Sunday, March 19, 2006

Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon...



Here is the teacup that I sent to Bee in Australia...she has received the parcel now, so I am not spoiling any surprises! It was part of the Tea Cup Swap (which incidentally needs to be re-signed up to if you want to participate in further rounds), which was such fun! Here is a reminder of the one I received..pretty perfect swap I would say!! As I am sitting here, browsing the net on this lovely Sunday afternoon...I thought I would share some of my finds...First off, and most appropriately, a History of Tea....

And now to some fashion finds....So far I am finding the spring/summer fashions decidedly dull this year. They seem to be quite the re-hash of every summer past I can remember..and feel a bit in contrast to the wealth of loveliness that was the winter collections..(don't get me wrong, I do not buy designer clothing..or invest heavily in the latest styles..I just enjoy looking..for work purposes of course! :P) However, here are some videos from the shows via vogue...some of the pieces by Jessica Ogden are nice this season, as I like her use of vintage fabric, but I am not liking the nautical or gingham looks. For me, nothing this year is beating the beauty of Dries Van Noten ...I am loving the colour palette, the layering, the prints..the whole caboodle! Nice to dream egh....?

Off now to replenish my cup and snuggle down with a good book...day of rest and all :) Hope you are all enjoying a day off too, xox

9 comments:

rachel said...

Thanks for sharing all those links. I love everything!

The tea cup swap sounds fun. I have a pretty big tea cup collection that I'll have to share some day. The one you sent away that is pictured is lovely.

Shari said...

hope you enjoyed your lazy sunday. i love the dries van norten collection...and even picked out a few faves to show this week. xo shari

Iamadesigner said...

I love the idea of a tea cup sway-never heard of such a thing. I'm excited to discover ablogger in the UK!

lisa s said...

lovely cup!

i can't wait to peruse the history of tea! thanks for the link!
xo

jemma said...

you really ought to consider a sideline in tea cup photography abigail! they're always lovely pics

Abigail said...

jemma...funny how the careers advisor never told us about that one egh!? It sounds like fun :))), glad you like them!

Marieke said...

That cup is so nice! And a nice picture as well! I am thinking of buying a new camera. What camera do you have? It makes great pictures...

Manuchao said...

Hey Abigail - Not sure what your style is but I'm a big fan of Anthropologie.com. I'm kind of a pusher. Partly because it tends to hit the mark for me with spring and summer colors and they carry a bunch of different brands. Some of the stuff is very girly which I tend to stay away from but otherwise, it's like one stop shopping. It's a bit pricey but i've been happy with what I've gotten from there. Not sure if they deliver outside of the states though. Worth a look.

cally said...

Keep meaning to say how much I enjoy your blog but I never quite get around to it, then I saw that you were part of the teacup swap, which I was wavering about for the last 2 rounds but not joining cause I don't want to send a dud teacup but can't quite bear to part with my favourites yet. Maybe by round 4 I'll have detached myself from one!