Monday, February 21, 2011

A New Week


I begin my day sitting at my vanity, 'putting my face on', and getting ready for another day. 



 I find this little ritual calming, and enjoy being surrounded by 
vintage silver and anything pretty.

And you? Do you have a morning routine that gets you going?  




Put a Little Ooh La La in Your Life!




26 comments:

Jackie said...

Coffee, dog tending, coffee, shower then primping also!

That's So Shabby said...

I love putting a little Oh La La in all I do.

Kris Pare said...

Fluffing my pillows, and climbing back in with a coffee and my pups who love to languish in bed too! Ah, if the little one would only let me.

Blue Creek Home said...

I love your morning ritual and your beautiful dressing table - so many pretty things. I love the stacked paintings and the pink perfume bottle.

I do have a fairly new morning ritual.
It begins with me staggering out of my bedroom, side stepping tiny trucks and blocks on the way to the coffee pot!!! Then I hope that I have a minute or two before Mason pops up from Blue Creek Basement wanting Muddy to give him his morning cereals!!! And, I wouldn't change it for anything.

I will have the chance to breath again but I will never have the chance to watch this little guy grow up again.

Hope y'all have a good week.
Rhonda

High Heeled Life said...

I'm working on setting a morning ritual for myself ... I love the setting for your morning. I am so in agreement how one starts their day will set the pace for whats ahead... strating in a peaceful state of mind..priceless...

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead!! xo HHL

Jenny said...

Nope, don't have one but yours seems quite lovely.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Mimi,

Mine normally starts off a little like yours, before my day starts.
Loved seeing your pretty vanity.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

Mimi ~

The vanity is gorgeous; I can see why you begin your day here...such inspiration.

Mornings are my favorite part of the day, and I enjoy a very hot cup of tea, prepare breakfast for the family, and then enjoy a yoga session. Life just seems to flow better when these three things happen first thing.

Enjoy your new week!
Melissa

Divine Theatre said...

My husband gets home at 7am...he is a police officer. I get out of bed after he kisses me, wake the puggle, do puggly things, feed six cats, take one down to the litter box because she is afraid of the world, clean litter boxes, have a glass of water, wake up daughter, make breakfast and set up homeschool.
This is like therapy! I just realized why I am so tired! LOL!
What a lovely dressing table! I have one but I rarely use it. Some days I don't even brush my hair until noon!

Dianne said...

Your vanity is ever so pretty - and I'm wondering wht perfume that is in the delicate bottle?

Zaira said...

I read during breakfast in silence, my brain needs some time to get ready for conversation.... Bonne journée mon amie xx

Deborah said...

OH, que c'est beau! Much as I love cosmetics and perfume, I sit cross-legged on the floor in front of a mirror-fronted wardrobe...do you think I need a more lady-like arrangement?!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh precious friend! IT IS SO GOOD TO SEE A BIT OF YOUR PERSONAL WORLD!!!! My morning routine? WOrk out. Blog. GO TO WORK! But I love it. And I love coming here to see what you are up to on the more personal side. LOVE TO YOU, MIMI!! Anita

aneyefordetail said...

What a pretty dressing table Mimi!
I go for a 2 mile walk, almost every morning. Where we now live is just so gorgeous, and the walking trails are superb, I check on some baby goats down the way, take a look at the Beltie cows in the fields, and watch the sun come up. It's heavenly!
Then, of course, the essential makeup ritual...and on to tea and email!

à la parisienne said...

Your vanity is beautiful!
I have a vintage statue sitting on top of my vanity and my favorite necklaces are draped over her shoulders. It seems like every time I put on my makeup, I seem to catch a glimpse of her beauty and I smile.

I hope all is well in your world.

Mandy

Janny said...

Yes, hih,hi, looking at my portable and seeing there is news about me roses! Than coffee and opening the curtans seeing the weather is the sun shines!

Regards Janny.
Ps. The picture in your header at the left is so nice, who is that?

Rachael said...

Love the vintage bottles - very pretty.

lvroftiques said...

And what a pretty vanity it is! Love the painting in the background. Vanna

La Petite Gallery said...

Pretty post. My first visit I have added you to my sidebar, come visit sometime. yvonne

Matrix Reimprinting said...

They all look so charming!

Melissa said...

The only vanity I've ever seen that was this pretty was when I visited the home of an interior decorator. So take that as a compliment. :) Beautiful!

Kristin said...

My goodness that's beautiful!

The enchanted home said...

I think we all feel better with a little bit of makeup...and I do enjoy the process WHEN I am relaxed (wish it was more often:) I love sitting at a pretty vanity and primping.....feels so old fashioned! And LOVE LOVE LOVE vintage silver anything, have lots of it and always on the prowl for more. Such pretty pictures!

Laura said...

Wonderful!! It's so nice visiting you, dearest Mimi!
Hugs.
Laura@RicevereconStile

Kristin said...

Lovely!!!

xoxo

Champagne Macarons said...

Beautiful post, and I love your silver. My morning routine begins with hugs and kisses from my husband and children as I see them off. I make a cup of rose tea and sit at my vanity as I begin my day. I love the ritual of applying make-up and parfum, listening to music and picking out my ensemble as I set off to either school, lunch with girlfriends or running errands. I wish I could bring myself to work-out but I'm truly not a morning person.
Wishing you a most lovely weekend!
xoxo, B