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03 September 2010

Sail on...

I love this hauntingly beautiful vignette --
for me, it captures the fading of summer
perfectly -




The dreamy cloudy mirror, the whimsical wire of the ship reminds me of beautiful skeletal leaves that will be prevalent soon enough, the faded sails that still look full of salty wind -- an empty nest perfectly placed and looking cool and casual... so in line with the feelings of the last lazy days of summer.

I truly love this photo. I wish I could remember where I found it...

Happy weekend!
xo Isa

photo credit: unknown -- if you know the source, please let me know and I'll happily credit it.

31 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, how I've missed your most unique way with words and images ......

Sue said...

ooooh... this photo IS beautiful. But your prose is even better. Thank you for your visit, Isa. I would like to visit more of your lovely blog posts. But off to work for now... Will be back soon!
~ Sue

Patti said...

Almost reminds me of a goulish/halloween feeling - I expected to see an image of an old wrinkly lady in the mirror...well written, I enjoyed this!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is beautiful. I love it. Thanks for stopping by.

Melissa Miller said...

Gorgeous photos and blog Isa!

It's very nice to meet you. Thank you for your kind visit today. You are always welcomed anytime.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Shelia said...

Hi Isa and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, I love that gorgeous vignette too! It does look like fall is sailing in.
Thank you so much for poppingin to see me and I hope you'll come back soon.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marlis said...

I am your newest follower.. this blog is wonderful and your vignette is divine. Thanks for your visit as it led me to you!

Sherry said...

I love this image. I have several old ship models around our house. Your blog is beautiful!! Really enjoy coming by.
Sherry

Sandra said...

Beautiful pictures and words on your blog. Glad you stopped by my blog to comment and we both found Artie's great site.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Has an old world feeling.
Thanks for stopping by.
Enjoy your weekend.

La Petite Gallery said...

Very beautiful, I am happly awaiting FALL, hate the heat.

yvonne

Sue Murphy@ life as a house said...

Isa, Thank you for visiting my blog and your comment. I am a frequent visitor to your site. Your images are always so enchanting. I learned about Gardenology from you. Love that store. They just opened a new one in Newport Beach on 17th street. Your neighbor on the coast. Sue Murphy

red ticking said...

so lovely... the mirror, the marble, the ship... oh yeah... have a wonderful weekend xx pam

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE your style. and LOVE the mantle. The ship is fantastically haunting... Oh speaking of haunting, Your huskies are not named after the movie by any chance?(actually I LOVE the movie, LOVE scary stuff)...
Hugs, Donna

Windlost said...

Beautiful. I so love faded things and character things and found things and worn things. xo Terri

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Gorgeous...almost ghostly...like a sailing ghost ship.

Don't ask. Had 8 15 year old girls over last night... playing with a oiugi board. Roll's eyes.

Renae said...

Beautiful indeed....love love love the table!
xx

niartist said...

Did you swoop in at the last minute or am I really that far behind?!?? I love this picture. That ship is just perfect!!! We were away this weekend, and I've been busier than ever with work and now that School is back in session. ACK! I have terrific news though - so call me soon! :)

Kristen White said...

Beautiful! The wire ship is so unique...I have never seen anything like it!
Kristen

La Petite Gallery said...

The mantel image is lovely.
It makes me think of the Ghost
and Mrs Muir for some reason. Ever see that movie with Rex and Tierney?


yvonne

Sophie Zografidou said...

A very welcoming blog and the images you've selected are superb! Bravo!
Regards from Down Under, Sophie :)

Sophie Zografidou said...

A very welcoming blog and the images you've selected are superb! Bravo!
Regards from Down Under, Sophie :)

The Antiques Diva™ said...

The "Ghost Ship" - Love it!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Isa
I love this sailboat.. so delicate and wistful... does remind me of some art I have seen previously.. must remember the name of the shop and get back to you on it..

ciao ciao.. Have a lovely weekend.. xxx Julie

vicki archer said...

It is a beautiful vignette Isa...very peaceful in it's own way, xv.

vicki archer said...

A beautiful vignette Isa...xv

La Petite Gallery said...

Isa, very nice, I likeeee.

yvonne

Dominique said...

I discover your blog. It's delightful, an inspiration for ...my kingdom, for all kingdoms.

Anonymous said...

Is this blog finished? Haven't heard anything new in quite a while.

Hope you are well and hope to see you back soon.

Custom Comforts said...

Just found your blog and I love it! Such beautiful photos and so inspiring.
Cindy

La Petite Gallery said...

Sending you warm wishes for a fabulous Holiday Season.
yvonne