Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Particularly Proud

Sometimes, when posting a blog entry, I think to myself, "I should make this interesting for the sake of the Reader."


And other times, I think, "Ah, to Hell with the Reader, I just want to post my new linen rose cushions, of which I am Particularly Proud."


So when you see a post like this, self-centered and with no attempt to convey a broader message or to remark that one should seek beauty in the small things or to disseminate a recipe or a subtlety of experience, you must understand that it isn't that I don't grasp the conventions of my genre; it is rather that like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free.

49 comments:

  1. What lovely cushions. I can tell that they are made of fine linen, even at this distance.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Goose down? They are very fine cushions indeed. And do you take requests? Bob Dylan?

    ReplyDelete
  3. The answer, dear Anita, is blowing in the wind; the answer is blowing in the wind.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I rushed right over so as to be the first to comment, very best friend and all that...

    But of course you are your own best friend, I forgot. We should all take a leaf from your book.

    Or a cushion from your love seat, because they are lovely indeed.

    xo jane

    ReplyDelete
  5. Jane, your comment shall hereby be deemed to be the first. It is the very least I can do so that your kind rush will not be in vain.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Just don't let anyone steal your cushions when you go off to be a Zen monk.

    ReplyDelete
  7. fly, be free and bask in the glory of well deserved kudos for some v.lovely cushions! and yes, i thought they looked like extremely fine linen.

    that whole scene looks gorge! x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Drunk in a midnight choir Mise.....and you might you be referring to?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hello Miss Mise
    Down, feathers, birds on the wire, I see a theme here. I think I will return to Greece and add some more lyrics to this famous song of mine.
    Leonard Cohen
    I would also like to explain how this song came to being "It was begun in Greece prior to electricity. So at a certain point they put in these telephone poles, and you wouldn't notice them now, but when they first went up, it was about all I did – stare out the window at these telephone wires myself. So that was the beginning.

    Then, of course, I noticed that birds came to the wires and that was how that song began. 'Like a drunk in a midnight choir,' that's also set on the island. Where drinkers, me included, would come up the stairs. There was great tolerance among the people for that because it could be in the middle of the night. You'd see three guys with their arms around each other, stumbling up the stairs and singing these impeccable thirds. So that image came from the island: 'Like a drunk in a midnight choir.'"

    Good Blog Miss Mise
    Leonard Cohen

    ReplyDelete
  10. They are indeed particularly fine. And made of a very fine IRISH linen I expect. Why is there no link to your source?

    and now:

    A Little Poem

    Consider your reader not a jot
    Ensure that you blog
    For yourself
    Comments you will still have a lot

    (The above is one of those poems with no meter or rhymne. What are those kinds of poems called again?)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have a head cold. I can't think of a single clever thing to say. I like your cushions. In my own way I am free.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello Mise:
    Let us all be free spirits! Who, indeed, cares about convention, or codes of practice, or towing the line, or adhering to the rules, or running the straight race....? Not us and, as we have always known and imagined, not you! And three cheers for that.

    The cushions are lovely, down to the closest detail(!!), and the colour of the sofa superb.

    ReplyDelete
  13. There is an uncanny synchronicity going on here. Firstly the etchings and roses which is what I have in my hall in black and white, then the toile sample which is what I have squirrelled away for a future project and then the pink roses which are all over the place in the newly refurbed spare room. Connections. It's all about connections. And stealing ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Fine, fine cushions, so artfully placed, dear. I like the juxtaposition of the toning wellingtons, then the realisation that perhaps they're not conveying the elegant style you're clearly showing us, so the request to the photographer's assistant to 'Move the shoes, you fool'. But what really fascinates me is that your settee / sofa / love seat / whatever appears to have no back legs.... I must stop there, I suspect OH put something strong in that early morning cuppa! Abby x

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful cushions, but truthfully is was the boots that caught my eye!
    (thanks for the "Look" a lovely surprise when I clicked over)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Well spotted, Vintage Tea Time. There is no need for pesky back legs. Mise's world is one of perfect order and balance- nothing topples over, is out of place or gathers dust. It's the finest form of equilibrium- PFW and Leonard Cohen...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Helen/Leonard, well said, that's exactly what the commentators here do - they stumble up the stairs, singing impeccable thirds. They are wonderful.

    Jane, that's an exquisite poem. The cushions were sourced from a small local artisan atelier called ebay.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Ann, you are free. I hope your head cold will be better soon.

    Jane and Lance, I had many sleepless nights before I posted that sofa, wondering whether you would consider the raspberry upholstery to be a bit showy. My heart is now at rest.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lucille, I'm envious of the etchings and roses in black and white. Perhaps you would one day post a photo of your hall? I'd love to see it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Back Leg Doubters, there are back legs. Yes there are.

