STARTING THE DAY BEAUTIFULLY:

STARTING THE DAY BEAUTIFULLY:

segunda-feira, 31 de agosto de 2009

A SPECIAL THANKS

This is one of my favourite flowers!; and i'm using it today to say "thanks".

THANKS to Michelle at http://lapetitcoterie.blogspot.com/ for kindly choosing The Macs as winners of her beautiful, gorgeous pillow giveaway. Maybe they'll use it on the new baby's room!


Isn't she gorgeous?! I found this baby in February on the exact day she became an angel! Since then she's always on my mind although i never met her or her family! She touches so many lives hope she touches yours too!
http://themcclenahans.blogspot.com/

Just think this is the most adequat song!Love the lyrics!
Wish i could be that strong!


sexta-feira, 28 de agosto de 2009

just takes a click...


I had to share !...

There are people who are truly creative, inspirational, sweet ... ... and nowadays it only takes a click to find all sorts of things!
10 minutes on the net and found these amazing pictures - LOVE THEM!

Take a look yourself here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/24103847@N02/











Thanking you all for the lovely comments and wishing you all an inspired, romantic, beautiful, sweet and amazing weekend!!

quinta-feira, 27 de agosto de 2009

IT is done...

No! This is not my house! Not yet!...

BUT...
I'm officially selling my house!!!

I've been wanting to do it for a long time, and should have done it during the 2 years we lived in Germany, but... oh well!!... Now i'm finally doing it!! We talked with an agency and it is on the market!... Don't really know how long it will take, because of the crises and all that, but it's selling...Hurrai!!



I want to move into a more countryside place and more into the interior of the country.
The photos of today's post are from the net! I've been looking for inspiration! This is more or less the kind of house i want to build!! Not soo modern and not soo traditional; not soo minimalist too, but one thing i'm sure: i want a glass house filled with gorgeous amazing details. Back to reality - 1st have to sell this one!!! Keep your fingers crossed!












What do you think?
Would you like a house this kind?
How is your dream house?

quarta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2009

white wishes...

This is my contribution for the white wednesday hosted by Kathleen at: http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/


This is one of the bedsheets i embroidered a few years ago. I finished it with an old lace i had bought at a lace shop in lisbon.



A photo of one of my greatest passions: oriental dance. I bought this painting at a fleamarket in Germany. Love it!



A bed mantel bought on sale at "Zara Home" . Here is their link, in case you want to check it out, : http://www.zarahome.com/shop/worldwide





Detail of a baby's shoes that were my husband's as a baby and that my son also used.




Bags also from Zara home.


This is a detail of a star shaped cushion that i made about 7 years ago.



Flower arrangement on my kitchen.


A candle. Love the texture of it with "fleur de lys".


A widow indian saree. Love sarees and have lots of them! I use them to splash some colour around the house whenever I want. Besides, they make wonderful curtains, bed mantels, table covering and... whatever your imagination wants!...


A marble lamp, bought at a local antiques shop and still unfinished.


Some cushions I also made. Do you like them?


White stones and water from a "river" in my garden.


White feathers! Just love them and always buy them when they cross my way.


An old flower vase that I remodeled with leftovers from a flower bouquet someone gave me - just glued it and put a natural colour string.


Hope you liked some of my white things.

terça-feira, 25 de agosto de 2009

some favourite poets

"I want to love, to love heedlessly!
To love for the sake of loving: Here...there...
This one, that other and everyone...
To love! To love! And love no one"

Florbela Espanca - 1894/1930

Don't know if you know her, but she is my favorite poetess of all times.

Here you can read and listen (as a music) to one of her famous poems:





Fernando Pessoa 1888/1935
So rich a single word is not enough to describe him. So... leave you with one of my favourite poems:

Here you can listen to it - said by one of the brazilian greatest voices (Maria Bethânia):





Here is the poem:

"All Love Letters are Ridiculous
All love letters are
Ridiculous.
They wouldn't be love letters if they weren't
Ridiculous.
In my time I also wrote love letters
Equally, inevitably
Ridiculous.
But in fact
Only those who've never written
Love letters
Are
Ridiculous.
If I could go back
To when I wrote love letters
Without thinking how
Ridiculous.
The truth is that today
My memories
Of those love letters
Are that is
Ridiculous.
(All more-than-three-syllabe words,
Along with uncountable feelings,
Are naturally
Ridiculous.) "

(Álvaro de Campos - Fernando Pessoa)
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