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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tapestry Weather




I guess you could say that I'm a closet tapestry lover. I have quite a few that I don't use in my decor because they seem dark and heavy, and don't necessarily blend well with the things I have chosen to live with every day. But if you came for a visit, the secret would be out.




It's a good day for pillow talk as I'm pretty settled in with a few while I peruse some new magazines. 





There seems to be the right season and the right blend for the tapestry look because it's imitated everywhere. Tapestry pillows especially. One or two in my lighter rooms seems about perfect for me. A traditional setting could handle a lot more.




This new issue of Holiday Cottage magazine made me think of these samples I had tucked away for this time of year. It's way too early for me to get into Christmas decorating, but not too early to be gathering ideas. I'm not alone in making a scramble for the first holiday issues hitting the newsstands this month! 




Hunt scenes are perfect for fall, but they are a little harder to turn up in vintage shops. And I adore the aged look of an original French or Belgian tapestry versus a reproduction.




There are tons of beautiful tips and photos in this issue that really got me excited, but I'm mostly showing examples of fall decorating, I don't want to jump the gun. But if you love nature themes, you will love this issue! Here are a few peeks:


From Holiday Cottage Magazine


From Holiday Cottage Magazine

From Holiday Cottage Magazine
These views are from an article on caneware pottery, which I have not been familiar with up to now. This one reminds me of a hand knit sweater for some reason, but they are all gorgeous!


From Holiday Cottage Magazine
 This room makes me want to use brown and white checks somewhere! So cozy. . . .




I hope you're getting a little down time (as in down feather pillows) today too!
'Til next time. . .

So nice that you came by!

Jacqueline

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25 comments:

Anne said...

Beautiful whites mixed in with lovely tapestry! Yes fall is in the air today for sure! Staying home and keeping warm!
xx
Anne

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your tapestry pillows and yes they do go so well with fall. I haven't seen the magazine yet will be on the look out for it at the store.
Thanks for sharing.
Mary

Bernideen said...

Those are lovely and perfect for fall! Very pretty posting!

Betty said...

Again You have brought back some wonderful memories of My Mother. She loved tabestry pillows. I think I need to find me some to put into my home. Thank You.

Sarah said...

"Down time" ~ I love it, Jacqueline. Down pillows are my luxury. The more the better. Would love to find a vintage hunt scene textile. Definitely says fall to me. ~ Sarah

Merlesworld said...

I like tapestry too but you are right it's hard to work into todays homes
Merle.......

Pondside said...

This post has given me an urge to curl up on the chaise lounge under a lovely soft afghan - gorgeous!

Brenda Kula said...

Beautiful inspirational photos! But then you always have such gorgeous eye candy for us all!
Brenda

Pamela Gordon said...

Lovely photos and ideas in this new issue. I wonder if it's on the shelves here yet. I picked up the fall issue when we were in Alberta in August at your prompting. :)

Art and Sand said...

I have been seeing brown transferware all over the place. Brown isn't one of my colors, but I have to say, it is beautiful.

ImSoVintage said...

I love the idea of tapestry mixed in with the whites. Perfect for the cooler months. xo Laura

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I love tapestry and the contrast between the rich dark colors and white it wonderful!

Claudia said...

I like your bits of tapestry! The contrast with your creamier decor is lovely.

xo
Claudia

must love junk said...

I love the look of brown mixed in with whites so your pillow looks perfect! Your pics are so pretty ! :)
Susan

Fågel Blå said...

Love it so mutch
Kathrine

The Refeathered Roost said...

Love your tapestry pillows! I really love the natural look when it comes to autumn and Christmas decorating...looks like a great issue.

Debra Oliver said...

love those amazing pillows, and I love that dark rich look in accessories for Fall and Winter

Haworth said...

I love those tapestry pillows, Jacqueline! I think they look beautiful in your home. I inherited quite a few pillows from an elderly aunt who passed away in the spring. It's been fun (and a bit of a challenge) to find just the right place for them. I agree with you about the holidays... let's enjoy them one at a time! First comes autumn and all those lovely browns and golds and russets.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, is the Holiday Cottage magazine the same as the Cottage Journal, holiday issue? I looked it up and can't seem to find it. It must be a different one..Thanks, Judy

Bella said...

well I have been like Rip Van Winkle and nearly slept thru so many lovey posts!! Fall is looking good at your place! I love needlepoint and I feel the same way, as my rooms get lighter, I wonder where it fits in.... I have added BOTH magazines to my must find list, you get magazines way sooner there than we do here, weird huh??
Hugs...

Cindy said...

Oh lord, how i love that stack of plates sitting in the white kitchen. I think i need to go home, and remove everything from my kitchen counter, and stack vintage stoneware plates just like in the photo!

Cindy

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Love, love your pillows! Classic and perfect in every way! Thanks for joining HSH!
Sherry

Laurel Stephens said...

Your tapestry pillows are beautiful and bring to mind a warm autumn evening by the fireplace.

david K said...

I enjoyed seeing the Landseer-esque 'Monarch of the Glen' on your tapestry pillow. It is a motif that I have used quite a lot in my own creations. It has been great stopping by - I am well overdue.

The Cottage Journal said...

Found your blog via Pinterest! So glad you enjoyed the Holiday issue of The Cottage Journal. For more inspiration from The Cottage Journal, be sure to check out our website, www.thecottagejournal.com!

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