The weather reports say that this is a record breaking summer. Hot summer days put me in mind of travelling, especially the leisurely sort of travelling of yesteryear. While out and about this weekend, I spied something on the "free pile" that made me stop and take a second look. For some reason, I've always hankered after a vintage train case. There is something so very ladylike about carrying a train case while stepping forth on one's travels, preferably via first class on a locomotive or luxury liner.
Do you remember the movie, "Out of Africa"? After I saw it, I was obsessed with the Edwardian safari look. This train case makes me think of exotic travel to foreign lands and gazing at wondrous, wild animals.
I think, though, it is better to turn one's thoughts to cooler climes and things that evoke cooler temperatures. I do find that I tend towards the colour white during the summer months. I picked up a little white Wedgwood vase which is to be seen below on the left. I admit that I have a great fondness towards white vases. There is something so serenely classical about them.
The Wedgwood vase joins my collection of Kosta Boda snowballs and other white china pieces. Looking at this mantel top, I realized that I simply cannot resist vintage Scandinavian art glass, especially the snowballs and pick them up whenever I'm out "saling". Just looking at them makes me think of frosty, chilly snow. Here's a Swedish polar bear gamboling with a couple of snowballs.
Even this pair of Swedish glass giraffes, those denizens of the hot savannah plain, make me think of ice and snow especially when rendered in glass.
What are you dreaming of this summer?