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COOL CAKE DECORATING IDEAS : DECORATING IDEAS


COOL CAKE DECORATING IDEAS : DECORATIVE FIREPLACES : NEW YEAR'S EVE DECORATING IDEAS.



Cool Cake Decorating Ideas





cool cake decorating ideas






    cake decorating
  • Cake decorating is one of the sugar arts that uses icing or frosting and other edible decorative elements to make otherwise plain cakes more visually interesting. Alternatively, cakes can be molded and sculpted to resemble three-dimensional persons, places and things.





    ideas
  • (idea) a personal view; "he has an idea that we don't like him"

  • A concept or mental impression

  • A thought or suggestion as to a possible course of action

  • (idea) the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about; "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"

  • (idea) mind: your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

  • An opinion or belief





    cool
  • Behave in a less excitable manner

  • neither warm nor very cold; giving relief from heat; "a cool autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses"; "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze"

  • make cool or cooler; "Chill the food"

  • Become or cause to become less hot

  • Become or cause to become calm or less excited

  • the quality of being at a refreshingly low temperature; "the cool of early morning"











cool cake decorating ideas - Wallmonkeys Peel




Wallmonkeys Peel and Stick Wall Graphic - This Is a Very Cool Cake from a Wedding - 24"W x 16"H


Wallmonkeys Peel and Stick Wall Graphic - This Is a Very Cool Cake from a Wedding - 24"W x 16"H



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WallMonkeys are intended for indoor use only.
Printed on-demand in the United States Your order will ship within 3 business days, often sooner. Some orders require the full 3 days to allow dark colors and inks to fully dry prior to shipping. Quality is worth waiting an extra day for!
Removable and will not leave a mark on your walls.
'Fotolia' trademark will be removed when printed.
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15/25 random things tag in the making....




15/25 random things tag in the making....





I was tagged by Vanessa a few days ago, thanks, hun, but I didn't see it until just now.
sorry! since I am not very interesting, and rahter uninspired lately, plus I have done a few of these before, and hate to repeat myself, I will do only 15 things, but please, fabulous flickr friends, you can do 25 if you feel like it!

#1: I am watching Midsomer Murders right now, I usually do this time on a Friday night.
#2: I always do stuff at the last minute, so I am rather curious to see how all the wedding things I need to do come out... like the brooch bouquet, the diet, the decorating, the cakes... you know...
#3: at the moment I am obsessed with San Pellegrino Limonata.
#4: around the house I am usually dressed like a slob
#5: I have two days left of work, then I have no idea when or where I'll work next. hopefully I'll find a steady job by autumn, and preferably a super cool one that'll bring me heaps of joy and lots of money.
#6: the last book I read was The Gun Seller by Hugh Laurie, and it's over a year ago. I need to catch up on some reading over summer, this is getting ridiculous!
#7: I don't think Pippa has a nice bum.
#8: I have very peculiar taste, in everything, meaning I am hard to please, and not easily impressed.
#9: in Stockholm last week, we went to Fotografiska (a photo history museum) and saw an exhibition of Albert Watson's work. it was awesome!
#1O: John and I have no idea what the inscription in our wedding rings should say
#11: at the moment I am not 100% happy with my Blythe family, but I can't pin point exactly what's bugging me...
#12: is it just me, or is the idea of a wedding gift registry kind of strange? there's no fun in telling people what to get you, right? gifts should be something personal, something the guests *want* us to have, not something we've told them to buy.
#13: I f*ing love colouring! I buy cute colouring books for Ada, secretly hoping she'll let me do some of the pages for her...
#14: I'm no fan of dinner. I much prefer breakfast and supper.
#15: I get car sick very easily.

