Saturday, February 12, 2011

Weekend Musings...

 Hello, fans of shabbiness...
It's the weekend!

Which doesn't exactly mean a lot of "relaxation" around here, at least for us "grown-ups".

As performers, Mr. Shabby and I spend most of our weekends working.

And this is one of those weekends...
when we pass like ships in the night, blowing a kiss as one comes home from a gig and the other bolts out the door to get to their's...

But I am not complaining...
We wouldn't trade this life for anything.....

although, I would prefer a Valentine's Day date 
to a Valentine's Day rehearsal
Just sayin'.......

So, after the Linzer Heart Extravaganza,
I played around with my wire stand, flowers and crochet doilies...
and came up with the latest "shabby-but-fab-y-mirror" vignette.

When I took photos a few days ago, the tulips were this rich creamy shade 
and just beginning to open...

Today I was changing the water for them when i noticed something very cool...
Over those few days, they had opened up and lightened in color...

and just a few of them had taken on varying hints of lavender...



which happens to be a delightful shade of my other favorite color... 
(besides white, silly...)

Boy, that's a weird word. Purple?!
OK, let's find out.....

The word 'purple' comes from the Old English word purpul which derives from the Latin purpura, in turn from the Greek πορφύρα (porphura), name of the Tyrian purple dye manufactured in classical antiquity from a mucus secreted by the spiny dye-murex snail.  - Wikipedia

The mucus of a snail, everyone. You learned it here.

And that's all oneshabbychick's got on this crazy weekend...

Except a big shout-out to some great bloggers who featured me this weekend!

Boogieboard Cottage
Savvy Southern Style

Thank you, Ladies! I am honored.

more soon...


Linking to...

Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays


  1. Right. Well I guess I'll never view purple quite the same again lol. I heart your wire stand. What is on the little upturned china piece? It looks like a recipe, but I can't quite make it out.

    Lisa x

  2. Hi Lisa. I guess this little piece needs a feature of its own one of these days... it's an old pudding mold, with a recipe printed on the side for "Corn Flour Blanc-Mange." If you click on the photo you can view it larger if you want to see more detail. It's a cool little piece of ironstone! I'll have to research it... I'd love to know more about it. Thanks for the visit!

  3. The tulips are so very pretty, and I love the old pudding bowl...what a find!

  4. Oh I love tulips! And you used them so beautifully in this vignette. Love the upside down cup too, that scripture on there looks awesome.
    Happy Valentines day.

  5. Hey, I'm the Shabby Chick, too! I'm an Interior Designer, and I have an antique store called
    'The Shabby Chick' Antique.Vintage.Cottage......I'm closing my shop, though, because we're moving 1,200 miles away in 13 days. Anyway, about me, my signature style is Shabby Chic, and I refinish antiques, sometimes in a beachy cottage style, other times more "preppy" cottage, and I'm a HUGE fan of "frenchy" cottage. Just thought I'd stop and say hi...cute blog!

  6. Your tulips are lovely! I got 2 bunches yesterday...1 bunch is purple!

  7. Oh my, took my breath away! Their sheer loveliness. I see some tulips sprouting up in my garden. They will be white. I can't wait.

  8. I love the tulips. I can't wait for our to start blooming. Spring is just around the corner!

  9. Love your vignette. The wire stand and the bowl with the recipe on it are incredible. ~~Sherry~~

  10. Your vignette is soooo the mirror! Coming by from WW.


  11. You just saved me from a late night (high calorie) snack! Was just about to eat something naughty when I read about snail mucus ......mmmmmm delish! Lol
    Love your tulips and your blog!
    Thanks for your kind comments at 3 Pickles.
    x Marnie

  12. Very pretty pictures! Had no idea about the "purple". learn something new every day!

  13. Tulips are my fav!!! Love the vignette, makes me want a wire stand!!! Visiting from Ispirational Friday.

  14. Your vignette is just gorgeous! The French pitcher and tulips are so fresh this time of year!
    Take care!
    Michelle :)

  15. Love your blog girl...everything looks just wonderful my friend..Love your ironstone..Hope you enjoy blgland it's tons of fun and you'll do great here in the neighborhood...Thanks so much for sharing your great photos..Come and visit me some time..Hugs and smiles Gloria
    ps what is your name??

  16. Awww...such lovely tulips! I need some. Your vignette is really pretty.
    Hugs, Cindy

  17. Your blog sells. I only got as far as the follower button and I followed you. Gorgeous! Will be back to visit more.

  18. Looks great! I'm feeling your tulip love (especially the hint of lavender!).


  19. Gorgeous! I love white tulips and have some on my mantle, but your pictures are so gorgeous, mine don't compare!

  20. What a gorgeous post! White is so soothing! Love the tulips and of course the pitcher! Actually, I love it all! Enjoy your weekend. I'm your newest follower!


  21. Hey,
    I'm new here-found you on Feathered Nest Friday- and so glad I did. Love your style and now I'm following you. Would love a follow back ;-)

  22. Hi there~So pretty! Love your flowers- they look just perfect in your vignette! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)


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