    ReplyDelete
  21. You selfish cow! (I love the linen pillows and that beautiful, oh-so-in-this-year color.) Run free, grasshopper! Run free!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sometimes a lovely linen cushion is just a lovely linen cushion and should be celebrated as such in the simplest manner possible.

    I think Freud said that.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I shall enjoy this post while I am eating my oranges
    that came all the way from China.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Smashing cushions old fruit. To hell with interesting. I gave up on that long ago.

    Re. your query - stained glass is fine outside, the only problem being it just looks better when fitted or hanging in a window. If the light source on each side is equally bright (as it would be when outside) the glass looks flat, and the lead looks grey rather than black. Hope that helps. I'm being pestered by a small creature as I write and it is rather confusing.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I have saved all my ribbons for thes[e cushions] ,
    and is it worth mentioning at this point that freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose ?

    ReplyDelete
  26. Like a worm on a hook
    Like a knight from some old-fashioned book
    I have saved all my ribbons for thee...
    Love Leonard
    Excellent cushions. Nose my couch looks so unambitious and drab....

    ReplyDelete
  27. Mise, I like your own, and "1st" comment! I was wondering if they were made with a very fine linen. Really, they are beautiful. No recipes necessary. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Ahhhhh Mise....free, indeed....yes, yes, hmmmm, now that you have taken the first step to free yourself from the rules and constraints of blogging, who knows what you will come up with next! Fun and frivolity to be sure, though......
    BTW...they are lovely cushions.....

    ReplyDelete
  29. May I humbly refer you tohttp://usefulorbeautiful.blogspot.com/2009/03/blink.html

    ReplyDelete
  30. Sorry. That won't work.
    http://usefulorbeautiful.blogspot.com/2009/03/blink.html
    That should.

    ReplyDelete
  31. I've always felt free to comment according to the conventions of my genre, just like a bird on the wire.

    I've never been drunk in a midnight choir though. My choir has always performed at an earlier hour.

    PS Those cushions are rather fine!

    ReplyDelete
  32. we are all visual beings- I'm good with just photos.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Any post which quotes Leonard Cohen is fine by me! That song takes me back to my schooldays (yes, I'm that old!) listening to Leonard on my little trannie (radio, not cross-dresser)

    ps, love the cushion - but perhaps that's no way to say goodbye ....

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your new linen rose cushions should be proud of you :)

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thanks for your comment on mine. In reply to your (clearly rhetorical, but hey, I'm on my second large glass...) question - "No, that's not me in the background coming over all Cath Kidston - it's my middle daughter / Archie's mum". Truth be told (loses 4000 followers here) I find Cath Kidston boring and ubiquitous. 'Aaaaarrrrggghhh' (sound of me being hit by hundreds of pretty floral CK bags, tea-cosies, cups, jugs, tents, key-rings, purses, etc, etc.and banished from Blogland for ever...)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Those boots are pretty cute too...they compliment the 'lovely linen' cushions perfectly!
    Such a freeing post...
    xo J~

    ReplyDelete
  37. Here's to satisfying ourselves....blogwise that is !!!!
    PS: I hope that I get my own personal reply from you and not sent to hell !! XXXX

    ReplyDelete
  38. Ah, freedom. I see your ignoring protocol is increasing your popularity and exceeding your ideal number of comments.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Dear Jacqueline,
    I hope you are very well. You look particularly elegant today. I hope the sun always shines on you, except when you feel like a refreshing burst of rain.
    xxx
    Mise

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank you....... and may the odds be ever in your favour!! XXXX

    ReplyDelete
  41. nice cudhions.I wish I had your way with words mise!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Dear Mise.. just reading the comments. and well. I'd say 'Mise' said it all... gorgeous.. do you whip these up yourself? xxx Julie

    ReplyDelete
  43. Dear Mise: Are we to understand that "it's curtains" for the yellow pair now hanging in your living room?
    I love your sheds.
    Helen

    ReplyDelete
  44. It's fine to be self absorbed in one's posts as long as one makes me laugh my gravy rings off in the comments.

    ReplyDelete
  45. I'd blog about their beauty too. I admire the bird on a wire, drunk or not, in you!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Wow, what gorgeous cushions! I love the sofa too. I'm currently decorating my bedroom, its filled with French bedroom furniture. The sofa would look fantastic and the rose cushions would be a must. Thanks this has given me the vision to finish my room decor.xx

    ReplyDelete

You're looking particularly well.

Following Options:

      Follow on Bloglovin       follow us in feedly
Related Posts with Thumbnails