Wednesday Vignette – a gardener’s de-light

No philosophical musings today – just some really fun lights that I always admire at Fino – a neigborhood Italian restaurant. For a cuisine that relies so much on tomatoes, I have a hard time imagining more celebratory lighting. This garden of lights adorn the wall between the bar and the dining room. I finally snapped a picture of them. Pretty fun, aren’t they?fullsizeoutput_a01fullsizeoutput_a00

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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17 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – a gardener’s de-light

  1. Alison says:

    I agree, that’s great lighting for an Italian restaurant. Looks good in your header too. I’ve shared several shots in my Wednesday Vignette post today — of some fasciated branches on my Forsythia. Fasciation is either weirdly ugly or beautifully weird, depending on your take on life, I guess. It’s here:

    • annamadeit says:

      I have had really enjoyable meals there, but the one I tried last night was not my favorite, unfortunately. But, everyone else were happy with theirs, so I’d say it’s mostly positive. They have great burgers (according to my husband) and the Caesar salads are great!

  2. Kris P says:

    I love the tomato lights! Who wouldn’t want to dine under the warm glow of lights like those? I’m afraid I did veer into political territory this week:

    • annamadeit says:

      Glad you did, Kris – I was so close… Can’t wait to read it – there is an endless streams of crap to react to emanating out of Washington DC…

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  4. mmwm says:

    Festive, and just the thing for us here still enduring grey winter skies. I wouldn’t call mine philosophical this week but ….

  5. Evan Bean says:

    Ha! I love them! They even have leaves and the “tomatoes” vary in size.

    My WV:

  6. annamadeit says:

    Aren’t they cool? I want to figure out how they are made. Close-up, it looks like wire and nylon stockings – I kid you not.

  7. hb says:

    They are very cheery. I love Italian food. Our neighborhood place has its own quirks–the founders photo of himself and the Marlin fish he caught–alongside the stuffed Marlin…poor thing belongs in the ocean, not on the wall. But the food is really good.

    My DH did the photos for this week’s vignettes.

  8. rickii says:

    Is the food as inspired as the decor?

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