Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Be Still My Heart

two shades of blue with that golden binding

the stitching

from Mifflin County Pennsylvania, 1849

center block

Lancaster County, Pennensylvania, 1875

both quilts are from The Amish Quilt, by Eve Wheatcroft Granick via alderrr

Blue Embroidery

love the patch

wonderful embroidery on both pieces

Images from Vintage Textile.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Touches of Blue

soft, subtle and restful

you can never have enough old blue mason jars

beautiful wall

more of the same wall

beautiful wallpaper

look of decay

tree branches

the look of painted paper clipped to the wall

first four images from Don Freeman.

blue bed from khm representing Glen Proebstel

wallpaper from Decorology via Seen and Said

last images from Remodelista via Seen and Said

Small Touches of Blue

 Anne, aren't all these wonderful?

this one reminds me of you

all images a view to etsy's shop

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Reflections from the Saints

"Be humble in this life, that God may raise you up in the next. Be truly moderate and do not punish or condemn anyone immoderately. Be gentle so that you may never oppose justice. Be honorable so that you may never voluntarily bring disgrace upon anyone. Be chaste so that you may avoid all the foulness of lust like the pangs of death."

– St. Stephen of Hungary

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Odds 'N Ends: Barns in the Bluegrass State

 love the black barns with quilt patterns that are found in Kentucky

 close up of second barn picture

 it is much harder photographing from the car when on the interstate than the two lane back roads

 I'm leaving in my pick up 'cause there is nothing left to keep me here

Friday, August 27, 2010

Saint Verde

Ending a week with images from bloom that started with bloom. Saint Verde first came on my radar when doing a design job and the client gave me three of her issues of bloom for reference, what a revolation. Neville Trickett and the Saint Verde store stood out in the issues. There was a short bit about him in the bloom book, that I was able to afford, the magazine not. It took me a while after discovering Saint Verde Digest to realize that this was Neville's blog, what an amazing, creative man.

this makes me want to pull out all my little vases and bottles for the kitchen window sill

interesting picture frame

like the combination of different leaves in these botanical pressings

what could be better than layers of linens on a long table

looks like the bug images from the post on Wednesday

seed pods are always a favorite of mine

scientific vessels are always a favorite

what a peaceful looking place

Neville now has a blog called Saint Verde Chronicles. Some pictures from his recent posts are below, more of the theme posted here this week: green, leaves and bugs.

The foliage is from Neville's back yard. What an amazing photographer he is, makes we want to go out and start shooting things in our yard.

Neville's older blog is Saint Verde Digest.