White roses are a bit of a Cabin & Cottage signature, and it seems I haven't had some in a while. I thought I would share them with you before they get too far gone.
It's been a hectic few weeks around here trying to get in the last licks of summer. I always go into denial this time of year trying to tell myself that there are still weeks to go before I have to give up the bliss of long, light filled days, warm nights, and the pleasures of outdoor living. (I know so many of you long for fall!)
So much of this past summer went unrecorded. (Believe it or not.) I am one to give myself over to a country drive, a picnic, or a trek in the mountains with loved ones rather than try to capture each moment. Sometimes I say to myself, "You really should get a picture of this," but then the moment passes, and I wonder if it is only laziness, or the idea that there is simply no holding on to some of the most precious facets of life.
But how nice it is to return from a short journey to the comfort of home! It is a cliche, and I have only recently just said it again here. But the music of my life is carried by the beat of the familiar and beloved things that I return to again and again.
The same kinds of things enter and leave in a regular rotation, like seasons, around my rooms and table. I both sell and gift the linens and china that I love. I have spread out a new vintage cloth I recently came across to see it's unfurled beauty in the morning light before it may move on its way to yet another life.
This surface is too well used to leave it for much longer than a moment as it poses beside a few other friendly objects of affection as the day rolls on. I thought you might appreciate a glimpse of it too!
I am expecting a last summer visit this afternoon from a few schoolgirls on their way back to class for another year. They change so much over twelve months time. And I am waxing nostalgic again. . . .
Here's one last vignette with a hint of fall in it to please those of you who are already glad to be moving on. A bit of natural linen with a lacy edge, and a couple of favorites, old and new, to cheer me on through the changes coming up.
Thanks so much for your visits during our off beat blogging season! I know it has been a full calendar for many of you too. But it is so nice to know that you are checking in with me now and then.
I hope it is a great new week happening out there for you!