Saturday, 23 March 2013

Blue skies on the way

We have a beautiful blue sky here today, but when I turned on my computer this morning, the first image I saw was the weather forecast for London;  snow showers in the day and freezing nights.  To cheer you all up and remind you that Spring has sprung and summer IS on the way, here are some pictures taken last October on Bitez Beach.
   


I was immediately cheered when I saw all these multicoloured cushions and I think no matter what sort of a grump you are in, it would be difficult to stay miserable when sitting amongst them.  



I was impressed that the imaginative hotelier found brighter fabrics than are usually available in the markets . When I went on a hunt for colourful fabrics in Bodrum market, I was disappointed in the restricted choice. 


This was the jolliest one I could find, but  maybe the muted colours and smaller designs are understandable as the these printed cottons (basma) are usually used for making the ubiquitous  baggy trousers and skirts favoured by ladies in the villages, rather than furnishings.






31 comments:

  1. Well you certainly fooled me! At first, I thought your last photo WAS of a group of ladies bending over in their garden. Cute, funny photo.

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  2. It's been a glorious Spring day today hasn't it?

    I am dismayed at the fabrics here. The gaudy patterns don't seem to have changed for years. It's all about supply and demand I suppose.

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    1. We used to find fantastic fabrics in Bodrum, but no longer.

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  3. the UK and Ireland are really have it rough right now...weather wise! brings back memories from long ago...hopeful that there will be no injuries or fatalities

    love the bright, cheery pillows and cushions...I like that blue fabric...very nice

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  4. Oh how lovely, I really really needed that! It's very hard to believe that spring is here...

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    1. I bet that wind is chilly in Mayfield

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  5. I just wonder what the cushion cover material would look like as trousers.....

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  6. Send some over (the weather not the bowing ladies!)

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    1. It's sod's law that the winter you are not here is mellow and warm

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  7. Dear Bodrum, those pillows are wonderfully gay and they do lift my heart sort of like the field of daffodils lifted the heart of Wordsworth a couple of centuries ago! Peace.

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  8. Lovely photos....

    But Kemer Altı Is the place for OTT fabric.

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  9. Oh, those colours and that beautiful blue sky! Thanks so much for those, Annie. I wouldn't mind the cold and even the snow so much if it wasn't so miserably cloudy and grey all the time. Sigh....

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  10. Well, we're not surrounded by snow drifts here though we've a cloudy, damp week predicted, but those cushions have wowed me utterly! As I'm definitely in 'house' mode at the moment, everything I fancy, I stick in a list of 'must haves' or 'wants'. These are on both!

    Axxx

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    1. These cushions would look good on a Spanish terrace

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  11. Just jealous....so looking forward to blue skies that stay around for more than 10 minutes. Jx

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    1. Hope you get some good weather soon.

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  12. Turkey and our village ladies are subjects that Beryl Cooke would have loved.

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    1. Could your artist friend do a few "interpretations" of Beryl Cooke

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  13. It looks amazingly beautiful and gorgeous out your way....yes Spring has sprung in your area. Here I haven't heard one bird chirping or seen any blooms coming out....just bits of brown piles of snow trying to melt.
    Love the colors of the fabrics, so pretty..and all those pillows. When I go to the Bazaars I always stock up on pillow covers. My husband said all we are missing is a Sultan sitting there.
    I'll be in Turkey middle of April until May 18 or so.....so maybe we can all meet up which would be nice.
    Take care.XX

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  14. Those fabrics look sooo gorgeous, and no doubt all the more so under a blue, sunny sky. How often I've seen (and sometimes bought) stuff in beautiful, vibrant colours, only to find that here in the land of grey, they just look so wrong!

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    1. Bright colours usually look better with white walls.

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  15. Spring is definitely here. Yesterday it was in the 70's in Antalya. Those cushion covers look fantastic. Really would love some for my balcony.

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    1. We are alternating between winter, spring and summer in Bodrum, day by day.

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