Friday, June 12, 2009

Five on Friday

Today I'm joining Rhiannon over at Starry Blue Sky and posting my Five on Friday.

Moorefield Pottery at Etsy makes charming mini creamers--perfect for using as vases or individual syrup pitchers.

This week I'm wearing a new fragrance: Mary Kay Lotus and Bamboo. It's very light and summery, and in addition to the body spray there is a wonderful loofah scrub.
Another beauty find: OPI nail polish has a color in the "Brights" spectrum: On the Same Paige. It's a bright coral orange, just what I like for summer.

I just re-read The Saturdays, by Elizabeth Enright, and the sequels: The Four Story Mistake, Then There Were Five, and Spiderweb for Two. I loved this children's series when I was ten, and I still enjoy them. The children are fun and talented and real, and the author does not limit her vocabulary like the typical children's author of today. The stories are set in the eastern United States during World War II.
My husband and I are enjoying a Britcom from the 80s on DVD: Lovejoy. We find it far more fun than most of the current shows on American tv. The humor is quiet and the characters are a little quirky. Amazon says,

Ian McShane (Deadwood) stars as the irresistible rogue with a keen eye for
antiques, intrigue and beauty. Just call him Lovejoy. This antiques dealer and
part-time detective scours the murky salesrooms, auction halls and stately homes
of Britain, always on the lookout for a find or a quick buck. As if the antiques
business isn't exciting enough, Lovejoy has a particular weakness for a good sob
story or a pretty face, either of which is enough to send him off in pursuit of
villains and help victims recover their property. Whether it's a priceless old
master or a pretty young lady, his love of beauty is sure to land him in trouble
wherever he goes.


Anonymous said...

Hi there, thanks for playing along. Fun ceramics..I know a wee boy who would love one of the kids mugs with a truck on it !
Lovejoy :) - yes...he is a real British classic - you summed him up very well :)

DebD said...

I had forgotten about Lovejoy They used to play reruns our local PBS station. I'll have to put that in my Netflix queue. I've been getting a passel of dark foreign films and I haven't been in the mood and they've gone back unwatched. I need something that doesn't take itself too seriously.

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth Enwright? I think I read her alot as a child - time to make my way to that section of the library