Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A few favorite things....

I haven't had much time to post lately and do apologize.  Work has been draining and my headaches and back pain have been exceptionally bad.  The cortisone shots in my neck, for which I missed 4 afternoons at work, have not helped.  And David's away for business this week, meaning that I am doubly busy after work, keeping up the garden, cooking a meal or two, reading for my book club, and trying to exercise more (which isn't easy when you have a very bad back and come home from work every day with a blistering headache).  Ahhh...my woes!  

So to drown my sorrows and string you along, I'm posting a collection of somewhat disparate images I've collected over the past few weeks that seem to sum up my current "style" crushes.  
This little hare (above), by Renaissance painter Albrecht Durer, will soon be mine.  I plan to buy and frame this print for my front hall (of course, it will end up elsewhere). 

He is particularly fitting since our neighborhood is full of wild hares...you see a dozen if you go for a walk in the evening!  

I also love these fabrics (below) from Designers Guild, one of my favorite drool-worthy English fabric sites.  They have a wonderful historical look:
Or you can buy these beautiful fabrics, made up into charming pillows.  These are in my favorite shade of brown (which reminds me of milk chocolate), a colour on which I am currently fixated!:
I am also fond of this Gustavian chair, from Country Living.  I've been writing a post on neo-classical furniture for some time now, but I can't wait any longer to post this handsome beast:
I also love this little shelf and candle holder from Tracy Porter:
And the pièce de résistance, my new dining room!  Just kidding - this room is by London's modern glamour decor goddess Helen Green who threw in some traditional elements just for me. Bless her timelessly sophisticated heart):
The chandelier!  Those slate drapes!  The architecture!  Those sconces!  The fireplace!  The chaise!  The table!  The chairs!  But you could remove all the furniture and I would still be happy to live in this room.

Have a great week!

23 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, the back pain and the head pain, just like me now. I feel for you. Seriously. Hope things improve soon!

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  2. Sorry to hear about the back pain and headaches. Hope you feel better soon!

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  3. I loved all your favorite things. Love the rabbit print the most. We have lots of squirrels and rabbits in our neighborhood. I love to collect images of small animals such as that print. Also loved the fabric. Just beautiful. Hope you feel better soon.

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  4. the gardeners cottage7:27 pm

    Yikes, I really do know how to spell rabbitt!

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  5. oohh, I reallly hope you feel better soon! I really like the rabbit print. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. WELCOME TO MY NEW bLOG Terri

    Hugs
    Katarina

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  7. I love your gorgeous collection of your current favourite things. Sorry to hear your not well - hope it improves soon and life gets a little easier. Leigh

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  8. Gosh, so many lovely things! I must tell you that I have a print of Albrecht Dürer on my living room wall, not a hare but a cowslip.
    And we have a lot of fabrics and cushions from Designers Guild, but in a different style. We bought them 10-15 years ago when we visited London quite often.

    Sorry to read about your head pain and headaches. I think you have to relax and not push your self to hard.

    xo
    Poppins

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  9. Oh to draw like Durer!

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  10. Hi!
    Yes all pics are mine, and I have mnoved to Lulea now and it is great, now I just need a job.. very much, I drive 200 km to work and back..it is to far and now when the winter approach.

    Hugs
    Katarina

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  11. Oh, Terri, so sorry to hear you are suffering! I hope you'll feel better!

    I adore the rabbit print, so sweet!!!

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  12. Hi Terri, I love, love, love the pic of the hare. I'm so envious - I'd love to have him hanging in my home. Not so envious of the headaches and back pain - do take good care of yourself won't you and don't try and do too much. Take care, Lee :)

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  13. Aw, Im sorry you are feeling so crappy lately, I hope you feel better soon!!

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  14. Hi Terri!

    Awww I love the hare! And I really like how you have selected a few of your favorites :)

    Summer is my favorite season but I do like all of them :) Fall is lovely too when you get to get all your fall dresses and stockings out and warm snuggly sweaters and cardigans! And cuddle up on the sofa under a quilt with something warm to drink and a nice bun!

    I really hope that you will feel better asap, must be terrible :(

    Haha and yes I try to limit myself, can't have TOO many mugs and little things :P

    Hugs and GET WELL!! :)

    Susanne

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  15. love the Durer rabbit!!!! I can't wait to see it in you rhosue!! (great minds think a like ;) ;) hee hee
    xoxo

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  16. also, huge hug & i hope your'e feeing a bit better!!!! take it easy,
    xoxoxo

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  17. Rats! I had truly hoped that that treatment would work for you. It didn't work for John either, but that stupid contraption I blogged about did, believe it or not. You are one incredible woman not to curl up in a ball and wail. I'm certain that I might in similar circumstances.

    Your favorite things make me smile. I didn't know that you lived in a neighborhood loaded with hares. Sounds like it could be a problem with flowers and trees and shrubs.

    Take care, my friend. It was nice to catch up with you.

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  18. I am so sorry to hear you are not feeling well. How unlucky injections did not help.I hope you will be bit better soon.
    X
    V

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  19. I am disheartened to hear that your shots aren't working like you (we all!) hoped that they would. Argh. Poor you and that pain. Hugs to you.

    I love your favorite things -- I never thought I was a brown person, but all those musted and earthy colors in your photos are just lovely. And the hare!! My mother had that hair in a mini painting of it framed in the most beautiful wood and gold frame, sitting on an easel atop her desk. I LOVED that hare - I'd steal it and put it on my nightstand constantly. haha.

    xo Isa

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  20. oh my do I ever love that fabric!!!! by the way, I do hope your back is better soon.

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  21. Janie5:48 am

    Hi have just found and enjoy your blog, sorry to hear you are not well. I thought you might be helped by a therapy not unlike reflexolgy called "The Bowen Technique" look it up online and you should be able to find a registered paractitioner in you area, I hope you find it helpfull, I had it about six years ago for a bad neck and severe migraine and it has really made a big difference to my life, so much so that I trained to do it myself! Anyway try it. and once again well done with the blog. Janie

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  22. Terri - Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the lovely photos - I love the Gustavian chair, too!

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