Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pass The Glitter, Please!

Crank up the music if you like sparkle...

Just as salt and pepper add distinction

a bit of romance

and the perfect touch to any meal

so does the right dash of glitter

add enchanting beauty to a faerie that I captured under glass

a crisp, crackling glimmer to your step

and magic to your imagination.

And who other than Tristan from Enchanted Revelry can cover us from head

to toe

in this most lavish of artists' embellishments?

However, what outshines even Tristan's perfect pinch of "SPARKLE, SHIMMER, GLIMMER, and GLEAM" to his artwork is his witty perspective on art and life and his ability to use some of the most outrageous vintage photographs to get his message across. Here are some of my favorite snapshots that have drawn from me a hearty guffaw early in the morning when I most enjoy visiting all of you wonderful bloggers.

So the next time you need to sprinkle a little flavor in your life

and want to add a dose of cheer to your step

hurl yourself over to Enchanted Revelry

and have a chat with Sir Tristan himself

and let him tell you to "Go out and make something beautiful!"

Photo Credits:

Permission from Enchanted Revelry for use of vintage pictures, original artwork and photo of Tristan Robin Blakeman

Photos of the cuisine of Provence and Italy scanned from Provence and Italy the Beautiful cook books

Faerie captured under glass, first two photos of glitter and vintage salt and pepper caddies - Castles Crowns and Cottages

All other images from Google


LissyLou said...

mmm i love glitter, what wonderful pics and lovely ways to store glitter...i think i'll be scouring carboot sales for pots and jars to keep my glitter in...thanks great post xxxx

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Bonjour, bonjour, such funny and fabulous post, Anita. Loved ALL your images, today! I really do love glitter.... your glimpse of glitter is awesome! Hope you are having a great week! xo

Marie-Ange said...

Ton imagination est sans limites !
Ta page est une suite enchantée de beauté, de raffinement et d'originalité ...
C'est l'un des plus beaux blogs que j'ai le bonheur de connaître, c'est un tel plaisir de pousser la porte de ton univers ...
Bisous tendres ma très chère Anita.

GrandmaK said...

I just LOVE your glitz!!!! Have a wonderful spicy day, Anita!!! Cathy

bunny, The Paris House said...

I love glitz and your wonderful imagination. I will head over and visit Tristan's blog. The shoes are divine :)

Jacqueline said...

I've seen Tristans comments and work on other blogs...he is one of us...tee hee...for sure. Creativity flows from him. I'm on my way to find him!
Okay Anita...the fairy under glass, my dear, did you make this? What is her name?
I have to say, this is one of my favorite posts from you...and the music sets my feet a dancing. I'll have to go wake up Len...630am for a spin around the kitchen!

Violet said...

I have been delighting in glitter myself these past few days!!! It seems ot be yet another of my "collections"! Beautiful photos and words as always Anita! You make me smile : ) ~ Violet

Princess Camille said...

Your blog is so beautiful! I love all your posts, which all leave me feeling inspired and happy. Thank you for your magic! :)

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Anita, you're such a dear for featuring me on your blog today! And, a posting that is so filled with glitz, glitter and glamor - or, as I like to think of it, my world!

I just love your faery under glass (sounds like something on the special menu at a fantasy theme restaurant) - did you make it? Charming!

Again, thank you! OH! - I do want to add that the funny picture of me as Sir March is from Dollybelle's Peepshow - another very fun site created by a talented artist.

grandes étreintes

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Anita,
Glitter indeed! What a sparkling post (pardon-moi). Beautiful images, I love those glitter-filled sale & pepper shakers. Like everyone else I would like to know if you did that little fairy under glass?

Will go to visit Mr. Tristan now, but first I think perhaps I'd better grab a pair of sunglasses! His blog must be filled with lots of vreativity and fun.

Will be in touch soon Anita,

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oh Anita...I adore the little fairy under glass...she's so pretty!

Happy Thursday Sweet One,

julietk said...

I just love the idea of keeping glitter in such lavish cruets.
Tristan is so adorable And I recieved a prize I won from his blog just this morning. I have to send him thanks yet so shh :-D
hugs Juliet

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, as I read along, I thought what a Tristaniesta post, and then surprise there he was!!! I love Tristan. Glitter and Tristan a very creative post.

LiLi M. said...

Congrats to Tristan! Ah to be Mr. March chosen by Anita, what honour! I love this post, it is so Tristan! Love the fairy under the dome, did you make that beauty Anita? Have a glittery day my copine!
When you come to the Netherlands in my home you will be disappointed that I am not an orderly person at all! I love way too many things and I have too many hobbies to focus on cleaning etc. You should see with your own eyes though! Thanks for your lovely comments again and again. I enjoy and cherish them all. Bisous et à bientôt! LiLi

lostpastremembered said...