I'll tag some the usual suspects then... please play if you want, I always enjoy reading these!











fairbanks




fairbanks





i had a really cool idea for this cake, but apparently that strayed away from the 'syllabus' and even though i did basketweave two weeks ago, i still had to do it this week too. which is completely ridiculous. so in an attempt to do something at least remotely interesting, this is what i came up with. since i didn't plan for it from the beginning though, i ran out of flowers. i also would have chosen a different color had i known we were going to cover the whole damn thing in basketweave, but whatever. i told the dude i already have my degree and i don't really care about the credit so what does the syllabus really matter as long as i'm learning something, but that never goes over well with professors ... nobody supports independent learning anymore ...









cool cake decorating ideas







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DECOR STAFF - STAFF


Decor Staff - Western Bath Decor



Decor Staff





decor staff






    decor
  • interior decoration: decoration consisting of the layout and furnishings of a livable interior

  • The furnishing and decoration of a room

  • Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment.

  • The decoration and scenery of a stage

  • The style of decoration of a room, building





    staff
  • provide with staff; "This position is not always staffed"

  • a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose; "he walked with the help of a wooden staff"

  • Provide (an organization, business, etc.) with staff

  • personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task; "the hospital has an excellent nursing staff"; "the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions"











Traditional Decor




Traditional Decor





Ketupat Indonesian Restaurant II.
I discovered it after trying to find a decent Indonesian restaurant around Sunset Road - Kuta, great atmosphere (quite romantic too) candles, Full of Carving (mixed Bali-Java) traditional looking decor and tradionally dressed staff. All the items on their menu have a corresponding photo + good price, so you know what you are getting yourself into. I think Ketupat II is a must for anyone visiting Bali interested in the local cuisine :)











Dr Seuss for Sale




Dr Seuss for Sale





some strange decorations in the staff canteen today. deserved a picture. each was only ?2. i did ponder as to buying one, but couldnt find a use for eany of them









decor staff







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DECORATING A SEWING ROOM : SEWING ROOM


DECORATING A SEWING ROOM : DECORATING APARTMENT WALLS.



Decorating A Sewing Room





decorating a sewing room







    decorating
  • Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it

  • Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc

  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)

  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"

  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"











decorating a sewing room - McCall's Patterns




McCall's Patterns M4328 Baby Room Essentials, One Size Only


McCall's Patterns M4328 Baby Room Essentials, One Size Only



BABY ROOM ESSENTIALS: Package includes patterns and instructions for Quilt A: 36-InchW. by 45-InchL. (92cm by 115cm); contrast back and bands. Bumpers B. Crib Sheet C: 44-InchW. by 68-InchL. (112cm by 173cm). Dust Ruffle D: 14 1/2-Inch (37cm) long with contrast deck. Window Treatment E: Instructions given for measuring your window and calculating yardage. Basket Liner F: Small 11 1/2-Inch by 11 1/2-Inch by 6-Inch (29cm by 29cm by 15cm) or Large 13 1/2-Inch by 13 1/2-Inch by 6 1/2-Inch (34cm by 34cm by 17cm). Memo Board G: 30-InchW. by 20-InchL. (76cm by 51cm). Diaper Stacker H: 6-InchW. by 10 1/2L. by 8 1/2-InchD. (15cm by 27cm by 22cm). NOTIONS: Thread; Quilt A - 3 1/2-yards (3.2m) of 1/2-Inch (1.3cm) Wide Flexible Braid; Bumpers B - 1 5/8-yards (1.5m) of 5/8-Inch (1.5cm) Wide VELCRO Fastener Tape; Crib Sheet C - 3-yards (2.7m) of 1/4-Inch (6mm) Wide Elastic; Window Treatment E - 2-yards (1.9m) of 3/8-Inch (1cm) Wide Ribbon, 8-yards (7.4m) of 1 1/2-Inch (3.8cm) Wide Ribbon, 3/8-Inch (1cm) Wooden Dowel the width of the window, Decorative Rods; Basket Liner F - 4 1/8-yards (3.8m) of 3/8-Inch (1cm) Wide Ribbon, Chip Basket: Small 11 1/2-Inch by 11 1/2-Inch by 6-Inch (29cm by 29cm by 15cm) or Large 13 1/2-Inch by 13 1/2-Inch by 6 1/2-Inch (34cm by 34cm by 17cm); Memo Board G - Eighteen 3/4-Inch (2cm) Buttons, Two 1/2-Inch (1.3cm) Plastic Rings, 8 3/4-yards (8m) of 7/8-Inch (2.2cm) Wide Ribbon, Two 20-Inch by 30-Inch (51cm by 76cm) pieces of 1/4-Inch (6mm) Foamcore, Glue Gun; Diaper Stacker H - 3-yards (2.7m) of 1/2-Inch (1.3cm) Wide Flexible Braid, One 20-Inch by 21-Inch (51cm by 54cm) piece of 1/4-Inch (6mm) Foamcore, Craft Knife, Spray Adhesive, Glue Gun. SUGGESTED FABRICS: Novelty Prints, Gingham, Seersucker, Home Decorating Fabrics. Additional Fabric may be needed to match stripes, plaids or one-way design fabric.










