{a charming mix of things - three}

a charming mix of things

. . . oftentimes things come together perfectly and there is endless inspiration at every turn, but sometimes, and especially during exceptionally busy weeks, inspiration is elusive . . . happily, one thing that fell beautifully into place was this collection of fluttering thoughts -- and so, on this early friday morning: a charming mix of things . . .

. . . cozy reading corners

. . . raindrops on the ocean

. . . smokey eyes & windswept hair

. . . seaside inspiration

. . . pretty underthings {from agent provacateur}

. . .

. . . white blouses & summer sandals

. . . perfectly ornate

. . . eiffel tower pillow cover
{via ephemerette}

. . . topknots & lacy summer dresses

. . . fires in the springtime
{via ephemerette}

. . . pretty packaging

. . . elegantly hidden

. . . gracefully gilded {via aubrey road}

. . . chandeliers in entryways

. . .
palest pink seashells

. . . palest pink lace
{via definitely golden}

. . . grand ballrooms

. . . masquerade balls

. . . settes & staircases

. . . sea & sky

. . . secret doorways

. . . always & forever, butterflies

. . . and these french words --
il n'est jamais trop tard pour être ce que tu veux être: it is never too late to be what you want to be . . .


{p.s.} past collections > original | one | two

{top image via [design] relevant], masquerade ball photographed by steven meisel, natalia vodianova photographed by michael thompson for w magazine march 2005, french print discovered
via madebygirl}

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Blogger Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I love this collections of images, some I've seen before and some not. Thanks for the post.

May 28, 2010  
Blogger caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

ahhh this is the most beautiful post I've ever seen... masquerade balls, butterflies, chandeliers in entryways... heaven! hope you have a beautiful weekend, darling! xo

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Pretty Mommy said...

Absolutely lovely...the ballroom and that necklace...swoon

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Coyote Kind said...

You are amazing! Great inspo, thanks.


May 28, 2010  
Blogger Kate @ {wit + delight} said...

this series is so inspiring. that ballroom shot made my heart skip a beat.

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Kate @ {wit + delight} said...

(p.s: love that french advice)

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Holly J. said...

Thanks for the uplifting eye candy... Much needed on this cloudy day by me...

Holly J.


May 28, 2010  
Blogger The Wanderers' Daughter said...

A wonderful collection. The ballrooms are making me happy, and I covet that skylight shower.

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Simply Luxurious said...

Fantastic choices - especially the architectural design of single window - amazing! The settes and staircase and the rain - I am a lover of the rain absolutely. Have a lovely weekend!

May 28, 2010  
Anonymous Daily Cup of Couture said...

the absolute perfect post!


May 28, 2010  
Blogger Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

this post could not have been lovelier. somehow you captured my mood just perfectly! the reading nook is just the right amount of cozy, the raindrops on the ocean so perfectly serene, the lingerie delightfully frivolous, the white cabinetry effortlessly chic, and the stella mccartney as always to die for. there truly wasn't one thing i didn't love. have a lovely, lovely weekend and thank you for sharing your beautiful inspirations with us.

May 28, 2010  
Blogger pretty pink tulips said...

I....want....more of these images! Makes me want to live a more beautiful life. I'm trying!!

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

what a fabulous post!! love it..so much inspiration!! I actually saved the fireplace with the flowers, the lucas image and the ball room to work for posts..but loove the way it plays in this inspirational composition!!
You are so right when posts don;t come together easily..nothing like a post like this..simply divine!!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend! (BTW There's another style guest p[sot today if you want to check it out!!).

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Elyssa Blaire said...

Each picture more lovely than the next!!
Loving this blog!!

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Elyssa Blaire said...

Each picture more lovely than the next!!
Loving this blog!!

May 28, 2010  
Anonymous The Beso Team said...

What a great selection of photographs. Love everyone of them and they certainty captured my attention and imagination. Have a lovely weekend.
The Beso Team

May 28, 2010  
Blogger Jenn said...

This post = perfection. Love all of it.

May 28, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot get over those photographs of the raindrops on the ocean. Amazing. And I, too, and obsessed with secret doorways (and masquerade balls).

May 29, 2010  
Anonymous simplygrove said...

Fun amazing lovely gorgeous incredible.....nice collection!

May 29, 2010  
Anonymous Amanda - Lace and Tea said...

Wow, I kept scrolling and scrolling hoping it would never end. So many inspiring photos and links. I think the grand ballroom picture is my favorite, I just love the overall tone.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie. xo

May 29, 2010  
Blogger ephemerette said...

Now thats a lovely collection! fabulous mix of imagery.

May 29, 2010  
Blogger Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

What a beautiful collection of images! So much gorgeousness in one post! Thank you for sharing the inspiration, as always.

Have a wonderful, holiday weekend!


May 29, 2010  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I feel like my Eiffel Tower pillow is in such good company! Love that spiral reading corner lamp and the sea and sky duo...makes me want to go sailing and take a Hemingway book along!

May 29, 2010  
Blogger mandyface said...

This is one of my favorite posts of all time. So much beauty.

May 29, 2010  
Blogger Andrea @ Andrea Reh said...

A beautiful and truly inspirational post - as always.



May 30, 2010  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

caroline -- such a wonderful comment -- thank you! a beautiful weekend to you as well

coyote kind -- thank you :)

kate -- thank you! so far, this series is by far the most fun to compile -- before long, the entire blog will be in this format, i should think! :)

simply luxurious -- thank you + a lovely weekend to you as well

daily cup of couture -- thanks so much!

mackenzie -- such a lovely & thoughtful comment -- thank you! very much appreciate all your wonderful visits and wishing you a fantastic weekend

elyssa blaire -- thank you!

mandyface -- so wonderful -- thank you & hopefully can top this one with the next charming mix :)

hello everyone! thanks so much for your lovely, lovely comments, espcially since it's the weekend :) hope you're having a lovely time, wherever you may be, and as always, thanks so much for taking a moment to say hello xoxo

May 30, 2010  
Anonymous Sabine said...

Your blog feed my soul ((: Thank You!
by the way, in the pic "grand ballrooms" this ir Rundale palace, and I am from Rundale (: nice to see this picture here!

if U love faboulous silk dresses, U can take a look on my homepage here:

enjoy! (:

May 30, 2010  
Blogger julieann said...

Just delicious Sunday Soul Food - the best. Thank you, J

May 30, 2010  
Blogger Skönhetsbyrån said...

as always..so inspirational posts/marie

May 30, 2010  
Blogger Classic Style in the City said...

no 2 is 1 of my favorite pictures,,and the ballroom pix are great to, you always show such a lovely images thanks för sharing so much :)/Marie

May 30, 2010  
Blogger Lise said...

That is one grand ballroom! Just love these pictues

May 30, 2010  
Blogger Dustjacket Attic said...

I just adore the ballroom with the chandeliers, it's so opulent in an understated way.

Thank you for the link,

May 31, 2010  
Blogger jessica | destined to design said...

Such a beautiful visual story - can't even begin to choose my favorite image, they're all stunning individually and together.

May 31, 2010  
Blogger Rock N Revolution said...

Ahhhhhhhh-mazing spread! So beautiful!

June 01, 2010  
Blogger Anna said...

this post is absolute perfection!!

June 08, 2010  
Blogger Karlita said...

beautiful collection of pictures Roseline! hope you will have an excellent week!..

October 30, 2011  

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