Tuesday, June 3, 2008

At Home............



The little fountain in the courtyard serves as a sort of focal point........
Rather like a mantelpiece. The strange brown thing is a Berber tent accessory - hard to explain - anyway a present from a friend who went to the desert.



As summer approaches light falls into the courtyard making all sorts of strange shadows........



Swirls lead you into the sitting room...............



There are always lots of flowers - one of the delights of Marrakech.............



In the evenings we eat in the courtyard, except in the dead of winter. The table cloth is a piece of fabric from the mellah market and the olives were preserved by Ismail's mother.
Flowers, olives and candlelight.........
I wish you could join us.

22 comments:

Claudia Schmid said...

yellow tiger hiding in the ivy...

M.KATE said...

I really want to join you for sure. Glad to know you will be coming to this part of Asia soon. Kuala Lumpur is just 2 hours away from Bangkok, Thailand, and Cambodia is an hour from Bangkok (i think), really should not miss Cambodia if you have the chance. I'm in Bangkok often, so who knows we might just meet :)

Wonderful home and as usual, love the colours. Happy weekend my friend!

willow said...

It was nice to see those sunny, cheery flowers on this old, wet gray day!

The door photo is nice, too!

Thanks for signing my guest book, Elizabeth. I love that photo and remember when you posted it some time back.

P said...

I am so, so jealous. What a beautiful life you have.

Vanessa said...

Again, the flowers are truly the pièce de résistance! I wish I could join you, too! :-)

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

I wish I could join you too! Your house is lovely, pure Marrakech style....I'll bet those olives are the best I'll ever taste...

Sara said...

I wish I could join you too! I never tire of all the beautiful colors, flowers, and patterns you show us from Marrakesh.

Annie said...

Oh so lovely. I really love that swirly tile!

rochambeau said...

You are a lucky person!

See you soon!
xo
Constance

downunderdale said...

I wish I could join you too - very inviting

tlc illustration said...

The tile is the best. Although the roses come in a close second...

Hey Harriet said...

Beautiful. The fountain in the courtyard is just so lovely.

High Desert Diva said...

The roses on the fountain are beautiful. So wishing I could join you!

Kate and Roger said...

I'd be there in a second to sit in your lovely courtyard...if only I could...

natural attrill said...

I remember walking on those swirly tiles!
Penny.
x

Marja said...

Absolutely delightful these flowers
Oh and I so love olives .. and candles

Willow said...

I love the table setting. I'd love to come for dinner! We'll talk books and colors and fiber!

this is my patch said...

I love the coloured glass section above your door. Thanks for welcoming us into your home. x

gryb said...

Fresh flowers are always beautiful at home. I love them too.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Hi again Elizabeth.
I just started to read A House in Fez by Suzanna Clarke and I am mesmerized!!!!

Mélanie said...

I would love to join you to share this fantastic dinner. it reminds me some wonderful souvenirs in MOrrocco

sukipoet said...

I wish I could too.