Where do you find these amazing photos? I love the glitter in the condiment set... it is a perfect metaphor for adding sparkle to your life.... excellent!!!!

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

okay girl, I LOVE this post! Tristan is pretty amazing! Only YOU can make glitter sparKle even more!!!!!!!! Glamorous glitter, we all could use some of that!
SparKle on my friend....xOxO

Val said...

Tes messages sont toujours plein d'optimisme et de joie de vivre!J'adore également suivre les bloggs de Tristan que j'ai découvert grace à toi,quel travail de recherche toutes ces photos originales!
à bientot

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

This was amazing! I will be back when I can really enjoy each photo. You make me smile everytime. Blessings dear friend.

Belle Vie said...

Bonjour Anita,
I do love Annie L's photos! They are spectacular.
I love the glitz of this post.. every girl need glitter and glamour in her life ;) I will go to Tristan's blog right now. Your posts are always wonderful!!
I am doing very well this week, thank you for asking. How are you? We have been quite busy ~ Botanical Garden, zoo, Science Center, lunch with friends. Only a few more days left of spring break and much more to do!
I hope you are having a beautiful week!

xoxo, B

*The Beautiful Life* said...

This has to be one of THE most fun and unusual posts I've ever laid my eyes on! ;)

Yes -- I enjoyed stopping by the blog earlier this morning -- don't know how I keep missing all your new posts! I see I have some catching up to do! :)



Jackie said...

What a fun and beautiful post! Love the glitter and all the images!!!!

Barb said...

Hi Anita,

I have been catching up on all of your posts that I have missed. Girl, you have it going on.

Love the photo's, love it ALL!

big hugs,

Susan said...

Dear Anita,
I enjoy your creativity and the glitziness of your posts! You are fun and imaginative! I just bought a set of Martha Stewart glitter with money I got for my birthday! :) Let the embellishing begin!

Rosemary said...

Hi there Anita,
I have been fighting a cold all week. Just getting around to visiting the blogs.
Well, you don't have to convince me, I'm a glitterholic myself!!
I think I use it practically every day!!
All the photos are great, and your fairy is fabulous!!
Chat with you soon,

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

GOOD GOSH!! I'm late... How in the world did I miss this post.
Oh Anita, it is just FANTASTIC!
Having a hard time sitting still with this music... Love it!
Beautiful images and Jasper WANTS that crown! Tristen has a great sense of humor and is very creative..
The fairy under glass. Is that the piece you made? Beautiful!
Blessings, Penny

Rosie said...

...oh, so good to smile...although, glitz, sparkle and glitter always brings out the "Magpie" in me, this collection of pics, is quite delightful ; Rosie

synnøve said...

My dear Anita :-)
You are such a brilliant follower, always a warm and nice comment on my posts, and you even answer every comment I make!!!! Wow, I think you are amazing, and reading your blogs, comments from friends, I know you must be one of those extraordinary
people who walk the earth :)
And I love this post. All the wonderful images; the faery and the hilarious and fascinating big breasted woman!
I am drawn to everything that glitters....I want it!!!

But dearest, dont worry for not discovering a post a little bit late... your words are always like sunshine on a grey day; finally the clouds let them shine on me!!!!
Lucky me to have found you!!!!
Lots of hugs,
Synnøve :)

Dzintra said...

Dearest Anita...thank you for coming to see what's cooking!!! There is a post under this one that you might like to see...
What a lovely bit of sparkle you have added here...I love it!!!
What glorious pics you show us every is such a pleasure to visit...Wishing you a beautiful weekend...Bisous, Dzintra♥x

koralee said...

What an enchanting post my friend...oh how us girls like glitter. Your glitter shakers are lovely...what a wonderful way to store all the pretty glitter...thanks for sharing the idea.
Some of your images gave me a giggle today...thanks for that.

Happy Friday sweet one. xoxo

Debbie said...

I love all things that sparkle....I even sparkle myself with powders and featured some wonderful eye candy:) I know what you mean about blogging and writing...I never knew how much I had to talk about LOL!!~

Me....bunny said...

You find the most gorgeous pics of shoes ever. I want them all! Have a wonderful weekend...full of fun and glitter.


Rosie said... are so sweet to return my visit...come back Rosie

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

Bonjour Anita,
You definitely know how to make one feel great! lol @ your very sweet comment regarding my photo, but hun, lets be honest- it's a black and white photo with a soften effect- amazing what that can do huh!!! lol But thank you nonetheless!!! You're so sweet! I treasure you. Hope you have a fabulous sparKly weekend! xOxO

The Victorian Parlor said...

What wonderful pictures! I'll have to visit his blog! Thanks for suggesting it:).



Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Glitter, glitter. Can't get enough of themm. Fun. Fun.
Gros bisous
ton Amie

Charlene said...

