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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Unexpected Inspiration



My inspiration for this post came from a little stack of spring colored tablecloths that got left out of the dresser in haste. I didn't even notice them while I was looking for what I really wanted. It was only later that I noticed how cheery they all looked together. And then my new Romantic Homes magazine also arrived looking so crisp and fresh with the blue lettering! I was off and running.




A little country blue enamelware.




Robin's egg blue too!
















My vintage sewing tin fits right in.



And I found the sweetest fridge note pads at Michael's craft store. 


















And finally, a gorgeous pale blue origami egg. A gift from my talented friend Mary Saunders, author, teacher, and origamist. Isn't it just amazing?





I hope you're finding a bit of unexpected inspiration too!

Jacqueline




29 comments:

Dianne said...

Jacqueline,
This is so sweet. I am totally in love with the egg and your tablecloths are so dear. Beautiful post. Dianne

Bernideen said...

All the new trending colors - sweet!

SizzleandZoom said...

You spoil us with your beautiful inspiring photos. I love the blue origami egg! What a surprise. I now want a subscription to Romantic Home.
I have no idea where to get it altho I have seen it at vintage stores.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Wow.. the origami egg is amazing!
Never seen anything like it before.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You certainly have a talented eye for putting things together. It's fun to have you show us what's in your head as you think to pull it into a visual story.

As always, you have such pretty things, but by FAR is that origami egg a thing exquisite! WOW!

My husband used to do neat origami, I shall have to ask him if he's ever done an egg, don't believe he has ever tackled anything that difficult!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh how sweet and pretty.
I am finding lots of unexpected inspiration just lately,as I am reorganizing and keep finding things I had forgotten about. :)

Barbara Lilian said...

I'm so glad I found you. Your varied things arranged so pretty on the table cloths all brought together from the colour blue on your magazine.
I'm in the process of a huge room revamp, so you've given me lots of ideas.

Lady Jane said...

I cant decide which I like the best in this scene. The egg is fabulous, I love the tea cup and the tin items. Just a nice restful scene and put together very nicely.

iris said...

toutes ces installations sont superbe
tout ce bleu lagon
et votre tasse à thé ♥♥♥
tout nous inspire
pour de nouvelles décos
merci pour toutes ces bonnes idées
tendresse
edith

Franse Brocante said...

Beautiful pictures you sent us. You are very good in combinations.
Beautiful egg! Till next time, Lilian

chateau chic said...

The soft springy blues in your vignette couldn't be more lovely! Of course that might be because blue is my all time favorite color. Loving the sweet blue enamelware.
Mary Alice

Kathy Moreland said...

Such soft elegance! Love the linens, and the fridge pads are adorable. The egg is wonderful! Great post!

Lavender Cottage said...

The origami egg is amazing, a pretty blue colour too.

Cynthia said...

I love all of your inspiration. That egg is amazing. I am now wanting to subscribe to Romantic Homes. I have a million magazines but what is one more, right???

Cynthia

Alicia said...

It´s so wonderfull¡¡
Hugs¡

Curtains in My Tree said...

Those picture are so smooth
very easy to look at and the orgami egg is so soft also

like you blue granitware pieces

On Crooked Creek said...

Jacqueline,
WoW!!! What amazing inspirational pieces, dear friend!!!
The oragami eggs is exquisite and I adore the texture it brings to your vignete!!!
I'm smiling because I, too, am always on the "look~out" for pretty note pads!!!
Thank you for sharing with us that sometimes inspiration is right at our fingertips!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the note pads, the teacup and that gorgeous origami egg! Such pretty blues.

Haworth said...

Your inspiration is catching, Jacqueline, because now I want to bring out my spring table covers, to pore over my Easter egg collection (your Origami egg is absolutely stunning!), and to get over to Michaels when I can. I love those note pads. And I love the way you've grouped all those lovely items together in a Spring tableau.

Jaybird said...

Beautiful Jacqueline!! That origami is amazing, but I am in love with the textiles :^)
Hoping to see your DIL soon...we are working out a trip to the "north".
Blessings to you,
J

Stephanie Ruby Feldman said...

So very lovely! Thank you for sharing.

Sweet Auburn Life said...

Love those colours and patterns together, robins egg blue is one of my absolute favourites! Thanks for the inspiration...

ImSoVintage said...

Blue!!! My absolutely most favorite color :)

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Such a lovely post with pretty pastels! Love the egg!!

Debbie

lynn said...

my second fav color:) beautiful!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, I can't imagine having something that looks that pretty not done on purpose!I'm anxiously awaiting my RH and love those little note pads. I'll have to look for some..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Anne said...

What a beautiful gift! LOVE that color!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I am intrigued by the egg, it is beautiful!!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

oh that cup and saucer! I'm going to run out and try to find those adorable note pads. such pretty blues, J!!

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