Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Stitch in Time

My grandmothers were strong.
They followed plows and bent to toil,
They moved through fields sowing seed.
They touched the earth and grain grew.

Margaret Abigail Walker, Lineage [1942]

I hear it almost everyday in my shop. The sentence that begins "My grandmother. . . ." It's enjoyable work connecting the past to each day.

And even more fun finding new uses for beautiful old things.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ciao! for now!


I'm linking to Metamorphosis Monday at
Between Naps on the Porch
and Show off Your Cottage Monday at
The House in the Roses
Funky Junk Interiors
for The Saturday Nite Special
Table Top Tuesday at


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a lovely post!!
Everything that you shared with us today is just beautiful!!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What a beautiful post. Your pictures are alway so inspiring!

Willow said...

I just love the pictures you posted, all so romantic.


Mellisa said...

Amazing!!! Everything you share over here is beautiful. I love it. Thanks for sharing your post.
Mellisa Turner
Providing cottages in Scotland

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply gorgeous! I too enjoy the customer's stories. I have learned so much about some of the items in the shop and made some nice new friends too!

mary beth said...

I love seeing your pictures and wish I could stroll through the shop! I have so many of my grandmother's and mother's things, and it is joyful to find ways to use and display them1

Tina Eudora said...

Ahhh grandmothers and great grandmothers etc...they found pleasure in such simple beauty and creating everything they had with their hands.
I always keep a picture of mine close by on the wall to remind me that loveliness is something we can create with patience and care!
Thanks for the great post!
Tina xo

the cape on the corner said...

how lovely! beautiful vignettes and arrangements.

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and for your kind comment. i truly appreciate it! i love that leafy tablecover, too! i just had to have it.

Anonymous said...

Sweet treasures and gorgeous photos, Jacqueline!!!
Have a great week,

Sherry said...

Thanks for the lovely post. I thought of my grandmother as I looked at your pictures. I realize how much she has influenced the way that I decorate and my love for linens and vintage items. Time spent in my grandparents home was a time of peace for me.

Carolyn said...

You always have such lovely vignettes! Your linens are so beautiful.


seeker said...

How lovely! Thank you for sharing your beautiful linens. I'm fortunate to have many antique linens as well, and I use them as often as possible. My way of connecting with the women who came before...I'm glad to "meet" another fan of these tangible pieces of women's history.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

That is a beautiful post! I luv the way you displayed everything and also like the garden chairs in front of your shop. Thank You for stopping by.....Julian

Scribbler said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. What you have shared today is simply beautiful!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

So many beauties here!! I LOVE your use of old photos and how can you go wrong with old clothspins and string!! The vintage frogs are terrific (I've never seen a crescent shaped one). So very romantic and simply lovely!!


Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, and I HAVE to mention the vintage linens with their handworked laces.....GORGEOUS!!

More Blessings!

Southerncook said...

Oh such a lovely post. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What pretty soft and lovely decorations. I love your vignette, it is so pretty. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Jacqueline, beautiful post as usual! What is the "basket" that the notecards, clothes pins, jar, and flower frogs are in? I can't quite tell...

Barbara said...

So lovely! I especially liked the photographs. They are always so intriguing to me.

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