Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Remembering The Year In White

I always enjoy looking back over the year to review where I've been. Something that blogging makes easily possible. The days and weeks fly by in turn otherwise, and become lost in the daily haze.

But I can see that they were filled with moments of beauty, and touched by all the things that I love. While so much of meaning in life is fleeting and only to be savored in experience, a glimpse of the rooms and scenes which we inhabit along the way can be captured in the passing with the changing of the light. Seized in a way that even our memories can fail to do.

There was the joy of work and shop keeping. . . .

Filled with the texture of fine linen.

Showered with vintage. . .

Sprinkled with garden delights.

Almost always with white as a signature.

My days were dished up in my favorite china.

Served up on a platter with preferred colors and patterns. 

My pitchers runneth over. . . .

So much of the year was filled with the comfort of sameness and routine.

The homey familiar surrounding me each day in the absence of friends.

Objects to use in the caring and feeding of loved ones,

and putting order in my ways.

Even sweeping the patio in spring becomes an event worthy of documentation when you blog! 

And holding on to the first blush of spring.

Girls in white dresses, perhaps for the last time before some imagined day held still in the future..

A cherished memory may spring full formed from merely an innocent morning of play. . . .

There are the gifts that we keep.

And the gifts that we give away.

The endowments of a new season.

And the present in the unfolding of each breathtaking day.
 (Summer equinox at White Sands NM.)

Summer fun came in visiting new and favorite shops at home and abroad like this tea shop in Old Town Albuquerque.

Waxahachie, Texas.

The Old Lucketts Store at Leesburg, VA..

Guy Wolff Pottery, Bantam, CT..

Litchfield, CT..

And once again, home sweet home! 

I hope you enjoy some of these favorite moments on the blog!

The holidays continue with more family arriving today! It's a blessed time of year when family can gather together even if only for a short time.

I hope you look back and savor the best times from the past twelve months.

Wishing you a rich and wonderful New Year, filled with all of the things and people that you love!

Happy New Year!



  1. NO one does any shade of white better in blogland, dear Jacqueline.

    Thanks for the year of eye candy goodness.

    Look forward to much more, too, in the new year! Hugs. ♥

  2. Oh, my goodness, thank you for all that beauty!!
    Best wishes for a wonderful New Year.....Cleo...xoxoxo

  3. Thank you for that wonderful review of 2017 and your accompanying thoughts. Amazing in such a short post you can bring back so many memories.
    All the best for a happy and healthy 2018.
    Regards Janine

  4. Oh Jacqueline, you have written many posts I like over the years, but none more than this with all the best of the best photos and places. I see some favorites -- the ironstone pitcher with the hydrangea and then the greens, the white sands, Guy Wolff, your beautiful transferware, your sweet girls in their pretty dresses. I loved this review and I look forward to many more wonderful visits in the new year, filled with more of the same and something new, too, whatever that may be!

    Much joy to you!

  5. Ahhhhh swooning and love traveling down through your post of the year review in White. Loving every picture. I so wish I lived closer to those shops. Wishing you a beautiful new year Jacqueline full of more whites and lots of gorgeous linen finds. May you find happiness, enjoy good health and find joy all around you in 2018.

  6. Your pictures are breath taking I love them all, you have a way with arranging your pretties to share with us and make me want them
    I have always enjoyed your posts

    Happy New Year

  7. Absolutely beautiful - everything! I have been following your blog for a while and enjoy it very much.

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

  8. Your photos are so beautiful and serene. I love using white in my home. You have such a great eye for pretty vintage linens. Happy New Year.

  9. I always love coming to your blog and enjoying all of the beauty you make. Have a very Happy New Year!
    xoxo Jo

  10. I always enjoy your blog and your lovely photographs Jacqueline. A very Happy New year to you from extremely frigid Montreal Canada!

  11. I enjoyed this so much! Thank you and Happy New Year!!

  12. Everything is so beautiful and fresh! Just when I think I have enough white, you post a lovely post like this and make me want it more!

  13. A beautiful re-cap, Jacqueline - full of graciousness and charm! Thank you for sharing your lovely world with us. Happy New Year! xx Karen

  14. so lovely and soothing, my weary brain just took a little vacation! Happiest of New Years, J. xoxo Deb

  15. So much beauty you share here. Jacqueline, I can’t even imagine 2018 being any whiter, more prettier, and any better then your authentic living.
    It’s been a beautiful year here with you, and I am looking forward to what you will be inspired by, then passing that inspiration on to us.

    A Happy New Year to you and yours.



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