Friday, June 30, 2017

Botanical Style

My inspiration today comes from a book by Selina Lake called BOTANICAL STYLE. I think I have always called it "garden style." At any rate I love it all.

You may know some of her other style books: Romantic Style, Pastel Style, Outdoor Living, and others. This one is on "decorating with nature, plants, and florals."  Here is a link to her beautiful Instagram.

I'm showing a few recent vintage finds that fit the theme.

I found a pair of tiny McCoy pots in white to add to my collection. They are only about four inches high.

Summer white linens fit in anywhere! This piece is an antique seersucker bed sheet or coverlet with wonderful details.

If you love botanical prints, you will love the ideas in this book for displaying them.

This small decorative table has exactly the tone I love in painted vintage furniture. Loads of character and chippy original paint. 

You may know that I love old ironstone jugs and pitchers. This one is a little outside my usual pick.  But the elegant shape made me see it with white flowers inside.

This is the third French green glass cloche which I found recently in California.

The little porcelain cup and saucer came from a Santa Barbara thrift store.

Hope you enjoyed the show and tell!

Happy Summer Days!



  1. Wow -- the book is gorgeous and so, too, are your arrangements. You clearly were inspired by all this beauty! Lovely post, Jacqueline.

  2. I have another Selena Lake book that I have enjoyed --- will check out this one! Your styling and photography is wonderful, as usual. We're taking advantage of cooler weather to take a day trip to Colorado Springs today. Hope to make the rounds of the quilt stores and favorite antique stops. Take care, Sally

  3. so pretty, I haven't seen this book, and I'm going to have to locate it. Your setting looks so cool and refreshing in that glorious shade. Have a wonderful weekend, J. xo

  4. Stunning roses and lovely post!Exquisite!

  5. Beautiful! You inspire me to more stoneware and white chippiness.

  6. Hi Jacqueline,
    Have not crossed your path in awhile, so nice to visit you. Beautiful
    photos as always, they are all so fresh and pretty....
    Hope this finds you doing well hon.
    Blessings, Nellie

  7. I'm always so envious of your gorgeous vintage white linens Jacqueline.
    This is a lovely inspiring botanical post and I'm very grateful that you linked it up at Create, Bake, Grow and Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring those beautiful roses at tonight's party.
    Hugs my friend,

  8. Beautiful images, Jacqueline. So perfect on a summer day in the garden. The cream roses look lovely in that pitcher.


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