I see we have the same attraction to glitter & salt shakers! Insane habit but, I love it. Have a wonderful weekend. Charlene

Patricia Cabrera said...

I love glitter too ...makes me thing of when I used to make faerie dolls....grin... I LOVE this post Nita! the large woman make me laugh and the girls eyes make up is exactly what I think of an extravaganza night out!Oh how fun!

Patricia Cabrera said...

Ohh... almost forgot! Happy first day of Spring!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeahhhhh

The Dutchess said...

Sir March...HOW COOL IS THAT...:)))))

Jorgelina said...

Hi Anita!!!
wonderful imagination.
I love glitter.
Congrats to Tristan!

Anonymous said...

bonjour Anita...thanks for this was sparkles galore and oh so lovely!

always a pleasure to stop in to see you darling!


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hello dear Anita...yes we all love the end of classes when we are able to taste some of this lovely food...if there is any left LOL!!! Now it's off to Graduation for me later on in the week after all that work...Wishing you a beautiful Sunday...Dzintra♥x

Desde my Ventana said...

Hola Anita ,j'ai passé quelques jours de voyage, me disculpe pour avoir manqué avec mon commentaire à ton magnifique post.J'espère que ta semaine a été très bien et te désire une entrée heureuse dans le printemps.
Gros bisous,

Desde my Ventana said...

Bien sûr ma chere amie.

Anita,je m'appelle C E C I L I A non CECELIA

LiLi M. said...

Bonjour Anita, we have a lovely 'dimanche' over here, I hope you too. First I want to thank you again, dear friend, for giving me such sweet and inspiring comments each and every day. You asked me if you could send one of my photos to a friend of yours. Well Anita, a friend of yours is a friend of mine and beside that you may take any photo from my blog, if you like that.
Je te souhaite un bon dimanche, ma chère Anita. J'adore les dimanches et je t'adore aussi, merci d'être une amie de blog ravissante!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Anita Sweetie...
Please forgive me, I am afraid with all of the stress from home I am behind on all of my writing.

2 weeks ago my SIL had a heart attack and she passed away, then this past Monday Teddy, my brother had his heart attack and it just seems so much stress has just pulled me down. Teddy is home and resting now, and I am trying to get back up and going again.

Thank you for popping over and asking, I so love to see you come. I will be getting back on track.

I adore this post about Sir Tristran. What an awesome job you did. I love it. He is just the biggest Teddy Bear ever. Love his stages, I know I will treasure mine forever.

I have always wanted some of that glitter, but have never seen it. So many bottles on the shelf, how fun is that? Love it.

Hope you and Ruben have a beautiful Sunday together. Sundays are fun, not so much stress of the week, most of the housework done, and can catch up on resting, maybe a few blogs.

Love ya sweetie. Country hugs and so much love...Sherry

Anonymous said...

Dear Anita, first of all: Your fairy is a-do-ra-ble ! I am a fan of "bling-bling" myself and tend to use too much, if there is a too much of sparklies and such. Ask my stitchers... I could snatch these little shoes right from your Blog. How lovely these are! Thank you too for the jaw-dropping photo of that lady with two cups on her bosom. That was the hoot! I showed it to my Love, who nearly fell backwards... kind regards, Martina

La Petite Plume said...

Your Majesty!

How could I pass up this AMAZING article on my FAVORITE staple...GLITTER!!! I know what happened... I was burried under all that glitter in my studio:)) Bravo my queen for sharing this SPARK-A-LICIOUS article with all of your gal-pals! Happy Spring!


Anonymous said...

I love all the glittery pictures! I especially adored the one with the two models and their glittery eye make-up. Coco Rocha and Sasha Pivovarova, I believe? It's all so pretty.

Coco x

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Hi Anita! And thanks for coming by. You are alwasys such a faithful and loving visitor. Your comments always leave me happy. I've entered you in the Book Giveaway and hope you're having a great weekend!
Ciao, Kirsten

Kristin said...

Dear Anita, the pictures from Italy are so stunning! I really want to bring my love and take the next flight!!! Oh, I love photos like that! Thanks for your nice comment and a very happy Spring to you, too!!!

Karen said...

C'est magnifique!! What a wonderful share, Anita. I adore the glitter in the crystal shakers; they have lit my eyes up and spread a smile across my face. I'm off to visit Tristan now....hope your weekend has been absolutely delightful! :>

icandy... said...

So beautiful!
Everything is made sooo much better with **glitter**!!!!!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Just wanted to return and gaze again at all the beauty and get my toes tapping to the music.
Love it Anita dear.. Such a great post.
Bisous, Penny


Beautiful , lively , fun post! Who doesn't love glitter? And diamonds? One of my fave songs! Loved the movie.

Purvail said...

Just love your post today. So glitzie ( is that a word?) .We could all use a little on our dull unexciting days.

Desde my Ventana said...

