14.12.08

Beauty is as Essential as Bread

There is an old french adage that says: 
"If you have a dollar, spend fifty cents on bread and fifty cents on flowers."

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Jeffery Bilhuber Designer

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21 comments:

  1. I LOVE THAT french adage.

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  2. I like being reminded that I should buy flowers with my last pennies, I couldn't agree more. And yellow tulips, my favourite!

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  3. So true, no home without the flowers.

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  4. yellow flowers always add that touch of sunshine to any room.
    Seems like a very nice room in the picture is it from a book?

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  5. Querat
    The picture is in the book Defining Luxury. Click on Jeffrey Bilhuber after the picture.

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  6. How did you know that I was on my way to buy bread and now I will add flowers to my purchase!

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  7. great Post!!!

    the design is really luxury i really love it i think that design is looks great just like REve Design

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  8. and $ .35 cents on wine and cheese :)

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  9. Cara Patricia,

    I call this wisdom! If I had 10 dollars, I would spend it all! That is why my purse is always empty. But I enjoy my findings! Bacione, Ingrid

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  10. Great advice and so true!!!

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  11. Oh! I sooo agree with that old addage! Luckily, I can steal them from the yard, though.

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  12. If I can't afford flowers, sticks and fruit are great. A single tropical leaf can last a couple of weeks...

    I love that adage...

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  13. That is a beautiful sentiment and so very, very true. Flowers bring life into ones home and the beauty and scent of a rose makes me stop and take a moment.

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  14. So true. Beauty is necessary too!

    Merry Christmas Patricia! I heard the west coast was getting some snow, but don't know if that means Vancouver. It's pretty as a picture here (but miserably cold). :)

    Terri

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  15. Love that photo! The rich wood with that yellow looks really nice together.

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  16. I love this concept.....$.50 on bread $.50 on flowers. Gorgeous!

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  17. Hi Patricia,

    I've added you on "Follow This Blog" function at Blogger. But for some reason, it is not giving me the most recent feeds. I don't understand? It gives me feeds & updates from your 2007 posts. At the moment, my screen in showing a post on Moroccan-inspired bathrooms written in 2007...What should I do?

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  18. or should that be snails/frogs legs?

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  19. Flowers really help make a room come to life. I think art can have a similar effect and hoped to find artwork for my dining room. Yet, I couldn't afford the artwork in galleries. A designer suggested that look at the art in http://www.FramedArt-To-Go.com I purchased really cute art there, put two pieces in my dining room and am SO HAPPY with how the room looks now. Just wanted to share the information. Happy Holidays, Christy

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  20. I want to frame that adage! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas xoxo

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  21. Gorgeous picture, lovely quote.

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