Monday, August 23, 2010

Rainy Day Blues and Bubbles





It has been raining hard for two days now!

Our basement flooded and an old box of laundry detergent sitting on the cement floor became water logged ...

... lots of lovely bubbles....




Well...

...to be truthful...




...it produced a big mess...

...but also the inspiration for this post!




Holding on to the last days of summer...

Are you sorry to see it go?

...or are you looking forward to
sweater weather?

:)

46 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Hope it cleans up quickly. Love your photos. I am going to enjoy every last warm day we have left. I can't believe how fast this year went by. The weather here is crazy windy and rainy. Everything that was tall in my garden in laying down...not pretty. Have a great week.
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Jamie said...

Oh no - your poor basement! Hope there wasn't too much damage.

SooZeQue said...

So sorry to hear of the mess. But it did inspire the beautiful bubbles. There is somehow always a silver lining. I'm trying myself to find one with the bucket under the leaking roof that started this weekend. After all is repaired I shall paint a new color!!

Anji Johnston said...

I LOVE sweater weather! Coming from London, England, every day is a sweater weather day! This heat here in Virginia is killing me! Sorry about your basement but...if it hadn't happened we wouldn't have got to share your inspiring post - thank you!

Angela said...

I must say, I'm looking forward to cooling down. It was 108 yesterday and 105 today...been that way for a long time now. It's so hot that no one is having garage or estate sales!! Time for some cool breezes and nice sales!

gail said...

Sweater weather....without a doubt!
gail

Olive Cooper said...

I thought those were glass balls. You got me! olive♥

clustres said...

Inspiration can be found anywhere! Pretty!

Babi Sugarman said...

wow, you are so good on this...the bubbles gave a very special touch! lovely

Chrissy said...

Laura your so cute...and YES I am looking forward to sweater weather...bring it on! x0x0x

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hey Laura
Well there will be no sweater weather here soon... just sweating... I think the only time I welcome winter is at the very end of a hot hot summer.. but then we don't have the beauty of snow!!

Love the baubles.. and love the blue!!! What are they?? shoe clips? brooches? fabulous colour!!..

Have a great week and hopefully no more basement floods!! xxx Julie

Diane said...

Laura, Sweater weather for sure! Too hot this summer! Another blogger, Michelle Palmer, was at Bouckville finding treasures too. Isn't that just THE place!
Hugs, Diane

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Bring on the sweaters!!!!

julie - eab designs said...

Counting the days until September 1st! Bring on the sweaters and all fall has to offer.

Gail said...

I'm a sweater weather girl all the way! Good thing I live in Oregon :).

Gert said...

Love your post! Yes, kind of looking forward to fall...but kind of hate to see summer end, as we all know what follows fall!

Blessings....
xoxo Gert

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh that is just gorgeous jewelry, the only thing worse than a flooded basement is not basement at all i keep looking for it , but I guess here in Florida they don't have any....something about the water level ha! I can't wait for fall, but that is probably about 2 months off for us.

Carol

Fete et Fleur said...

I worked it out leaving a comment!

I'll email you with the details of what's going on. Sorry about the bubbles, but they were a lovely inspiration.

Hugs!
Nancy

* French at Heart * said...

~*~Looking forward to warm cozy sweaters..piping hot lattes and a cozy fireplace..love fall and the rain~So sorry your basement flooded though..hope it stays dry the rest of the season~~*~*Beautiful pics btw~*~Blessings,Rachel

Kathy said...

Ooooooooh...I love this post! What a fabulous inspiration albeit a messy one. Great photos! Me? I'm not ready for summer to be over. Nope. Not at all. Not a bit. Love fall, but Lordy, Lordy I do despise winter. - Kathy

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Well.....at least it was a beautiful mess! :-)

Bring on the sweaters!

Hugs,
Anne

Lynn Richards said...

oh, poor thing!!! wet, soggy laundry and soap!!! yuck.
YES i am more than sorry to see summer go. the kids go back to school, and we begin a heat wave. what is that????!
ox
lynn

tales from an oc cottage said...

