Thursday, February 25, 2010

strange and wonderful minutae of life in scenes from a bathroom


a pig on a skatboard. Lola spells it skatboard, and so shall i. i can offer no explanation of this pig and skatboard, only silent wonder and appreciation.


a sign purchased on family vacation to visit Auntie Elizabeth in Nashville, Tennesse
and a stack of books and magazines


our toothbrushes get lonely. so Lola made them a plane to fly and visit their relatives, the hairbrushes

' brush brush brush ' says the giraffe ( i painted this bathroom all by myself. and it shows!)


2$ at the local thrift store, couldn't love it anymore (i'm a poet and i know it)


from the downtown San Diego store Magical Child, a bucket for many objects


lovely for skin smells so good does not kill us slowly


unhappiness is forehead picking. happiness is painting your nails red anyway.
krista said...

do not pick your forehead. do not pick your forehead. do not pick your forehead.
(oh, i'm talking to myself and not you!)
p.s. WHERE did you get that picture that you have on your blog with the 'light is always on' caption??? love it and i want to be there right now at this very moment.

abigail said...

pig on skateboard? I love it!

Katy said...

You make me smile! i love it x

Maggie May said...

Krista i cannot remember where!! if i find out i will tell you. sometimes the images i get are simply posted by someone else who didn't know where THEY got it from! :)

Maggie May said...

ps
the pig is soap.
:)
pss
that is my new code for when something is read: the pig is soap

Maggie May said...

i mean when something is READY!!

Still Life With Coffee said...

I just took a bubble bath with my little plum tonight and I was thinking all the while how much I loved baths and bathrooms and then I open your blog to see this. Bathrooms must be in the air tonight.

Ms. Moon said...

One of my daughters had the Degas in her room, growing up. Same one.
Love the color of your bathroom. Green is never wrong.

Dancing Branflake said...

Haha! Cousins! That is too cute. And getting a Degas for $2 is a dream come true. I bet it's worth millions on the Antique Roadshow.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Pigs on skates is not a crime!

Stephanie Goehring said...

Okay, the airplane for the toothbrushes is amazing.

Terresa said...

I collected pigs as a young girl. I had an awful collection that grew and grew until one day in high school I had to tell my friends I was done.

But I did have pig soap and a pig shirt that oinked. The mini-skateboard and rocketship are sweet, though.

Vashti said...

Great way to start my day...Im also a poet and didnt know it!
Love the painting and the plane and the pig!

Elizabeth said...

You're beautiful. I sent you something on my blog -- it'll appear Friday.

I love these snapshots of your family taken with one beautiful eye.

Lorenzo said...

What a great post! Talk about a nurturing homelife, these minutiae certainly cultivate the imagination. Love the air shuttle service from tootbrushes to hair brushes, and I was delighted by the coincidence that just yesterday I was seeing the original of the Degas dance class painting at the Fundación Mapfre in Madrid (where it is on loan from the Musée d'Orsay).

NightSwimmer said...

I love your bathroom and your fingernails. Homey and alive.

blondie-lox said...

*thumbs up*!!

Lola Sharp said...

I'm a total picker. And plucker.

love the pig on a skatboard.

love,
lola

Petit fleur said...

Love them all! Especially the skatebording hippo, the toothbrush plane and the lovely red nails.

kisses,
pf

just making my way said...

I recognize that Harry Potter book! Great pics, I especially love the pig on the skateboard.

Nancy C said...

I love the magic of carefully selected objects in a home. They are such a window, aren't they?

Evangeline said...

I don't know why but I love seeing the minutiae from other people's lives. Like really, really love it.

(pig on skatboard FTW!)

Magpie said...

From the pig to the "do not hog" was a nice segue.

Mary said...

Hmmm - I am wearing bright red nailpolish - and it DOES make me happy.

Unhappiness is smoking waaaay too many cigarettes!

x

Maggie May said...

i spelled minutiae wrong!

SoccerMom said...

Love the photography. Very interesting bathroom items.

Ida Mae said...

love that the toothbrushes relatives are the hairbrushes, genuis!

Jenn said...

Oh that piggie is totally adorable, I used to have a little piggie collection but got tired of the country theme. I still kept a few key favorites though, this would definitely be a keeper :-)

yolanda said...

hello, dearling!!
it´s been a while...
doing my mag- maggie-
thinking of you---
feeling happy
nailbiting!he!
i love you
yolanda

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