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gilded french settee

A year of “nice to meet you”s and pretty pictures….

Still here after 280 posts…

425, 223 views…

4,282 photos in my media file…

Many new friends …

Photo above...Easy Elegance by Atlanta Bartlett

Silk chenille embroidered fichu c. 1810

Chenille embroidered fichu c. 1815

You know I love antique textiles, don’t you?

One of the treasures that caught my eye…

Antique French linen chemise

Antique French linen chemise….

perfect garb for plucking roses in the morning

antique French linen chemise

I guess I’ve collected enough of them…

18th century portrait ivory box

An 18th century portrait on a round ivory box …

for patches…snuff…?

look at the lace detail, the stripes…

Someone treasured this centuries ago and kept it in their pocket….

David Austin”s modern English roses Cressida and Abraham Darby

in front of Wisteria’s faux vintage French flea market paperbacks…

My garden gives me balance and rewards my efforts…

Occasional misfortune is usually countered with

serendipitous beauty, unexpected rewards…

It gives much more than it takes…

French zinc rooftop finials

Being the most economical start to a 1939 fixer upper…

my love of gardening inevitably moved indoors….

I love the concept of moving the outside in …

as well as moving the inside out…

Terra cotta urn

Huge 36″ diameter aged terra cotta garden pot…

Love architectural salvage and classical details…

if this wasn’t so heavy I’d probably move it inside…

I sometimes think of putting a round stone top on it

for alfresco salads..champagne?  Wish you could

drop by….

Bella Notte with antique French linen

Bella Notte’s Whisper and quilted Colette

and stacks of vintage and antique French linen…

Vintage hand loomed textures, quilting, gold and pink tones….

Antique guilded French bed

Here the gold and pink is heightened with thrift shop aqua lace on pillows…

a pretty bohemian style….

Gorgeous antique bed from Atlanta Bartlett again

French rose bucket

Thank you to all my silent and not so silent readers…

Its been wonderful sharing the view with you along my way…