so absolutely dreamy that I almost ache--in a good way. There's something about the textures, colors, juxtaposition of shells and snow... I just love this.

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Laura, beautiful pictures. I love the Easterbunnys and you bring me a little spring with your pictures.
Warm regards, Mea

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!

FILIGREE MOON said...

Beautiful photos! Especially the bunnies...such a sweet surprise. ~ Angela

Diana by Lagoa Design Studio said...

Thank you for these nice pictures! I love the first one so much - the color combination is just stunning.

xoxo
Diana

Ange said...

Snuggled up here in my little house which is all silent seeing the family has gone off skiing so I can work ... I am dreaming of those exquisite clothes pins and little blue ribbon ;-) WOnderful weekend to you dearest Laura!

Linda K. said...

Nothing like a natural palette of color. It's soothing and calming. Love your vignette's of color. Your textures are neat too. Sand and seashells are my fav.

Linda

carpe diem said...

.... Ya huele a primavera!!!!
Preciosas fotos ...
un abrazo, OLGA

Welcome to Yaya Chique! said...

Hey girlfriend!
Beautiful post...as always! Glad to hear that you are doing well and OMG look at all these followers! I am so proud of you....take care and will catch up later! xo...deb

Linda said...

Beautiful photos! Winter has been long and I have been daydreaming of summer and the beach lately...thanks for sharing!

La Petite Gallery said...

Laura , So what's the story on that artist
Palette? Where can I get it?? I want to know if it is a real palette whith a decal of paris on it?

Great post as usual.


yvonne

Hope said...

This is just all too lovely. Such pretty everything!
Blessings~Hope

Pondside said...

What a pleasant place to visit - I'll be back. Your photos are beautiful - the whole blog spot is lovely.

Chrissy said...

Laura.....lets see,first of all you are sooooo sweet,your note warmed my heart like you would not believe!! Secondly...this post is utterly stunning,you have more talent than anyone I know...really!! Have a wonderful week my friend,x0x0x0

Alison said...

Our Saturday was drizzly and chilled, but the trees have been filled with birds this past week...spring is on the wing! I think the 80 degree weather LAST weekend has brought this flurry of activity on.

Beautiful eye for color. Thanks for sharing.

Tracey said...

It's always such a treat to come to your beautiufl blog Laura!!!

Happy One Year Anniversary BTW!!!

:) T

Theresa Cheek said...

I love the Boussus fabric ad on the art palette....any idea how old it is?

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I really love these beautiful photos, Laura. They would make wonderful postcards.

kristinco said...

Coup de coeur pour cette palette de peintre ainsi recouverte ! J'adore aussi tes lapins qui viendraient bien compléter ma collection !