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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Savoring Indian Summer



In the same way that travel can be nicer in September, house guests are easier to accommodate in our home at summer's end as well.



Neither too hot nor too cold, windows can still be flung open to air and nature, day and night.





The nursery guest room always has a mild east/west breeze for dreamy nights and blissful mornings. Chiffon curtains billow in the early light, and it's a perfect place for tea and a good read before the household wakes up.






The Sept. 1994 Victoria suggests Savoring Indian Summer. It was my inspiration for this guestroom arrangement.




One could begin with tea in my Johnson Bros Bouquet teacup and Stafforshire Meakin saucer. The tiny pale blue rose inside is a charming and delicate foil to the autumn brown transferware.




Perusing a pretty book or magazine is my favorite way to start up my foggy brain first thing in the morning. I could skip tea or coffee easier than giving up a browse.




My old Victorias are also the best thing I could think of leaving at a guestroom bedside.


I've dressed up the details for this post, but the white linens are just as they were laid for my Brother-in-law's two night stay. White is a classic, and not too fussy for masculine taste.
















Thanks so much for visiting! Ciao! for now!
Jacqueline


I'm joining A Delightsome Life for Victoria--A Return to Loveliness, Artful Affirmations, and Martha's Favorites for Teacup Tuesday,  Faded Charm for White Wednesday, and Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday!






42 comments:

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

*sigh* I love opening your posts. Just dreamy.....

Sonya said...

LINDO POST! MUITA SUAVIDADE EM CADA AMBIENTE. QUERIDA TENHA UMA ÓTIMA SEMANA. BEIJINHO

Amy Kinser said...

So very pretty. I would love taking an afternoon nap there.

Kathy said...

I'd love to be a guest in that room - it looks so inviting and so comfortable - seems to come from a different time - maybe it's the linens, the chiffon curtain, something....
It would be a great place to read or to daydream.
Thanks for joining me again at A Return to Loveliness - Victoria has so much scope for the imagination!
Kathy

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: Your posts are amazing. I just want to go visit your home. It looks so beautiful. Love the cup. Thank you so much for sharing your treasures with us. Blessings, Martha

xinex said...

I love all your photos. Those white linens, especially the one with a butterfly, are so pretty, so fresh. I would love to have some tea there....Christine

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, visiting your posts is like savoring the pages of my Victoria magazines. You have beautiful style and grace in all that you share. I'm enchanted with your lovely home. I could linger all night at this dreamy post. Thank you! ~ Sarah

Bella said...

Hi Jacqueline...
A lovely lovely guest room! The bed looks to be the perfect place to lounge and daydream:-) I am jealous of your Indian summer, nasty weather here!
Bella

raggygirlvintage said...

Love it, I'm a little jealous as it is pouring rain here, thanks for letting me share your September summer!
Tracey

Susy @ The Feathered Nest said...

You've taken your love for linens and transferware and made an art form out of it. Thank you for sharing the beauty and bounty of your home. It's always one of my favorite posts.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Beautiful pictures! Your home looks so inviting. I'm sure your brother in law felt very pampered.
Annette

A Cottage Muse said...

So peaceful ~ so beautiful, thank you!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful and serene post!!
A truly gorgeous tea cup too!!

Debbie

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a charming guest room. Love all the white on white textures and linens!! The embroidered butterfly is gorgeous. And thank you for the window covering idea. I've been trying to figure out what kind of window treatments to use for my guest room. I think sheer white curtains might be my answer.
Patricia :o)

Ps: What part of the country are you in? It's still to warm and humid here in San Antonio, TX to open up the windows..(sigh)

mo said...

Your pictures are just lovely. I can smell the freshness of the linens and just want to crawl into your picture and take a nap with the crisp breeze blowing through the window. *hugs*

Snap said...

Lovely post. I'm ready to visit! I really like the Johnson Bros patterns. Happy Tea Day.

Zuzu said...

