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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Portrait in Sepia



For me, the opposite of white is always the inescapable color sepia. We take a mini vacation from each other in the warm season. And I have reduced her claim of territory on the landscape of my interiors. But I know that my darling sepia will never abandon me.








We gave away our beautiful studded twin velvet chairs. Banished the tweed or covered it over. Even found a new family home for the deep oaky table that dominated the center of our lives. But she wouldn't keep silent. 



Sepia creeps back, veiled in a bridal white, perhaps. Or in elegant tracery the color of fallen leaves. She finds herself drawn home again at the first scent of autumn fires. . . .











And we are secretly glad. . . .



A lovely brown transferware pitcher is the most recent method sepia chose to sneak across the threshold this fall. Who would blame me for never resisting her charms?














“Each of us chooses the tone for telling his or her own story. I would like to choose the durable clarity of a platinum print, but nothing in my destiny possesses the luminosity. I live among diffuse shadings, veiled mysteries, uncertainties; the tone of telling my life is closer to that of a portrait in sepia.” 
― Isabel AllendePortrait in Sepia




And thanks to you for coming back too!
I love it when you stop by!

Jacqueline



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29 comments:

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

As always...it's such a pleasure to see your beautiful images of still life.

Carmen Whitehead said...

So elegant, love it!

20 North Ora said...

Your photos are just beautiful! I love that piece you photographed. Great job!

Judy

Salmagundi said...

I, for one, can't resist sepia -- even in the summer! Sally

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the pitcher! It would look lovely on my platter. :) Just kidding. But they are similar in colour aren't they. Yes, autumn is the time for sepia as it matches the grasses and some leaves especially later in October and November up here. Pamela

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awesome post, always SUCH a pleasure.

I love white and sepia - they balance perfectly together.

That pitcher is stunning.

Happy Autumn, my friend!

janice15 said...

Amazing photos as always.. I'm really loving the white and brown colors with love Janice

Sarah said...

Perfect post for the beginning of autumn. Your images are gorgeous, Jacqueline. Hope all is good for you.
Happy Autumn!

Kathy Moreland said...

Beautiful post! Love the sepia tones too!

chateau chic said...

So beautiful and perfect for this season! I love this delightful post, Jacqueline.
Mary Alice

Jennifer said...

Hi Jacqueline, I just found your blog and I'm so excited because I live in Albuquerque too! It's nice to see another local blogger. Your blog is lovely; I'm a new follower and I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know our city from your perspective. :)

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Love all your whites and the sepia, goes so well together. Your photos always keep me stopping by!

Candy S said...

I would never pass up a brown transferware pitcher. The brown on white is a beautiful timeless look. Equally at home in the fall as it is in the summer. Lovely pictures. Thank you for the visual delight.

elizabeth said...

I always see things here that make me want to go on the prowl at my favorite thrifts and antique stores!

Art and Sand said...

The wooden chair reminds me of a youth chair we had growing up. My sister has it now.

Beautiful photos and words.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

I absolutely adore the brown transferware, the pitcher is just so sweet and beside the crocheted scarf it makes an adorable picture...Love to read your blog and am so happy to see all your beautiful things, gotta look some more...Phyllis

Fågel Blå said...

As always so beautigul photos I love them all!
Whish you a nice day!
Kathrine

luv2teek said...

I love brown transferware and your pitcher is fantastic!

Beautiful pics...smiles...Bev

www.tymespast.blogspot.com

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
Your brown transferware is gorgeous.
Love your beautiful and inspiring photos.
Happy Autumn!
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Betty W said...

Love the brown transfer. My Mother-in-law loved making pitchers and bowls in her craft class and every time is see one I think of her.

Lady Pamela said...

I think I need more sepia in my white surroundings.
*Smiles*

Bella said...

Hi J,
Lovely and soft... a great friend indeed!!! You make fall look cozy :-)
Hugs,
B

Cindy said...

I love the sepia too. and of course your words and photos show it in all it's simple and complex beauty. I like to paint in sepia and white ...

Cindy

Audrey said...

That pitcher is so lovely. I am trying to collect the brown transfer ware and getting harder to find what I can afford. Beautiful photos and post.
Blessings,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Custom Comforts said...

As always - beautiful words and beautiful photos. Your photos are fit for a magazine.
Cindy

Mom E. said...

Beautiful, jacqueline,
I love that brown tone as well....I found a bowl at the fle market in Germany and had to get a few plates to match off of ebay...I dind't know how much I liked it!
Hugs,
Betsy

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

white and sepia is such a lovely combination. Love the jug,it's perfect :)

Haworth said...

Your 'new' sepia pitcher is just so lovely, Jacqueline. It perfectly captures the mood of Autumn as things bow over in the garden and turn all those lovely shades of brown and gold. I was in a shop yesterday and kept gravitating to all the olive green, burgundy, and dark brown clothes! Something in the air.....

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

That pitcher is beautiful! I love the idea of sepia being the opposite of white. Wonderfully written too! Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

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