Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Simply Neutrals Tuesday # 5 Vintage linens, a wall hanging and a vintage recipe

Greetings everyone! My, the weeks fly by when they are measured by a Simply Neutrals Party! Tanks Wen for hosting it again.

This week I had a play with adding some frames to some of my photos. Here are some vintage linens in grey and cream and white, with a lovely jug (not vintage). I use it as a vase.


I especially love the cream jewellery box with the girl on the lid...



I had my first swim of the season a few days ago when it was hot, but now it's jumper weather again! Here is our local school bus stop beach with rainbows, in neutral cloudy weather. What a delight it is to wait for the bus here!


I passed these sailing boats moored so artistically every now and then for a few weeks, but there was nowhere to stop the car for a photo. The road runs alongside the river. One day the boats were in perfect formation, so I stopped further on and walked back to take this photo... on the Moruya River looking towards the Deua National Park.


Moruya River

I noticed these old boots stuffed with bottle brushes (a native Australian plant) on a bushwalk - I wonder what happened to the boots' owner... did he go barefoot? (Not many women with feet this size!) Slip out of the old boots into a new life, faking suicide? I had to take a picture...



Here's a photo I took at our Moruya Museum of a handwritten cookbook from 1895. I love it! The old wooden spoon is so worn, and the white stock was just perfect for the era. You can see recipes for pikelets, melting moments and Dundee Cake.



This rose book tells the story of Pierre-Joseph Redoute. Sadly, there are no pictures apart from the magnificent cover. It's not quite neutral, but the old pale pink mixes well with neutral colours...


roses, book,vintage laces

I have started some pages for a new lace book. Here's the first one. I need to buy a new printer as mine has died, and I have almost run out of pictures to use!

vintage baby collage

If you like neutral colours, drop over to Wen's blog, Apple Apricot to join in the party or see more sumptuous neutrals.

Enjoy creating,

Jesse


20 comments:

  1. Hi Jesse! What a great post, chock full of neutral beauty. I love those photo frames and old boots. And your lace page is stunning. Hugs, Sue

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    1. Hi Sue. Thanks for dropping by to take a peep :)

      Hugs, Jesse

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  2. Hi Jesse,This is a GORGEOUS post! I love visiting your blog!
    Love the lace book page! I want to revisit in a few days (I am away and it is late...)and take a closer look at these beautiful photo's!
    Right now I cannot find your e-mail address but I wanted to say THANK YOU! for all your visits and support on my blog!
    Will be visiting again soon for a closer look at these neutral beauties!
    Karen O

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    1. Hello Karen,
      Thanks for taking the time to visit. It's such fun checking out everyone's photos and what they have made, isn't it?

      I just put a contact form on my blog if you want to fill it in so I can email you and we'll have each other's email. I hadn't realised it's not in my blog. Thanks!
      Hugs,

      Jesse

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed your post,you chose such gorgeous photographs.

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    1. Thanks, Liz. Your blog is full of glorious eye candy, too :) Have a lovely week.
      Jesse

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  4. Hi Jesse
    What a lovely choice of photographs once again. I love the first frame surrounding your lace tablecloths.
    Beautiful views from the bus stop! That would take away any anxiety of being late. A very nice recipe book from the Moruya Museam. I bet that you must have heaps accumulated by now!!!
    Redoute is simply beautiful in its shape and colour - we have this one growing!
    Another beautiful page for your next book. Great to see you are on the way now!!!
    Talk to you soon but will be leaving for Canberra at sparrows for a dental appt. with the Periodentist in the morn.
    Enjoy your weekend. I know you will! Such beautiful rose growing weather isn't it???

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    1. Greetings, Suzy, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Yes, that first frame is so beautiful. I'd like to use it in something else...I'm very behind in taking museum photos. School hols are over and I'm still not catching up. Fancy you have that rose, Redoute. I must look for it too. I try to put in a new one each year, but there's not much choice at Bunnings! Most of our nurseries are closing down or are limited to basics.
      Hope your dental appointment wasn't too painful!
      Lastly, thank you so much for your extroadinary gifts as a thanks for our video project. It made my day yesterday to open up the box, thinking it was clothespegs I'd ordered! I've emailed you...Big hug, Jesse XXOO

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  5. Hello Jesse, what a beautiful photo collection, -lovely laces, and the jug, and box are both beautiful.
    I love your bus stop place, one would never wish to go on the bus, but stay and enjoy.
    Your new book looks gorgeous, love everything you gathered to make this beautiful page.
    Dorthe, xo

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    1. Hello Dorthe, I'm glad you enjoyed my photos for this week :) It makes me feel lucky to reflect on the beauty in daily routines (like bus duty!) and in noticing it in the budding, blossoming and decay of all kinds of things in our lives, as some of the other Simply Neutral party contributors have shared with us.

      Hugs, Jesse

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  6. Oh Jess the frames are beautiful!
    And those photo's; breathtaking!
    What an amazing place to live~
    Lovely rose book and I enjoyed looking
    at the vintage cookbook too!
    Such a wonderful post to meander through : )
    Thanks for the contact form!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  7. Hi Karen,

    What a terrific comment - thanks :) Hope to catch up more with you soon.
    Jesse XO

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  8. Hi Jesse,
    what a truly beautiful post. Love all your photos and your new page is simply gorgeous.
    Thanks for your visit.
    Have a lovely day.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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    1. Marie, thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Happy creating!

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  9. Jesse,
    Your collections and photos are just gorgeous. The book age that you shared is so lovely. I hope you will share the book when you're finished. Thank you for your visit and comment. I smile every time I look a that little hedgehog. Have a wonderful day.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Tamara :) Have a great week.
      Jesse

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  10. Your lace book in progress looks very promising dear Jesse, can't wait to see more of it! And really hope you'll be able to print images again soon. Your photos and finds are beautiful, such gorgeous linens you have! xx

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    1. Hi Wen, Thanks so much for visiiting my blog. I'm liking forward to printing again soon. I feel like my right arm is missing, but there's not much choice locally so I need to research and buy online. It's on my do list but falls to the bottom!

      I wonder if I should divide my blog into 2 as you have done, but I'm not sure if I could stay on top of 2. Did you start with one or two blogs?
      Jesse

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  11. What a gorgeous post! Filled to the brim with amazing pieces and treasures to be cherished! Lovely Lovely LOVELY! Sorry I am late stopping by Jesse! I so appreciate you comments on my blog and the inspiration you share on your's! ~Nancy

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    1. Thanks, Nancy, I understand - life is more important than blogging (at least sometimes!). I've been too busy to enter into the Simply Neutrals party this week. Hopefully next one I can make it.
      Have a good week,
      Jesse

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