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Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Country Side





Fall always has me feeling on the country side of cottage. I'm trying out sage green today.




The smallest of changes can produce a big impact in plain rooms like this antique pieced quilt does. Even the pale color is a standout. Add a sage green basket, a green trimmed bowl, and you have a whole new mood. I add a few things. . . .  I take them away again. . . .  I still feel best with a quiet spareness for now.
























A weathered ironstone jug from our rambles through Utah this summer joins the collection in the cabinet.








One of my big recent inspirations is a life less ordinary by Zoe Ellison, and Alex Legendre of i gigi general store, Brighton, England.




The best gift I have given myself of late. All soft, warm, and gorgeous like an early autumn afternoon.





















I've been nursing a cold. The day has turned blustery. Mellow and jazzy Coffee House tunes are playing on my satellite radio. I think I'll take it easy for a while longer.

How's your week been going?
I hope you're finding wonderful inspirations of your own. . . .

Jacqueline





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29 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love the green and white quilt and that Dalmatian is adorable. Everything is gorgeous. I always love your pictures.
Kris

Olga said...

Hi Jacqueline, beautiful photos. The sage green has a nice calming effect. And, of course, I noticed the gorgeous crochet piece in the first photo.

lynn said...

the book looks fabulous, and the crazed pitcher is fabulous, jaqueline:) have a great night!

Merlesworld said...

Your pictures are so relaxing, calm and sleepy very calming and quite calling.
Merle........

Debra Oliver said...

always cozy and relaxing at your place. The book looks wonderful, hope you're feeling better soon, J.

Donna Wilkes said...

The soft green and the different whites provide such a serene feeling. Wonderfully styled and photographed.

Patty said...

Just beautiful.

Karen Frost said...

So soft and calm. You have a beautiful style. Love your Dalmatian. I had a real one once. They are great dogs. Hope you feel better soon. xo

Bernideen said...

Looks very pretty! Hope you will be getting lots of rest!

GracefulAcceptance said...

Simply beautiful. I love the sage green. It adds just the right amount of warmth. Feel better soon!

Blondie's Journal said...

I love your subtle changes and quilts do make everything visually warmer! The book looks like it will be great inspiration for you...your home should have been featured!

Take care of that cold. I don't know if I'm fighting allergies or an oncoming cold but I feel awful. Had a very quiet day.

XO,
Jane

Bella said...

Hi J,
the sage green is beautiful, tranquil... one of my favorite colors... the book looks yummy, it suits you and your style to a t... I'm on the edge of a cold too, feeling worn out and lazy...
Hugs,
B

cestMoi Sandy said...

Hello Jacqueline,
Everyone always thinks that white is my color of all faves! It is actually green! And Ido love it combined with lots of white.....
Hope you will feel better soon!
Curl up and get cozy with that wonderful book!

Have a good weekend.

Sandy

iris said...

hello
des couleurs douces et reposantes
et ce petit chien en faïence est
adorable
beaucoup de gout et de délicatesse
tendresse
edith (iris) France

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

My eye was drawn immediately to that gorgeous quilt!
Green is so soft and serene with your whites....wishing you a wonderful weekend.

SizzleandZoom said...

You find the most amazing books to read and look over for inspiration. The green quilt caught my eye. Every time I find a quilt I like, I pull up the price tag and almost pass out from the price.

jill said...

Coming over to visit you is always inspiration in itself. I am not big on green, but do love the simple white and green quilt, very pretty.

Hope you are feeling better real soon.
blessings,jill

Celestina Marie said...

Lovely Fall Vignettes and those little touches bring such inspiration.
The book looks so inspiring.
Wishing you a great weekend and feel better soon.
Hugs!

Art and Sand said...

Love that quilt . . . must find the book . . . am waiting to see the book you should write about all your lovely bits.

Chubby Chieque said...

Thank You for coming and visit Stockholm.

Yes! enjoying the freezing capital city of Scandinavia but hot inside D´Box.

I am following you now and won't missed your post. Keep up the good job and inspire thousands of us.

Happy weekend.
/CC girl

Cynthia said...

Such beautiful images as always. I really like the quilt and that ironstone pitcher is beautiful!

Cynthia

Marilyn said...

Love the sage green touches and that weathered jug is gorgeous.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Sorry that you are nursing a cold, but looks like you have created the perfect space to relax in this weekend. Enjoy the loveliness and feel better. xo Laura

Custom Comforts said...

Jacqueline ~ love your sage green and white quilt! I did my kitchen in those exact colors and I never tire of their refreshing clean look. Those colors are very calming to me.
Our fall is still warm and quite dry, most unusual for here, but I'm sure colder, damp days are coming soon.
Cindy

Rowan said...

Beautiful ironstone jug. I love sage green, have just ordered some bedroom furniture which will be painted in Farrow & Ball's vert de terre. Can't wait for it to arrive.

Candy S said...

Hello Jacqueline, I love all of the soft colors and the whites. The sage green and white quilt reminds me of sleeping over at my grandmothers farm in the winter. There was no central heat and we would all huddle together under lovely quilts like this one. It is a very pleasant memory for me. Your home evokes the wonderful images of Grannies farmhouse. Thank you!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Jacqueline, I always love your vignettes. They create such a feeling of calm and serenity. You have such a knack with styling and photography.

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Oh, you find the best decor books ever! Love this! Hope your feeling back on track soon! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Haworth said...

Your rooms are such a retreat, Jacqueline. Whenever I see a corner of your home it's so easy to imagine sinking down into a chair and vanishing into your home's warmth. It's surprising how that little touch of sage changes that corner of the room. I hope you're ejoying your new book!

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