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My tiny tiny craft/sewing room




My tiny tiny craft/sewing room





This' room' is actually a large walk in closet. Duncan was generous enough to let me turn it into my sewing space.

The table is vintage, from around the 1940s if I'd have to guess. It wasn't in great shape when we bought it, but with a little TLC and refinishing it looks BEAUTIFUL. I am very happy with it :D

Oh yeah, and I yoinked that storage cart from the garbage area of our apartment building. Why the heck would you throw that away??











The [avant-garde?] Sewing Center




The [avant-garde?] Sewing Center





Caption reads:
Part of this family room has been planned for use as a sewing center where sewing materials, fabrics, and patterns can be left out in the open ready to use while a particular project is in progress. The cutting-sewing table was made from an old, weathered door that was surfaced with plastic, and set on metal legs. The proective plastic covering ensures that the table surface will be flat and safe.









decorating a sewing room








decorating a sewing room




Creating Your Perfect Quilting Space: Sewing-Room Makeovers for Any Space and Any Budget






Say good-bye to that jumble of tools, muddle of magazines, and forest of fabric! Systemize your cluttered space with an expert’s ideas on planning a functional and beautiful home quilting studio—a place where creativity wins over chaos.
· Create the quilt studio of your dreams with dozens of ideas for making your time more enjoyable and efficient
· View before-and-after photos of real-life makeovers for small, medium, and large spaces—all on a range of budgets
· Find fantastic storage solutions for fabric, scraps, patterns, books, tools, and more










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DECORATING SLANTED WALLS : SLANTED WALLS


Decorating Slanted Walls : Mardi Gras Theme Decorations : Ikea Wall Decoration.



Decorating Slanted Walls





decorating slanted walls






    decorating
  • Provide (a room or building) with a color scheme, paint, wallpaper, etc

  • (decorate) make more attractive by adding ornament, colour, etc.; "Decorate the room for the party"; "beautify yourself for the special day"

  • (decorate) award a mark of honor, such as a medal, to; "He was decorated for his services in the military"

  • Make (something) look more attractive by adding ornament to it

  • Confer an award or medal on (a member of the armed forces)

  • (decorate) deck: be beautiful to look at; "Flowers adorned the tables everywhere"





    slanted
  • Slope or lean in a particular direction; diverge from the vertical or horizontal

  • Cause (something) to lean or slope in such a way

  • (slant) a biased way of looking at or presenting something

  • (esp. of light or shadow) Fall in an oblique direction

  • aslant: having an oblique or slanted direction

  • biased: favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"





    walls
  • A continuous vertical brick or stone structure that encloses or divides an area of land

  • Any high vertical surface or facade, esp. one that is imposing in scale

  • A side of a building or room, typically forming part of the building's structure

  • (wall) an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"

