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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cotton Whisper


I like the harmony of white. Everything flows together. There is no strong color to jarr your eye or stop your gaze from wandering. A white arrangement always draws me in and makes me want to examine everything in it.



My winter whites tend to be creamy. But garden whites are more brilliant. And while the February wind howls outdoors I'm thinking a few weeks ahead.



My vintage honey jar takes me there too. I wonder if honey bee intelligence includes anticipation. Do bees dream of summer when they take their occasional cleansing flights on warmer winter days? 


And they must love flowers even more than we do since it's also their bread and butter.



This "cotton whisper" paint chip was my own late winter cleansing flight inspiration.



Cottons are always soft and comforting, but beautiful too. Even when entirely unembellished like this small muslin sack.



I wouldn't want to think of my life without the joys of cotton. And when the fiber remains its natural color it does merely whisper. While the cold world howls outside, here are a few quiet scenes for your enjoyment.




































Thanks so much for your visit!
 I hope you have a wonderful week ahead.
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

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31 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh, I like that paint. You captured it perfect with the light and those tulips! Gorgeous!
Sherry

Pamela said...

Beautiful photos!!!!
I love your honey jar!
Pamela :)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I can't remember exactly were I found you but I'm a new follower...I love your blog. It is just beautiful. Wonderful pictures and lovely content. I'll be visiting often. Best Regards...

Betsy said...

Your photos are gorgeous, so soothing.

Fleur de Bee said...

That vintage honey jar is TO DIE FOR!! Jealous! The first photo is my favorite along with the one of the tulips. So ethereal! What a treat to view tonight before I doze off!

xo

Bella said...

Hi J,
Wow what great light, just what I needed to cheer me after some seriously gloomy days! The light shing through those tulip petals is magical, and the lace curtain... Mmmmm! Love the honey jar, what a fun find!!
Hugs,
Bella

Blondie's Journal said...

I am loving the paint color...it blends really well with all of your whites. The tulips are SO pretty and I adore that honey jar!

XO,
Jane

Carol at Serendipity said...

Jacqueline,

Just an absolutely lovely post. Your photography is amazing.


Carol

FourSistersInACottage said...

G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

The Rose Scented Home said...

There's something about this time of year that makes white so relaxing and beautiful.

Great post and beautiful blog.

Martin House said...

I am in love with ironstone and transferware at the moment, the pictures are beautiful!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Beautiful whites...all so lovely. Wonderful photos...the tulips, amazing!

Pamela Gordon said...

Absolutely Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your winter white in a winter light. Blessings, Pamela

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing these lovely photos. Soft and serene, pure white is perfect. You should do one of those 'cotton...the fabric of our lives' commercials. Your images are so much better!
- susan

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Beautiful pics ~ love the ethereal feel to the whites, and play of shadows...
Lori

Olga said...

Beautiful post, so peaceful and calming.

Kay said...

Oh Jacqueline! You have such a wonderful way with words! And photography!! Just beautiful! I just bought myself a bouquet of pink tulips. Tulips in February! so nice! And the other day I was outside and the hum of the many, many bees in my trees was amazing! I couldn't believe they were there---and so loud! I think they must be tired of the cold and rain and were playing (or working?) wildly the moment it was dry! Love, Kay

Carolyn said...

Very pretty!!!

Linda said...

Such beautiful photos, Jacqueline... so restful and pretty! I LOVE your honey jar~ so charming!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hello!
This was my first visit to your blog and I am speechless. Your photos are amazing. The paint is beautiful and you captured everything in the perfect light.
I loved your header photo as well.
So impressed,
Beth

Sarah said...

Gorgeous as always. I come here for the beauty of white and am never disappointed. ~ Sarah

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a gorgeous vignette. I love all the beautiful linens, the old stool and the flowers all grouped together. Your photos are stunning. Hugs, Marty

Pat said...

I love love love this. It is all gorgeous. The photo of the single white tulip is exquisite!

Kathleen said...

Just beautiful. So serene!

Liz said...

Gorgeous! One image is just as pretty as the next. :)

~Liz

Barb said...

Oh, how I love all the white! So beautiful.

Vintage Home said...

...beautiful images.....love all your white linens!

Mary said...

This is a really awesome post! I would like to invite you to link it up to my link party, Masterpiece Monday, at my blog, Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week. I hope you can join in the fun! Mary :O)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Such beautiful, beautiful photos. Very serene. Pure. Perfect Cotton Whisper.

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous photos...and that honey jar is fab...actually everything is superb!!!!

time worn interiors said...

I love that cute little flower frog in those adorable butter pats!
Theresa
aka:tot

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