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Monday, March 12, 2018

Chelsea Morning

Recently my blog friend Mae and I met up halfway in Chelsea, MI, where we've lunched before. (Cue the music!) After lunch we took a walkabout in this wonderful town filled with cute shops! And then there was this mural.

"There's a sun show every second"
Don't you think the song lyrics fit this little alleyway well?

"...the first thing that I saw
Was the sun through yellow curtains, and a rainbow on the wall"
And the streets are paved with passersby...
...And pigeons fly...
And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses
When the curtain closes and the rainbow runs away
I will bring you incense owls by night
'Tis the week to wear green, so if it suits your fancy, I'm sure these two Chelsea-ites wouldn't mind a little company!


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Linking with:  Pink Saturday    /  Sami's Colorful World  

44 comments:

Mae Travels said...

Fantastic photos of Chelsea. And it was really fun!

mae (maefood.blogspot.com)

Joanne Huffman said...

Cool looking town.

David Gascoigne said...

Now this is a really creative use of urban landscape. And it sure beat mindless, tasteless graffiti.

David Gascoigne said...

And by the way, the flying pigeon is a crane.

Toni said...

Street Art is such a wonderful inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Valerie-Jael said...

What a gorgeous place you visited, love all the great street art. I think I would enjoy strolling around there. Thanks for sharing the photos, hugs, Valerie

Pam Jackson said...

I love street art and building art. These are really cool....If I would not freak out my mom and neighbors I would paint the side of my house with some stuff like this!!! HAHA

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Looks like fun! Keep that camera handy when you go...heehee! Hugs!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Street art is fabulous isn't it? A few months back my daughters and I went to the Bishop Art District. It's near Dallas and it's a urban renewal type project. The art was wonderful and it ignited so many thoughts in my mind!

William Kendall said...

Very colourful murals!

The only item of green I have is a scarf with some green in it.

Red Rose Alley said...

Cool wall murals, Jeanie. Love the one with the sun. How nice that you met up with a blog friend. I've only met one blog friend, and we used to live in the same town, and she owned a vintage shop. Oh, how I'd love to meet more.

Yes, St. Patrick's Day is coming up!

~Sheri

My name is Erika. said...

What fun views. That must be an artistic town. The sun is my favorite. At this time of year there is no such thing as too much sun! Hugs-Erika

Decor To Adore said...

Jeanie that sun mural makes me HAPPY!!!! Art all over is what I say. :)

Tammie Lee said...

So fun to see those murals. Sounds like you had a lovely time.

Marilyn Miller said...

The murals are wonderful. I love street art soooooo much! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you too.

Lynne said...

Liking the Chelsea art . . .
Thank you for sharing the inspiring murals . . .
We might have to pay Chelsea a visit . . .
Happy St Patrick’s Day Jeanie . . .
Slainte’

Angela said...

Your photos of Chelsea are fantastic. I love discovering small towns with cute little shops. It sounds like a really fun day.

BeachGypsy said...

Well I want to go there!--that looks like so much fun! Love big bright murals like that! I also liked all the pretty flowers on your previous post. How is your week going so far? Mine's okay, we sure had a busy weekend so I am inside today taking it slow and recovering! LOL

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an incredibly fun post. I loved the street art and the mural on the side of the building. It was fabulous.

Hope you have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day, too on Saturday.

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Wonderful street art! Thank you for sharing your walk through that town, Jeanie!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

OMG - my high school hippy days just came crashing down on my head like a million feather pillows! There are so few who can bring back the memories like one note of Joni, The Beatles, or David Bowie!

You chose exactly the right song to accompany the mural tour - perfect! It's all right there and hanging out!

Have a splendid St. Patrick's Day ... being a nice German Jew boy, I don't get too much into that holiday LOL - but I do enjoy the elaborate displays of green around town!

BB said...

What a charming town, and you presented it to us beautifully.

Sami said...

Pretty murals Jeanie, you could have posted them on Monday Murals.
Love the dressed up bears.

shoreacres said...

Wonderful murals, jeanie. I especially like the sandhill crane and the raccoon!

Rita C. said...

Oh my goodness, that is so perfect! What a great way to start the day, Jeanie. Thanks!

La Table De Nana said...

Cute and fun! I love murals Jeanie..Mtl has lots also!I love the new Leonard Cohen one though I have not seen it in person.Fun fun fun!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun little town. I love places like that to shop and stroll and just enjoy.

Victoria Zigler said...

How wonderful that you get to meet up with so many of your bloggy friends. I've only ever met three of mine, and I married one of those.

I've got a green shirt that has a horse on it, but will probably forget to make sure to wear it on St Patrick's Day. You'd think with us being closer it would be more of a thing over here, but most British people outside of Ireland don't acknowledge St Patrick's Day at all (I'm not even sure if many of them know when it is) and those who do may not know about the wearing green thing being such a big deal (I didn't until I started talking to people from the US on a regular basis).

Preppy Empty Nester said...

That looks like my kind of town, Jeanie. So glad you two had fun!!

Jeanne Washburn said...

Love the Proposal Mural...King Kong-sized...fabulous! What a fun outing. :)

Zaa said...

The song and the street art really do compliment one another... and what a blast from the past with Joni Mitchell...LOVE IT !!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day .

DMS said...

Looks beautiful! Such vibrant colors. :)
~Jess

Sandra Cox said...

Oh, I love these murals. Everything looks so cheerful.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good evening dear Jeanie!
First, thank you so much for your kind words. It was so nice to see you had come to visit.

I love the Murals!!! The sun makes me smile.. Chelsea sounds like a wonderful place to stroll about.
blessings,
Penny

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

That sun painting makes me so happy! Have a great week!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I loved all these murals. What a cheery and colorful post. The last shot of the Chelsea-ites is cute. Happy St. Patricks Day to you!

Linda deV said...

I need to meet this alleyway. Wonderful

Pam Richardson said...

Jeanie, what a wonderful artsy place. Your photos are stunning! I love places that have such a fun atmosphere!

Barbara Chapman said...

Cute!!! I love walls painted with artwork! I have some pics from here locally in Denton, TX, down by a couple of colleges that I ought to pull out and write up. Sooo many posts... ;) Enjoying yours!!!

Have a great weekend, and Happy St. Patty's Day!
Barb :)

Olka said...

Wow! These wall arts are great! I love to watch nice graffiti!
There is one place I know in Warsaw, where is huge bricked wall and the owner let all people to make graffiti there. They can practise there. And I like to walk there sometimes, because all the time there is something new drown.

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, the sun is my absolute favorite! Though all are great, murals make the world so much better.

Tom said...

...colorful meeting!

Polly said...

Your murals brought a smile to my face. I love the Raccoon and the Proposal :-)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh my gosh those murals are beautiful! I love it when cities have beautiful murals like that. I don't really know of many in Minneapolis but I know of other cities that seem full of them - like Calgary, Canada and the Mission district of San Francisco!

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