Friday, August 21, 2009

Well Read

Photos ©Leigh 2009


"Appreciate what you've got, even the really small things. For me, those small things are often domestic… Everyday happiness, as opposed to one-off great bursts of pure ecstasy, is intricately tied in with everyday events: the jaunty-looking teapot that pours without dribbling, the children's bathtime, blossom in spring, an especially good book. These things aren't sexy, or glamorous, or envy-making, but they are the fabric of all our days. Concentrating on them, and on all the small joys they provide, can be intensely fulfilling. Moaning because you can’t afford a $500 pair of shoes is not."
~India knights- the thrift book
Via ~ leeselooks




Trentemoller ~ Take me into your skin

How is your weekend going? I set out to do just those simple things above, like endless hours of reading (which inspired these photos) and tomorrow sitting in a cool movie theater, Away We Go is the plan. Enjoy your Sunday.

xo

Dress ~ Forever 21

25 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

Love it Leigh, shots are perfect ... so is the track.

Thanks honey,
xoxo

katrina said...

amazing pictures!

a frock a day said...

I agree that we have to be thankful for what we've got instead of moaning how we don't have the latest "It" shoes when there are some children who go around without owning their own pair of slippers.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.

Keith said...

I love to read. That's one of my favorite things to do. Hope you've had a nice weekend. Cheers!

Berry said...

Sounds like a great weekend! =) I love reading days.

Dani said...

these beautiful photos make me want to stay in bed all day catching up on magazines and novels. your blog is one of my newest finds! it's lovely.

amy said...

Love the quote, and the music! And the photos...I am not quite ready for the weekend to be over...
Have a great week :)

ALWAYS CHASING said...

Haha my post is very reminisant of your isnt it! Not intentional believe me!

Thanks for commenting! Great blog! :)

noura. said...

That quote was great, as was the picture.
This was a lovely post.
Thank you for your comment =)

Kay said...

life revolves around those 'simple pleasures' of which to enjoy oneself and have something not only to wake up for, but to look forward to...excellent post!

Camilla Andersson said...

oh, thank you!

Roz said...

These shots are so lovely.. well in fact, the whole post was lovely (:
I especially like the black and white image of the magazines.
Thanks for the really lovely comment!

http://clothescamerasandcoffee.blogspot.com/

Brigadeiro said...

Great quote & pics!

Marie-Louise said...

your weekend plans sound amazingly perfect- hope all went as planned. reading for hours on end sounds divine

JULIA said...

this is true. i am going through such a changing time in my life, and this thought has come up quite a few times, the real NEED for material possessions.

but then again, i have a fashion blog.

yiqin; said...

Did I mention that I love your header before? :D

Beth said...

Gorgeous photographs (as they all are onb your blog!)
Sounds like a great weekend!
I sepend mine watching horror movies, walking dogs and eating cake...
Beth xx

Ashley said...

The photo of you in bed with your magazines is awesome! love it!!

http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

Peeptoes said...

Love the photos...they're beautiful! Thanks for your comment sweete, cute blog!

xx!

Sandra said...

What a fab blog you have! I will def. link you to my fashion blog:)

And thanks for the lovely comment!

Cheers!

Sandy

www.mturfashion.blogspot.com

Samantha said...

wow amazing blog. thank you so much for visiting mine, yes nh is stunning :]
i love this post the song is great.
peace&love

Delectable Swank said...

I love the pictures! I am all about reading and you pretty much captured my idea of paradise- being surrounded by all kinds of reading material in bed! : )

Ela said...

"Everyday happiness" that's what I'm after - $500 shoes are fabulous and wouldn't turn them down if they were gifted but I wouldn't trade them for life's simple pleasures :)

Have a lovely week!

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

Hours of read is great. It is much easier to realize what we don't have (and want) than what we do. Sigh. :)

Christina said...

cute! love your blog!

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