Friday, February 22, 2013

Heavy Nesting

It's Jenny Partridge weather! Low temperatures, a monotone landscape, and an overcast sky. . . With a name like Partridge it seems like destiny that you would become the author of books about Oakapple Wood with their nesty illustrations and woodsy characters. Delightful! Even her drawings seem nestled into nests!

(For the record though, the illustration above is from Bird Egg Feather Nest, by Maryjo Koch, another wonderful illustrator.) But anyway, when is it not nesting weather? For your weekend nesting pleasure, I have put together a few pictures of eggs and nests with a few bunny drawings thrown in for good measure. A little hot tea, and buttered scones, and you're ready to settle down into a cozy little storybook tale for the weekend. . . .

I can't wait until the landscape bursts forth with a little more color!
 In the meantime. . . let's hunker down! 
Hope you have a great weekend. . .



Phyllis @Around the House said...

Your pictures are just beautiful, love the rabbits, love anything rabbits and brown and white, so cool in the photos

My Shabby Bungalow said...

This post makes me feel so happy!! All these beautiful images of spring, sigh. Just what I needed after the snow storm we just had. I love the bunny images!! I am a huge bunny lover :)
Have a lovely weekend! I just might have to make some homemade scones tomorrow. You made me hungry for them!

Sarah said...

Jacqueline, I have Maryjo Koch's series of books, but Bird Egg Feather Nest is still my very favorite. Such a pleasure to sit down and enjoy her books, even after all these years. I feel the same about your posts full of gorgeous images. Thank you!

Mari Crea said...

Nice very nice!
Enjoy a beautiful weekend

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Love all the brown and white and the lovely drawings. x

val's alentejo said...

A lovely little romantic post Jacqueline.
How sweet are the rabbits and the way you have presented your photos..
You truly do have the knack..
something to think about this weekend.
best wishes
val xx

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Jacqueline,
This is all so beautiful and filled with spring inspiration. Love the drawings.
Have a great weekend
Celestina Marie

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Such charming little illustrations , and a lovely post. Happy weekend...

jessiev said...

Absolutely beautiful.

On Crooked Creek said...

Oh, dear friend,I am so totally relaxed from this post!!! I had intended to do some MAJOR cleaning today, but I feel a snuggle time with a book and possibly a nap coming on for today's agenda, instead!!!:)
Outside our windows for far too long we've had the brown of drought. Now the ground is mounded with drifts of SNOW and more predicted for our area on Monday! I LOVE SNOW...and I'll be excited to possibly see green, once again in its aftermath!!!
Have a truly blessed weekend!!!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous photographs...did some pinning! Can't wait for spring...hope is hurries up!

Dagmar said...

❤GM..lovely blog post..I am in love with ironstone, and your table scape is so artfully put the nests and the illustrations..hope you have a wonderful is still cold here in the mornings in AZ! We hear spring and warmer weather is on its way..hopefully to NM as well!

ImSoVintage said...

How adorable. I am looking forward to more color, too, but in the meantime, nesting sounds perfect.

Karen Bates said...

Fabulous photos and wonderful vignettes. You are so creative.

Iris Hubertts said...

oh! j' aime beaucoup cette
illustrateur et ces couleurs
votre façon de nous la presenter
est très charmante et attirante
merci pour se partage
bon weekend
la mosaïque est superbe

jean said...

How I love the color...dare I say, "brown"?...with creams, mocha and whites, with a bit of pinks and blues. Never tiring to me.

Debra @ Common Ground said...

always love your posts with book illustrations!! so pretty, J!

Cynthia said...

Love the post, the pictures are great. Love the rabbits. Happy weekend!!


Blondie's Journal said...

I love this post! I adore bunnies and little nests with eggs. You have so many pretty vignettes, I can't even pick a favorite!

Enjoy your relaxing day!


Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So sweet, Jacqueline...we are deep in winter hibernation here...the nests make me think of spring to come!

janice15 said...

Lovely photos, I enjoyed the rabbits..very sweet they are. Happy weekend with love Janice

SizzleandZoom said...

Lovely (get me in the mood for Easter) post.

Bella said...

Beautiful cozy pics, for the cold morning were having... Happy Weekend to you :-)

Laurie Ritchey said...

The illustrations look so pretty with your vignettes and your mosaics. I love those bunny drawings and the way they are, as you said, nestled into the page. laurie

Haworth said...

It was certainly a nesting weekend, Jacqueline. I busied myself with yarn and reading and lots of tea. These drawings are so delightful. Each time you bring out her books I'm just amazed at the details and charm. I love sepia drawings and these vignettes are perfect for a late winter's day. (LATE winter... my doesn't that sound promising???)

lynn said...

loving the sweet bunnies and calm colors, jacqueline:) i'm so ready for spring (i hope that ground hog knows what he talking about:)

Carolyn said...

I love your soft browns and white.

I too am looking forward to color
in the garden but first we have
snow to get rid off!

Have a cozy weekend,

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