Copper Light

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copper colored lightSlim Paley photo

Ahhh…it’s here.

The stunning copper light of Autumn.

There’s nothing quite like it. I follow the glow as it filters through the house until slowly fading to black through the windows of my bedroom office ( where I’ve craftily cropped the chaos of my desktop out of the photo)

 As you can see, my climbing rose is still happily keeping me company, no more blooms, but plenty of foliage.

You’ve gotta love Southern California!

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A few more copper beauties for your viewing pleasure;

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Christo wrapped trees

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Coppery make-up at Chloe

Copper is such a great hue to really bring out the colour of your eyes. As a green-eyed girl it used to be a favourite, but try finding copper eyeshadow that doesn’t have a lot of metallic  (metallics are no longer my friends :( )

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Copper wood fired oven for pizza making at Medlock Ames in Sonoma via Remodelista

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copper fireplace

I love the simplicity of this copper fireplace by Antonio Lupi

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anouska hempel

Copper decadence by Anoushka Hempel

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Gaultier mixes metals in his Spring 2012 collection

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Honestly?  Your guess is as good as mine.  I had the photo in my “Copper file”

Insert caption here;________________

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Elie Saab Spring 2012

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Bottega Copper tumblers $99 for set of 4 from Napa Style (via Remodelista).

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Something about these bathtubs makes me want to put on cowboy boots, get all dusty and clomp up the staircase of a saloon to have them pulled off.

They make me feel very…Rooster Cogburn

I admit, not the best visual, but there it is.

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Lara Stone

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floor made of pennies

Love this copper penny floor- what a fun idea for a small room on a small budget

Just not sure about how one would go about keeping it clean.

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Phew- that’s enough budget talk…

Let’s visit Carolina Herrera :)

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All Carolina Herrera Fall 2011

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copper plate rack, Slim PaleySlim Paley photo

I have a small touch of copper in my kitchen sitting room.  

The patina changes with the weather, but never turns green in Santa Barbara.


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kitchen nook, Slim PaleySlim Paley Photo

Look at that beautiful evening light, after the rain

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Copper bike via Van Heesch Design

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Copper paint by Behr

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Hand hammered copper sink by Frida

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“The 19 Series” Copper plates by Omer Arbel

Watch how the bowls are made here. Very cool.

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copper bathtub.

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Jean Paul Gaultier SS 2012

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A penny for your thoughts

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I Blame it on Tissue Paper & Tulle

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It  all started innocently enough.

I saw the above photo featured a week or so ago on A Gift Wrapped Life  and thought to myself;  well, aren’t those pretty? and easy enough to make.

In fact, they look an awful lot like some of the roses that are growing in my garden right now…

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Which somehow reminded me of the newest Dior Couture collection

(a big disappointment, but not surprising, in my humble opinion.  Despite his terrible demons, John Galliano was a massive talent- good luck replacing him Dior)

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But back to moi…

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Then, I remembered these Bouquet Chairs by Tokujin Yoshioka

(Listen, it’s not easy being me…do you think I want to be thinking about bouquet chairs at 1 o’clock in the morning?!)

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or this beautiful table setting from Pinterest?

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Although, I did kind of like this Dior jacket

even though it would give me a vicious neck rash and be super hard to drive in.

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This would probably give me a neck rash too, but I’d chance it, if it was offered to me…

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Slim Paley Photo

The roses start to fade after a few days, achieving an almost sepia tone. So beautiful.

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I wanna say Valentino??

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Elie Saab

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 Project Wedding

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And then there was this Tim Walker photo I remembered from an old British Vogue

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These Alexander Wang confections

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.Valentino Couture

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and this beauty via Tumblr

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Dior

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Slim Paley Photo

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petals, petals, everywhere

“Strawberries & Cream” Friendship bracelet via boticca.com

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and I was happy that I’d sprung this vintage corsage and blouse from my vintage closet

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Dior

I swear I wore my hair like this once in the 80′s

OK, maybe twice.

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Elie Saab

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and finally, while I’m posting on frivolity & utter outre’ abandon…

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How could I resist including these “Ballet Pumps” by Christian Louboutin?

 They take “Dance like there’s no one watching” to a whole new level.

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And now you know why I don’t sleep!

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Yesterday was kind of a tough day.

Sometimes you’ve just got to take a deep breath… or three… and escape to a place of beauty

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Don’t you agree?

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Instructions for making tulle flowers HERE

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Fire in The Sky

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Photo via LK’s Grab Bag

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Christian Louboutin

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I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful weekend?!

Judging from the amount of responses to my last post, apparently I wasn’t the only one in the mood for a good old venting.  Well done All!

Don’t we feel better now? So many of your comments really made me laugh, so I thank YOU for that :)

Meanwhile, back in Paradise on the shores of Lake Tahoe,

my dear friend and fellow blogger LK’s Grab Bag has sent me weep worthy sunset photos she’s snapped from her porch this past week.

So, Inspired by her fiery skies…

I’m sharing just a few images to get you started on a  beautiful beginning to your week ;

Aurelie Biderman

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Aquilano. Romondi Fall 2011

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Carolina Herrera

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LK’s photo

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Rochas

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Aquilano.Rimondi

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Photo via LK’s Grab Bag

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Aquilano.Rimondi

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LK’s photo

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Elie Saab

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Jerome C. Rousseau