Friday, May 1, 2015

Happy May Day!

The first of May always feels like it needs a little celebration! We didn't have a May Day tradition when I was growing up, but doing something special to celebrate spring is a wonderfully romantic idea.

I have other things to celebrate too. A thrilling first month doing business in a wonderful little French Boutique, Je L'Adore! in Albuquerque (shop info is on my sidebar), and a little feature article in the Victorian Homes Magazine Summer issue! (You can find a peek of those pages at the end of this post.) 

I gave you a glimpse of my shop setup a few weeks ago, here, and promised you more photos of the rest of the beautiful shop owned by my generous partner, Tammy Rorem.

So here are a few shots of what's new at Cabin & Cottage, followed by views of the gorgeous styling and merchandise at Je L'Adore!

I  made these little paper rose magnets for my industrial posting board by simply hot glueing the rosettes to a small circular magnet. (It made me feel absurdly creative! Haha!)

I never pass up a vintage basket!

A diminutive wicker settee for babies or bears.

The rest of these shots, including this one, are from Tammy's wonderful part of the shop.


I can't get over the amazing color of this darling pink dresser. . . .

Sweet Limoges.

Beautiful linen from France.

Oui, oui!

The rest of these views are all from quick shots I got today of my favorite corner of the shop.

Part of the stunning window display.

An antique trunk full of treasure.

I want it all!

The new issue on newstands now!

Thanks goes out to Merrie Destefano, the editor, for inviting me to share photos from my blog and a few tips for decorating with summer whites.

And thanks to you for stopping by to help me celebrate a very happy May Day!

I hope it's just as sweet for you!


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  1. Congrats on your feature. So beautiful and I look forward to seeing it.
    Love all your pics for the start to this month.
    Happy May Day

  2. How exciting to see your photos in a magazine. Truly, everything you do is inspiring and magazine-worthy, Jacqueline!
    Happy May,

  3. Beautiful post as usual. Congrats on the magazine exciting!

  4. Jacqueline, I am sooo excited!!! An article in a magazine!!! Yea!! I can't wait to buy it and finally have a hard copy of your beautiful work!! Am waiting for your book!! Your new shop is so totally, perfectly YOU!! Just gorgeous!!! Congratulations!!!!

  5. I so wish your beautiful items were for sale here! Congratulations on your work beingpublished, I will look for the issue. Happy May 1st to you too! Patty/NS

  6. Quante belle cose,meravigliose!Rosetta

  7. Jacqueline congrats on the feature in Victorian magazine. Beautiful pictures and all the dishes, Heavenly


  8. I didn't grow up with any May Day celebrations either but they do look like fun.
    How I'd love to poke around in your shop, I see lots of neat things. Congratulations on the magazine article, it was just a matter of time with the collections you have.
    Happy May Day.

  9. I want it all too!! I don't know how you ever get rid of anything or just don't bring a car load back home from the shop with you!!! Everything is just lovely... you must be so happy the shop just feels like your perfect home:-)
    Love the wee wicker!!
    Giant Congrats on the magazine spread, I am so excited to see your photos big and glossy, nice write up to!! Beautiful!!!

    Happy May Day!!!

  10. Well, I am enchanted and very happy to have been a "guest" at your May Day celebration -- it was perfect!

    And congratulations on your article! Cover story no less! Now I'll be on the hunt to find it!

  11. Congratulations on the magazine article, well done! As always, I very much enjoyed your post today. In grade school we made May Baskets to fill with flowers and hang on our neighbors door. One year new neighbors moved in on May 1st!

  12. Gorgeous! Just everything!
    I would love visiting your shop one day.

  13. Jacqueline,
    C`est Magnifique!!!
    Marvelous styling within your booth, dear friend!!! Oh, if only one had the opportunity to shop with you!!!
    Congratulations on the Magazine Selection. . .I'll be watching for it on my next trip to the Big City!!!
    It has been a grand and glorious May Day here on the Prairie!!!

  14. Beautiful shop share there, J! WOW, so much loveliness!

    And a huge congrats on your magazine feature, how flattering and well deserved, eh? Lovin' it! : - )

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  15. I love the rose pillow and peony pillow (assume it is a peony).

  16. I just saw you sweetie in Victorian Homes! Congradts! The article was awesome. It's so fun to say "I know that gal and her blog!" Good for you and may there be many more. Hugs, Jo

  17. Happy May Day Jacqueline, I loved the freshness and beauty of this post

  18. This is the perfect shop for you to be selling all of your lovelies, Jacqueline! So much beautiful and delicate eye candy!
    Mary Alice

  19. Congratulations of your shop space AND your magazine feature! It's been a great month for you! Many blessings, Cindy


  20. Congratulations Jacqueline, for the wonderful report in de Magazine. And your shop...Gorgeous...i want to visit this...beautiful....greetings from Marjon

  21. Congrats on your article. What a lovely shop.....can't wait to visit, I'll be there sometime this summer. I too like the idea of celebrating May Day.

  22. What a beautiful shop, congrats!! Also, congrats on your feature, looking forward to seeing it!!

  23. What a beautiful shop. I would love to know the address should we ever travel there. The vignettes are amazing. And now to run out and get a copy of the magazine. Congratulations on your article. Everything you do is stunning!

  24. The shop is gorgeous! Congratulations on the feature, Jacqueline! everything you do is magazine worthy. The photos you shared are stunning.
    You are amazing.

  25. You know I love love love the typical new mexico vibe, but this has got to be the most refreshing change for your area. I can't wait to pop in some day. It's lovely.

  26. What an exciting month for you Jacqueline. Congratulations on the magazine article and the shop too. I love it all ♥
    Thank you for sharing all your gorgeousness with Shabbilicious Friday. We are delighted to be featuring you at this week's party.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  27. everything is so beautiful! the vintage clothing is perfection!

  28. I want everything in that shop. The brass lamps and linens are my favorite. Congrats on your feature. I will pick up my copy this weekend.


  29. I'm with Janet on this one - I want everything in that shop too !
    Congratulations on the so well deserved feature !!!

  30. Congratulations on your new shop's first month and your wonderful magazine article! Happy May!

  31. How exciting to see your photos in a magazine. But I'm not surprised at the least your photos are always memorizing to me.. I love everyone of them.. and all the things that you photograph. Beautiful linens and all. I will Have to get the new Magazine to save it.. Happy Weekend with love Janice Congratulations !!

  32. I know I'm a bit late but Congratulations for your featured article published in a magazine. I'm just catching up on missed posts while I've been away. and now I see you also have a new boutique, how lovely all your wonderful linens look. Well done you deserve it.

  33. Congratulations on the features!

    I need to convince Steve that he needs to take another workshop in Santa Fe or Taos so we will have an excuse to visit your shop!


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