Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quail Eggs & Ironstone

I like a lot of things earthy and rustic. And maybe that's a good, because March is still brown in my home town. So I'm celebrating the arrival of the first month of Spring with the colors of earth tones and linen.

A riot of pastels will soon be the order of the day. But Edith's Country Diary still reflects the earliest hues for her March page. 

Our nearby fields are under plow, and it's easy to imagine a horse in harness passing by turning the earth into rows and ribbons of brown as everything else in the natural world is turning right along with it.


An ironstone dish of Quail eggs nesting in smooth linen.

The Cavallini & Co. desk calendar shows a different gorgeous animal for each month. Time for a new page!

January was one of my favorites.

Thanks for joining in the celebration!
I hope your new week is great!



  1. The quail eggs are a fabulous natural touch. I am ready for March, my kiddo will be here for a week.

  2. Lovely vignettes! The quail eggs are especially unique.

  3. Your photos are always so beautiful you should do a magazine!

  4. I love my bottle of sepia ink for just these lovely tones - thank you for sharing such beautiful photos!

  5. Very elegant, love the earth tone combinations, especially the ribbon wrapped envelopes. Beautiful post. Diane

  6. Jacqueline,
    Adore the touch of brown ribbon around the bundle of ivory envelopes! The sepia tones of the vintage pages of your books and calendar are so exquisite. Paired against the freshly laundered and starched linens makes such a beautiful sight to behold! Truly inspirational!

  7. Are those real eggs? I think I need to buy a dozen brown eggs, blow them out, and splatter some brown on them so I can have quail eggs too. I think I would even like that change up instead of pastels.


  8. I love all your earth tones:-) As always, your photos inspire me.


  9. Jacqueline: Your color pallet is beautiful and so pleasing to the eye. I love that calendar..A celebration of March is very special, it's my husband's birthday...Judy at GoldCountryCottage

  10. The creamy colour and brown is a delight to the eye,so soothing. I can almost smell the freshness of your beautiful linen
    Hope you have a nice week too. It's raining here today and it's so welcome after the heat of Summer,everything looks suddenly fresh and green
    x jeanetteann

  11. I love the earth tones you have chosen. We decorated our livingroom with them this time. I will be posting pics of the room in a few weeks. The eggs are so cute.

  12. Beautifully done.

    I LOVE brown and white and hues in between the two.

    It IS the perfect color till the Wearin O' the Green, for me at least.

    Very lovely.

  13. Where did you find that wonderful calendar? You have amazing things to photograph and you do an excellent job of it.

  14. Hello there Jacqueline! I love the country diary and the earth tones. The quail eggs add a special touch to your gorgeous photographs! Marcia

  15. Lovely photos. Nature and white. Beautiful

    Have a nice day

    Hugs Bente

  16. ooh this is nice!! love the tree little eggs.
    happy week

  17. i just adore old ironstone and all those earthy tones you used with them! March is my b'day month so I am especially fond of it! yea! ;)

  18. Such lovely images, Jacqueline. Linens and browns are the perfect hues for the early days of March.

  19. What a fabulous colour combination you have used for these vignettes and one of my favourite books, Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady.


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