Friday, July 31, 2009

Paper Lace

This week the heat wave ended. The hydrangeas under the back stairs faded from bright pink to mauve. And a few nights ago, a cool dewy breeze foreshadowed fall. I refuse to take their melancholy hints; autumn really is a long way off. Only in late September do classes resume and temperatures drop. But the light in the kitchen on Wednesday afternoon was disconcertingly fall-like, warm and quickly fading. It made for a certain haziness in these photos. But still, in all the layers of white you find summer once again; everything seems sensibly engineered for lightness and cool - walls like cream organdy, the openwork of paper doilies, the midair suspension of scalloped lace. The garland is for Project Wedding - it's so simple to make and equally lovely to sit under whether your watching a bride walk down the aisle or the day fade into dusk outside the back door.

50 comments:

riyo/talktothewind said...

what a wonderful idea!!!!
so delicate and peaceful to see!!!!!!

Polly R said...

Wow wow wow this is beautiful. x

chiaroscuro said...

That is a great idea, looks beautiful for a summer wedding!

Ashma said...

Livy, your blog is simply the most gorgeous thing on the www! I'd love for you to read what I've written about you on my blog:

http://hereandsomewhereelse.blogspot.com/2009/08/deerly-sweet.html

Rebecca said...

i reallly must make this before the weather changes...you image of sitting under them is so very inviting.

Hannah said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Wonderful post. :)

Hannah

knack said...

this is such a great idea, and your photos are fantastic!

happy weekend! xo

vintageindie said...

These are so beautiful. I love the gorgeous simplicity of your style.

I've been feeling fallish for some reason myself. I think it is the unusual rainy weather we've been having here in Kentucky.
Have a great day,
Gabreial

Ms. B said...

What a wonderful idea for paper doilies! I always thought paper doilies were kind of silly, but this is a great way to make something beautiful with them!

xo

Jennifer
http://milliedeel.blogspot.com/

jennifer lorton said...

So sweet, and so girlie. I really enjoyed seeing this pretty little garland. Thanks

kalai said...

so sweet~ this is such a great idea! the doilies look so pretty!x

Lyndsay @ LouLouBell said...

This is beautiful, I want some in my studio! What a fabulous idea : )

icandy... said...

Beautiful!!!!
Christina :)

Down Comforter said...

Love it! What a fab idea!

Julie said...

I love this pretty idea! I am planning a teaparty for my 3yr old daughter- this would be lovely! thanx for the idea!

Coleccionando estrellas said...

Hi! Your blog is absolutely gorgeous. I quoted you on mine, although it is written in Spanish. Thanks for the inspiritation you bring day to day.

Ana
http:\\coleccionandoestrellas.blogspot.com

leslie said...

Brilliant!!! I love this idea -these garlands look so great!!!

Katherine said...

How do you think of such perfect ideas?

Denise Fasanello said...

wow. what a lovey blog you have! So happy to have found you

Karolina said...

Early autumn is my favorite time of year, I look forward to the special light it gives...

sparks
bv

RhiannonM said...

This looks so simple, I wish I had any inclination toward sewing or crafting, i would love to turn out beautiful things like this!

meohmyoh said...

That is SO beautiful! Brilliant!

iva yaneva said...

these are gorgeous! I like the photos as well :)

Conversation Pieces said...

Lovely photos... so soft and pretty

cindy said...

wonderful and i think i can do it!

clairette said...

Oh tnanks!!! This is a very good idea! I discover your blog today and this is a very good news! I'll comme back!

Dana said...

Livy, thanks for your wonderful ideas. I have linked back to you on my blog. http://crafthowtos.blogspot.com/2009/08/paper-lace.html.

iartaday said...

I love this idea! Your ideas, photos and post are beautiful as always!

You Are My Fave said...

Oh yes, very simple yet perfectly pretty.

jen jafarzadeh said...

so simply pretty! and I always love your photos.

Lynn said...

What a really cool idea!

taramichele said...

Glad your hyrdangeas survived...last heat wave here sent mine brown for months. I love your spin on bunting...i'm sick of the triangles anyway!

Boracay hotel rooms said...

That’s a gorgeous paper lace design… very elegant to look at. Perfect for wedding decors or paper art journal.

House plans said...

it's so cute! that's a very clever idea, using these paper laces makes a great party decorations.

Marty J. Christopher said...

So simple, so lovely! I'm featuring these on my Friday dance!

Laura Trevey said...

LOVE the paper lace!!
Beautiful weekend to you ~~

sara said...

Oh, this is perfection!

koralee said...

So beautiful....i have done this one and it was so easy...looked amazing for my daughters wedding shower!!! I adore your lovely blog!

Lilee said...

lovely blog!

Sarah Jane said...

your blog is so inspiring, i love all the images and drawings!!

Sonia Luna said...

... Urgh, doilies ... I kind of hate them because they remind me of working in restaurants, but this project is actually great, thank you for sharing it!

Sparrows Blog said...

That's such a good idea!

Painting Contractors Billerica MA said...

Great post!

<3 Lindsay

mrs shortcake said...

those are AWESOME!

Peatches said...

J'aime Beacoup ton blog, il est doux et vintage, J'adore ! :D
Bises,

Teresa @ good-grace said...

This is just lovely!!

Coleen Franks said...

I love the lacy look of doilies and have used them in a variety of ways. This is such pretty idea. Thanks for sharing it.Coleen, http://teaontheterrace.blogspot.com/

Display Homes said...

Livy ,these are beautiful. Thank you for sharing :)

Jane@ silk wedding bouquets said...

You're so creative, these are lovely. So nice of you for sharing this.

Tess@ flowers sydney said...

I like the project and the idea of hanging them on the wall, the wedding would look so festive. Isn't that gorgeous :) Lovely idea.

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