  • (wall) surround with a wall in order to fortify

  • (wall) anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect; "a wall of water"; "a wall of smoke"; "a wall of prejudice"; "negotiations ran into a brick wall"











decorating slanted walls - Wallmonkeys Peel




Wallmonkeys Peel and Stick Wall Graphic - Slanted Solutions - 48"H x 36"W


Wallmonkeys Peel and Stick Wall Graphic - Slanted Solutions - 48"H x 36"W



WallMonkeys wall graphics are printed on the highest quality re-positionable, self-adhesive fabric paper. Each order is printed in-house and on-demand. WallMonkeys uses premium materials & state-of-the-art production technologies. Our white fabric material is superior to vinyl decals. You can literally see and feel the difference. Our wall graphics apply in minutes and won't damage your paint or leave any mess. PLEASE double check the size of the image you are ordering prior to clicking the 'ADD TO CART' button. Our graphics are offered in a variety of sizes and prices.
WallMonkeys are intended for indoor use only.
Printed on-demand in the United States Your order will ship within 3 business days, often sooner. Some orders require the full 3 days to allow dark colors and inks to fully dry prior to shipping. Quality is worth waiting an extra day for!
Removable and will not leave a mark on your walls.
'Fotolia' trademark will be removed when printed.
Our catalog of over 10 million images is perfect for virtually any use: school projects, trade shows, teachers classrooms, colleges, nurseries, college dorms, event planners, and corporations of all size.










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THE ANNUNCIATION




THE ANNUNCIATION





[On March 25th, 1821, Sister Emmerich said:] Last night I saw the Annunciation as a Feast of the Church, and was once more definitely informed that at this moment the Blessed Virgin had already been with child for four weeks. This was expressly told me because I had already seen the Annunciation on the 25th of February, but had rejected the vision and had not related it. Today I again saw the exterior circumstances of the whole event.
Soon after the Blessed Virgin’s marriage I saw her in Joseph’s house in Nazareth, where I was taken by my guide. Joseph had gone away with two donkeys—I think to fetch either his tools or something that he had inherited. He seemed to me to be on his way home. Anna’s second husband and some other men had been at the house in the morning, but had gone away again. Besides the Blessed Virgin and two girls of her own age (I think they were playfellows from the Temple), I saw in the house Anna and her widowed cousin, who worked for her as serving-maid and later went with her to Bethlehem after Christ’s birth. The whole house had been newly fitted out by Anna. I saw these four women going busily about the house and then walking at leisure together in the courtyard. Towards evening I saw them come back into the house and stand praying at a little round table. Then, after eating some vegetables set before them, they separated. Anna went to and fro in the house for some time still, busying herself with household matters. The two girls went to their separate room, and Mary, too, went into her bedchamber.
The Blessed Virgin’s bedchamber was in the back part of the house, near the hearth, which was here placed, not in the center as in Anna’s house, but rather on one side. The entrance to the bedchamber was beside the kitchen. Three steps, not level but sloping, led up to it, for the floor of this part of the house rested on a raised ledge of rock. The wall of the room facing the door was rounded, and in this rounded part (which was shut off by a high wicker screen) was the Blessed Virgin’s bed, rolled up. The walls of the room were covered up to a certain height with wickerwork, rather more roughly woven than the light movable screens. Different-colored woods had been used to make a little checkered pattern on them. The ceiling was formed by intersecting beams, the spaces between being filled with wickerwork decorated with star-patterns.
I was brought into this room by the shining youth who always accompanies me, and I will relate what I saw as well as such a poor miserable creature is able.
The Blessed Virgin came in and went behind the screen before her bed, where she put on a long white woolen praying-robe with a broad girdle, and covered her head with a yellowish white veil. Meanwhile the maid came in with a little lamp, lit a many-branched lamp hanging from the ceiling, and went away again. The Blessed Virgin then took a little low table which was leaning folded up against the wall and placed it in the middle of the room. As it leant against the wall it was just a movable table-leaf hanging straight down in front of two supports. Mary lifted up this leaf and pulled forward half of one of the supports (which was divided), so that the little table now stood on three legs. The table-leaf supported by this third leg was rounded. This little table was covered with a blue-and-red cloth, finished with a hanging fringe along the straight edge of the table. In the middle of the cloth there was a design, embroidered or quilted; I cannot remember whether it was a letter or an ornament. On the round side of the table was a white cloth rolled up, and a scroll of writing also lay on the table.
The Blessed Virgin put up this little table in the middle of the room, between her sleeping place and the door, rather to the left, in a place where the floor was covered by a carpet. Then she put in front of it a little round cushion and knelt down with both hands resting on the table. The door of the room was facing her on the right, and she had her back to her sleeping place.
Mary let the veil fall over her face and crossed her hands (but, not her fingers) before her breast. I saw her fervently praying thus for a long time, with her face raised to heaven. She was imploring God for redemption, for the promised King, and beseeching Him that her prayer might have some share in sending Him. She knelt long in an ecstasy of prayer; then she bowed her head onto her breast.
But now at her right hand there poured down such a mass of light in a slanting line from the ceiling of the room that I felt myself pressed back by it against the wall near the door. [See Figure 10.] I saw in this light a shining white youth, with flowing yellow hair, floating down before her. It was the Angel Gabriel. He gently moved his arms away from his body as he spoke to her. I saw the words issuing from his mouth like shining letters; I read them and I heard them. Mary turned her veiled head slightly towards the right, but she was shy an











