Thursday, November 25, 2010

Olde Times

In the same way that I like to embrace many of the old traditions I grew up with, I like to use old things in my decorating too.

Part of the appeal is the connection to the past. But the very substance of an object has a greater attraction to me.

I find that old paper, drawings, and colors draw me in closer for a look, and make me want to stay for awhile.

Old china has a heft and character like nothing that exists in the contemporary world.

An old chair can transport the imagination effortlessly to the time of Dickens.

Add a few fragrant greens to the mix, and for a fleeting moment there are a handful of things you want to believe in again.

Thanks so much for coming by!
Here's wishing you a little Vintage in your life this Season.
Ciao! for now!


Please join me at the following links. . .
  Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Fridays
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday


  1. Your posts are better than Victoria magazine... just so ya know (:

  2. Hi Jaquline, I'm stopping over from Debra's at Common Ground. I saw your photo and thought it was just lovely. I adore anything with birds on it, especially the small sparrows. Your "chamber pot" (i think that's what it is) is simply beautiful! I love your blog too, very pretty stuff and inspiring, hugs tami

  3. Absolutely gorgeous post, Jacqueline...I COULD just get lost looking at those items, too!

  4. Such a lovely post. I think everyone needs some vintage in their lives to stay connected.


  5. oh my goodness..j'adore that "tureen" with those sweet birds! where did you EVER find it? I covet it!!!

  6. Wow, so simple and sweet! You have fabulous taste I am loving it!

  7. I agree with Susy ~ it doesn't get any better than your posts! Beautiful images!!!!

  8. That thunder mug with birds is so charming! And I love old books! Can never have to many of them!

  9. Jacqueline, are you sure we aren't related?? LOL, I love all things with a past. That is a chamber pot right? I think I'll pull the old chair out of the garage and Christmas it up! Thanks for yet another lovely inspiration.

  10. I recognized the chamber pot right off, my grandmother used one at the cottage.
    Yours is serving a much nicer function though and you've created a charming vignette with the chair and greens.

  11. I love the photos Jacqueline, they are always so lovely! I have to admit that at first I thought that was an old "chamber pot" the books were sitting in and I had a good laugh! I thought to myself "what a great use for it"...
    Have a wonderful Friday!
    Tina xo

  12. I would have to vote your blog to be one of the most beautiful so far. This post is stunning. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

  13. I always love visiting you for some vintage inspiration! Your photos and your thoughts are so beautifully put together, thank you!

  14. I love Holiday Postcards. So simple and elegant to just have out in random places.
    Great spring.

  15. I'm Lovin Your Display.... Now I'm in the mood.... Hope you get a chance to stop on by~
    Cheryl ~ ZM

  16. Hi JQ... Lovely, Lovely as always!! You are so right a bit of green is a bit of magic:-) Hope yo had a fab holiday!

  17. Your photos are pure inspiration, Jacqueline!


  18. Goodness~ your pictures are just so beautiful! That pot is fantastic and your whole vignette~ gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  19. What an adorable vignette you have created...full of warmth and memories!!!

  20. I really like what i see that a petrus regout po ?? with that birds ?? i thought plata ?? we have the water can and bowl and two soap boxes.....beautiful...i follow you now....and hope you will come and visit my blog to.....and maybe follow me to....nice pink post with that pink flowers earlier....all nice !! lovely day Ria....

  21. What a very sweet idea. I have a chair like this and should play with it a bit. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Becky K.

  22. I agree. I just love old photos, prints, cards, etc. and fresh greenery is always a wonderful touch!
    ~ Julie


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