Tuesday, 21 February 2012

BUTTONS AND BOWS ( and generally enjoying life !! )..........

Helping our children decorate, babysitting and real life has meant I have neglected my blog a little lately. Here are a few pretty pictures to be going on with while  ( ..... or is it whilst ?!! ) I go out to dinner, eat and drink, visit friends and the theatre and generally have a good time !!

..... and finally, one for my gentleman readers !! .....

Have a lovely week ..... we're off to the Cotswold's this weekend ..... oh no, that means more eating and drinking !!

image 1: via night tattoo, images 2, 5, 6, 9 & 13: via Zsa Zsa Bellagio, image 3: via seda y nacar, image 4: via bella notte, image 7: via tumblr, image 8: via sunday in bed, image 10: via we ♥ it, image 11: via inspiration lane, image 12: via cox & cox, image 14: via dustjacket attic, images 15 & 16: via crush cul de sac



  1. Ahhhh, Jackie, what lovely softness you've given us today. So delighted to hear of all your friends and family time and going to the Cotswolds. Sounds wonderful !! xx's

  2. What a beautiful post - just lovely!

  3. Superb images! Love them all!

    Enjoy your time at the country side, Jackie.

  4. Have a lovely time in the Cotswolds, Jacqueline, and keep giving your all to enjoying life. You do that contagiously and well. I want hair like that young woman with the big floppy bow has.

  5. So, have a great time in the Cotswolds dear Jackie!!!

  6. I have to admit to a shameful addiction to Jilly Cooper novels set in the Cotswolds. Shall be thinking of you having a lovely time in that beautiful part of the world. You're flying the flag for the rest of us who are still stuck in the domestic trenches. You go girlfriend! Meredy xo

  7. eat, drink, and be very, very happy dearest Jackie....

  8. Enjoy life! The photographs are fantastic! CHrista

  9. What a lovely, cosy post! I love it and I'll take a pair of those shoes and stockings and the well....untiable.s! hahahaha :D

  10. as usual.......
    fab images. i am sure this will be great fun for you.

    you must show before and afters

  11. Enjoy a beautiful time darling...love from me...xxx...

  12. Beautiful pictures, enjoy the Cotswolds, love it there :) think you will have the weather on your side as well!

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  13. The little button boots are the sweetest thing....stunning images, Jackie.
    Have a great week.

  14. I'm going to the Cotswolds too this weekend, where are you going? We're going to Kingham and hoping to get to Daylesford on Sunday morning for a mooch.

  15. Would love to see photos from the Cotswolds.

  16. Hi my dear blog friend. Love hearing you are having a great time with life. I love the idea of helping with the design thing for the kids, and love the photo of the bra, it is to die for, would make wearing a casual shirt fun with such beauty underneath. Hugs Mary

  17. Joli reportage,j'adore ce cœur.
    Il y a plein de boutons chez moi.

    belle soirée


  18. What a lovely life you're having :) And long may it continue xx

  19. This is so wonderful, Jackie. I enjoy this pictures, I love it..
    Have a lovely week also, enjoy!!


  20. Dearest Jackie,
    LOVE LOVE LOVE every little button and bow you have sent us:) Such perfect inspiration always from you and very much worth the wait:) I too have been neglecting, but it's ok, I know, life is way busy and I enjoy every moment of it. Blogging will always be here when we are ready!

  21. Geez Jackie... You are always on top of it when it comes to eye candy... Your posts always put me in a mellow mood. Happy for you enjoying your beautiful life and gorgeous grandchild.

  22. Hi Jackie, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  23. I hope you had a fabulous time in the Cotswolds - that is one place that I really want to visit someday! Cheers to a wonderful week ahead for us all! Much love to you, dear Jackie! xxoo


  25. Have a fabulous time Jackie. I adore the image with the headboard from a mantlepiece?!

    Art by Karena

  26. wow......what utterly gorgeous images....... hope the cotswolds are great!!

  27. Ooh what a beautiful blog Jackie - I'm so pleased I just found you!

    My mum has just started making some cushions with signature 'buttons and bows' so I love this post :-0)

  28. Hi Jackie,

    Your live sounds pretty perfect! Great images as always. Enjoy your time in The Cotswolds!!

