Sunday, April 29, 2012

Beautiful Sunday #1

Happy Sunday to everyone! While you are reading this post, I'm on the way to attending the long awaited reunion with my paternal family. Before I head out for another summer swim, I'd like to start a regular blogging series. Starting today, I will be doing my Beautiful Sunday post.

What is Beautiful Sunday? Obviously, I adopted the name from the famous song of Daniel Boone. I chose such name because I grew up with the classic song. Sundays at home would always mean hearing "Hi, hi, hi, beautiful Sunday, This is my, my, my, beautiful day." No, I wasn't singing as I was typing that. :-)

Why did I choose to do this blogging series every Sunday? A confession to make, I have a love-hate relationship with Sunday. I love Sunday because it means off from work, rest and time for my family or friends. I hate Sunday because it signals the last day of the weekend break. Sunday makes me feel the last few hours of happiness.  To dilute my hate for Sundays, I decided to create another reason to love it. Hence, the Beautiful Sunday blogging series was conceived.

I will be compiling the beautiful things and experiences I have encountered for the week on my Beautiful Sunday series. Anything beautiful that made me happy will become a part of the series.

In my first Beautiful Sunday post, I will be sharing few of the things that never fail to make me happy, SHOES, CLOTHES (I know, pardon my shallowness.) and some interesting home pieces. So much of the boring introduction, here's my first Beautiful Sunday post.

I'm loving Kamiseta's ballet flats. This is the same pair I made on my previous post. It may not be stylish, but I'm loving it for the instant comfort it gives to my walkaton adventures. I own a black pair and I'm thinking of purchasing either beige or this pair (Warning: Shopaholic hormones are attacking!)


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I purchase most of my tops from Kamiseta or Bayo. The two brands are what my usual budget can avail. However, one sleepy afternoon day at work made me do some online window shopping. I landed in Zara's website and I fell in love with these pieces.



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  I love Chinese collared inspired blouses especially those that come in my favorite color.



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Another piece I would love to have but I won't ever dare to buy. (Ooops, let's see!)

My friend Ricki of Art at Home posted pictures of hanging bottles used as flower vases. They turned out so elegant that I dreamt of having my own floral inspired lanai. If given the chance, I'd like to have something like these at home


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 White furniture accentuated by colorful pieces appeals so much to me.
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A closer look to the vases would reveal that each are recycled pieces.

More recycled bottles converted as flower vases

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This one is so unique!
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How about you? What are the beautiful things that inspired you? I would love to hear them.

Wishing everyone a Beautiful Sunday!

12 comments :

  1. I really love the ballet flats, Diane. They look like something I would enjoy wearing and the top with the short sleeves would be so cute on you! Love all of the pretty bottles. I've always wanted to put big seashells in the top of some pretty bottles. I may want to join you with beautiful Sunday posts. This is a wonderful theme, name mate!

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  2. I am LOVING your idea of Beautiful Sunday posts!!
    And swimming with your family? Sounds heavenly! I am just waiting for the day that it actually warms up enough in my neck of the woods for swimming!

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  3. What a fun series this will be! I love all these pretty bottles and blooms. So simple and so elegant.

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  4. Hi Diane, nice one!!! Looking forward for more Beutiful Sunday posts! Super like ko ang ballet shoes, i love polka dots too! Have a blessed Sunday!!

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  5. A beautiful Sunday to you Diane. It isn't Sunday here yet, but looking forward to a beautiful day. I think the new Sunday posts will be so much fun. I love, the vintag floral bottles. All of them are beautiful. Just like your Sunday!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Those flowers in vases are very pretty! I think it's an easy DIY, don't you?
    Enjoy your time with your family, Diane :)
    A beautiful Sunday to you!

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  7. Mejo mahal na din sa Kamiseta at Bayo ngayon diba? :)

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    1. It's a bit pricey in Bayo and Kamiseta. Pero relative to Zara and all those European brands, I most of the time choose the two kasi cheaper.

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  8. Ay gusto ko yung hanging bottles! I want that in my room tapos fake flowers lang para di nakakapagod palit palitan. I rarely shop but when I do, Kamiseta and Bayo is always on my list even when I think some of the clothes' prices are a bit steep. Good luck on your series!

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  9. Hi Diane! What a wonderful post! Love those pretty flowers and wish I were thin enough to wear some of those cute clothes! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. Those hanging flower vases are in my Pinterest! Just wait for the occasion in May :) Beautiful Sunday Posts are a great idea.
    Wish you a great week!

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  11. for one reason, i love saturdays. i guess it's bacause i can look forward to sundays. :)

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