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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Picture Postcards

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When you have strong sunlight most days of the year, an overcast day can feel quite gentle. Somehow quieter even though nothing else has changed.
 
 
 
 
It certainly draws me outdoors, and makes me dream of English Roses and botanical gardens. We have one single bloom for cheer from our own small collection of shrubs.
 
 
 
 

There is even the promise of a soft drop or two. The welcome suggestion of rain at the very least. Until it does, I'll keep busy putting together a mental souvenir. My picture postcards of the last days of another lovely summer passing by. . . .  
 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
I hope there's something soft and gentle in your day too!
 
Jacqueline
 
 
 
 
 

24 comments:

Haworth said...

Lovely, Jacqueline! So glad you were able to enjoy such a lovely summer's afternoon. That rose is so beautiful, and the rose prints and china are the perfect accompaniment. Take care!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

OH MY!

Your cream soup china is exquisite!

Is it Japanese by chance?

Absolutely gorgeous pictures.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

So sweet...
Cheers, Gee

Anne said...

What a lovely setting!
xx
Anne

Lisa P from The Hollyhock Wall said...

What gorgeous linen on your tables, this is what summers are all about... fresh.. crisp and chintz... Lovin these!

Katherine Wolak said...

That is just beautiful! The flowers and lace are stunning! :D

Hugs,

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
What exquisite china cream soup bowls! Your photography still holds a tranquil theme even with the bright sunlight! Lovely post, dear friend!
Fondly,
Pat

Cozy Little House said...

You should put together a coffee table book of your lovely romantic images.
Brenda

Olive Cooper said...

Your double handled tea cups are kind of kooky in a Alice in Wonderland kind of delightful way(**

Linda said...

I do have something soft and gentle...her name is Vivian!! :o)

Love the 2 handled tea cup...
Lovely setting...

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Susy said...

My favorite quote from you applies. "What would life be without handles and spouts" ~ especially on a gentle summer day.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline:OHHHHH! I've said it all before. Thank you and Happy Wednesday..Judy

Deb said...

Pretty, pretty dishes. They make me swoon. :-)

jeanetteann said...

Lovely,soft and gentle for sure. Love these photo's,they make me feel dreamy. xx

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Dear Jaqueline,
Its all so beautiful.. whimsical and romantic.
Your beautiful china on your exquisite hand made table cloths.
I woke today, to a day just like you have described .. its cooler , we need that.
your posts are always so lovely.
happy thursday
val

ImSoVintage said...

What is it about the thought of a gentle summer rain that makes us think of an English country garden. Your pictures are lovely. It has been a bit cooler here, which has allowed us to enjoy the outdoors more in these last days of summer.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Well you could actually turn these lovely photos into picture postcards. :)

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Jacqueline how wildly romantic! Such a visual treat!!! Hugs from England - Glenda xxx

SizzleandZoom said...

Beautiful post-your beautiful fushia rose and the pale pink rose image.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Your photos are always so engaging. Beautiful setting.

helen tilston said...

Hello Jacqueline

I have loved reading this post and getting lost in the beauty and I can almost smell those roses.
Thanks you
Helen xx

wendy said...

oh my, you have so many beautiful dishes, and linens and everything...where do you Put it ALL??
I am hanging on to every thread of these last days of summmer here. I can definetly feel a "chill" in the air.

Joanne Bischof said...

So pretty--all that crisp white. And paired with the delicate roses, just charming. Lovely!

A Super Dilettante said...

My dear Jacqueline, Another summer has gone but it seems like the sun has gone quite a long time ago if one lives in the northerly places. But today in an atmosphere of sunny indolence, I thoroughly enjoy reading this post about soft linens, laces and elegant rosy dishes and china cups.

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