Sunday, February 10, 2013

Home at Night



I love the burnished color of these porcelain bullion cups in the lamp light. But the day itself takes on a patina with the setting of the sun. Don't you think that home means more at night when we're cold and hungry and tired?



 It's a decision which to make first: a fire in the hearth, or soup on the stove. But the circle of light on the sideboard stops me in my tracks. Perhaps it's because there's no one else here in the quiet that the shapes and colors of objects stand out more without the distraction.





I thought of making a sort of Flopsy Bunny soup on my drive home. A bit of celery, carrot, and onion sizzling quietly in a glossy bed of olive oil and butter. A cup of  rice or pasta from the fridge tossed in, and a nourishing chicken stock. Crusty bread. Switch the lamp for a candle and you almost inhabit another time. . . .


































Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. 
Ahhhh, home sweet home . . . .
What's keeping you cozy tonight?
Hope you're snug!

Jacqueline




23 comments:

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Jacqueline,these vignettes are, I think the nicest ones I've seen.
I am just sitting down after dinner in the sun room with the windows and doors all open to let in the breeze.
Love Winter though to cuddle down and eat soup. The recipe you mentioned is one I do all the time even in Summer. Can eat soup any time. x

Bella said...

Hi J,
Yes, there is no place like home... and I adore all the sweet coziness in your home tonight, soft and warm & lacy :-) and soup sounds delish :-)
Hugs,
Bella

Mel's Designs...'n Harmony said...

Your brown and white dishes are beautiful and displayed to show them off ...is well planned...I'm doing a lot of sewing these days over at Mel's Designs 'n Harmony blog and on Facebook....staying busy on these cold winter days.

Mariaelena said...

Beautiful post...
Mariaelena

iris said...

hello
j' aime beaucoup ces teintes
crème et beige
la soupe m' a l' air appétissante
ce qui nous réchauffera avec toute
cette neige
bonne semaine
tendresse
edith

Sassy Southern Lady said...

You have the best pictures on your posts. I need to take some lessons for my photos. Beautiful as usual.

Betty Sneeringer said...

Day time? Night time? No Matter what time, every thing you do is superb!

Betty

Deb said...

Your photos are spectacular. You make me want to reach in and touch all the beautiful china. The colours, the textures and the subjects, themselves, are so captivating. Brown transfer-ware is my favorite of all the colours although I have mostly blue and white. I do have a few pieces and they are very special to me. Must go. I'm heading back to look at it all again. Hugs, Deb

Pondside said...

It's morning as I read this, but I'd have to agree that home seems so much more 'home' at night in the glow of soft lights. Of course it seems very much like home as I drive up the drive after being away - and very homey as I sit in a pool of computer light with my first coffee of the day - and when it's filled with grandchildren and friends........

Sylvia said...

It is quote interesting that your thoughts and cozy photos make me thing how lucky we are with our warm shelters, so many suffer on the street. Thank you for making me feel grateful and stop taking things for granted today. Your brown transfer-ware is magnificent in the lamp light.

Sylvia said...

Sorry , quite interesting ... Perhaps, I am still asleep :)

SizzleandZoom said...

Love the charming brown and white dinnerware with gold and bits of silver. Lovely post.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Lovely evening glow to your pics. The brown and white just speaks to my heart.
Have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Sharon said...

Very Lovely, I am doing a blog post linking to this one. Thank you for the beautiful photos.

lynn said...

just beautiful, jacqueline:) cozy at night to me is my fireplace!

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
I agree, totally, the lamp light on the buffet says "home" in a way such as no other! I, too, (usually) keep a lamp on the buffet for the Winter gloomy days and rapidly approaching cover of darkness!
Your vignnettes are exquisite on each and every shelf!!! I would love a closer look at your cloches!
For me cozy is. . .my brown plaid blankie...a gift from "Mr. Ed"!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Such a beautiful display, Jacqueline. The lighting is fantastic and I can just hear the ticking of the old wall clock in the quietness..Happy Monday..Judy

pink*cherub*moon said...

Love your collection of china! Is that transferware in brown? Just beautiful! What's keeping me warm tonight (in addition to your description of Flopsy soup and bread, yum!) is my favorite sweatshirt and a chicken, stuffing and potato casserole. All warm and bubbly from the oven - yummy!
Hugs, Leena

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Jacqueline, these pics are especially gorgeous! Browns and ivory and linens. Absolutely stunning. What a gift you've given us all. I know these vignettes don't just happen without effort...

kims bliss said...

I had the pleasure of discovering your lovely blog last summer during my "staycation" at home, and felt I'd found a kindred spirit. I have so enjoyed your photographs, your subject matter, and your writing.Keep the posts coming Jacqueline, a visit with you is like a visit from a cherished friend. Todays post-warm soup and vintage china...well, I live in frigid Montreal Canada, It warmed my heart!

Haworth said...

There are such comforting images and sentiments of what home should be, Jacqueline. While you were writing this I was snowbound by the fire with homemade soup, bread, and a generous glass of wine!

Mary Ann said...

Found you through High Prairie Farmgirl... your brown transferware is so beautiful in the lamplight. I love to make impromptu soup from what's in my fridge, too.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This post definitely warms my heart this evening!

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