I was recently "tagged" by Vicky of Room Service ~ Decorating 101......the idea of the game is to post one photo that depicts your "true style". Well, I had a lot of trouble with this.....commitment issues....there are so many different styles of decorating that I am attracted to......but when I saw the picture above in the May/June Issue #56 of The English Home magazine, I knew this was the one.........Here are my reasons.....first of all ....the element of surprise....I love that in home decor!....love to mix things up and include the unexpected.....second...the water...this picture reminds me of being up at our lake house in the mountains....it is calm and peaceful....casual and relaxed......third....nature...I love to bring the outdoors in with all different elements of nature incorporated in my decor and fourth....it is soft and feminine with the blousy floral upholstery....so that is me. What do you think?
The book above is put out by Jeanne D'Arc Living.....It is filled with the most beautiful images...I was able to purchase it through Raised in Cotton about four months ago...(not sure that it is still available there)...Jeanne D'Arc Living also produces the magazine that many of us have become enamored of.....My Danish friends will laugh at me because I do not understand any of the written word but the pictures all speak for themselves.
This picture is from Jeanne D'Arc Living magazine and it was the main contender for my "true style" picture until I saw the photo with the armchair in the boat on the water......This kitchen speaks to my love of white and light.....natural stone, wire and metals...it has a slight industrial look in a few of the accessories which provides interest and contrast with the older items....I love the zinc and pewter molds, the basket, plants, glassware and wire cages .....Since my first collecting days (back in the 70's) revolved around kitchen ware.....and my undergrad degree was in Home Economics (which isn't even a college major these days).....and since I used to be a pretty good cook....I love kitchens and both new and vintage utilitarian items.
I hope you don't mind my stretching things by posting my first runner-up in picture selection...but I thought you might enjoy this photo.....so whose next? What's your "true style"? Can you show it with just one photo?
P.S. Thanks for everyone's comments on yesterday's post and my "create your own give-back".....remember you have until 6pm on Monday, May 11th to enter! A link to the post on your blog will give you a second entry into the hat! If you are the lucky winner of my very first give-away....I promise to dig deep into my piles of vintage treasure and stashes of goodies and do my best to find something that will make you happy!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
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