Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Share the Joy Thursday: A Walk in Downtown Seattle





It's time to think JOY.
What moved you this week?


For me, it was



a dynamite pair of heels from a Seattle designer
named Luly Yang 



who does custom evening wear and bridal
and other things too





and always has drop-dead gorgeous shop windows
that never fail to grab my attention
but this time I went in to look around
(and immediately wished I was a size 2 and would fit
into a couple of cocktail dresses that were samples
from her collection and on sale for half price)





SO budget still intact, I continued on to my
continuing legal education
that was interesting and thought-provoking,
and best of all FREE
because I'm a member 
of the World Peace Through Law Section of the bar assn.

After the CLE was over,
I saw this interesting sculpture
on the way to a joyful lunch 
with my elder son



Then, after hearing the work and family news,
 I drove back to Tacoma
for my final meeting as a Trustee
of the Tacoma Art Museum
but found I had a few minutes to browse
in a local furniture emporium
without being late for the meeting.

There I found a chest of drawers
in MY COLOR
and it had a great crackle finish
and unique drawer pulls. 
(Budget still intact, even though it was on sale).

Can I really justify 
a piece of furniture in MY COLOR?



Luckily, it was a joy just to see it 
and admire it!

What says JOY to you this week?
To play along and share the joy:




1. do a post that tells and shows us
 what gives you joy.

2. capture the URL of the specific post 
and paste it into the Mr. Linky box along with your name.


3. Then click the NEXT box
If the "next" box doesn't pop up, click the link
to go to the page to select your image --
choose one from your post so you'll entice people to visit.

4. visit other players -- as many as possible -- 
and let their joy infect you.  

5. Leave them a comment about their post
because everyone enJOYs getting positive feedback.

Let's start an epidemic of joy!




19 comments:

mouse (aka kimy) said...

thanks for taking us on the stroll - love walking around the emerald city.

heels - anyone who can walk in them is definitely a better and more graceful woman than i! ha ha!

wow, you are a trustee on the tacoma art museum board! that is so joyful!! and so very coooool

am planning on playing this week! hopefully won't be too distracted - oy summer and the living is BUSY! will link if intentions are realized!

Gloria said...

What a great trip and those shoes are to die for. That's one of my favorite colors too.Loved this post.

Olivia said...

Lots of beauty in Seattle, what a wonderful part of the country to be in (I am here too)--the joy in art and glass and pretty things! Peace and love, Olivia

Ms. Becky said...

oh you ought to have gotten the shoes!!! thanks for the joy, it lifts me up. and I do love your color. the photos are fab, and thanks for hosting.

tami said...

sheos, and trees and a beautiful face and LOVE the color - such JOY!

Bill said...

Well, I did use Joy to wash the dishes ...

Noelle Renee said...

Hey Meri,
It looks like a very fun day and I would much rather be you than the size two. You sound like a much more interesting person. Lots of cool window shopping and bopping around Seattle. Thanks for sharing the sites!
Noelle

GrandmaK said...

WOW!!! Does make me happy!

rebecca said...

something about crackling paint...and the colour of tropical water.
now that brings me joy!

deb did it said...

swooning over that crackly-bluey-wood!!

Kim Mailhot said...

Oh, that turquoise green with the gold tree...such eye candy !
Thank you for offering us this place and this meme that makes me stop each week, no matter where I am in my own world, and remember the joys around me. I am grateful for it, my friend.
Happy Thursday !

Stephanie said...

Love all the GREEN! and the little walk through Seattle...

Such JOY indeed, but, how did you pass on that crackled green bit!

Cheryl said...

Killer shoes. Dynamite cityscape photo. Two of my favourite things to do. Walk thru the city streets and go shoe shopping. Thanks for putting a smile on my face today, Meri.

gemma said...

Lots of eye candy to fill the well of inspiration! Awesome! Have another joyful week!
gma

Carmen said...

your joy sounds fabulous
you are a chica fabulosa ;-)
hugs!

p.s. i am very busy this week but i will be celebrating every one of you and your joys

mouse (aka kimy) said...

done!

now to soak up some more joy!

Margaret Pangert said...

Wheee! Pure, heady JOY! Those twinkling heels--the memory of them--will give me joy for at least a week! (Hafta be 4"? Yikes! Teal color matches the drawers? Love the pull, too. Ah, sated! Thanks, Meri!

urban muser said...

those are some beautiful photos. i love window shopping.

Katie said...

I love those shoes in the first photo. Have NO clue as to where I'd wear them, being that I'm a stay-at-home mom---to the grocery store, maybe? ; )