Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"womanly arts" tea


A funny title for today's post ...
I think I've been watching too much PBS Masterpiece ("Downton Abbey")
Do you ever feel relegated to certain tasks just because you are female?
Silly question.
Of course you do.


Do you attempt to elevate those tasks to an art form?


Or as Jean has said: to a blessing


She said she cleans her kitchen in the morning and thinks of it as
blessing her kitchen


I would surely go mad without blessings and the artful life.

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 ... and then I found these on my camera as I uploaded today's tea pictures.
The girls were playing dress up yesterday and I let them use my camera.
I'm so glad I did!

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21 comments:

Nathalie Thompson said...

FABULOUS post! I resemble your comments. heehee And I love your jelly jar pincushion (now why haven't I thought of that?!)

My daughter is an amazing photographer. Looks like yours has a great eye for composition too!

Elizabeth said...

Wow. Those pictures of your daughter are amazing. She is stunning and soulful -- and clearly, the photographer is as well!

sharon said...

Gorgeous tea post and photos Kimmie!

ELK said...

I adore the closeups of the fabrics kimmie ... you have a wonderful photo surprise from your daughter too..how sweet

sukipoet said...

as others have said, the photos of your daughter are gorgeous. classic. so many blessings to ease us through life!

*jean* said...

that is just so so sew sweet! what darlings! and your photos are beautiful, dear kimmie...blessings abound

*jean* said...

o i had to go back and looks some more...lovely quilty squares and i love your pin cushion/sewing jar...clever..

Yvonne said...

Wonderful post! Lovely photos.

La Dolce Vita said...

oh my goddess!!! what a beautiful daughter and these photos are superb! would you consider letting me paint her from these photos? xo

1creativeone said...

Oh I love your post Kimmie, and isn't it way better to be a woman with our arts, than a man? Even if we have to clean the kitchen? Happy tea to you, hugs, Christen

Nancy said...

Love your post :) I like the idea of treating things as blessings and artful makes them even more pleasurable. Dress-up pics are beautiful...another photographer in the family :)

Gayle...... that,s me said...

Oh I love the idea of 'blessing'. I can see my daily or weekly chores in a whole different light. The photo of your daughter is beautiful !

Terri Kahrs said...

I've always felt that my day is filled with many 'blessings'!!! And, of course, there have always been tasks relegated to us because we are women. As for allowing the girls to use your camera -- FABULOUS!!! LOVE those captures -- they are priceless!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Dianne said...

Lovely pictures of dress up! Happy tea!

Teri said...

Fabulous photos and sentiment. And what a surprise for you on your camera! What a beautiful girl!! And that shot from the side...truly and artistic pose.

~*~Patty S said...

I am Loving Downton Abbey
PBS/Masterpiece Theatre is the best...isn't it

Speaking of THE best...what precious photos of your daughter...she looks like a goddess...great photographer too!

There are so many blessings in this life

Hope you had a lovely T Tuesday
oxo

ooglebloops said...

Oh, good!! I BLESSED my kitchen yesterday!! So when I went downstairs this morning - I felt blessed that it was clean!!! LOL
I will try to look at cleaning that way from now on.............maybe! That full length photo of your daughter is stunning and memorable.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You know I'm one of the first to normally check your blog each Wednesday afternoon. But here it is late Thursday and I'm just now getting around to the list of participants. My life is no longer my own. I need to bless my kitchen because it is possibly the one thing that is NOT falling down around me!! And I think some tea would be a good thing about now.

Thanks for visiting every week and leaving such awesome comments. I wouldn't miss Tuesday for the world, even if my world was caving in around me. Thanks for being such a wonderful and gracious host.

Halle said...

I totally forgot to come back and see what you did for Tea Tuesday. Love the girls playing dress-up. So cool that they captured it.

Lynn said...

Your daughter is gorgeous! What a beautiful gown she fashioned for herself. A true work of art!

carole brungar said...

OMG!! Look at that lovely bee fabric!! lol gorgeous blog! :)