Tuesday, November 2, 2010

back to reality... and embracing it..

ok, enough about my holiday... and now back to reality. i heard from a dear friend today (jackie)
she told me she loves this time of year... the rain... it's a cozy time of year... and something hit me...

change your frame of mind... continue to stay positive... and i love cozy... wonderful linens, blankets, sitting by the fire, cooking yummie meals, so... i will go ahead... EMBRACE IT.

when life, weather, health whatever gets to you... lean on a friend... they will always be there for you.
thank you jackie... you are such a gem.  xx



vintage french linens found at red ticking
amazing photo  john granen

19 comments:

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*Lovely post*~* :) Rachel

Karena said...

Lovely and the linens and fabrics are wonderful!

Come and see my latest find, would love your comments, I will also have a new giveaway soon!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

*Chic Provence* said...

Hey Pam! I could use one of those blankets for a little snooze..I love the rain and can't wait for ours to start..means the season is moving towards the holidays, which I love..

welcome back from paradise, by the way!

xoxo

Kit

Francine Gardner said...

Isn'it the truth about friendship.
I just returned home late last night after 2 days of flying and feel diconvulated.Cannoy wait to be with my friends to slowly bring me back to reality

Jacqueline said...

Oh Pam,
You are lovely. I am honoured to be called your friend.
I think that one is born with a disposition and I am very lucky to have been born with my glass more than half full and positivly overflowing. My sister is the same. I really do love all of the four seasons, as they all offer something beautiful. That's why I love being British. I know people think that it's always raining here but, it's not. We have definite seasons .I really like it when the clocks go back and the dark nights are here and, I also love it in the Spring when the opposite occurs.
.....and, Christmas is on it's way !!!! Lots of love Pam and keep your glass half full XXXX

Kellie Collis said...

The linens and fabrics looks so cozy. It's so perfect for the season! You are very lucky to have found a good friend. Enjoy a beautiful day, Kellie xx

pretty pink tulips said...

Wishing you sunshine amidst the rain! I think it's a signal to burrow in.....enjoy all those indoor things!
~ Elizabeth

A Country Farmhouse said...

What a great idea! I got out all of my wool mittens and scarves recently and I have to say that I'm looking forward to all the Pacific Northwest rain and mist this season. The snow...well, I'll have to work on embracing that!
xoTrina

FrenchBlue said...

Those linens make me want to embrace the season sooner than later~ I just got home from Provence and met a special lady who dyes the old french linen sheets the most amazing colors, like your image. YOU would have loved them. She also had old yarn baskets with the original French label on them. Only one would fit in my suitcase. My favorites were all shades of her sheets were the lavender grays:)

There are two sides to everything...one is always something beautiful to embrace.

Welcome Home!
XO

Curtains In My Tree said...

I just love all the stuff you show. I have never seen old red linen and now I crave it after seeing it.

Janice

Jennifer said...

Embrace it! I love the thought.... going through a separation and there are certainly those moments....when I want to melt into oblivion ...I'll try to remember this post! Last night my friend Crissy came over and we danced to our favorite tunes totally carefree for about an hour - it was superb! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Tricia Rose said...

Is that old madder dye on those beautiful linens? Wow...
If you don't have the Book of Fine Linen, Francoise de Bonneville, you might like to treat yourself - it is breathtaking.

Nikki said...

I had a dream last night about a beautiful yellow and cream wool plaid blanket. Now I want one.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I couldn't agree more, Jackie is truly a rare gem. She was there for me last year when life seemed to be falling apart. She is always so upbeat and encouraging. So happy you got away & recharged Pam. Treating our mind & soul is what we need to do. Raining here today, our 2nd day of rain in 5 weeks. I was bemoaning how I missed the sun. I think I need to adjust my attitude! Hugs to you Pam and thanks for your super comments today.
With love,
Deb

24 Corners said...

It's always good to look at the "cozy side"...wise friend!

Relishing the sun today though...the warmth is intoxicating! xo J~

A Perfect Gray said...

yes, beautiful photo of those textiles - just what we need on a cold and dreary day like I have today, too...

Kimber said...

I don't know Pam...the sun is great and all but the fall...this is when the NW is at it's best. There is nothing better than hunkering down with all my kids on the sofa, snuggling under (one of your)blankets and watching whatever Mae picks. I am at my height of happiness.
Glad you are home.

XOXO

red ticking said...

thank you sweet friends... you are all truly special...
happy fall !!! xx

kayce hughes said...

Well said. I am sitting by a fire catching up on blogging. could be worse.