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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer Beach Blue


 I found a summer, sea blue bowl at the fleamarket the other day. It seemed like serendipity to find it strewn like a beautiful shell cast among the drifty wood piles of junk in the store. . . and at this time of year. . . on a Sunday afternoon when not much else was turning up. I picked it up to look it over, and it whispered something kitten-y soft and opalescent to me. I quickly surveyed the aisles like a pirate with a spyglass in case someone else might hear and consider snatching it away as I clutched it to my chest. But no. It was only for me to possess. Or to BE possessed . . . .


Here it lies in the sea foam of my Venetian lace cloth, surrounded by a spray of a vintage flocked sheer.


All is cradled in the lap of a beach blue chair.



A wild rose creamer sails above a wave of creamy plates.


A lacy panel puddles on a brick shore.




































Thanks for wading out a little way with me today!
Happy First Day of Summer!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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42 comments:

Cher' Shots said...

I can't believe I'm even saying this but I'm 'happy' for that bowl. I'm happy it landed in your loving grip and was placed so beautifully upon its waitig chair. It belongs to you and you belong to it.
'hugs from afar'

Gayla said...

That is one beautiful blog post... I love white, lace, that icy blue!! You have me at "hello" today! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog today. I have been following your blog for a couple of weeks, having just found it! It is so pretty! happy summer...

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

oooh how dreamy this post is! I love the mystery feeling that I get reading it. Your discoveries are true treasures

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I would wade out in the sea foam any time with you. I came away with salt on my face just reading this dreamy post. :)

lvroftiques said...

How beautiful! I agree that that bowl was meant to be yours!*winks* I can't imagine anyone else doing it justice as you have. Vanna

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely, pretty images and I let my imagination run wild and almost got splashed from the foamy water. I love that pretty blue bowl! Happy Summer to you Jacqueline! Pamela

Olive Cooper said...

Okay, go back and re-title this post "Ode to a Bowl" because that is exactly what it was and a beautiful one at that.

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautiful inspiring photos. Makes me want to dress my table in aqua blue and white.

Ido said...

Aren't those pictures gorgeous! Happy first day of summer to you too!
XXX Ido

Cozy Little House said...

Maybe that's what the color of that bowl should be called: beach blue. I can just envision it in the paint aisles in cans labeled "beach blue."
Brenda

umelecky said...

Lovely photos! That bowl is beautiful and you make it look even more special in your pictures.

Claudia said...

Such a pretty shade of blue!

xo
Claudia

Sharon Wengel said...

Ahhh ! It's just the perfect color !

Blondie's Journal said...

It really is a beautiful bowl, Jacqueline...I love that shade and it looks so pretty surrounded with the lace! Great find!

XO,
Jane

Willow said...

I just love the bowl. You found a treasure there.

Bella said...

Hi J,
I could learn to love blue, you have made it look soo good today, a really gorgeous vignette! Is the lace on the cahir seat a new piece too, it is perfection:-)) Love the blue bowl, I always feel the same way when I find a treasure, sure someone else will try to steal it away:-)) Sometimes when you pass on something it DOES look better when someone else picks it up, haha!!!
Happy Summer to you!!
Hugs,
Bella

Petite Michelle Louise said...

"sea" blue....ahhhh..divine! soooo lovely!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Dear Bella: No, the lace isn't new. I've shown small bits of it in other posts. Neither is it vintage. I picked it up in a linen shop in Venice a few years ago.

Patti's Artful Design said...

Hi Jacqueline....I love the "Sea blue" color pallette for Spring and Summer too. I like the transferware paired with it, and its touch of aqua...just beautiful:)!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Jacqueline,
This is breathtaking! I love the soft colors and the simple details!
Yvonne

Kathy said...

Hello Jacqueline,
Oh how beautiful - I can imagine your heart beating with excitement as you found this delicious bowl! It looks so lovely seated on your blue chair with the lace - you always do a great job in creating enchanting vignettes! Thank you for sharing this with Savoring Summer,
Kathy

elizabeth said...

Oh what a beautiful find...love that blue bowl!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Gorgeous! Just gorgeous!

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Oh my, the blue bowl and chair have captured my imagination! And the Venetian lace tablecloth is just lovely.

Atelier de Charo said...

Lovely, lovely!

GardenofDaisies (Gayle) said...

Your bowl is such a beautiful shade of blue! Blue and white are such perfect colors together!

the fishermans cottage said...

What a beautiful colour, I love the combination of linen and soft blue, so calming x

Mary said...

I'm chuckling & I can relate to "surveyed the aisles like a pirate with a spyglass"... I always enjoy your posts, you have the eye of an artist & soul of a poet!

Jacqui said...

I love that colour blue!! Your pics are fabulous, and dreamy.....

beachcomber said...

a beautiful blue..my favourite colour! lovely photos. stopping by from a beach cottage.
cheryl x

Ang said...

I love it!!! Its the perfect find....lucky lady!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a great color!

Cindy said...

If we're dreaming, we may as well dream pretty dreams! And this one was lovely!
Hugs, Cindy

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

love the bowl et al and your photographs are beautiful.

Faded Charm said...

I really love this blue...it reminds of me of Summer at the beach also. Beautiful photos!

xoxo
Kathleen

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

am loving your beach blue bowl and am so gratetful because you've reminded me of my to die for vintage beach blue bowl that's been hidden in the cupboard! i'm dusting that bad boy off!

visit me anytime!

michele

victoriantailor said...

Hi Jacqueline, very serene and pretty, Celeste,victoriantailor.com

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love, love, LOVE that shade of blue; almost aqua! So serene and so very pretty! Beautiful post! Happy Summer!

Blessings,
Sandi

Liz said...

It is beautiful. That is one of my favorite colors to wear actually! But I also love it when I see it in vintage decor with red! Charming! :) Your pictures are so pretty!

~Liz

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

That shade of blue always draws the eye and it's SO perfect against white. Love it!
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Ava said...

My favourite part of your post is the lovely creamy white plates , love your lace as well xx Ava

Sherry said...

Your post was lovely and I can clearly see why you would want to take that pretty blue bowl home. Have a wonderful summer.

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