Ahsan Manzil




Ahsan Manzil





Ahsan Manzil is one of the most significant architectural monuments of Bangladesh. The building structure was established on a raised platform of 1 meter, the two-storied palace measures 125.4m by 28.75m. The height of the ground floor is 5 meters and the height of the first floor 5.8 meters. The thickness of the walls of the palace is about 0.78 meters. There are porticos of 5 meters height on the northern and southern sides of the palace. The building has a broad front-facing the Buriganga River. On the river side, an open spacious stairway leads right up to the second portal and on their stands the grand triple- arched portals. There was once a fountain in the garden in front of the stairs which does not exist today. All along the north and the south side of the building run spacious verandahs with an open terrace projected in the middle.

The palace Ahsan Manzil is divided into two parts: the eastern side and western side. The eastern building with the dome is called the Rangmahal and the western side with the living rooms is called Andarmahal. The high octagonal dome is placed on the central round room. There is a large drawing room, card room, library, state room and two other guest rooms are located on the east side of the palace. The ballroom, the Hindustani room and few residential rooms are situated on the western side. A beautiful vaulted artificial ceiling, made of wood, decorates the drawing room and the Jalsaghar. A splendid dining hall and few smaller rooms are placed on the west part. The floors of the dining and darbar halls are decorated with white, green and yellow colored ceramic tiles. The famous store room, where the valuables of the nawabs used to be stored, was in the middle of the five rooms located in the western half of the ground floor. Along with those rooms a Darbar Hall or assembly hall and a chest room is also place there.

There are attractive wooden stairs in the room that is attached to the north of the domed room. The balusters were ornamented with vine leaves made of iron along the railing of the stairs. The wooden ceiling of the room, decorated with geometric designs, is very elegant. The verandas and rooms are covered with marble. The doorways are placed within semicircular arches. The inner doors had multi-colored glasses. Wooden beams supported the roof of these rooms. The architecture and the decoration is one of a kind in whole Bangladesh.

The construction of the famous dome of the Ahsan Mazil, which is at the center of the palace, took a lot tedious planning. The square room on the ground floor was built with a round shape and brickworks were done around the corners. To give the room an octagonal shape, squinches were given around the roof corners. The eight corners of the octagon was slanted gradually to make the dome look like the bud of a lotus ( kumud kali). The peak of this dome is 27.13 m above the ground. Ahsan Manzil was severely damaged during the tornado that occurred on 7th April 1888.the western block of Andermahal was completely demolished and later it was entirely rebuilt. The present day dome, which is situated on the top, was built during the time of reconstruction. This place was also damaged during the earthquake of 1897 but Nawab Khwaja Ahsanullah repaired the whole place again.









decorating slanted walls








decorating slanted walls




Wallmonkeys Peel and Stick Wall Graphic - Pouring Champagne, Many Bubbles.. Isolated on White. - 72"H x 48"W






