I am posting and hosting from the bed chamber.
Feeling a bit better but not totally rushing back to work...
I do like to share with my co-workers, however I do draw the line when it comes to germs.
Isn't orange a dazzling shade?
Hermes signature colour...
I do have scarves that are not made by Hermes.
Hand rolled silk squares are my preference.
This Lanvin scarf is the only orange accent I have in my wardrobe.
I know the magazines are showing all manner of tangerines clothes
but I have to buck the trends and stay with what suits me.
I'd rather add it in small doses, a sprinkling here a sprinkling there.
An enamel bangle, a scarf or possibly some Havaiana's....
Not wanting to attract attention is probably why I shy away from brights.
This very large square by an Italian maker drapes softly and can cover my shoulders.
This scarf came to me via Value Village
and if memory serves it was under $20.
Black and banana yellow run riot in this detailed patterned scarf
another large square which has been hiding away for far too long.
I found this in the antique mall near Pike Place Market in Seattle.
The Coach scarf was a Christmas gift from my son and his lovely wife.
a very extravagant gift indeed!
I find the squares are the most versatile scarves to work with...
there seems to be a great supply in the local shops.
Silky scarves are a great way
to add a splash of colour
for me they make me feel a bit more "dressed up."
If you've shied away from silky squares I'd challenge you to go to a local thrift shop and buy one
with a pattern and colours "that speak to you"
play around tying it different ways in front of the mirror
and get comfortable with your tying skills.
On my last Hermes scarf shopping adventure
the clerk mentioned that I was very adept tying the scarves...
she said most women that come in are very tentative and shy.
I say this not to brag but to support the theory that "practice makes perfect"
well maybe not "perfect" but "good enough" to impress the Hermes clerk!
I watched "The Queen" with Helen Mirren last night
she wore many different Hermes scarves
wrapped over her head in her signature style keeping her hair tidy.
(A look that works for her but looks silly on me!)
The Queen's Diamond Jubilee coverage will be starting soon on the CBC.
I hope to be watching...
Laying about these past few days has been tedious
the sun has been shining and the birds have been singing their little hearts out.
I long to be outside mucking about in The Humble Bungalow Garden.
I finished reading the Post Mistress and I highly recommend it...
the author Sarah Blake spent some time at the VCCA
which reminds me
I must ask my artist friend Cheryl Fortier if she met her when she was studying there.
I am off to read a classic...
the thoughts and musings of a woman who is struggling with finding balance in her life.
I always come away from this with a bit more clarity.
Solitude and meditation,
a room of one's own,
is what Anne Morrow Lindbergh needs
and finds it on a small island on the East Coast
where she lives in a rustic cabin steps away from a sandy beach...
Seeking some comfort and serenity
an escape from the sneezing and coughing
that I want to ignore...
lift my spirits.
Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning
can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day ~
like writing a poem or saying a prayer ~
Anne Morrow Lindbergh