Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cool Down

After an extremely busy two weeks, working the census job as well as the usual, I have needed a mental refresher.  I picked the last of Caroline's white lilacs, and added white honeysuckle, variegated hosta, pale lavender violets, and wild sheep's head.  This refreshing palette inspired verdi blanc... a treasury on etsy.

For anyone who has experienced the frustration of finding a slot to build a treasury, check out the new feature Treasury East.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Library Cat

blatant use of live cat to sell product
Moto Guzzi in one of his rare, pensive moments, agrees to model with an item from the shop.
Click here to link: brass cat and mouse paperweight

More cat stuff...from sellers on the Vintage Etsy Society Street Team of which I am proud to be a new member! 

amber bottle cat from AlpenglowVintage

cat and mouse pin from auntmarthasattic

cat's eye glasses from LoverlyVintage

gingham dog and calico kitty book plate  from RetroChalet

Thursday, May 6, 2010

May in April/April in May

What gives?

Three weeks ago it was near seventy degrees and sunny.

Today, and all week,  hovering around 50, damp and windy.

My now ragged tulips were glorious.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Georgy Girl

Perhaps the most striking feature of this strikingly different film is the moral ambiguity of all its characters. While contemporary cinema seems mired in simple distinctions between good and evil, Georgy Girl presents an odd assortment of losers and users who live in a world without an absolute ethical center. Lynn Redgrave stars as the homely girl who takes on the role of mother to her beautiful roommate's unwanted baby. With her father's employer trying to take her on as a mistress and her roommate's husband taking her on as an easy lover, Redgrave's Georgy navigates the narrows between prostitution and purity as she tries to hang on to the baby she has grown to love. Worth viewing for the seamless performances and the complex understanding of ethical interaction. --James DiGiovanna

Hi time I watched the movie.
Thank you Lynn.