Monday, June 11, 2012

Hello, Sunshine!





























On Sept. 11, 2001, Omar Eduardo Rivera, a blind computer technician, was working on the 71st floor of the World Trade Center with his guide dog, Dorado. When the hijacked plane hit the tower, Rivera knew it would take him a long time to evacuate the building, but he wanted his Labrador retriever to have a chance to get out so he unclipped his leash in the crowded stairwell. “I thought I was lost forever — the noise and the heat were terrifying — but I had to give Dorado the chance of escape. So I unclipped his leash, ruffled his head, gave him a nudge and ordered Dorado to go,” Rivera said.

Dorado was swept downstairs by the mass of evacuating people, but a few minutes later Rivera felt the dog nuzzling his legs — Dorado had come right back to his side. Dorado and a co-worker then helped Rivera climb down 70 flights of stairs, which took nearly an hour.  Soon after they escaped the tower, the building collapsed, and Rivera says he owes his life to his faithful dog.





































































































Eliza vase here.











Yellow Garden Spider

Garden Spiders are found throughout the United States. They are also known as the Writing Spider, Banana Spider, and Corn Spider. Their black, yellow and white markings are conspicuous. The females are the larger of the sexes, measuring about 3/4 of an inch.

The Garden Spider is harmless to humans.




Edouard Vuillard







From our library:




Images: 1. World of Interiors, October 2011 2. Mish New York, 18kt gold earrings 3. 4. Pierre Bonnard, Breakfast Room 5. Yellow and White waxed twine 6. Dorado 7. Photographed by Pieter Estersohn, Design by Muffie Faith and Elizabeth Stuart Design for Southern Accents magazine 8. Thomas Jayne Interiors, Southern Accents magazine 9. Weekend by Martin Senour Paints 10. Christian Dior, Spring 2011 11. 128. 54 Carats, Bird on a Rock, designed by Jean Schlumberger for Tiffany & Co. 12. Tod's Canary driving mocs 13. Vintage monogrammed men's hankies from KerryCan on Etsy 14. Goodwood House, one of the great English country houses, Chichester, Sussex 15. Bauer Pottery garden orb 16. Yellow gate, Flickr 17. Daum Daffodils vase 18. Flowers by Saipua at www.saipua.com 19. Hermes Clou de Selle soap 20. Porthault Pois de Senteur linens in Yellow 21. J. Crew Featherweight cashmere short-sleeve cardigan 22.  Classic French Stripe napkins from Williams-Sonoma.com 23. Jennings & Gates 24. Saint Louis Crystal Old Fashioned Yellow 25. The Yellow Drawing room at Goodwood House photographed by Tim Imrie 26. Tuscany Interiors via Eclectic Revisited 27. via Eclectic Revisited 28. via Mona Gavin Pinterest 29. Unknown 30. Elie Saab Spring 2012 31. Tumblr





37 comments:

  1. The most delicious collection of summer pictures ever.
    Especially Dorado!
    xoxo,
    pamela

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    1. We figured Edward would appreciate a good dog story! Xo N.G.

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  2. I love all shades of yellow and I am rather inspired to add a bit more to my house. Nice collection of images.

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    1. Thanks Kerry! We are so glad to see you. Agree! It is such a happy color!

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  3. A wonderful collection of photos, and more than a few of my favorite things...yellow labs, lemon cake and monogrammed handkerchiefs. Oh, and the room in the first photo - perfection!

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    1. Hi! Oh my gosh, I am a lemon cake nut! This was a fun post to do. N.G.

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  4. Gorgeous! Love every single picture and the story is beautiful. Such sweet dogs they are.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Teresa! LOVED your last post. Your blog is addictive! N.G.

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  5. wow, you have amassed such a gorgeous collection of "sunshine" particularly loved the story of dorado, that had missed my attention before.
    have a very sunny week!
    debra

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    1. You too. I think so too! Dorado looks like such a sweet pal!

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  6. Happy Summer to you too!
    What amazing images and all just gave me a summer breeze.
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! It just seems to be flying by. What happened to June?

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  7. Oh my goodness. What a tale. The loyalty of a fine dog is totally beyond compare!

    (And a beautiful melange of all things yellow and golden, so fitting a tribute to this fine Dorado.)

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    1. A favorite house I visited once had an intense yellow foyer with a classic black and white floor. It was ages ago, but I still think of how stunning it was. Yellow is so dramatic. N.G.

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  8. I think I am speechless and blinking in all that sunshine! Wonderful images and such a touching story...lucky master...lucky dog.
    Best wishes to you both....
    Jeanne

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    1. Hi Jeanne! How are you? Yeah, you kind of need sunglasses for this post! N.G.

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  9. Extraordinary images - especially the yellow barn!!!
    But the very best is Dorado!

    Cheers,
    John

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  10. A VERY moving story and also such VERY beautiful images, so a double whammy result all round I think!
    Delighted to have discovered you - I live in the English countryside, and write about country house style from a UK perspective, so it's wonderful to find a counterpart in the US. You have a VERY beautiful blog - looking forward to following and discovering more about you both.
    Beast wishes,
    Paula xxx

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    1. Hi, We are so glad you visited! We are really enjoying reading your blog!

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  11. This is beautiful. I love yellow in all things. Love the story about Dorado.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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    1. Hi Nancy! Jennings uses a lot of yellow at Poplar Grove, and it is so smashing. I agree with you, i love it too. It is so cheerful.

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  12. I've heard that there are only two painters in the world who can successfully replicate Nancy Lancaster's old room. One of them is a Brit who lives in Virginia and the other one isn't.

    A lovely post on a day without sunshine.

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    1. So glad you stopped by! That's interesting since Nancy was a Virginian.

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  13. You had me on the first photograph. Lovely post, such pretty, sunny images. RD

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    1. Thank you! Right back at you. Sometimes I wonder if you and Jennings were twins separated at birth. He loves Paris porcelain.

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  14. Such a chic post!! We are loving everything...World of Interiors, the Mish earrings, Dior gowns, Porthault bedding...it's all so gorgeous.
    Love it.
    xo E + J

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    1. Thanks!!! That is a huge compliment coming from the two of you! Xo N & P

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  15. Love, love, love all the yellow!

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    1. Hi Melanie! We do too. It's pretty impossible to ignore :). N.G.

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  16. Marvelous shades of yellow! That dress is to die for! Enjoy the wonderful day, Kellie xx

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  17. I am so inspired by the sunshine yellow colors. You have so many beautiful images and I am so glad I found your blog.

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  18. Your lovely, beautiful blog is filled with so much inspiration. I am in love with it all. I have seen yellow used a lot this year, but not nearly as classic as it is here!
    The story of Dorado was a special addition.
    Thank you

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  19. Sweet greetings,
    Hello, Sunshine!
    Not only is the article amazing so is the website! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written.

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  20. Gorgeous collection!Amazing photos!Love the rooms!Feels luxury and stunning!

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  21. Absolutely stunning post and such a touching story about the guide dog.

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  22. One of my favorite posts ever!!!

    There was another yellow Lab who was trained as a guide dog here in Santa Barbara who refused to leave her owner; and led him and at least a dozen others from the 78th floor. True hero dogs!

    Beautiful group of photos.

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