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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 28.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 28.2.13: imagecourtesynotesondesign.tumblr   March will be upon us shortly--tomorrow, and boy I am overjoyed to stroll through the garden each m...

VT 28.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 27.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 27.2.13: imagecourtesyathoughtfuleyeblog home of reed krakoff There's something about days of endless rains that makes lounging in bed...

VT 27.2.13

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There's something about days of endless rains that makes lounging in bed seem just right.  Long nights of dreaming seems also appropriate, knowing that in a week or two the chirps of the early birds will rouse all of us at five or six, and the needs of the garden will be paramount.  The tiny heads of new crocuses announce that spring is here--or rapidly approaching, and for this I am glad. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The SATURDAY POST 23.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: The SATURDAY POST 23.2.13: imagesourceunknown The biggest shout-out to all blog readers residing in Russia, who've been so supportive of my efforts; they rank in...

The SATURDAY POST 23.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 22.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 22.2.13: imagecourtesyarchipile.tumblr Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life...

VT 22.2.13

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--Isak Dinesen

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 21.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 21.2.13: imagecourtesyvintageandchicblog It is not length of life, but depth of life. --Ralph Waldo Emerson

VT 21.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 20.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 20.2.13: imagesourceunknown Nobody gets to live backward.  Look ahead, that is where the future lies. --Ann Landers

VT 20.2.13

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Nobody gets to live backward.  Look ahead, that is where the future lies.
--Ann Landers

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 19.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 19.2.13: imagesourceunknown We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. --Winston Churchill

VT 19.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 18.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 18.2.13: imagecourtesynotesondesign.tumblr People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest. --George Matthew Allen

VT 18.2.13

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People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.
--George Matthew Allen

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: THE SATURDAY POST 17.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: THE SATURDAY POST 17.2.13: designjeffreybilhuber imagecourtesycoloroutsidethelinesblog Deceptive, Mother Nature was.  Friday's day-time was about 60 followed by ...

THE SATURDAY POST 17.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: (VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peep...

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: (VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peep...: (VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 15.2.13 : imagecourtesythegardenerseden.com If the [snow] fall has been heavy, ...

VT 16.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 15.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 15.2.13: imagecourtesythegardenerseden.com If the [snow] fall has been heavy, the contours of the garden are transformed.  Each shrub is quite...

VT 15.2.13

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If the [snow] fall has been heavy, the contours of the garden are transformed.  Each shrub is quite enveloped, each tree sagging with its unaccustomed burden.  This protective blanket safeguards previous plants from sharp attacks of forst and cold; far better that they should stay covered than that the snow should melt too quickly, leaving the sap to freeze in the stems.  But this advantage is secondary to the beauty of the garden under the snow.
Rosemary Verey "The Garden In Winter"

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VALENTINE'S DAY 2013

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VALENTINE'S DAY 2013: drawingoftheday43 bydanielhorowitz viaflavorwire Wishing everyone all the love and happiness in the world, from the bottom of my hea...

VALENTINE'S DAY 2013

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 13.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 13.2.13: imagecourtesylittlesecretgarden.tumblr Then there are those glorious days when the ground is covered with snow.  I admit I love snow pa...

VT 13.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 12.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 12.2.13: imagecourtesylittlesecretgarden.tumblr In winter, rainy days enrich the color of even quite ordinary things in my garden.  When water l...

VT 12.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 11.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 11.2.13: imagecourtesylittlesecretgarden.tumblr A garden in winter is the absolute test of the true gardener.  Fair-weather gardeners are to gar...

VT 11.2.13

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Wednesday's Visual Treat - Day 3 / The Theme of Royalty

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Peeps,


I confess to a new pleasure, one that happened again and again; and I liked it.  Yes, I did.  At first I was leery, and somewhat reluctant to engage; and in my usual way unwilling to commit.  Mild interest did give way to 'I like,' and then strong enthusiasm outdid itself and became fascination.  Narrowly defined modes of existence collapsed beneath the weight of candy-spun tulle, and prejudices withered when touched by shimmery silk. The sight of the corset proved irresistible, and contented sighs grew louder and remained longer when gazing upon miles of feathery and glittery creations in the shapes of this and that. I was hooked!  Like some who fall for young, fresh skin and the smell of strawberry bubble-gum, or others who probe the darker side a la Foucault; or yet others who remain stranded at the shore gazing on the lighter shade of pale.  Seems we heard it all before and then again--this we know.  For could it be that we are all hooked to something or someone, or…

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 8.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 8.2.13: imagecourtesyathoughtfuleyeblog Restraint is an admirable quality, and should be encouraged; especially in these times when ' turning ...

VT 8.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 6.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 6.2.13: imagecourtesyhabituallychicblog designlorenzocastillo Undoubtedly, I would vote this bath (design by Lorenzo Castillo) as the mos...

VT 6.2.13

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Undoubtedly, I would vote this bath (designed by Lorenzo Castillo) as the most beautiful of any year.


(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 5.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 5.2.13: imagecourtesymondedeshommes.tumblr Today I'm hitting the stacks in search of garden layouts which should have been book-marked earlier ...

VT 5.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 4.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 4.2.13: imagecourtesytheblackworkshop.tumblr It's Monday and we've got to get back into work-mode again.  Seems silly to moan about what a dra...

VT 4.2.13

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: THE SUNDAY POST 3.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: THE SUNDAY POST 3.2.13: photofernandoporto viaindigenousdialogues.tumblr Irregardless of whatever you choose to act, or not, the destruction of the Amazon Fo...

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(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: THE SATURDAY POST 2.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: THE SATURDAY POST 2.2.13: imagecourtesydesigntravellerblogspot "One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter." -Henry David Thorea...

THE SATURDAY POST 2.2.13

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"One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter."
-Henry David Thoreau


(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 1.2.13

(VISUAL TREATS) For All of My Design-Obsessed Peeps: VT 1.2.13: imagecourtesybrillanteinteriorsblog Last week's search for new material unearthed some treasures, such as today's visual treat where the...

VT 1.2.13

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