Bonne soirée Anita,je vais au lit je suis trés fatigué aujourd'hui. Ici c'est minuit.

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hello Ms. Anita,

As always you have added a bit of cheer to my evening. I absolutely LOVE the vintage shakers and apothecary jars. How perfect are those for glitter!

Tristan makes some incredible theaters and he has a great sense of humor. Thanks for sharing beauty with us here in those gorgeous photographs of romantic places and pretty, pretty faces.

Hugs! =D

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a beautiful and fun post!!! I love the glitter, especially loved the fairy under the glass, you always have the most amazing images. You are such a beautiful person inside and out, you have left such sweet comments to me, I always love reading them! Your so inspiring to me. Blessings... Daphne

Presépio no Canal said...

Helo, Anita ;-)

I wrote my post in english. Now it wil be easier to understand :-)

Bisous :-)

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Ma Cherie merci pour ton amitiee et tes commentaires. Oui comme tu voit ma petite s'amuse autant que sa maman a la maison hahaha
passé une bonne journee
gros bisous

My Grama's Soul said...





GardenDesigner said...

Love love love the sparkle!!!
A super crystal rhinestone hello to you!!

Cant believe I have not been here before???

I am going to add glitter to my garden paths again this year!! It make them sparkle in the moonlight!!!

Twinkle on!!


Marie said...

I love, love, love the gold shoes and so wish I had somewhere to wear them. They would make an interesting pair of flamenco shoes, wouldn't they. And by the way, I still want to do a little piece on my flamenco that you asked about so long ago. Unfortunately my computers are still down and I'm using a laptop. Some day.

Love you,

cityfarmer said...

you make me laugh, girlie ...

might have to snag more of your google pics....

p.s. watch for the mailman

Barb said...

Hi Anita,

Thank you for swinging by. I just realized that you have 6 blogs. My goodness, 1 at times is too much for me.

The only thing that Audrey and i share (shared)is the fact that we have that "thin" thing.

big hugs,

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the visit and your kind comments. I hope your day improves. You are a treasured bloggy friend ♥

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Whoa...Sweet Anita.... :-) This perfectly sparkly post is right up my alley! I adore glitter and glam....I love your Faerie Under Glass with her sweet heart wings.....but the gal with the teacups poised at the ready was my favorite.....HILARIOUS!....Nothing like having a handy dandy shelf, right?

I have been over to visit Tristan, but you've reminded me to check his blog out again.

Huge Huggies!

Rosie said...

Hi took me 20 min to scroll down your friends comments...Hokey Dinah are loved :)...which brings me to my next query ... I would be so honored to display your button on my page...where is, a very blind Rosie

LiLi M. said...

Thank you Anita for your ever enthusiastic comments on my collector series each and every day. I do appreciate it so much that you take the time to do that. Thanks for you compliments of making it a book. I am not ready yet with preparing all the blog posts, but I have had such wonderful moments during this series already, which I have to thank you for and some other wonderful bloggers, your comments mean so much to me. Merci cent milles fois, bisous LiLi

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Anita,What a fun post and Thristan is a gem. I so love glitter.
Hugs Marie Antionette

Presépio no Canal said...

Goodmorning!!!You a dearest! :-) Mille Bisous!! ;-)

Rosie said...

Dearest Anita...Don't be sad...all you must do, is take a moment, scroll down your page, and read the loving notes, friends far and near have jotted. I only speak for myself when I say, sometimes life gets a bit crazy and the things we take pleasure in, may not be a priority for a time...take this opportunity to share your "joy" with someone new. If you can encourage just one person a day,that to me would be worth it.
With that said,you were one of the first encouraging comments I received when starting to blog...very, very stop moping and get out there and share your passion...have a relaxing Rosie
P.S. I am working on getting that link thing going...will keep you informed.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita
I just love this post! If I could find my dancing shoes I would put them on and dance all the way to your house...

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Thanks for the visit! I love hearing how art affects a person's world. I agree it makes life more interesting. Blessings.

Orangesplaash said...

Its always a pleasure reading your posts..such lovely pictures, they just brighten up my day! Looking forward to meeting you sometimes, if you come down to NL.

Belle Vie said...

Bonjour dear Anita,
first I must tell you how much I admire that you are a teacher! I constantly tell my children's teachers how much we appreciate them. I always enjoy helping in the classroom (and surprising the children with a speacial treat!).
It takes a very special person to want to reach out and help the 16 young boys that you mentioned. You often hear that it only takes one teacher to make a life-changing difference to a child. I believe you are THAT TEACHER! It breaks my heart when I see a young child that has become distant. I have no doubt that you are making an impact on them. I believe there is always hope.
I still remember my pre-school and first grade teacher and how much I loved them. It was so long ago but I remember like it was yesterday.
Wishing you a beautiful spring weekend.
xoxo, B