Hello, friends, thank you for visiting me today! Do you remember that little tune from Disney's Bambi? It certainly applies to today in the neck of our woods. It's very rainy! We are in the middle of a drought so the rain is a welcome sight, but it can be dark and gloomy to a California-born sunshine-lover like myself. On days like these, I surround myself with my loved ones and a few of my favorite things.
Beautiful, fragrant roses....
my favorite color combination of blue and white depicted in a pretty pattern on a lovely pot,
antique lace-edged linen in soft Paris grey,
a sweet teatime in antique silver
and good sounds.
I also love to take this kind of day to reflect.
Right now I'm just slightly obsessed with Tori Amos' album Night of Hunters, her first album released on a classical label. I've been a fan of hers for years, but just recently gave this one a listen...and it is fantastic. Pairing her beautiful voice and piano with orchestra-caliber strings and woodwinds, all arranged alongside the works of Satie, Chopin, Debussy, Shubert, among others, is like heaven to me. I'm only sorry I didn't grab it sooner when it was released back in 2011! I just had to gush about it a bit! If you're a music appreciator, I think you'll enjoy it (unless your're a purist, ha).
I'm looking forward to trying out a new product, Maison Blanche Paint. I recently visited the local antique where I previously purchased my Annie Sloan, and they have decided to carry Maison Blanche instead. The label states there is little to no prep work needed. There are mixed reviews online, so we will see....
How do you keep things cheerful on a rainy day?