Tuesday scent of the day 3/21 :: Now Odor This

It is Tuesday (and teapot-less, regardless of the bajillion teapots and tea cups and tea cozies accomplished up in Morris prints). Additionally, Worldwide Perfume Day, World Vermouth Day, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, World Poetry Day and the International Day of Forests. What perfume are you carrying?

My tea this morning is Numi Chinese language Breakfast combined with Upton Christmas Tea, and in my creativeness I am consuming it within the library at Kelmscott (under), whereas leafing by means of one of many many books Morris embellished (above). The right scent for such an enterprise appeared to be Paul Smith Story. Mine is now not in nice form and I must toss it, however it’s considered one of my favourite bottles. In the meantime, I am carrying a single spritz and I would prime it off with one other vetiver after a bit.

Reminder: 3/24 is William Morris’ birthday. Do no matter you want with the theme: match a textile or wallpaper or La Belle Iseult, or select any motif (put on strawberry for Strawberry Thief, as an illustration)? Or take inspiration from his London house or garden, now beneath the care of the Nationwide Belief? Hyperlinks: William Morris: A Lifelong Fascination with Flowers at Dovecot, Introducing William Morris at V&A, the William Morris website.

And for these of you who prefer to plan forward, see Scent of the day ~ Friday neighborhood initiatives 2023, the place I am going to strive (however clearly typically fail) to at all times have the following 5 or 6 weeks mapped out prematurely.

Be aware: prime picture is Rubiyat [contrast adjusted] by UMD Special Collections and University Archives at flickr; some rights reserved. This reveals an inside web page from a facsimile of an 1872 version of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, hand lettered and illuminated by Morris* for Georgie Burne-Jones. Learn extra at Painted Books: Morris as Calligrapher at The University of Maryland, and see additionally The Kelmscott Press at Wikipedia.

Decrease picture is William Morris’s examine at Kelmscott, 1896 [cropped] by UMD Special Collections and University Archives at flickr; some rights reserved. Extra studying: William Morris’s ‘heaven on earth’ Oxfordshire home restored to former glory at The Guardian, Kelmscott Manor at The Society of Antiquaries of London.

*Morris did 4 variations, I believe, of the Rubiyat. Normally Morris labored in collaboration with others on practically all the things, and employed a number of artists and craftsmen at Morris & Co, so many belongings you see attributed to him (together with textiles and wallpapers) had been fairly presumably designed by or with others. On this case, I believe Morris did the calligraphy and illumination round figural illustrations by Edward Burne-Jones, however I’m not optimistic.