Products of art

A few years back there were certain products I bought every week or anytime I wanted to, such as shoes. Okay I admit it: I’m a bit of a shoe addict. I love shoes next to books.  Clothes are a little way down the scale. Nowadays I have calmed down. It’s probably age or something so just about 3-4 pairs a year.

My focus has shifted to brands I haven’t tried before.  The frequency of purchase is what I call “once in a blue moon.” Nevertheless a friend commented, “you got serious shoe taste if that’s the brand you go after.”  Do I have company? Mommies, let me know 🙂

By the way, the purse is a fake. I bought it in the border between Thailand and Laos. Now let’s get back to proper shopping. Right next are a set of Chanel face powder and lipstick.  Pricey, yes but you do get what you pay for as they function excellently and last long.  Check out my umbrella. The sturdy case and the lilac rose handle make it one pretty little nick-nack. The notebook features a Mary Cicely Barker illustration.

What accompanies your time reading or working at the computer? Mine is a drink of either coffee, tea or chocolate.  This is a Lang & Wise collector mug featuring A Family of Felines by Lowell Herrero.

Books, shoes and mugs are some of the products I collect.  This time I am considering a techno gadget in my library, like this Kindle. I will appreciate recommendations or a brief review if you have any as I have yet to buy one.  Thanks.


Mommy’s favorite products this week at the Mommy Journey.

Realistic reverie

I’m having hot chocolate with milk in one of my Lang & Wise Collector Mugs (1997, S.B.B. #5).  I purchased it for the rustic charm exuding from The Herb Wagon around it, a painting by Sherri Buck Baldwin.

I’m feeling arcadian. Despite living  in the heart of a sophisticated metropolis,  I am a country girl at heart.  This mug keeps me connected with quaint countryside from time to time.

On my mind is the ballad Scarborough Fair. Herbs written around the mug, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme… remind me of my first morning in England which was spent visiting Anne Bronte’s grave in Scarborough and exploring the curtain wall around Scarborough Castle.

I leave you with words by Anne Bronte –

“He that dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.”

and back to the present world of work and Facebook, a friend’s shoutout –

“Being smart is cool. But a good heart is better than all the good heads in the world.  Kindness counts!”

Ruth hosts

at Celebrate Friendship