Saturday, April 9, 2011
"I am the man who accompanied Jacqueline Kennedy to Paris, and I have enjoyed it." --John F. Kennedy
"They say a reasonable number of fleas is good for a dog - keeps him from broodin' over being' a dog." - Edward Noyes Westcott
Shopping Flea Markets Tradition
Flea market: And while we are on the subject of bugs… Have you ever wondered where this saying came from when you were out buying antiques or the “nearly new” already used items?
There seems to be a consensus among the educational intelligentsia that this phrase was a literal French translation. Le Marché aux Puces literally translates as “market of the fleas.” During the 1920’s American Art Deco period this was a popular place to shop in Paris. (French Art Deco was much earlier in the mid-1800’s.)
Friday, April 8, 2011
Thursday, April 7, 2011
"Remember that the most valuable antiques are dear old friends." --H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“You reap exactly what you sow, that is, you cannot grow tulips from zucchini seeds." --Anne Lamott
"Bread for myself is a material question. Bread for my neighbor is a spiritual one." --Mikolai Berdyaev
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
"When things go well it is possible to live life on the surface of things; but when sorrow comes a man is driven, to
the deep things in life, and if he accepts it aright, a new strength and beauty enter into his soul"
“But tomorrow, dawn will come the way I picture her,
barefoot and disheveled, standing outside my window
in one of the fragile cotton dresses of the poor.
She will look in at me with her thin arms extended,
offering a handful of birdsong and a small cup of light.” --William Collins
"One must keep right on drawing; draw with your eyes when you cannot draw with a pencil." -- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
"Keep good company - that is, go to the Louvre." --Paul Cezanne
“In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.” --Julia Chlid
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
"There is more to life than simply increasing its speed." Mahatma Gandhi
"My mom said she learned how to swim. Someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. That's how she learned how to swim. I said, 'Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim.' "
Monday, April 4, 2011
"Hold out your hands to feel the luxury of the sunbeams." Helen Keller
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." --Pablo Picasso
"If you've never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom." ~Terri Guillemets
Sunday, April 3, 2011
“It was better than bacon. It’s like bacon butter” – my friend Jenn said after eating pigs cheeks
(from things overheard at the Canadian Celebrity Chef's Event)
"After one taste of French food ... I was hooked. I'd never eaten like that before, I didn't know such food existed. The wonderful attention paid to each detail of the meal was incredible to me. I'd never really drunk good wine before, and knew nothing at all about it. It was simply a whole new life experience." --Julia Child
"A good meal ought to begin with hunger."
- French proverb
"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."
"Because of our routines we forget that life is an ongoing adventure." Maya Angelou
"The most beautiful action in the world is to love. The second most beautiful is to give." Bertha von Suttner
"Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumblebee, the small child,
and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.". -Ashley Smith
"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."-Denis Waitley