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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Romantic Notions


It doesn't seem to take much to inspire me to romantic style. The merest snippet of old linen or lace will do. Or a bit of rust. . . the curve of a piece of garden wire . . . the musty smell of an antique page. Some of us just seem to have been born suggestible.  



My inspiration today is this linen mantel cloth with a few small holes. Often referred to as cutters, these old pieces have serious flaws that render them useless for their original intent, and can be turned into something new with a little creativity. I have baskets full, and all the romantic notions to go with them. This one will dress my sofa for a short while, doing nothing more than making me happy and content for a few summer days and nights.
























I hope you're finding a little Romance in your Summer too!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



Time for another Romantic White Wednesday!




24 comments:

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Jacqueline!
This summer white post is so pretty.
Reminds me of the white summer slip covers my grandmother used to use in her country farmhouse when I was little!
So dreamy... and romantic too.
Pretty post.
Thanks for sharing.
xx
A

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your romantic style. Every shot is peaceful and inviting.

Bella said...

Hi J,
This is dreamy and perfect a lacy topper!! I am drooling! My pups are infatuated with everything right now, tug of war is a favorite past time, so I am getting my lace fix here at your place, pure eye candy!
Hugs,
Bella

Sizzle and Zoom said...

You always inspire me and today you inspire me to do more white. Lovely photos.

Susan said...

What beautiful linens you have, Jacqueline! I'm always treated to romantic, dreamy whites each time I visit your blog. Just lovely!
I may have to keep my eye out for 'cutters'...
- Susan

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful!!! This is so romantic and really lovely.

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful photos--especially love the candles with shells!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

romantic indeed and that Fifi O'Neil book is my FAVE!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Adore the old linens. It's wonderful to see you use them and love them, in such a pretty way.

Dianne said...

This is quickly becoming one my favorite sources of inspiration. I love your style. Dianne

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love your candles with the shells on them!!!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Gorgeous is the understatement here! Love all your summery whites! Elegant and dreamy settings! The candles and shells are beautiful. Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

BECKY said...

So yummy Jacqueline!! Love that chippy wire basket! I have been eying a vintage French one and have had to control myself for now!!

Happy White Wednesday!!
Hugs,
Becky

Karie's Chic Creations said...

Absolutely Beautiful. Karie

Barb~Bella Vista Cottage said...

Hi Jacqueline, beautiful post. Your whites are divine!!

Barb ♥

ImSoVintage said...

I can never get enough white vintage linens. Your couch looks beautiful.
Laura

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the beautiful linens! Wonderful photos.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

It is like a page out of Victoria magazine. So gorgeous!

under spanish moss said...

Go glad to have found your beautiful blog. Thanks for stopping by and checking out out blog today. We look forward to reading more of your posts. Have a great day. Angela and Renee

Lavender Cottage said...

I like the white linens on your sofa, so fresh and summery looking.
More and more white is creeping into our home as I see how other bloggers like yourself use it for enhancement.
Judith

A Cottage Muse said...

Your photos are always full of romance. Together they would make a beautiful book!

Heaven's Walk said...

I agree with Sandi, Jacqueline! You need to publish a book with all of your beautiful photos in it! :)

xoxo laurie

Pamela said...

What beautiful inspiration pics!! Thanx for sharing!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love how you've dressed up the sofa with that gorgeous linen and lace piece. I have so many of these, I need to do something with them. You always inspire me, J!

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