Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Country Pleasures

A few moments of bliss ...

A few surprise gardenia blooms.

An inspirational look at Cabbages & Roses style in At Home with Country by Christina Strutt.

Dreamy jammies with feminine, floral details from April Cornell.

A pluot -- a sweet and tart hybrid of the plum and apricot -- shared with a friend.

Altogether, a morning of country pleasures.

"Pleasure is spread through the earth
In stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find."
-- William Wordsworth, 1806


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

YOur posts are always a study in lovliness! So beautiful!

Rach said...

Sounds like a blissful morning!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh your morning sounds just delightful, what a pleasure to soak in the country and all of it's beauty.

Have a great day.


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Rennae said...

It all looks so lovely. Would you mind sharing the name of your china pattern? I keep seeing it everywhere, and I love it.

Susan said...

I have never heard of pluots, Melissa. Ever ever. Not even in the supermarket. Your photos, by the way, are stunning. How I love gardenias! Susan

Melissa Lester said...

Rennae, the saucer pictured in this post is an Andrea by Sadek pattern called Amore. Although it is not as fine as my wedding china, I use it often because it has so many pretty colors. I bought it years ago at a gift shop, but don't know if it is still manufactured.

Rennae said...

Thank you Melissa, hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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