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Sunday, 29 July 2012

Summer Dreaming

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?

10 comments:

Heather said...

This whole post made me long for cooler temps! How lovely. The giraffes are really amazing.

JoKnows said...

You are kidding! The train case was free? I love it. I also love Out of Africa. What a great movie...great setting, great actors, great story!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the suitcase, so fun for any vignette and your crystal pieces look like ice and are so "cool". Thanks for joining TTT.

Lorrie said...

Beautiful display, love the train case and globe! Have a wonderful day!

Revi said...

Lovely display, and I LOVE the Edwardian Safari style as well. :)
Casually romantic...
-Revi

lynn said...

beautiful pieces! and your ham and lentil soup recipe below, has made me hungry:)

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I like the globe and camera with the train case!

Diann said...

Fun thrifty vignettes. All your treasures are wonderful. Thank you for sharing at TTf. I hope you have a terrific weekend!

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Bijou Sugar-Socks said...

oohh your scandinavian glass animals are dreamy! i want one now hehe will be listing them in my wish list :) love your treasures!

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