Friday, July 16, 2010

the simple things: for christina

today is the lovely christina's birthday. you know her, the fabulous cook and photographer with the beautiful soul over at soul aperture? well, in honor of her birthday, we're once again sharing the simple things. happy birthday, beautiful christina, may your day be filled with all of the simple things you love.

and in the spirit of spreading love and good karma in your honor, here are the simple things i'm loving right now...
a girl and her horse
heart-shaped stone on the beach.
calico cat on a crazy quilt
gorgeous yo-yo quilt made by my great-grandmother and found by me on a basement treasure hunt
184:365 magic in the air
magical light
painting light on the night sky

happy birthday to you, christina. you are a true generator of love in the blogosphere. and a big thank you to my dear se'lah, for letting me know, otherwise, i might totally have missed this.

simple things, simple gestures, simply beautiful.

14 comments:

Erin Wallace said...

These are so lovely!

xo Erin

Kim: said...

Love that yo-yo quilt! What a find!

Gwen said...

Grateful that there is a Christina in your life to inspire you on your quest for your own particular beauties.

Sammi said...

Awesome.

What a wonderful post.

mrs mediocrity said...

lovely. and I love that in the last photo, the white light is heart-shaped.
the simple things are the best. they just are.

Char said...

what beautiful things!!!! love that quilt you found. perfection

Cinner said...

wonderful things, love the quilt and the cat, oh my. take care.

Bee said...

What a good list! I love the last picture, especially . . . so magical.

(back in England on Sunday; I owe you a long catch-up)

Joanna Jenkins said...

You lucky girl! Your Grandmother's yoyo quilt! It's fantastic. I have a yoyo pillow top of my Granny's. And my sister just made a yoyo quilt for her first grand daughter.

And Christina is the best! I sent her birthday wishes too.

I'm just back from vacation and off to catch up on your posts that I missed. Have a great weekend,
jj

CatLadyLarew said...

I love basement treasure hunts!

SE'LAH... said...

better than a crazy cat on a calico quilt, right? lol
i have a smaller yo-yo quilt like yours.
beautious list here. love ya.

Christina said...

such beautiful photos. i adore the light.
thank you, my friend. so glad you could join in.
xo

kath said...

I am here trailing behind Christina, gathering up empty tea cups and plates, it was a wonderful party, simply wonderful ;-)
I love the post above this by the way ...

Delena said...

I had good intentions of doing a yo you quilt and then grew weary of making endless yo yo's. I am one that almost needs instant gratification. I did make pillow covers. Now I see this beautiful quilt and maybe I will just get inspired again. I still have 800 or so done. Maybe another 1800....