WallMonkeys wall graphics are printed on the highest quality re-positionable, self-adhesive fabric paper. Each order is printed in-house and on-demand. WallMonkeys uses premium materials & state-of-the-art production technologies. Our white fabric material is superior to vinyl decals. You can literally see and feel the difference. Our wall graphics apply in minutes and won't damage your paint or leave any mess. PLEASE double check the size of the image you are ordering prior to clicking the 'ADD TO CART' button. Our graphics are offered in a variety of sizes and prices.
WallMonkeys are intended for indoor use only.
Printed on-demand in the United States Your order will ship within 3 business days, often sooner. Some orders require the full 3 days to allow dark colors and inks to fully dry prior to shipping. Quality is worth waiting an extra day for!
Removable and will not leave a mark on your walls.
'Fotolia' trademark will be removed when printed.
Our catalog of over 10 million images is perfect for virtually any use: school projects, trade shows, teachers classrooms, colleges, nurseries, college dorms, event planners, and corporations of all size.










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DECORATIVE WINDOW GRILL - WINDOW GRILL


Decorative window grill - Retro party decor - Kitchen decor coffee theme



Decorative Window Grill





decorative window grill







    decorative
  • (decoratively) in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"

  • cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

  • Relating to decoration

  • (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

  • Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental











decorative window grill - Grill Hanging




Grill Hanging & Window Decor (Ghana) Metal & Glass Harmony - Bamboula #GARGPW160P


Grill Hanging & Window Decor (Ghana) Metal & Glass Harmony - Bamboula #GARGPW160P



This Grill Hanging & Window Decor (Ghana) Metal & Glass Harmony - Bamboula #GARGPW160P dresses up any window or wall. Crafted of recycled glass and metal it gives windows a stained glass feel. Each grill comes with 2 links and 2 hooks and can be joined to another grill for a unique display. The links are also detachable should you decide that you want to hang it on a window with suction cups (not included) or use it for other non-hanging displays. Each grill is unique and may vary slightly from that pictured.

Your purchase contributes to the social well being of African artisans and their families. Most who use the money they earn from Bamboula for basic needs such as food, clothing, housing, education, and medical services. Your purchase is important-50% of Africans live on less than $1.00 a day. Not only do you get a great product, but you are also helping a country climb out of poverty!

Size: 12H x 12W Inches -- Color: Recycled Metal/Glass










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alsacian-style villa on rue daviel. butte aux caillis, paris




alsacian-style villa on rue daviel. butte aux caillis, paris





click on "all sizes" above picture to see larger view

paris tuesday 21 july

we traveled to a charming french village today without leaving paris!!!. the metro took us to butte aux caillis, a quiet quarter of paris with cobbled streets, attractive lamp posts and small art deco houses with fancy brick work decorative tiles and timbers. this historically working class district is a throw back to the past and quickly became the place we would like to live, if we lived in paris. a short walk up a hill and you are away from the noise and activity of the city – it feels and looks just like a small quaint french village in the country. it is fun to explore the many narrow and crooked streets. some have quirky restaurants, cafes and shops (no global chain stores). on one little colorful street are two compounds of town houses set around intimate and colorful court yards. the houses were once worker’s villas built to resemble traditional buildings in alsace and in russia. now they are highly desirable homes. on another street there are iron fenced brick houses in the art nouveau style and over each entrance way is a glass awning similar in style to the famous nouveau entrances to the metro.

in the center of the quarter’s square is an art nouveau fountain from which you can fill you can fill your cup or water bottle with natural spring water.

we made a stop in a “honey” store where we bought a piece of spiced honey cake ( bees flying everywhere in the store!!!) and then went to lunch at one of the quirky restaurants, with a convivial atmosphere, which was packed with locals. we dined al fresco at a small out door table. our lunch was delicious, the wine was excellent and the price was unbelievable reasonable. i had sweet grilled sardines (three of them), salad and a potato casserole with cheese and cream. neal had a huge pot of sweet and tiny mussels prepared in a new way (for us), catalan style – which meant that there was a heap of piperade on top and the potato casserole. bread of course and salad and a half liter of a fruity, but dry, sauvignon blanc. total cost of the meal 23 euros.

