Wednesday, February 20, 2008










I have been going through some old magazines before the over run my house. I came across some lovely photos from a Victoria magazine. I just love the color and textures of 19th century country life, the beiges of old soap, the cremes of linen sheets, the ivory of an quilted petticoat. Paper tags laced with hemp stings, pottery eggs that were placed in a hen's nest when a real egg was removed for breakfast, balls of hemp spun by a farmer's wife waiting to be woven into fabric. Even the simplest tokens of country life take on a pure style when gathered and displayed in baskets.

12 comments:

  1. breathtaking photos! i really love the one with the linen. i LOVE old linen ...

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  2. Oh Kelly these photographs are just beautiful! I love the neutral tones and so many textures ~ such a feast for the eyes...xxoo, Dawn

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  3. Absolutely georgeous pictures of old items.
    I love it.
    Would like to have it all. The things you could do with that.
    Love & hugs
    Eva Agnes

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  4. Beautiful! I love those colors too. Victoria magazine is one of my favorites.
    Donna

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  5. I love the soothing sepia tones and textures of these objects, glorious!

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  7. Just lovely; I love neutral palette also...

    cielo

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  8. I enjoyed looking at your blog. Sooooooo relaxing and yet inspiring.

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  9. Wow Kelly, you captured my love for these colors so wonderfully. I too love the muted tones from years of age and use.

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  10. Kelly I have that magazine page with the French soaps framed and hanging in my bathroom (I re-photographed it).
    On the reverse side is the photo of the French rope samples - this is now framed and hanging in the guest room I have just redecorated - I posted a photo of it today! Love these things and the colors.

    Your new charms are so sweet - love the the Lavande bottle.

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