Well, thank heavens for "inspiration"! ;} We are in the middle of a nasty heat wave...a few drops would be nice! {sorry about your basement!}

m ^..^

icandy... said...

oh no, laura!!!
the photos in this post are wonderful, but i am just sooo sorry to hear about the flood!
hang in there!
sending big hugs and a virtual wet-vac! ;)
ox
christina

judi said...

laura,
only a true flea aficionado wouldn't let bubbles go to waste to use them in a photo shoot! love the pics.

judi ;)

Andy's Attic said...

Oh, yuk. Sorry about your mess...love the inspiration you got from it. I never want summer to end but if we could have a sunny winter I would love that. We just usually get grey skys and rain for Nov. till the end of May.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love the beautiful bubbles. Reminds me of being a kid and making those great big bubbles we'd dip the wand in and let the breeze blow through for us. Send some of that rain this way please, Laura, it's supposed to be 105 here tomorrow. Really, it's the first of the summer weather, we've been so spoiled here in CA.

I am so looking forward to cozy sweater weather!

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

How does Mother Nature get it right every year? Right around this time - I start thinking "I'm ready - let the sweater weather take me away from all this craziness, I want to hole up in the house with movies and comfort food" Beautiful photos as always.

manon 21 said...

Eh bien moi je profite encore de beau soleil provençal...

Des bises

manon

Floss said...

Beautiful photos to be inspired by near-disaster! We've just come back from camping in a mini-heatwave, and I am loving the cooler weather now it's broken. But I DO miss the confidence that I'll be able to line-dry five loads of washing in a day...

Annemary said...

trop jolies ces bulles bravo de prendre ta Misère sur le plan artistique !!!!!!très féèrique bisous de bonne fin d'été !!!!moi je déteste le chaud alors suis ravie ....vive les pulls et chandails

C.J. said...

time for the BIG shop vac! sorry, it can be such a mess, but at least when all done it might be fresher smelling and cleaner.
Personally, I am looking forward to Fall, sweater weather, delish!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Beautiful bubbles and baubles, Laura. Hope there was not too much damage in your basement. I definitely like the simplicity of summer, but have always loved sweater weather.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Love your bubbles and baubles - so pretty. Sorry to hear your basement flooded. I hope there was no permanent damage. I am clinging to summer and definitely am not ready for it to end! I like fall and all the warm colors but I am not a fan of winter and would not mind skipping that particular season!

~ Tracy

It's me said...

Sorry to hear about the mess darling........beautiful blues......wishing you a happy week.....love Ria...

A Cottage Muse said...

Gorgeous baubles among the bubbles!!

reprise said...

we have had a real mild summer...now the hot weather has hit us. i love autumn it is my favorite time of year. Lovely photos!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

gosh laura ~ i love love love your world here ... : )

sensational images of beauty out of 'disaster' ~ now, that is art
and so hopeful and heartwarming ...
absolutely beautiful ...

hmmm and talking about weather ...
sunday was so hot, it was too hot to be in your skin ...
monday turned so chilly whilly, we had to put on a sweater!
that is what it is like around here ... and the joke is, that if
you stick around for 10 minutes, the weather is sure to change ; )

xo
prairiegirl

Mélanie A. said...

I hope everything is fine now.
These glass bubbles are lovely

Beatnheart said...

Here in Southern California, after a beautiful summer of overcast and cool we are having a heat wave. I don’t like the heat...hey I’m in menopause, I’m having a heat wave all the time! Give me sweaters, leggings, boots, hats, rain.. It’s so smoggy today too. I walked this morning and from the hill I was on I could see the whole area covered in brown smog...yuk

Becca said...

I can't wait for sweatshirt weather, but where I live it won't be until the end of October. Please send some of that rain my way!
Have a great week. :-)

sweetpea said...

what a fun post, sort of i guess... you seem to see the bright side of it. thanks for your sweet comment.

hugs,

shelley

Rosemary said...

OMG Laura! Hope it is drying out there.
It's finally very hot here in California.
We have had a most unusual summer.
Love your photos!!
xo,
Rosemary

Danielle Combs said...

I am NOT looking forward to "sweater weather". I don't like cold. I need warmth all year! I enjoyed your photos, very cool!

Pam said...

Sooooooooo pretty! The blues and the bubbles were a wonderful combination. See that...you found some inspiration thru your mess. Good for you! That's the way to handle it. Smiles...Pam

kristine said...

very nice blue, how do you call it, ice blue ?

Hope all is cleaning with not too much damage!!