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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Airing the Cupboards


There's a ghosty stillness about the house this morning. It's only the two of us as usual, and we live in a quiet neighborhood anyway. But it feels different today.



I must be channeling the back to school days of years ago. Feeling the unnatural state of the normally unquiet rooms of a buzzing household suddenly falling silent the first day that school starts up again after a bustling summer. 




Even the light has changed without me noticing. A new season trying to slip in from behind the lace curtains, or through the crack under the door.




Might as well welcome it in. Let it gather itself up and take up its customary place on the calendar, the walls, the furniture. Bringing its scents, sounds, and color with it in its weathered baggage to dispel the weird hush of an old season passing along its way . . . .   












































Wishing you a lively first week of September!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline



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21 comments:

Deb said...

I just love pretty photos with lace curtains. Have a nice week. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Bella Vista Cottage said...

Jacqueline, there is a calmness to your pictures that speaks to my heart. Your entire blog is a study in being creative and graceful.

Thanks!

Barb

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

2-die-4 "White Cupboard"!*!*! - The contents isn't toooo shabby either!!!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Debbie said...

I just love that old cupboard filled with so many old and treasured keepsakes. And the sun shining in through that curtain onto the lovely greenery is priceless!!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

oh I LOVED this post..the way you describe the changing of the seasons. soo beautiful! the pictures that accompanied it are so lovely as well. you always inspire me....happy ww!

Amy Kinser said...

Blessings to you also on this first week of a beautiful new month.

Bella said...

Hi J,
Loved peaking behind those closed cupboard doors, loaded with goodies, and those backwards books :-)) I am crazy for Maiden Hair Ferns (but can never grow them), they have such beautiful structure, and the back lighting looks amazing!!
Have a Special Day!!!
Hugs,
Bella

Cozy Little House said...

Those new seasons do tend to just "slip" in unnoticed for a bit, don't they?
Brenda

Sizzle and Zoom said...

What an amazing beautiful surprise waiting for the person that opens up your hutch.

Pattie @ On Hollyhock Farm said...

You have a way with words. I feel calm now!

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

What a fabulous cupboard...and your vignettes are gorgeous.
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

This was a beautifully written post signifying the change in season. I love your hutch with all those interesting items, especially your brown transferware.

Lavender Cottage said...

Always nice to peek in someone else's cupboards. I like the white jug on the top shelf.

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

The photos of your lace curtains & white cupboard (and all of its contents) are all beautiful! Wishing you a lovely September as well!!!


XOXO's,
Jessie

Liz said...

Lovely! I love all your ironstone and your cupboards are just perfection!

~Liz

bj said...

o, our temps have fallen and we are all so happy about it. Even the grands didn't seem to mind going back to school.:)
Love all your whites today.
xo bj

Bohemian said...

Killer Cupboard! I've got one I've been lusting over & having a Love Affair with every time I have 'visitation' with it at my Friend's Shop... alas, nowhere to put it. *Le Sigh* They make such great storage but I'm afraid I'm at saturation point on large pieces of furniture and so something would have to go to bring something else in. *pouting* I LOVE the quiet, the tranquility, now that the G-Kids are back in School and I finally have some "Me" time in the early part of the day... all I can say is thank goodness for all-day-Kindergarten! *winks* Now the poor Teacher can try to keep up with the Princess! *LOL* Her older Brother decided he wanted to take up the Flute... I'm down with that but almost stroked out at how much musical instrument rentals are now... back in my day *the dark ages I know* they used to let you borrow instruments for free! Ah well, will have to throw more water in the beans... because perhaps he'll be the next Kenny G or R. Carlos Nakai, ya never know?!? *winks*

Hard for me to get into the Fall Spirit entirely since our temps are still exceeding 110 degrees each day... *whew*

Dawn... The Bohemian

Dawn... The Bohemian

PAT said...

Just simply gorgeous Jacqueline. I love the fern photos especially, but then, they are all fabulous!

time worn interiors said...

Great cupboard filled with wonderful treasures!
tot

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful, thoughtful post. I have been sad this week...my baby started his senior year of high school. I am feeling the changing of the seasons but it is just a bit different this year. Thank you, I enjoyed my visit today!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Jacqueline, I am late visiting. I love this cupboard. Wonderful shabby chippiness! Thanks for joining Wow.

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