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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Plenty


I've been craving farmhouse red. Maybe it's all those colorful displays we've been seeing lately. I've said before that I can't live with a lot of red up close and personal EVERY day. But I need it every once in awhile. Sort of like I need anchovies. A little goes a long way.


Can checks and stripes be done in a better color? I've gotten out my vintage farmhouse cotton and linen towels to use as napkins. Nothing feels more indulgent to me than a thick soft cottony swath of cloth in my hand while I'm at table. Some crisp whites for balance, and a bit of vintage glass rounds things out.











I've taken up station under the trees for a bit of cookbook browsing. I have a new one that makes my mouth water every time I open it.




After seeing it in House Beautiful, I had no success finding it locally until I tumbled upon it at ANTHROPOLOGIE!! People flock to Ottolenghi's London restaurant for these vegetable dishes. It won't bore you.








We're still plucking a few garden peppers outside the back door. And the herbs seem to go on forever. It's easy to imagine on a day like this that the gorgeous weather will go on and on too. . . .










I hope your lovely weekend goes on and on too!
Thanks for stopping by!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline


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45 comments:

Wendy said...

I like your touches of red, especially the glasses.

Kerry Rossow said...

I love this! it is the perfect amount of red!
Thank you for popping by my place!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot.com

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Beautiful reds...and I am crazy for those glasses!

Shabby soul said...

Red is not truly my color, I prefere blue, sand greys... But sometimes, like you, I like have it around me, in small doses and married with white: i't so fresh and welcoming.
Have a nice day
Silvia

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I'm a fan of red and white textiles too, especially red and white quilts. ;-) Beautiful post! ~ Sarah

Marydon said...

So love your red, but those glasses ... SWOON! Just gorgeous your presentation, as always Jacqueline.

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

loulou said...

Hi Jacqueline

I do love red - I'm a spots and stripes girl - it really can pop in the right places.

have a wonderful day

x
Loulou

Gwendolyn said...

I love red too, and like you , a little goes a long way for me. I love the linens that cookbook looks fab. I love cookbooks, even though I don't cook much anymore , I still enjoy "reading" them .
Blessings~

Cozy Little House said...

Well, you know full well I'm all aboard! Red is my color. Those glasses are so pretty. Red to me boosts the spirit.
Brenda

once in a blue moon said...

your certainly wowed me today, from red, to your glasses to your COVER i am smitten!

elizabeth said...

This may be my favorite of your posts. I LOVE red and white!!!

Blondie's Journal said...

You make the most beautiful outdoor vignettes. Everything looks wonderful...especially that cookbook. It's amazing what Anthropologie has. I have a few of the books they carry. It was the last thing I expected them to have!

XO,
Jane

Mary said...

I have made a deliberate decision to leave red mostly out in my blue and green home, but a girl's got to get her fix somewhere.

Thanks!
Mary

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

...and you do red so well, hon! Love the peppers. SO southwestern and honoring your environment.


Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog!
xo
Sandy

Olive Cooper said...

I could look at that image of the peppers for a very long time. I do not eat them but I admire them for photographic reasons. When you do red you do it very well!

Carolyn said...

Now you have me seeing red! I love the linens with the lace and the red monogram on them. the quilt is beautiful too.

Carolyn

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Everything you photographed is gorgeous, I love those glasses too! I also love the lines of the white pitcher!

Sharon Wengel said...

I love red too ! Not red walls or huge red furniture , but red accents add life to a room . I love all the things above !

RobinfromCA said...

Truly stunning vignettes! I adore those glasses! I have some kitchen towels that look a lot like your napkins - except they aren't vintage but from Williams Sonoma. And the quilt is just wonderful. Yep, I love the whole thing!

Pamela Gordon said...

The red and white looks so crisp in the shade of the tree. Love the vintage linens and quilt!

Marigene said...

Yes, a little red goes a long way! I think I tell you every week that your linen collection is gorgeous! I do like those vintage tumblers...

The French Hutch said...

You will find touches of red and white throughout my home. Red gives a room a cozy feeling and I painted my family room and powder room the same shade of red. I love it. I love the vintage red and white kitchen towels.
Great post.

~Emily
The French Hutch

High Street Cottage said...

Jaqueline, you touched on my favorite color...Red! It's everywhere in my home and you really have taken some gorgeous images as always.
Don't you just love napkins with a simple red stripe. I have some Ralph Lauren napkins so similar. The eggplant recipe looks dee lish! I've been meaning to do an eggplant parm this Fall. This would be a nice change, have a wonderful weekend, my dear, tami

Deb said...

It's all so pretty but I especially love the white pitcher.

manon 21 said...

J'aime beaucoup cette pointe de rouge.

Amicalement,

Manon

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Red puts me in a good mood. Love having it around. Great photos.

Kay said...

Your spot to browse your new cookbook looks wonderfully relaxing and beautiful. We also had a beautiful day today, and even though I dream of it lasting, looks like tomorrow is the end for quite a while. All your photos are gorgeous, as usual!
Kay

Miss Merry said...

Red and white tables are so "foody" and your food looks delicious. Your linens are just lovely and I love the whimisal glasses, too. So fun.

Joani said...

I love the red. The rose glasses are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

ANNE said...

Gorgeous tablescape! Red and white are such a great combo of warm and crisp. Love the tumblers!

stefanie said...

wow!!!! what a gorgeous place to eat!!!

The Paper Mulberry said...

Fabulous! Nothing says French country cuisine (or Italian for that matter) than red and white check linens! Fabulous post and now I am sooo hungry! Warmest of wishes from an old farmhouse in England - Glenda xxx

SueLovesCherries said...

Beautiful table settings! The eggplant dish on the cover of that book looks absolutely delicious!

Karin Şen Cankan said...

The red and everything else looks great

Karin Şen Cankan
karinsfairytale.blogspot.com

Alycia Nichols said...

Glad to see you gettin' your red on! Red is such a happy color, and I think it's true what they say about it being an appetite stimulant. I was not hungry until I got to your blog post! Now I'm cravin' everything under the sun!!! :-) Happy you were able to find the cookbook! Very nice vignette!!! Have a great weekend!

Honey at 2805 said...

The red looks fabulous with the white. It's so perky and I do love red. The quilt is beautiful! I admire they way you create such lovely scenes.

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate you, Jacqueline!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your table is Beautiful.I also have a love for red and white this has always been one of my favorate colors to mix together. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new fall tablescape. Hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Pamela said...

Love red and white !!! Great colour combination and your photos are lovely!!

fialka012 said...

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A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Jacqueline...looking at your reds just make me smile and it also reminds me of how my Mom use to like a small pop of red here and there in her kitchen, to make her smile!

Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your touches of red. Not overdone at all. I think it's just right.

Ellen said...

I'm just loving your reds.... Looks great and not over done.
Hugs,
Ellen

Entertaining Women said...

This tablescape reminds me of the softer days of my chilhood. Just wonderful. Love the textiles that you have mixed for a delightful design. Cherry Kay

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Red and white is a fabulous combo. Beautiful!

Jenny
http://simcoestreet.blogspot.com

michele said...

gorgeous images!

found you via romantichome and would love to add you as a follower!

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warmly,

michele

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