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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Collage







My days are turning into a summer collage. A constant stream of snapshot moments of which I have taken few actual photos.




I'll share with you, instead, a substitution of happy images. The ruffled cottons of long hot days and cricket nights. The simple and shiny essentials of a shared table. The color of light's reflection at mid-year. . . . A few of my favorite things. . . . 

























I am also showing two new ironstone bowls for my collection that I found on my travels!




One of them is a smaller footed bowl of which I had none, and the other is a nice big serving bowl.




They are now making themselves at home on the dining room table with a few other friendly pieces. 









(I'm also feeling very clap-board farmhouse with a wrap around porch--ah, me...)

"Early in the morning, when the birds begin, the light is an infusion of gold through my curtains. All the new insistent green of the world, and the glowing color from a thousand blossoms are in it, and the smell is so heavenly sweet it aches in the heart."

Gladys Taber, The Book of Stillmeadow, July


Here's to happy days,
 and sweet midsummer night dreams. . . .

Jacqueline





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22 comments:

Daniéla Zander said...

What a beautiful post is it.
So wonderful photos, i like them very much.
I whish you a good day.
Daniéla

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

The white does make us feel cooler. Come on over, I have a wrap around porch..no farmhouse though!

Art and Sand said...

Lovely photos of your beautiful linens and things.

Tanja Obergföll said...

What a nice Post with wonderful Photos..I love the Baby Dress..Thank you...
We have in Germany very cold and rainy weather..grrr
Xoxo
Tanja

sissie said...

Thanks for the big dose of summer loveliness. There are so many romantic and pretty things to see in your home and you have captured the essence of summer.

hugs
Sissie

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi J,
Such lovely photos and such a lovely saying too! Happy Mid-Summer...
Hugs,
B

Marilyn said...

Love the quote and what I see in each and every photo. White ironstone, oh sigh! White linens, pitter patter my heart goes.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Loved seeing all your summer pretties - those roses are exquisite! A beautiful summer to you! xo Karen

Jennifer said...

I have been reading your blog for a while, and I love everything about it. I assumed we would be kindred spirits, but now I know we are. I was so happy to see your quote from Gladys Taber! She is my favorite author, and I just returned from the Friends of Gladys Taber reunion in Connecticut where we were able to tour her home, Stillmeadow. One of the highlights of my life! :-) Your new ironstone pieces would look lovely in the window of her 1690 farmhouse. Have a beautiful day!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Jacqueline, just beautiful. You have inspired me so much with your white/cream palette; I am making some changes here because of your lovely influence. I find it so calming. Thank you.

shabbyfreude by Bea said...

I´m enchanted!. Your photos are so amazing.
Have a nice weekend.

Best wishes
Bea

laura Madalene said...
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karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Those are wonderful whites!

Marjon said...


Wonderful Pictures from beautiful whites....and so romantic...greetings from Marjon

Botanic Bleu said...

Jacqueline,
Such beautiful white stoneware that you have photographed so well. I love the bowls sitting atop the embroidered white cloths.

I saw on an earlier post a white cloth with a band of blue fleur de lis which I am coveting. I am off to investigate that little blue fleur de lis some more.

Judith

The Feathered Nest said...

Dear Jacqueline, it was so wonderful to hear from you!! Your blog is as heavenly as always ~ I just love your taste so very much! I've not had as much time either for keeping up with all of my friends here in the blog world, makes me sad but things change in our lives. But I still love checking in from time to time. Thank you again for visiting me and your sweet hello! hugs and love, Dawn

Kay said...

So funny you quoted Gladys Taber---I just last week got one of her books off my shelf and have been reading it!! Love her!
As always, photos are fabulous!
Kay

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Lovely as always, Jacqueline. I've been sanding and painting the new workshop building we built last summer, so it is refreshing to pop in and soak up some of your beautiful summertime images.
Have a wonderful day,
Lin

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
Gorgeous photography, dear friend!!!
Love the newest additions to your collection!
Thank you for the calming tranquility that your post always bring to my inner soul.
Fondly,
Pat

Laurel Stephens said...

Visiting your blog is like taking a deep calming breath and slowing myself down to where I want to be. It's just so relaxing and beautiful!

lynn said...

so pretty! love the large collage, esp, jacqueline:) and the sweet childs jumper--love!

The Charm of Home said...

Just beautiful.
Sherry

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