Friday, February 1, 2013

Romantic Antique Whites

                                                                 Hello everyone,
                              Well here we are already welcoming in the month of February. I love how the sun seems stronger and we actually gain 71 minutes of daylight this month. And besides that February is the month of romance with Valentine's Day right in the middle.
    Yesterday, I had a fun day out with friends that started with the best breakfast I ever had at a friend's home(more on that later) and then my friend Heather and I made a stop at Lori's Timeworn Treasures and Antiques (more on that later too) where I bought the beautiful antique camisole above. I have always wanted one of these but never ran across one before. This one is about one hundred years old- reminds me of my favorite show Downton Abbey.
                               Love the handwork on this-is it tatting or crochet? Does anyone know?

                 This must be my most photographed lingerie. I love the sparkly lace and the soft peachy pink color.
                                                            Fake but still pretty.
                              Romantic! Did you notice the ladies hand crochet purse-it is a yardsale find from last summer. Love the beaded gloves too.
                                    Romantic toile pillow also from Lori's shop last summer.
                                        Little china replica of antique children's boots.

                                                               Lacy hearts

                                                        Vintage teacup.

                                              An antique transferware jug.

            With the mild weather we had for a couple of days a lot of our snow has disappeared but the good news is our pond melted and then froze again today -nice and smooth. I did get out for a short skate on it today but hoping our families can come for a nice skate or two on the weekend.

Wishing you  a wonderful weekend!



kami said...

I love your arrangements, they are very romantic:) Enjoy your weekend with your family:)

Bernideen said...

You have me pondering as someone gave me an antique camisole once in a "secret sister swap". I wonder where I put it.......

Lovely soft photos as always. You have a lovely weekend as well!

Verrassend Goed! said...

Woh, what a beautiful post with fantastic photo's. Totally in the colours and circumstance I love.
Wish you a nice weekend.
warm regards, Marianne

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

Hi Carolyn
just AMAZING photos....
you are still NUMBER ONE :)
nice hearing that you can skate ,,,
and do not miss...




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You've got some beautiful treasures in this post, Carolyn! I love that beautiful lacy lingerie piece. The heart with the lace is so pretty and romantic. Love the toile pillow; I have a few of those myself. Can't resist toile!

We've got some snow in our forecast for this weekend. I should be waking up tomorrow morning to almost 4 inches and it is supposed to snow through Sunday morning.

Linda said...

Hi Carolyn,
A sweet the teeny cherub.
Happy Weekend!
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Anne said...

What beautiful photos Carolyn!LOVE the lace,roses and that sweet tea cup too!All so lovely!

Algodão Tão Doce said...

Acabei de conhecer o seu blog e achei maravilhoso. Me visite:
Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


Beijos Marie.

Susan said...

Oh, Carolyn, so many wonderful images! Thank you so much for sharing such loveliness. The camisole? Lovely. All the whites sparkle. Enjoyed visiting my "Victoria-come-to-life" blog friend! Susan

Heaven's Walk said...

Hi Carolyn! Your house, your treasures, your gardens....deserve a TV show of their own, you know. :) Just beautiful!!! It's so nice to know that we're half way through winter....!

xoxo laurie

Claudia Kraeft / said...

Good morning, Carolyn!
It is beautiful, really. I like your blog.
Have a nice day!
Greets from Germany,

Fiore said...

It's crochet!
I love everything you show in this post.

Melanie said...

What a beautiful selection of treasures. I especially love the peachy pink roses and the transferware jug. Beautiful !

Loraine Living said...

Such a nice post, lovely whites x
Have a nice weekend ;)

Rebecca Deeprose said...

I believe your camisole is embellished with 'drawn work'. It is embroidery, where threads are counted and 'drawn' together with a wrapping stitch. Women's magazines used to publish charts for it. Hope that helps~

Janneke said...

Really beautiful the lacy lingerie, you made beautiful photo arrangements again. Wish you a lot of skating pleasure these days!!!!

WendyBee said...

I believe the top of your camisole is a fine example of a filet crochet camisole yoke. The stitch which looks like a simple grid is plain filet stitch and the starburst diamonds are called spider stitch (which has many variations)and is frequently seen on edgings of curtains, towels, shelf edging, etc.
What lovely pictures you have shared with us -- you never disappoint!

Tretswelt said...

oh wie wunderschön und romantische Bilder zeigst du uns.
Schönes W.E.Bussi.Lu.

brandy1 said...

My first thought on seeing your beautiful cami was that it is "fine drawn thread "embroidery. I still stay with that thought but must say it could be fine "filet" crochet. If I could see it up close it may have helped decide.It is truly beautiful. I don't get to see anything like that here in N.Z.I almost swooned at the lovely crochet purse, how gorgeous. Thank you for your lovely photos. Shirley from N.Z.

All Things Chic 2 said...

Hi Carolyn
Love what you have created with this post...And it's so cool how you remember where you bought all your finds...
Thanks for mentioning the shop...
Blessings Lori ~

wäschewerkstatt said...

Wunderfull things and a wunderfull home.I love your garden!
Enjoy your weekend

Anthony Garden said...

Hello, pleased to watch your blog posts. It is a land of romance and a real pleasure for the eyes. Regards Monika

Elzie said...

So many lovely things. I just love your pictures that are always so nicely arranged. And the crocheted handwork on the carmisole is beautiful.
Hope you have a nice weekend.
Love Elzie

Pondside said...

Beautiful images, all of them!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

What a lovely post. All the photos are just beautiful. I love visitng your blog.. It is always full of inspiration and romance.

Pat said...

Carolyn, Regarding the camisole..several have differing opinions, I'm certain it is crochet and finely done. I've seen that design in other garments..your's is a very fine example. I check out your blog often, but have never's quite beautiful and I enjoy it very much. Love your photographs and your beautiful home and gardens!! One of my favorite posts was of the Christmas Cottage in the snow! Thank you. pat

Katy Noelle said...

So many pretty finds, Carolyn! I've been enjoying simple and mild colors until I turned the calendar page, that is. Somehow, now, I have such a hunger for cheery color!

We had an extremely mild spell, too, that opened all of the rivers and melted most of the snow and, now, my poor garden is out there in subzero weather - very cold - with no snow blanket! Yikes!!!

Alright! Anyway! =] May I pick two 'favorite things'? =] I love the pretty pale 'nightgown/slip' and that mirror is adorable! =] Very fun!


Deborah said...

I love all your feminine!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxo