Monday, June 21, 2010

Welcome, Summer!




One of my very favorite quotes: "Then followed that beautiful season... Summer... Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood."

—beautifully written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.











Isn't that a pretty quote? I have had it stowed away for a month, waiting for this very day to share it, in all appropriateness. Summer is such a beautiful time of year, and I'm so happy it's finally here! Celebrate it in large and small ways: by adding some colorful ceramics to your living space / by enjoying these gluten–free, coconut donuts / by heading to the beach with this chic bag / by spritzing your pillows with this light and soft scent / by wearing a neat top of pure tailored cotton, folded at the placket into intricate escaliers / with a stunning fuchsia, tasseled handbag in hand / with some floral arrangement inspiration / with these flats—from a ballet company that started making street–friendly flats at Brigitte Bardot's request / by using these and these for an outdoor party / some outdoor living decor ideas / an elegant bathing suit + romper / and lastly, with the most perfect Summer hat... happy Summer!

( images: 01, 09 / 02, 05, 07 / 03 / 04, 06, 11 / 08 / 10 )

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures! hope you're having a good day!

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  2. gorgeous sweetie... where do you find allll of your amazing images??????
    xoxo pam

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  3. That quote IS very appropriate...I was just thinking tonight how beautiful the long summer dusk's were...the light is unparalelled.

    Hope you had a great weekend, Sarah!

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  4. Oh dear Sarah, such a gorgeous post for welcoming summer...thanks for this beauty. It's still very cold here in Budapest...it's just tiring...I hope the nice weather will arrive very soon.

    Until that I just wanna jump into this post :-)

    Have a wonderful day, cheers: Evi

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  5. Wonderful quote. I'm so happy the nice weather is here!

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  6. What lovely summer suggestions (thanks for the links!) These photos are fabulous - I LOVE the one of her sitting in the tree! It's such a child-like thing to do, you know? Liberating in a way.

    I'm so jealous that you've been to NYC btw! One day I'll make it there!!

    x

    Caroline

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  7. Miss Eve -- I hope the weather turns around and that plenty of sunshine is in store for you soon!

    Carolin -- NYC is amazing... I've been a few times, and each time has been different and fun in its own way :) I hope you get to visit soon!

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  8. ...dulces tonos pasteles, lino, flores que invitan al verano...!!
    Gracias por pasar a ver mi "pequeño espacio", nos volveremos a saludar pronto!!
    Bstossss, laurel

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  9. great quote and i love the image of all of the glass vases on the mantle. so, so lovely.

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  10. Beautiful images to welcome summer....It is 7Am and am off to check on my vegetable gardens, then for a swim and to work I'll go...i just love summer

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  11. incredible pics! keep going! and follow us on
    www.modemuffins.blogspot.com

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  12. A beautiful post for the first day of summer. And the quote - perfect. ;) You have delightfully impressive taste my dear. I especially love the magnolia tree in bloom in the first image. Have a beautiful week. =)

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  13. Hi Sarah,
    Oh yes summer is sooo welcome! And believe it or not, but yesterday (the 21st) it was finally the first day of hopefully some good weather here in Belgium!!! The past weeks you wouldn't have thought that it was summer already!!
    xx
    Greet

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  14. hi Sarah! what a beautiful patchwork of pastel colors to celebrate summer! have a sweet week! xoxo, Julie

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  15. Oh what lovely pics!
    I'm so happy that finally summer comes!:D

    Check out,I wrote you in my favourites<3
    http://sweetmelodiesclothes.blogspot.com/

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  16. laurel.bis -- thank you so much! xo

    The Simply Luxurious Life -- thank you so much.

    Greet -- I hope you have some amazing weather soon! It's exactly like that here in Vancouver.

    Sweet Melody -- you are so kind -- I will :)

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  17. Happy Summer, Sarah! The quote and these photos are just lovely, as you are :)

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  18. simply breathtaking. You string together photos so beautifully!

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  19. oh Sarah, I miss summer so much... these pictures are breathtaking! have a nice day! xo

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  20. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Lots of shades of purple, which I'm so in love with these days.
    Among all of them, my favorite would be the cute colorful curtain with writings on it. I think it's so vintage and chic. And the hot-pants with bow. Perfect for summer outing!

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  21. Anna -- thanks so much :)

    Fé -- aren't the curtains lovely? They are by Carolyn Quartermaine... she creates all kind of items and fabrics with that script.

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  22. could this post be any prettier? i can think of no better way to welcome the new season than with all this summery eye candy — and any blog who features corrie bond's insanely gorgeous photography is A-ok in my book :)

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  23. Oh I LOVE that mirror...gorgeous photos as usual =.]

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  24. Oh I just adore that quote Sarah, it really is so uplifting...very much like the whole post really. It's an absolute delight.

    Thank you darling,
    xoxo

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  25. Amazing summertime post complimented with beautiful photos as always. I love the violet theme in the pictures. Thanks for the post.
    Dana

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  26. Ohh Sarah another amazing post!! and that quote is just fabulous!! thanks for sharing all these beautiful pictures..and link!!! so much inspiration in one post!!! Hope you are having a great week!

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