Monday, June 15

bench monday...

up until four weeks ago monday was just monday.


i have always liked monday, it's the day mossy shed takes on 'hushed' tones for a few hours, the hecticness of saturday and sunday have passed by and for a moment i can collect my thoughts along with the laundry and used dog's hair and enjoy a bit of quiet.
that is until this lovely lady mentioned that since i liked standing on things of late, perhaps i would like to join bench monday on flickr.
and so i did...
and i was welcomed with open arms,
and ever since i have never looked at monday the same way again.

it starts around thursday when i get that 'excitement' feeling inside, my little cogs start to turn and slowly but surely an 'image' appears before me.
always portraying a lovely world,
a 'dottie angel' world...


this 'bench monday' we see what life could look like if we were to stand upon a bench and peg laundry out 'dottie angel' style.
of course her laundry line would be 'bunting' and of course she would have her birdcage perfectly positioned in the background along with only 'lovelies' hanging upon the line. no room for 'gigantic undies' that save the world here...

as i appeared in all my 'finery' for my photo shoot, i passed the downstairs living area 'en route' to our front yard.
"oh my word" coughed and spluttered a lurgified our #2... after several minutes of explosions where i couldn't quite work out if she was crying, choking, laughing or about to be sick, she regained her composure to exclaim,
"what is that thing upon your head! you can't go out in public like that, for goodness sake... you look like you have survived a serious head injury and had to be bandaged up."

i explained whilst peering into the mirror, beginning to doubt my head attire, that i was setting up my bench monday pic and thought it looked quite 'natty' and even a wee bit eclectic/bohemian perhaps...
"well, have you considered that most people will think you have fallen off your stool and had to go fix your 'open wound' before climbing back up for the photo taking" after which she collapsed into another explosion of coughing and hysterics.
i shall leave you to make up your own minds about this one, dearest readers...

on another note, but equally as 'thrilling' as my 'head gear'... 'real world interruption #3' from last week can now be revealed over here

she will be back tomorrow with more to say on this latest excitement, until then 'happy bench monday' ~ Tif

10 comments:

Kitty said...

Your blog is absolute heaven. I spotted your desk on AT and I had to come and check out your site. I can see I have HOURS of reading and beautiful pictures ahead.

Kara Witham said...

Yay benches!

janet clare said...

You are getting sooo famous! Well done!

Gigi said...

The 'head gear' is sweet. What is it with kids of a certain age anyway - living in constant fear that their mom will do something a little off center, aren't they ;-)?

dottie angel said...

well, i must let you in on a little secret about my 'head gear'...
it was 'crafted' in the space of one minute precisely from a victorian yoke collar thingy that was drapped across Jane's head in my bedroom (Jane appears in my vivant shop looking spiffy in a headscarf),
anyhow, i noted if i folded it flat, the little arm holes were perfect for pig tails, one bobby pin later and i had myself a 'natty' lacey hairband, or a 'mummified' head bandage depending on your point of view :)

ma mae belle said...

how is your life SO pretty and how does laundry seem SO glamorous right now?!

oh, and the head attire is completely bohemian, and you don't look bandaged at all :)

Francesca said...

ooh! get you on etsy finds! well done, looks fab. a lot of good stuff has been coming your way recently. glad you are enjoying bench monday, peeps on those flickr groups are so supportive. x

Jerusalem said...

love this! have thought about doing the bench project...may have to jump in soon. Love these pics. They are so peaceful...

Haust said...

Beautiful! I love your blog, and I'm so glad I stumbled upon it a couple of weeks ago!

Wishing you a nice week! :)

Jill @ Lune said...

I think you look like a free-spirited young woman, and it's so very cute. You rock! I love the pigtails and your thin legs! :-D