    Lieve groet,

    Madelief xox

  29. Such a 'you' post - made me smile! Have a wonderful time...live life. Lou x

  30. Thank you jackie !! It is so nice to know that I have support from all of you. I am so scared of loosing my blog to a totally stranger, and also scared of loosing my readers too. I am very bad when it comes to technical matters, so i feel even more unsure now. Luckily I have a "computergeek "in the house, so hopefully we can resolve this together very soon :)

    ( are you following me with bloglovin ? Did you see strange post being published these last days ? )

    Now, to your fantastic Blog - Like always You have made a beautiful post that I love, lovely images !! You always manage to create tis special feeling, when I read and look you are always telling me so much more with the images you are putting together. It is a story behind it all, and that is what I love. Do you understand ? (Oh....my poor english)

    Have a great trip to Cotswold (I know it is very beautiful there !) enjoy those wonderful sceneries, a bit for me too ;)

    Huge hug ~ Aina

  31. more eating and drinking is a good thing isn't it ;)

    Have fun !

  32. Hope the weather stay lovely for you. B x

  33. My OH just caught the last photo of your blog as I was reading it, and of course took a much closer look!! Sounds like you will be having the same quite weekend as I am!!!

  34. Well I'm glad you're not sitting on your hands...haha Now that would be a crime if you were not enjoying life.
    Have fun!!!!

  35. Hello Jacqueline

    A beautiful post and I particularly love the curtain with the lace. Have a glorious weekend at the Cotswolds.

    Helen xx

  36. Hooray for prettiness and lacy, girly things! Thank you so much, Jackie, for your helpful advice about inns in Granchester! We ended up deciding to spend the whole week in London after NO luck finding anything in Cambridge on Trip Advisor, and then acquaintances we have in Cambridge said they can never find good accommodations for folks in Cambridge itself. So we're taking the train up to Cambridge from London for a couple of day trips. I think I'll need to visit Orchard House in Granchester. I've often taught Rupert Brooke over the years in poetry classes when we've studied WW I poets. He wasn't as brilliant a poet as Wilfred Owen, but he was certainly a hottie! :)

    Have a fabulous time in the Cotswolds! xoxo Gigi

  37. That's what you should do precis Jackie, enjoy the important things in your life, your children, grandchildren, friends, etc. Blogging can be waiting untill you have time, hihi.
    You're such an inspiration with all your beautiful pictures, I find them beautiful.
    Thanks for your sweet messages all, you're a treasure.
    Have a good weekend.
    Love Gerda

  38. Gorgeous images to sit and dream over while I think of you out with friends having a wonderful time and me sitting here wishing I were there : )

    To me it sounds as if you have been a busy girl yourself my friend.

    I read the comment you left at Carole's on the Ralph Lauren designs she was showing...and it was so amazing, because while I was reading her post and looking at those gorgeous clothes I was actually thinking how you would love those!!!! Weren't they stunning??? Oh to be tall~~sigh~~
    sending love...

  39. I've reached your stunning blog via a comment you left somewhere. What an amazing person you are.
    Luv your photos and will be visiting often for more now that I've found you.

  40. Hi Jackie

    A week ago you asked me about places to go to in Amsterdam. Sorry it took me so long to reply! My favourite occupation when in Amsterdam is to just walk along the canals and soak in the atmosphere.

    The two museums you mentioned and which I did a post on are beautiful! One of my favourites is FOAM on the Keizersgracht (photography) and the Van Gogh museum. When you want to visit the Van Gogh musuem you have to be early, because it can be terribly busy!

    I love to walk the 'negen straatjes' in 'de Jordaan'. This is an old part of Amsterdam with lots of quirky shops. You can find the most lovely things there (lots of vintage). I think you will like it! The Spiegelstraat is full of antique shops and very much worthwhile too.

    Amsterdam has an Art Deco cinema (Tuschinski) which is beautiful too as is Artis, the Zoo!

    Hope you will have a great time Jackie! Enjoy!

    Lieve groet & happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  41. Life is indeed beautiful...
    It is always delightful to see and hear what you are up to Jackie!
    Love these images....especially those itty bitty shoes!

  42. I'Ve missed you, Jackie, but am so glad to hear you've been enjoying life.
    Thanks for stopping by - always lovely to hear from you. Have a great weekend. xo

  43. Oh these photos will linger in my head for a while my sweet friend...thank you...perfectly matches my morning cup of tea...just what I needed. xoxoxo HUGS

  44. I found your blog and I like it very much, its beautiful!!!
    So I became your newest follower.

    Greetings from Holland,

  45. Beautiful ...hmmmm, I USED to have a body like that! hehe

  46. There's no shame in real life trumping blog! : )