Friday, September 25

snippets of color...

when it came to looking around the shed, with camera in hand, for all the 'extra color' i had been noticing of late, it soon became obvious to me that most of the 'extra color' came from piles of stuff like laundry and other such 'nonsense' that has appeared in recent days whilst i've been busy with miss ethel.

but i said i would bring you snippets of color and so i shall...
some you have seen before
some you may not
some you may find quite lovely
and some you may not
but i hope you will agree, they are indeed snippets of color...

thread in a bowl


bathroom towels


knitting needles




yarn in a bowl


family portraits by my brother


little olive's finished blankie


buttons in a dish


our #4's closet curtain


ceramic bird from freemont sunday market




and moi in the mirror, found at freemont sunday market in the most 'peachy perfect' color and yes! i am wearing pink... will wonders never cease


and before i head to my bed, may i just take a moment to say thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes you sent my way...
or in the comment section of my ramblings
or perhaps my dottie angel inbox.
you truly have been most generous with your good wishes
and i start my weekend feeling most lucky to have you as my friends.

she is quietly thinking how humbled she feels by the challengers that have joined her and their reasons for doing so ~ Tif

26 comments:

AnnaVallance said...

Love your blog and all the colour.

mrs boo radley said...

I love many things here, but especially little Olive's finished blankie.

Jackie said...

Oh I just found you.
I was following a link from Catherine's blog and ...

'Oh!'

http://hedgerowfireside.blogspot.com/2009/09/oh.html

Sarah said...

I didn't know it was your birthday! Happy Birthday even though it's a little late and I hope you had a lovely day.

Thanks for the beautiful photos of your colour. I really enjoyed them all. Maybe I should display more too. Perhaps I will get some of my supplies out tomorrow and showcase them. I wish I had pretty coloured knitting needles like yours. I love them in jugs. Is it OK to buy old ones even though I don't knit?!!

English Vintage said...

I have been away, but now i am back. I thought i would say hello, Your blog is as lovely as ever, love the knitting needles they take me back to an image in my childhood memory of a pot my mother once had Thank you S x

Stella said...

Hi, I'm a new reader (from Finland) and I just LOVE your blog. Thanks for making my day a bit more "colorful".

Francesca said...

a divine post tif. i'm hankering after a wood and wool stool and heart garland now. have a lovely weekend. x

Pomona said...

I think you have just demonstrated what pleasure can be had from lots of small things already in your possession - no need to go out and buy more! I am so glad that we are all in the challenge together - safety in numbers or something like that!

Pomona x

Michelle said...

oh the colour!!!
Love it...and your family portraits are fantastic...
and pink tif...hmmmmm
What are you thinking....well you might be thinking that looks mighty fine...and you would be right...
P.S... still chuckling about the last post!!!
I say thank goodness for spell check..

hungryhippie said...

Ok-just figured this out, how to comment. LOVE the blog! Gorgeous pics! I'm joining the challenge!!! Starting TODAY.
-hungryhippie
(natalie)

dottie angel said...

thank you for the positive color responses :)

sarah, of course it's okay to collect the needles :) and you never know, it may inspire you to learn to knit!

natalie, welcome aboard... looking forward to reading your post along with the other fellow challengers :)

have a colorful weekend my lovelies!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

I love all the color/photos, but especially that gorgeous frame in the last photo. And, Olive's blanket is so pretty.

I was at an Estate sale some time ago and they had a whole pile of those pretty knitting needles. I was going to purchase them (inspired by your photos) but forgot all about them when I left with a huge pile, more like, boxes and boxes, of vintage treasures! I have regretted that moment ever since--even though I don't know how to knit.

Your hair looks like it's getting long! Are you growing it out? I'm in dire need of a new style myself but haven't narrowed one down yet.

~ Jennifer

dottie angel said...

jen, oh what a sorry tale about the knitting needles... i can only imagine the 'kicking yourself' moment.
as to my hair, yes indeedy it is getting longer, i have to say i have a plan for it... and i shall divulge my hair plan next week :)

Sarah said...

I'm not sure if what I have in mind is worthy of being on your list, but I'm a beginner. Pop over and visit me when you have a free moment and see my challenge to myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elicia said...

this is so beautiful and inspiring. i was thrifting today and thought of dottie angel. flea markets and lovely vintage goodness. [just posted pictures at www.thoughtsbyelicia.wordpress.com]
all of this color is gorgeous. and i'm excited to see a picture of you. you're gorgeous. and pictures of your family too :)

Kylie said...

Oh my... such a beautiful collection of colour. They are all treasures but those portraits just took my breath away! Thanks for sharing all of these lovelies :) K

shadytree said...

I just found you and I am so glad that I did:) I'll be joining you on your challenge of the utmost kind-just wanted to let you know.

me said...

Those knitting needles of color and inspiration are so beautiful. they cause a bit of a skipped heart beat as I imagine all the heirlooms they have knit, and possible knitting in their future...and then your beautiful yarn....oh, my....all ready and waiting patienty to be knit (or crochet)into something wonderful..thanks for the inspiration!

misselaineous said...

What a great color filled post! I just found you from somewhere else, and I am loving the pics & all I've read. I'll be back...Thanks for coloring my Sunday morning coffee read! *elaine*

Arctic Mum: said...

Wow, such pretty colours. I dream of a mirror like you found, maybe in bright, bright yellow or violet. I even bought a spray bottle in purple if the right mirrow would turn up. Maybe soon it will.

Itch2stitch.com said...

What a wonderful blog! I really enjoyed reading. So glad I popped in to have another look. Pop and see me some time! Suzie. x

Lucy said...

so pretty!!

Toni Brockliss said...

Oh golly these photos make me so happy....and look at you in the mirror. You are so gorgeous.
x

Luisa @ Dance in my garden said...

There is a lovely warm 'soft' feeling in your colour post, it's beautiful.

Heather Moore said...

Hello! Thanks for your nice words about my home at sfgirlbybay, and remember that if you ever come to Cape Town, you're booked in for a cuppa with me!

And, happy birthday!

And, I'm off to follow you on Twitter.
xx

Elissa said...

perfect, all of them. i think i shall go back for another gaze.