Monday, October 31, 2011

Timeless Objects Under Glass



This old clock with the nautical design keeps a different kind of time. Not the kind that wakes me up from a pleasant sleep, or reminds me of somewhere I have to be, but the kind that lets me sail away in my imagination.


The last day of October may slip by with hardly a boo from a small goblin or two, but it also launches a new season. One that can move like a freight train, and travel at the speed of light! My old clock slows things down to a manageable speed.




Its kind old face reminds the world that there is another current moving through space that needs attention. One that notes the falling of leaves, the flight of birds, the advancing of one generation into the place of another.



Its softly murmured tick is not the toc of most clocks. It seems to preserve each moment behind its timeless glass, keeping hours in memory. Reminding us of time long past, other Octobers, and golden days that should never be forgotten. . . .
















I love this old hand-painted china too. The little bowls with tiny acorns, and an antique plate with a waterfall scene.



Lovely details.







Each miniature stroke carefully placed.




Old things help make time stand still when you need it to. Even if just for a moment. . . .




Wishing you a timeless November!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline




Join me at
Fall Cloche Party
A Return to Loveliness



34 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

Jacqueline, the little bowls with the acorns are so delicate and pretty. The display you have in the cloche is subtle yet brilliant. The clock is great too. I have recently starting acquiring vintage clocks as if I need something else to look out for. Olive

kitty said...

Your designs are so calming & soothing! I'm visiting from Marty's Cloche Party.

Bella said...

Hi J,
Ohh you are so right, from here on out time flies... it will be Christmas before we blink again!
What fat juicy acorns, and love the matching china!
Hugs,
Bella

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You've managed to do a stunning yet subtle display and to me, this is wonderfully creative// well done indeed.

visiting from Marty's party.

Custom Comforts said...

Love your old nautical clock and sweet little bowl with the acorns inside. You have the loveliest collection of beautiful things I have ever seen. Always, always enjoy your posts ~ Cindy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a pretty vignette. Happy Halloween.

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
Thank you for making time stand still for these few moments, I was memsmerized at your beautiful blog. You managed to transform me from my hetic paced day to such a tranquil moment this evening! I, truly, am blessed!
Fondly,
Pat

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this is such a lovely vignette. I love all of your vintage treasures. So beautiful. Your cloche display is so simple and so exquisite. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

xinex said...

Beautiful cloche and vignette!..Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Jacqueline! Oh, what a beautiful post! I love your gorgeous vignettes and how you've dressed your cloche.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

I just love the waterfall plate and the acorn dishes...just charming!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

one of my most favorite posts of all time (no pun intended!) love..love! i'm "pinning! "

Claudia said...

The clock is charming. It reminds me of a clock my grandfather had - I'd almost forgotten it until I saw yours.

xo
Claudia

Jo's This and That said...

Love it all! love the china and clock! Thanks for posting,Joann

Olga said...

The clock, the china, the old pages... they made a beautiful vignette. But your small narrative is even more beautiful. You have such mastery of words.

Happy Halloween!

Tricia @ A Rosy Note said...

What a pretty vignette, Jacqueline. I love the acorns and the old book pages.

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What an elegant fall decor! Beautiful white colours and pretty vignette. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

jeanetteann said...

I love this post,the colours,vintage items,everything, just beautiful xx

Elna said...

The clock is really nice with its large numbers so you can see :-) I'm completely in love with the little bowl with acorns.

Elna

Tanya@takesix said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Those little bowls with the acorns on them are precious!

Sylvia said...

A beautiful , delicate , WONDERFULLY WRITTEN post ! Your china is stunning ...That exactly why I love your style - old things and stillness ...
A timeless November to you too !

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Lovely...just lovely.

Kathy said...

Jacqueline, you transported me! So many times I have felt the same way and you expressed it beautifully! October days are fantastic and they pass all too quickly - lovely words, beautiful photos and settings! So glad you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
God Bless,
Kathy

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

what a gorgeous plate! I just love to find things you can use to decorate for special holidays and the plate and cup and saucer fit the bill.
Beautiful as always!

vintage prairie said...

Loving all your photos...so homey & soothing indeed!

Marlis said...

Wishing you one right back! Love the acorns and the beautiful dish with the edging that makes me swoon. Such a pretty vignette.. thanks xo marlis

Beeutiful by Design said...

Nuts about the china. Love the vignette. Won't you come by my blog and post a comment on my Thanksgiving dilemma? Jennifer

Geneva said...

This post was like a breath of fresh air...so creative and beautifully photographed! Thank you so much for the inspiration! Loved it all!

Cindy said...

Beautiful words, lovely images, timeless design. Thank you. Cindy

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Gorgeous china and such lovely words, beautiful images and gorgeous vignette! Great photos so inviting. Happy Cloche Party. FABBY

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I never have thought about old things slowing down the passage of time, but your words are actually profound. As always, your images and vignettes are so lovely.

Becca said...

What a lovely post and thoughtful reminder to us all to slow down and enjoy the moment! Your clock is wonderful and your other treasures are beautiful!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Jacqueline...I've been without internet for a few days and am returning to so many beautiful posts from you! Thank you for making this evening so enjoyable!
I received a gift from a friend today of two pretty plates that I can use at Thanksgiving. Can't wait for the fourth Thursday!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Jacqueline, You always create the prettiest vignettes and I especially love this one. Thanks for sharing at the Open House Party.
Hugs,
Sherry

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