Monday, November 4, 2013

Church Street Blues (and Whites)

I'm so happy to be back at The Pink Pagoda for my second Blue and White Bash. Thank you to Jennifer, our always generous hostess. This month I am sharing some personal images from Church Street. When I think back to my first winter in Vermont, I recall gazing out on the frozen tundra that stretched for acres beyond our back door and marveling at the charms of the man who convinced me to begin a life here. I did up our first house in reds and yellows as a defense against the dark and cold, but a trip to Oslo to visit my sister one November a few years later showed me I had it all wrong. As Scandinavians know, echoing the colors of the icy landscape indoors is the key to contentment in a climate of short days in long winters. Who would have believed then that November would become my favorite month of the year?









This post is linked to the The Pink Pagoda's November Blue and White Bash, head over for some more Monday morning inspiration.


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21 comments:

  1. LOVE these snippets of your super elegant home. Icy winter colors are amongst my favorite and you have certainly perfected the look!

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  2. So soft and elegant, love these images!!! Love those tones!
    Karolyn

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  3. Oh how I LOVE this post! Blue and white and CHECKS, the BEST!!
    Happy Monday,
    Kathysue

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  4. So beautiful - and I LOVE the checks!
    -Shelley

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  5. I am smitten, especially with that collection of opaline glass (?) eggs.

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    1. Hi Kerry, The opalescent glass eggs are commonly known as Chinese ‘magic eggs' – In Chinese tradition, eggs pull negativity out of the environment and one is meant to put these in a glass bowl filled with water to cleanse one’s space. I haven’t felt the need to do that – I just love the color!
      All best,
      Phyllis

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  6. Gorgeous, elegant. Your house is stunning. I LOVE that window shade...(and everything else).

    xo's Terri

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  7. Phyllis,
    I love the tone of your blue and white pieces. I always wondered why the Scandinavians decorated with such "cool" colorways. I always thought it would be the opposite.
    xo,
    Karen

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  8. So serene, soft and sophisticated!! Beautiful photos, Phyllis. Enjoy this special month! Cheers, L

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  9. Everything here is so so so lovely, Phyllis! Thank you for sharing it all with us and linking up! I also very much appreciate the mention : )

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  10. I love the quiet elegance of these. Beautiful and I love November too:-)

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    1. You are too kind! (But you’ve made my day…no, my week!!)
      xo,
      Phyllis

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  12. All is calm & all is light, on Church Street. Beautiful Phyllis ~

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  13. So pretty...love the spa blue colors you have used...

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  14. Pictures of such calm and beauty...... X Sharon

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  15. Every time I visit I am inspired...beautiful images, the blues are so soothing!

    xo Kat

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  16. Such a beautifully executed post Phyllis. Your photographs are so gentle to my eyes. Whenever I come to visit Henhurst Interiors I come away with a sense of calm and relaxation. Lovely tones, soft shadows and sharp close ups of beautiful detailing. Spot on!
    Paul x

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  17. What a beautiful palette! I love the subtleness of the colors!

    xo Mary Jo
    http://MagicalMined.blogspot.com

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  18. Hi Phyllis -- i LOVE the buffalo check fabric. Can you tell me the make/pattern? I've been searching and searching with no luck for just that color!

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