I could barely contain myself as I tore open the box that arrived in the mail a couple weeks ago.
Shellagh's beautiful handwriting on a sweet tag was the first thing my eyes landed on.
A smile crossed my face as I read her note and I sent her a silent, happy hug in my heart.
Beneath the tag, wrapped in crisp, white tissue paper was my Christmas present that I ordered from her.
I lifted the luscious frayed edged ruffles out of the box,
walked over to the kitchen table
shook the heavy, Belgian-like linen,
and let it drop onto the tabletop.
The double ruffles landed in a beautiful pile of creamy white
like thick whipped cream.
I lifted them again and spread them across the table,
watching the ruffles slide over the edge and down to the floor.
Call me crazy, but it was beautiful thing to see. :)
I spent a couple hours photographing different vignettes
while the late morning sunshine streamed into the kitchen through the French doors.
The autumn light was perfect.
|Playing with different photo editing effects...|
|I plan on using this sweet rosette trim on a lampshade soon.|
|Someday, I would like a small, vintage wooden baker's rack on the back wall where the birdcage is.|
|My favorite photo from this shoot.|
Yesterday, I was anxious to create a simple Thanksgiving tablescape for dinner with my mother, father, and brother
while The Husband made his famous pumpkin pies.
Yes, I am blessed with a husband who loves doing the majority of the cooking and baking around here. :)
While the pies filled our house with a delicious aroma,
I took an old crocheted throw and layered it over the linen, and topped that with a vintage linen tablecloth with wide jacquard bands of pink.
my mother's antique silverware,
glass candle holders,
rustic rattan chargers,
and pink roses
completed the shabby chic look.
I loved the look of my French desk chair at the table.
(Note to self: Add Rachel Ashwell's 'Darcy' chairs to Wish List.)
(Yep. Writing RA 'Darcy' chairs on my list right now...)
I pray that everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving day overflowing with the love of family!
~ Grateful Blessings ~
Thank you, Shellagh ♥
for sharing your gift of sewing,
for being so patient when I describe a vision to you,
and for being such a wonderful west coast friend.
Be sure to visit Shellagh's beautiful Etsy shop to see more of her breathtaking linens!
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