Monday, August 8

Living and Learning: The Week Ahead...

Church in the Home
The feast of Dormition is next Monday and I am already thinking ahead to the pretty flowers that I will bring to Liturgy to get blessed.  One year I bought some succulents and they are not only alive and thriving in the garden, they spread from one pot to several others! 

On My Bedside Table
When I finally got my hands on Anne Tyler's Vinegar Girl yesterday, I nearly devoured half of it in one sitting.  It is the retelling of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew and is so, so very funny!
I spotted this little video for the NYC Ballet's 2016/2017 season and really enjoyed watching it.  The Balanchine style of ballet costumes is just so lovely.   

Beauty and Inspiration
 Have you seen photographs Andrew Gould's house yet?  Gould is an in demand designer of Orthodox Churches (we visited one of his churches in Charleston, South Carolina at the end of July) and I didn't realize that he has also designed and decorated many homes as well.  The home that he shares with his family is styled after Anglo-Dutch colonial homes and the interior is simply amazing.  Click the photograph to see more interior shots.

In My Closet
I finally cracked and ordered a bathing suit that I hope will fit.  I have a serious case of farmer's tan and will try to make these last few weeks of summer count!  


Dianna said...

Thank you for sharing the link to the house pictures. I enjoyed looking at them. I'm hoping to read Vinegar Girl soon. I'll move it up on my list after your recommendation!

Kathryn said...

I love, love, love that house!! My home has very little open wall space and lots of windows but is very tiny. He has given me some ideas on how to display my own Icons (which are still packed away in boxes until inspiration hit on just what to do with them) and my large Orthodox Study Bible. Loved the ballet clip too.

elizabeth said...

you find so many interesting things! thanks for sharing!

WendyLady@GoodBooks said...

Love the Arts and Crafts influence in Andrew G's house. I see some Carl Larsson there too! :)

DJL said...

I loved seeing Andrew Gould's house. I especially love that there are very few curtains/window treatments. My own wee cottage has 18 windows and 3 doors all the way around (on one floor) and only the kitchen door has a little balloon valance. I just really love bare windows.
Thank you for sharing. I'm thinking I should check out that book too. I need a good story to fall into.
Have a lovely week.

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