Monday, September 10, 2007


Two shots from a wonderfully tacky weekend away on the water. The break did me the world of good, but the wallpaper gave me a headache.


Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

Wow! The wallpaper makes my eyes cross. Can you imagine? Someone designed that paper - on purpose! And got it manufactured and SOLD it! Someone chose it and had it plastered on their walls. Will wonders never cease?

In the tacky house where I grew up (it was the 50's, what can I say?) the wallpaper in the dining room was pink with BIG copper kettles all over it. Yikes!!

Glad you had a wonderful weekend on the water. Usually you work way too hard. Bravo!!

10:21 PM  
Blogger herhimnbryn said...

Ye Gods! Migraine ona wall.

11:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i see you in that clock.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Junk Thief said...

I sort of like the first one for a two day getaway but not for home. I too grew up in a house with wild wallpaper that was popular from the mid-1950s to late 1970s. My mother was particular fond of wacky, abstract patterns. I hated them as a kid, and I always suspected they were some sort of Freudian/Rorschach test she was conducting on us. I'm still pretty sure she was, and I certainly saw some disturbing things in the patterns.

1:50 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

Such a nice contrast in these two. One so busy and the other allows my eyes to relax and I move into the zen zone. Thanks you!

3:31 AM  
Blogger WAT said...

I'll take a nice bowl of cereal and some toast please by using those dishes.

And although the wallpaper looks pretty cool, it is a bit dizzying.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

We were never wallpaper people in my family, thank God. I still think the best thing on a wall is white paint.

These are very "beach cottage"!

11:42 PM  
Blogger lettuce said...

i remember we had some very 70's hessian on the wall (in the 70's, in fact)
But that wallpaper is worse.

i like the sound of Reya's though....

3:39 AM  
Blogger Lynne said...

dizzy-ing, dazzl-ing paper!
even so, a great photo!
there is something pleasing about all that busyness ... maybe the colors?

a good weekend away rights all wrongs!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

What does Samantha mean? What clock? Is there a clock in one of these pictures?

Happy to hear you are refreshed a bit. Take care of Poddy as you take care of so many others.

12:14 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

REYA - if i keep saying i miss you, will you comeback? and wonders will never cease i don't think x

HHB - ye gods indeed! ;0)

SAMANTHA - well spotted. little pod in the clock ;0p

JUNK - i have to admit a penchant for disgusting fact there is a project in the making....does your mom stiill experiment upon ye?

ZIPPY - always a pleasure. glad you saw the contast ;0)

WAT - and a atea?

STEVE - i am a secret fan of wallpaper, but in other peoples houses, not my own, but i wouldn't mind a mansion with some florence broadhurst wallpaper!

LETTY - thankfully it only covered one wall...

LYNNE - it was pleasing to pod in a tacky way. hope you are bearing up x

GARY - it is a bit confusing, granted, but can you not see the great big clock? if you look hard you can also see me in it. thanks for the care ;0)

8:31 AM  
Blogger Gary said...

Yes, I can see the clock and the reflection of the Podmeister!

8:36 AM  
Blogger Ben said...

What a busy wallpaper, I can easily image your headache.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Memories Catcher said...

I like the clock a lot.Great details.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Ai said...

On his death bed in the Parisian Hôtel d'Alsace, Oscar Wilde moaned: "One of us has to go - that dreadful wallpaper or I."

Unfortunately the wallpaper won. See what power these patterns can have over sane humans... Lovecraftian horrors are lurking behind their seemingly harmless tendrils and florets!

7:07 AM  
Blogger Robert said...

I giggled at what samantha. said. And such a rare instance, too!


2:36 AM  
Blogger J. David Zacko-Smith said...

I think it was Oscar Wilde who, on his deathbed in Paris (the room had hideous wallpaper, and is now an expensive hotel), said "either this wallpaper goes or I do". The wallpaper won.

12:41 AM  
Blogger Ai said...

yes david z-s... exactly what I said before ;-)

BTW the former Hôtel d'Alsace is now the luxurious L'Hôtel. I spent some nights in Oscar's room but was haunted by the ghosts of his golden-haired companions, not by the Grandmaster himself ^^

8:57 PM  
Blogger Pod said...

AI - and what sort of hair are we talking here exactly?

2:28 PM  
Blogger heatherpink said...

I love this one.

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