Monday, August 30, 2010

Room of the Day






The only jarring element (for me) in this room is the rug. 
I really dislike the rug, but the rest of the room is almost cute enough to make up for it!



Sunday, August 29, 2010

Vintage Photo Booth Snapshots



I love these glimpses into mid 20th century life.  Who knews what these peoples' lives were like, or what they lay ahead of them?

For me, photobooth images are intensely romantic.  They are quick, evanescent, the moment is ephemeral ... all of it caught with a coin or two, a curtain and an ordinary camera.

Memories are made of these ...





1930's





1930's




1940's


 (this one is my favorite -- don't they look thick as thieves?)

1940's




1950's



all images:  myvintagevogue.com



Summer breeze, makes me feel fine ...



Perfect beachside cottage room, isn't it

Can't you just hear the surf and smell the sea?









Saturday, August 28, 2010

Oh, the pinkness!




These gorgeous images are from a post on the blog From Me To You.






First seen at another Paris Hotel Boutique Journal, another beauty of a blog.




These are the kind of blog Buttercup Bungalow would be if it ever grew up ...




... which is unlikely to happen, because I am much more involved in my primary blog, The Daily Corgi.


But a gal can dream! 




Chairs by Kate Forman




Very restrained, very English, very feminine!

Chairs from Kate Forman Designs.










 



My favorite is #2 (the cushy, oversized one) but they are all great, and the interiors are uniformly scrumptious.



All is vanity.











Memoirs of a Geisha: Ziyi Zhang



Ziyi Zhang played the role of Nitta Sayuri in the 2005 film Memoirs of a Geisha, a movie based on Arthur Golden's 1997 book of the same name.

Zhang was absolutely exquisite in the film.

The images that came out of Memoirs were some of the loveliest I'd ever seen ... in web searching for more, I came up with some that very nearly took my breath away!

Enjoy.





































 


Friday, August 27, 2010

Fruit, Garden and Home Magazine: 1923-1924



Selected issues:




source:  magazineart.org





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image:  magazineart.org



 


image:  magazineart.org




Cabana escape.



Wow. 




Perfect little hideaway. 



Room of the Day









If you've been visiting the blog for a couple of months now, you've no doubt noticed that the Rooms of the Day have explored the possibilities of pink, in a primarily traditional setting.

Much as I love pink (and I do, I do!), it's time to roam ... there are so many other things I've flown right past on my search for pink rooms.  A great many interesting spaces -- inside and outside -- to which I've said only the briefest of hellos.

What colors and themes come next?  I don't know ...

... but that's half the fun, isn't it?


Stay tuned!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

pink loves blue ...



... and cherry blossoms, too!







Room of the Day







Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

via MCC



Wednesday, August 25, 2010

pink loves green!



Pink and green, nicely done.



image:  House Lovely


She and Him: "Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?"

I love the style and spirit of this video!

Pink loves blue: one night stand.


Such a great melange of colors.








Room of the Day






House Beautiful Magazine

via MCC




Well Dressed Wednesday



Harper's Bazaar 1954



Tuesday, August 24, 2010