Oh! Another gorgeous post, Jacqueline!

I was wondering - do you allow your visitors to reblog your photographs so long as they include a link back to you? I have a Tumblr blog here:

http://acottageinthewoods.tumblr.com/

and would love to include some of your photos. If this is alright with you, please email me @
acottageinthewoods.zuzu@gmail.com

I LOVE your blog! Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Zuzu

Brenda Kula said...

Your decorating tastes are so elegant and classy. I'm sure guests hate to leave your house.
Brenda

PeregrineBlue said...

another gorgeous post for teacup tuesday. you have the most delicate and feminine way of displaying your tresures, so real.

Terri said...

Love the tea cup, the browns, creams and pastels go so well with your room. Your room is gorgeous.
Hugs,
Terri

Lavender Cottage said...

I love white in a bedroom and especially your cover with the butterfly!
I wish I had more old copies of Victoria to read, I have a few and could never part with them.
I'm glad you shared that a man felt comfortable in your guestroom with all the white decor. I would have thought he'd think it too feminine.
Judith

A Toile Tale said...

Oh my! What a beautiful, serene spot you have for guests. I am new to your blog, but I'll be back often. I love the feeling you convey with your beautiful design.
Linda

A Toile Tale said...

Oh my! This dreamy room is a delightful guest room. I am new to your post, but I'll be back. I just love your design style. Thank you for sharing.
Linda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That bed is very romantic looking to me. I love those ruffled pillow cases. Your shots belong in a magazine. So pretty.

Sheilla ~ Style de Bohême said...

Beautiful setting and gorgeous photos. I wasn't sure for a minute if they were original or from Victoria magazine. They would certainly work well there....

Olive Cooper said...

All those soft whites are lovely. You remind me that I have a box full of Victoria magazines in storage. I must find them. hugs♥olive

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Tell you one thing: I would not have left in 2 days!! No way!!! It's too cute to leave!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is beautiful! The baby dress is so precious!

Wish I could feel that cool breeze, it's still hot here in FL!

Katherine

Shirley said...

Such an inviting room. I can just feel how it would be to sit in there and read with the breeze blowing though the window. Lovely.

Barbara Jean said...

What beautiful and peaceful photos. thanks so much

blessings

barbara jean

Vintage Home said...

...I love that you still have all your Victoria mags...I have shelves of them and often reopen them...wonderful blog!

The Swedish Room said...

Hi, How pretty, so peaceful and calm. I would love being a guest in this room. Happy White Wednesday.
The Swedish Room

Home Where Your Story Begins said...

I absolutely love the guest room. What beautiful linens. You are so inspiring.
Ruthann

Rebecca said...

Oh I just want to go back to bed and dream in that room-so calmining!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh such pretty whites, lovely.
love
Alison
x

Heaven's Walk - said...

Such a peaceful room.... I could curl up and stay there all day long! Love it! Happy WW to you!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

hmmmmm.....can I reserve the room for Oct. 2 & 3 please? :) I can feel that autumn breeze now.

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a beautiful place to relax. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Jacqueline,

I love those sheets and what looks like an old Christening gown?...just lovely all the way around.

I had to smile when you mentioned leaving your windows open day and night. I'd probably wake up with a family of raccoons or flying squirrels sleeping with me. :0)

I'm visiting for White Wednesday. I'd love for you to pop in for a visit. :0)

Happy Day to You,
Stephanie ♥

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Sorry I'm a little late... I LOVE all of your pretty whites!! Your guests are definitely lucky! What a beautiful and relaxing room!
Happy WW!
~ Jo :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

JQ, your photos are every bit as gorgeous as Victoria Magazine itself. The setting is just so lovely and relaxing. I'm really intrigued by the wicker headboard, just love it!! Thanks for linking up with VIF!
big hugs,
Debra

Burlap Luxe said...

Bueautiful post, soulful & peaceful.

Perfectly at home!
xx
Dore

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