Thursday, 26 January 2012

Reasons to be cheerful

 Image 1 Pinterest, Image 2 the balcony gardener.
 Image 1 Mollie Makes Issue 10, Image 2 taken from PRINT by Cath Kidston, Phototgraphy Pia Tryde
 Collages all made up from my Pinterest Boards

Rainy days and grey days seem to "smuffle" me, wear me down. Seems I am not my chatty self, well, that is to say I am myself, just the quieter version.
In January I like to refresh my colour palette - you know a bit of  a post Mid-Winter detox, I hope you like my current inspirations...a cleaner, prettier balance of colour and simple feminine style a la Christie and McKenna circa the '60's.

Speaking of which I am really looking forward to "We'll take Manhattan" tonight on BBC 4 at 9pm. It tells the story of the now legendary photo shoot  in Manhattan 1962 and the subsequent love affair between Jean Shrimpton and David Bailey.
Jean Shrimpton 1963 (pic: Getty)
Picture via the Mirror
Picture via Tiskin
Image David Bailey for Vogue

Tonight's drama stars Amy Pond, whoops I mean Karen Gillan! and Aneurin Barnard. I have high hopes as BBC 4 has a very good track record...Enid Blyton starring Helena Bonham Carter, Fonteyn with Anne-Marie Duff and the excellent Nigel Slater's "Toast"  were all great. Well done "Aunty", you do look after us well.

Love Sarah
-x-

12 comments:

  1. oh lovely selection, I can see Ring Of Bright Water and Sense and Sensibility there. Looking forward to the Bailey/Shrimp programme. Wonder if Jean will be watching, down in Cornwall?

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  2. Hi Sarah, You've just reminded me to watch BBC4! I love you photo collages very serene...lovely. Sharon

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  3. Oh must set the sky plus, love your collages those green socks are just lovely!
    Denise
    xxxxx

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  4. Oooo thank goodness you reminded me! xxx

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  5. Thanks for reminding me ... I shall be snuggling up to watch it with my hot water bottle in 4 mins time! M x

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  6. Love your picture choices. I am taping that programme tonight. Like you say should be good.
    Lisa x

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  7. Oh no, I've missed We'll take Manhattan ... it will have to be i-playered.

    Gorgeous images and colour palette in this post :D

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  8. I wish I had BBC4! They sound like great shows.

    I love the combination of the top two photos you showed. Amazing the colours of the tree and sky, reflected in the cushions.

    cheers
    Fi

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  9. gorgeous colours I love them. and your right BBC4 has some entertaining stuff!
    xxx

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  10. Thanks so much for helping me find reasons to be cheerful, January can be less than cheery and my house sale fell through today meaning i lost my dream home. Let hope its not too soon till the spring sunshine arrives. x

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  11. Hi Sarah - I do love your colour palletes. A new year a new you.

    There is something that feels so energising about them and I'm taking good note - thanks for the boost and thanks for the reminder. All sky+d and I'm just waiting until Mr Boo goes away again so I can sit down and enjoy.

    Sunshine - 'yep' the sun is shining - greetings from Kent.

    Nina xxxxxxxxx

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  12. Right, I'm off to iplayer - that sounds excellent.

    Your images are beautiful - just what I need here on a cold. foggy Sunday morning.

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