Hello friends! I've been out to pasture for a couple of weeks, so if my pictures are blurry it's because I'm a bit fuzzy myself too! Thanks for checking in on me while I was away.
Nothing like a few Gladiolas to cheer you up whether they are in focus or not, or in season or not too for that matter! One of my summer favorites in any color, but especially in white.
A cheery surprise came in the mail while I was convalescing; my beautiful copy of Carolyn Westbook's new book that I had pre-ordered this summer! Full of all the gorgeous things that you would expect from her wonderful French style.
The beautiful photo on the cover is of her own dining room found in chapter five.
Now just guess why that chapter is my favorite!
I couldn't forget this image of her dining room buffet after going to bed and closing my eyes. I love the stacked ironstone platters to display something special on top. But wouldn't it be wonderful if it was a beautiful porcelain figure of a French cow like this one?
It made me have to get out the closest thing I have to it. My little transferware butter dish in the Charlotte pattern. (A good cow name too don't you think?) But I'll be on the lookout for a figure similar to Carolyn's.
I was also fortunate enough to win a giveaway of the premiere issue of Bella Grace Magazine from Sylvia's giveaway over at the beautiful Sylvia's Simple Life blog! Thanks so much Sylvia! Can't wait! You can read more about this gorgeous magazine here.
It is still an absolutely gorgeous late summer here in Albuquerque.
I hope it's beautiful where you are too!
Happy White Wednesday!
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