then it was off to the beach (yes, in paris).
summer transforms paris, or at least parts of the city, into the riviera…..the cityscape dons greenery, the seine riverside and car thoroughfares become car-free resorts. the paris plages (paris beaches), now in its seventh year, started this week and will be around for the next four weeks.
the big beach runs on the right bank from pont de sully to the louvre museum, about three kilometers. you are on the beach with historic paris all around you. we listened to jazz while watching boat traffic on the seine and looking at the ancient buildings on cite. we sat on the narrow sandy beach (about 15 feet wide) while kids built sand castles and adults took in the sun (it was close to 90 degrees). in other locations there are floating swimming pools in the river, wall climbing, boules, ping-pong and the like. there are refreshment stands and different kinds of restaurants. sprinklers are strategically placed to cool you off. porta-potties are concealed behind green screens. the theme of this year’s plage is ecology so the color is green and there are potted plants and palm trees in huge green pots.
we also visited the plage close to the butte. this area by the river is very modern with large-scale contemporary office buildings, a major sports complex and the national library. this was a smaller and quieter beach anchored by a large floating swimming pool with people in swimsuits – speedo type for the men of course (no nude or topless bathers to be seen on any beach). there were also cafes with large groups of friends enjoying themselves over glasses of wine and beer, wi-fi areas and free newspapers to read or books to borrow. along this stretch of the river different types of boats are moored from an old lighthouse boat to a chinese junk and in the evening they become cafes with a variety of musical shows.
the third plage area, la villette, which we haven’t visited yet, is suppose to have water sports like kayaks and rowboats.
interestingly, paris plages, which cost the city millions of dollars or euros, is not done for the tourists. in fact most of the people who visit it are locals, as we can affirm by watching the many families and couples out for a day on the beach. it stays open until midnight and opens at 8AM (many museums do not open until noon).
then we returned to our neighborhood for a coffee for me and a pastis for neal before doing our daily shopping. at the cheese store, alexandra, (who we have become friendly with), recommended a reblochon to go with the pates and salad that we were going to have for yet another simple dinner. she explained that the cheese is made from the milk of three different breeds of cows. never knew that different cow’s milk tastes different. it was a creamy cheese with a slightly nutty after taste – not too strong……perfect with the red wi











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USA - Florida - Miami





Window Grill, 1929, for the Norris Theatre, Norristown, Pennsylvania.

In the foyer of the Wolfsonian-FIU, 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach.

Architects: William Harold Lee and Armand Carroll, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Manufacturer: Conkling Armstrong. Glazed terra cotta.

Concieved as part of an imposing three-storey entrance to the Norris Theatre in Norristown, Pennsylvania, the window grille is an example of the stylized, decorative treatment that embellished the facades of theatres in America throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Composed of over 100 glazed terra cotta tiles, the rigid geometry of the layout belies the use of a rich, floral decorative scheme. Such architectural decoration was popualrized by exposure to the French pavilions at the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925.

Designed in 1929 by Philadelphia architects William Harold Lee and Armand Carroll, the Norris Theatre was praised upon its opening in 1931 for being 'ultra modern in equipment and decoration."









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This Grill Hanging & Window Decor (Ghana) & Glass Romance - Bamboula #GARGPW162T dresses up any window or wall. Crafted of recycled glass and metal it gives windows a stained glass feel. Each grill comes with 2 links and 2 hooks and can be joined to another grill for a unique display. The links are also detachable should you decide that you want to hang it on a window with suction cups (not included) or use it for other non-hanging displays. Each grill is unique and may vary slightly from that pictured.

Your purchase contributes to the social well being of African artisans and their families. Most who use the money they earn from Bamboula for basic needs such as food, clothing, housing, education, and medical services. Your purchase is important-50% of Africans live on less than $1.00 a day. Not only do you get a great product, but you are also helping a country climb out of poverty!

Size: 12H x 12W Inches -- Color: Recycled Metal/Glass










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