Friday, 3 July 2009

Faded beauty..........

Michael Eastman
I know that none of us could really live like this but I just love it. I was always a lover of Miss Haversham in Great Expectations so it was inevitable that this look would appeal to me.
Country Living

Lots of you out there favour the ' all white' look, which I do, but I really LURVE this mellow yellow aged look. I think that some would think that it just looks tatty ( an English word ! ) but I obviously see through that.


I took this picture from somewhere a while ago now and I can't remember from whence it came but it just sums up faded beauty.

Love it !!



Homes and Gardens.
Again, very Miss Haversham. Do you think that I need help !!!!
Jackie





26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!! I absolutely love that last photo of the pale blue chair, it's stunning!

    Beauty is always there isn't it....even if it's faded or a little in need of help....

    Great post!

    Thank you for all your lovely comments on my blog yesterday....lovely to find you :)

    Enjoy the tennis!

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  2. Hi Jackie. I love the Michael Eastman images,the aged walls are fabulous! However, I seem to have a love/hate relationship with yellow. I love it when I buy it and then hate it for the rest of time. The doily curtains are great too! I've seen this in a few mags and some of the creations seem worth trying!! I have told Simone that when I buy my new car I will name it Morgan in honour of you girls!! Julie

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  3. By the way your blog is fabulous! I really love the 'Home' plaque in your banner. Glad you found me!! Julie

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  4. Extensive, years of therapy....just teasin.
    Very pretty photos. Have you ever been over to My Romantic Home? You'd love her place and for a little tropical garden flair there is nothing like some Lime in the Coconut. Just for a bit of inspiration and beauty. I'd love to see the English countryside.
    So you saw the Beatles in concert, now that is STINKIN cool!

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  5. I am so loving that chippy chair!! Great Blog, Janna

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  6. looooove these images! :)

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  7. I love those "tatty" books and the iron chair with the curtain behind it! My kind of decor. Just found you through "myromantichome" blog.

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  8. Lovely pics! Especially love the old shabby door and the white chair...mmm! Have a great weekend! :)

    Rachel

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  9. Hi!
    I'm glad to visit a great blog. Smart posts and beautiful photos. I like to contact people, all over the world, by his blogs.Would you follow me,because I'm afraid to lost your blog?I'm waiting your visit. Thank's

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  10. For having creativity & imagination??? Help no, funding to make them come true...yes!!!!!
    Lovely weekend to you shabby or chic!!!!

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  11. Oh quite the contrary Jackie - I adore that hue. Is it the history it's trying to tell us or the appreciation we have for it's timeless appeal? I adored Mrs. Haversham too. Wouldn't it be grand to be an eccentric, mysterious woman. Hey, maybe I am? Ha! Have you seen the movie "Grey Gardens", about Big Edie & Little Edie Beale? They fascinate me in that same way.
    Sorry my blog was out of sorts today & you were nice enough to comment. I had was having a senior moment & posted the pic. without finishing the whole post. Your post is beautiful today.
    Happy Weekend to you Jackie!
    Deb

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  12. The faded walls and images are fabulous! The muted colours are beautiful. Have a lovely weekend Jackie. Ax

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  13. Oh these pictures are beautiful. Glad to have found your blog, it is lovely :)
    Thankyou for stopping by my blog and for your comments!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  14. That last photo is divine!!

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  15. the drapery fabric next to the old iron chair is wild.

    xx

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  16. Love the first photo - and I could TOTALLY live in that space! The clothesline draped over the chairs just makes me giddy...wow!

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  17. Hi!
    Thank´s for visiting my blog!
    Lovely pictures here!

    Have a nice evening!

    Camilla

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  18. Being able to travel throughout Europe on a train (so incredibly civilized!) is exactly one of the MANY reasons we wish to relocate!

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  19. Hi again!

    Thank´s for your comment!
    If you want, you can choose language in my blog. The text isn´t always absolutely correct, but nearly! :)

    Wish you a nice sunday!

    Camilla

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  20. Jackie, these are all just gorgeous - faded they may be, but they are also very beautiful. I wish my washing line was as glamourous as that Michael Eastman image. What a lovely blog, I love it here. Meredith xo.

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  21. Thank you for coming to visit and I see now that you have become a follower. I am honored! Being Ruby and I share a love for old cars and that is how we met in Blogland. I love your style and am going to stay a whie to look around!

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  22. love the rusty chair with the cushion on it, haven't seen that image before, oh to have a house like that...

    Sarah

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  23. sorry, meant to say thanks for popping by the Beach Cottage and yeah I know those North facing gardens though to be honest I am finding the Australian gardening thing with sandy soil and coastal air somewhat a challenge - give me my english garden with rain and anything grows lol! I am planting Cordylines like mad seeing as they are the only thing that I can seem to grow!

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  24. Hi Jacqueline!
    Today I have more time to explore your blog and it's more fantastic than I image before.
    Tomorrow I will post about an Brasilian event decoration cald "CASA COR" ("Color House"),It has in a lot of cities.This event is now on my citie.
    kisses

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