{balloons + beautiful surprises}

Balloons, balloons are everywhere, and happily so, as there are things to celebrate. Always delightful to receive parcels in the post, and one of the fun things about blogging is the beautiful surprises that arrive in the mail. There have been fancy invitations to alluring events, works of art, many books and other lovely things, but the new favourite is the gemma field tote that recently arrived . . . {Thanks so much, Jessica!}

Hope you're having a lovely weekend filled with beautiful surprises!

> more balloons
here & here & here & here & here
> & at the side project:
here & here
> great new blogs to read here

{images: 1 - photography by Laurie Frankel; 2 -Givenchy Spring/Summer 206 advertising campaign, model: Maria Carla Boscono, photography by Inez & Vinoodh; 3 - flickr; 4 - martha stewart weddings}

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Blogger pve design said...

did you see a cup of jo blog with the balloon photos of she and her fiance.
omg. you will be smitten. up up and away.
balloons bring out the child in me.

February 01, 2009  
Blogger A Day That Is Dessert said...

Wow - lucky you! Love that last image...makes me want to throw a party.

February 01, 2009  
Blogger AnastasiaC said...

i heard balloons are the next big thing...hey i love that tote! so roomy!

February 01, 2009  
Blogger Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely balloons, darling!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend too!

February 01, 2009  
Blogger E said...

OOH! I absolutely LOVE this. AND the BLUE chandelier! Beautiful! The last photo as well, gorgeous yellow chairs and, very fitting, matching yellow balloons.

February 01, 2009  
Blogger Mélanie said...

Have a joyfull week end , full of balloons

February 01, 2009  
Blogger Ashley L. said...

What wonderful post! Lovely chandelier! :)

February 01, 2009  
Blogger Trixy Tran said...

Lovely post - I love your balloon inspiration!

February 01, 2009  
Blogger words and photo booth moments said...

great images! i too, love that chandelier.

February 01, 2009  
Anonymous Fashion Addict said...

Lovely balloons, they just brighten the day. And the great things about blogging are those wonderful surprises that come in the mail!

Oh and btw, I am hosting a Valentine's Day contest which starts tomorrow, and I would love it if you entered, so please check back at my blog!

February 01, 2009  
Blogger Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

you always find the most inspiring topics to inspire, love the balloons!!!


February 01, 2009  
Blogger Patricia Gray said...

I love the baloons. I am glad that they are making a High Fashion revival!!! So fun.

February 01, 2009  
Blogger jen laceda said...

balloons are so underrated! I'm glad they're high fashion now!

February 01, 2009  
Blogger .vanessa said...

so beautiful! love the last one

February 02, 2009  
Blogger Dallas Shaw said...

Oh so flattered that someone posted my blog on your list!! xo


February 02, 2009  
Blogger Kimberlee said...

Love a good balloon darling! x

February 02, 2009  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

thank you for the link! and i LOVE that top photo, what a sweet idea.

February 02, 2009  
Blogger Room design studio said...

thanks for sharing the love of lightness and color!

February 02, 2009  
Blogger breathing in the dreaming world said...

ooooh ....this is a dreamy post!

February 02, 2009  
Blogger Cara said...

I'm always scouring the net for images of balloons and you just gave me several more! I find them so inspiring!


February 02, 2009  
Anonymous All Things Bright and Beautiful said...

Dear R, here's a totally cute balloon post :-)

and the movie is even CUTER!!


Hugs bug

February 03, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

pve -- yes, love joanna's engagement photos! One of them is included in one of two extra balloon posts on the side project -- href=http://tig-fashion.blogspot.com/2009/01/inspiration-more-balloons.html ">inspiration: more balloons

AnastasiaC -- completely! Fits everything perfectly.

Felicity -- oh my goodness -- the balloon post was completely adorable, as well as the lovely video -- thanks so much for the links! Have added the blog link to list above.
{p.s.} see the last comment place :)

February 03, 2009  
Anonymous babelfish said...

Stunning images as always, I love balloon shots!

February 03, 2009  
Blogger Callie Grayson said...

very cool, i like the big huge balloon with the bit of blue sky in the corner

February 04, 2009  
Blogger mia said...

how wonderful with all the balloons!

happy weekend from Sweden

February 06, 2009  
Blogger Courtney said...

I love Joanna's engagement shoot and that it's spurred this beautiful love affair with balloons in blogland.

I love the white balloons on the white wall. It has such a stunning effect.


February 06, 2009  
Blogger Good-Grace said...

This is so lovely! I especially love the last photo --- just delightful!!

February 08, 2009  
Blogger felicity said...

Dear R, heres more gorgeous balloons :-)




February 26, 2009  

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