The design of arts and crafts bungalows have extended overhanging eaves which do minimize the natural light...that's why we have so many electric lamps and light fixtures.
The walls are papered with organic toned period arts and crafts wallpaper which compliment the 100 year old + Douglas fir beams and wood wall treatments.
Here is a weekend morning image of our dining room...
it is a challenge to get enough light to read a book or knit.
I finished the blanket that I have been working on for grand baby number 3
(I have folded it in half to take the picture.)
It's the classic block pattern that I have used for all the baby blankets and this time I used a thick cotton yarn in an off white shade.
It is a thriller in the style of Alfred Hitchcock and I can see this book easily being made into a film.
The characters are very dysfunctional and quirky...the story held my interest and it is worth reading.
The foyer of the Garnier Opera House in Paris was dimly lit...
it would have been originally illuminated with lamps and candles before electricity.
Can you imagine doing fine needlework, knitting or sewing by candle light or an oil lamp?
It would be hard on the eyes.
I purchased this cheerful towel in France.
I spend so much time in my kitchen that I thought it would be a wonderful reminder of my trip.
I've hung it on my stove.
The sponge is from La Cuisine where author and Ooh La La Paris tour leader Jamie Cat Callan and I took our cooking class together.
I spied this wee key chain at the local Pharmacy on Oak Bay Avenue.
Which instantly reminded me of the Ooh La La Tour!
I forgot to mention in a previous post that I bought two linen Tees at the Monoprix in Paris.
This one is white with a wee bit of sparkle and the other is in a grey nubby linen.
Both are super comfy and very cool for summer.
The Monoprix has cute fashions...
they are basics and available at affordable price points.
Monoprix is like the American Target store...
(wish we still had Target here.)
I treated myself to a couple of new Hermes scents...
this one I have been wearing daily since I got home from France.
I've also indulged in a hot coffee with foamed milk each morning...
I use espresso in my French Press and foam the milk in the Starbucks electric machine.
I like it much better than cream and an added bonus is that it is WW point friendly.
I miss those cute French glass jars that they store and sell yogurt in, in Paris and France.
A little bit of France has back home with me...
in my head and in my heart.
Memories are the best souvenirs.
Like that first kiss
I think I'll always remember Paris!
It's a sunny day today and it's Mother's 88th birthday so we are taking her out to celebrate.
It's a surprise and my sister and I are in cahoots about where we are going!
Hope she likes what we have planned.