Saturday, January 14, 2012

and the earth sinks to rest until next Spring...

"We are born for wonder, for joy, for hope, for love, to marvel at the mystery of existence, to be ravished by the beauty of the world, to seek truth and meaning, to acquire wisdom, and by our treatment of others, to brighten the corner where we are."
-Dean Koontz
"I began to realise how important it is to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be."
-Roald Dahl
"Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special."
-Unknown Author
I live for these leisurely long weekends to be around brilliant people or simply by myself reading magazines in my bed, listening to good music and sketching. 
2012 has been wonderful so far. If the events that have occurred are any inclination of what this year will hold, it will be a brilliant year. In a whirlwind of going out to eat delicious soups, shopping for books, dancing the Charleston late at night with fantastic people, Friday nights spent simply talking and joking, and utterly brilliant conversations in the car during long Winter nights, I've also had cherished time to myself.
It snowed this week and I remembered why I always look forward to Winter so much. Among other reasons I love it for the long inspirational nights that stretch full with creativity till the early hours of the morning, I love it for the stark and stunning landscape along the horizon, and I love it for coffee and talks by the fire.

I hope your weekend is lovely, darlings! 
Tomorrow night my dear Rilla and I will make popcorn and coffee and watch the newest Downton Abbey. Yes please.

Tuney Potter

***Utterly gorgeous edition of The Great Gatsby
***Creative weekends
***Forever dreaming of New York City
***The most ideal wedding [How can you deny the Valentino wedding dress?! Perfection.]
***So glad snow has finally arrived
***Flawless streetstyle
***Downton Abbey love
***Little dreams of Summer


  1. These photos are so cute!

  2. White hot and passionate - that's a great motto to have for life

  3. I love the photos. Dancing the Charleston on a winter night sounds magical.

  4. I love the quotes, and the photos are lovely! I'm glad snow is here too :) I'm also glad you have time to your self.


  5. love all of these photos and quotes! you have such a great blog!

  6. Absolutely wonderful. Love the quote by Roald Dahl. :)

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