Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dreaming in sea foam...nothing out of the ordinary.

My favourite shade is green, I love all forms of green from chartreuse to sea foam.
There's something so ethereal about sea foam, aquatic and organic.

What colours speak to you?

It may surprise you to know that I have a small collection of vintage beach floats in sea foam green.
I've always hoped that I would come across one washed up on the beach some day but I have yet to experience the joy of finding one....so I did what many people do. I went shopping on the internet to ebay and I found a few.
Since my original purchase several years ago I have come across a few in the antique malls and the odd vintage shop.

I usually keep them in a first nations basket on the buffet.
To show them at their best I placed them in my sea foam pottery bowl.










I used up the last of my Diptyque candle this week.


so I pulled out this lovely votive
 Aveda's signature Shampure scent


this wick is just waiting to be lit this evening
simple and elegant


it's the little things
that make my ordinary life richer


I hope to have a quiet restorative weekend


maybe a sleep in and an afternoon nap
(what a luxury!)

I cannot tell a lie
I have the flu

So I am hydrating like mad and reading while resting.

What wonderful things have you got planned for your weekend?
Please do tell!


32 comments:

  1. Oh I am so sorry to hear you have the flu!!
    It is very nasty this year. Do rest and I think vitamin C is a big help. Think healing thoughts for you.
    Jennifer

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    1. I have been drinking Knudsen's ginger echinacea with vitamin C by the bottle!
      Thanks Jennifer, always a kind word from you.

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  2. How pretty these are...like lovely beads. I have become quite entranced with scented candles, I love it when the house smell nice. Hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Scent makes such a difference especially in winter when we can not open all the windows and let the fresh air blow in...hurry up spring!

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  3. So sorry to hear that you're under the weather - and just as the sun has come out. I hope the new candle, perhaps a new magazine or book and (if someone has been to the market!) a little bouquet might be nearby to give comfort.

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    1. Several magazines! Did you by chance observe my husband while he was shopping?

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  4. What a great collection of glass floats. We have a few, my husband's pride and joy being one about a foot high, still wrapped in the macrame'd net -- he found it on Haida Gwaii about 35 years ago, and it has a special place underneath the grand piano where it can be viewed but isn't likely to get knocked.
    This is a horrid bug, isn't it! Really hoping to get enough sleep to kick it this weekend. Hope you do as well.

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    1. I have seen those large floats covered in rope and they really make a statement...too lovely to hide away in a cupboard. Under your piano sounds perfect.

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  5. Oh I hope you feel better! I had the flu and it lasted for about a week. It was miserable. But now I am better and so grateful. Relax and try to enjoy you time resting. Have a good Sunday -- Downton should be good. Can't wait to see what happens with Edith!

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    1. I watched it last night and Edith seems to have weathered the storm...cannot say the same for the rest of the family though.

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  6. The flu is absolutely epidemic this year. I did get a flu shot, and have been fine, but so many friends have been hit hard by it. I hope you're at the tail end, and feel better soon. I love the vintage glass floats ~ the make me smell the ocean.

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    1. I think you are one of the wise ones Kathy...flu shots just might be in my future.

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    2. And I get mine early, before the season really hits as it takes about two weeks after the shot for the immunization to work.

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  7. Hostess, how about wearing your beloved sea glass? See:
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/120552757/aqua-sea-glass-sterling-silver-earrings

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    1. Oh those are wonderful! So icy and blue like a cool ocean.
      I suppose I could just go online and....

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  8. Your floats are so lovely in how they pick up and reflect the light! We're having a busy weekend with family in from out of town, but I'm hoping to find some time to get a flu shot. Feel better soon!

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    1. I saw your post today and your weekend sounded full to the brim.
      Your boating attire was spot on.

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  9. The flu? Oh no! Get well soon. I love those floats. Glass is my favorite thing for house ornaments.

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    1. I will do my best...
      glass is so versatile.
      I quite like the modernist pieces from Sweden.

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  10. But, but..you have not even recovered from the one you just had! And now the real flu!
    I´d suggest you take a l o n g vacation from school, as that seems to be the place where you get these colds on a regular basis!
    Over here, it is not too late to get the flu shot, but I have not thought about the matter.
    Despite your illness, you manage to stay optimistic. It is a wonder. So true about the small things giving BIG delight.
    Please take care of yourself and rest!

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    1. I will be off for little awhile, until I recover...doctor's orders.
      It must be lovely in your yard with all that white snow and your horses covered in rugs.
      It might be wise to opt for that shot this year as it seems to be a rather potent strain this season.

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  11. Hubs had the flu last week, as have others from work, so I've been devouring yogurts, oranges and liquids like crazy! So far, so good.

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    1. You've got the right approach I hope it serves you well.

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  12. As everyone has said, tuck in and take care. It is a nasty bug. I had a mild version and it was miserable. The beach floats are so delicate, but since I live way inland, I don't know what they are. When we vacation in North Carolina, I keep hoping to come across sea glass, but, as yet, I haven't been fortunate.

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    1. The floats hold up fisherman's nets...often they come loose and wash in with the tide on the shore.
      We have oodles of sea glass here but one needs to know where to go to find it.

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  13. Well, I'm not feeling that great either this weekend. Just woke up from a nap, pain in my neck, and now I'm going to do the dishes in a mindful way, thanks to you.

    Love the floats, beautiful.

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear you have the flu. Treat yourself gently - stay cozy and warm. Lighting a candle in the evening is a delightful treat.

    When we first moved to our home 10 years ago we went out to Jordan River and Botanical Beach for the day. While there, at the river, I spotted a very large glass fishing ball. It was as if the ocean and river were saying 'welcome' to me. I have it outside in my garden, since it's about 16 inches in diameter. I'd love to find smaller ones such as you have.

    The colours that speak to me are the blues and greys - and I'm fortunate to find so many of them in the local landscapes.

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    1. Oh that's a fabulous find!
      Just the kind of thing that would have me jumping up and down with joy!
      I'll need to remember to look closely when we go back to Jordan River.

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  15. I love that color of glass, too.

    My husband and I walked and shopped yesterday. He set our string bag on the floor of the bus!! I picked it up right away. Yikes! lol

    Get well soon. :(

    I might be getting organic produce delivered to our door. I've done it before. It is fun but sometimes a challenge to match the food to the meal plans while it is still fresh.


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  16. There are many folks in our neighbourhood who get the fresh produce weekly. The fellow that delivers the bins rides a bike with a trailer behind him...it's all very green. I like the idea but would rather select my own produce.

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    1. We had someone who delivered milk, cheese and coffee by bicycle and trailer. I put out a cooler with blue ice in it and when I came home it would be there. Maybe someone will deliver milk again.

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