Monday, February 14, 2011

Celebration of Sheer Romance

As translucent and beautiful as the water that surrounds.

Perhaps one of the most romantic textures of all. A nod to femininity and delicacy, quiet sheers are just as soft to the eye as they are to the touch—and so special. Today's post focuses not only on the obvious, but on the gentle nature of love and those special moments—the delicate, transparent nature of it... as seen in a received smile, a few spoken words, a quick touch to the knee, to the arm... And to inspire you, a range of interior and delicious ideas: from water and window covers, robes and ribbons, pillows and slips, to champagne and glass. "Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!" —Thomas Hood / For this moment, for today, for always... wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!










+ this week's finds: a sweet doll with a pretty white dress / beautiful tabletop pieces created by Donna Karan / a Pink Prairie Barn wedding inspiration board / a divine, rose cake tutorial & one for a delicious dish of coconut crème brûlée —to share or not to share? / darling dresses in mint, white and black to want (& the backs are as pretty as the fronts!) / A new bridal line, live today / some fun tabletop pieces / think pink! / a fun new collection / beautiful notebooks / and lastly, a cheerful handbag & an elegant handbag...

— images 01: John Glover, Victoria: Feb. '97 / 02, 04, 10: Pia Tryde, Victoria: June '99 / 03: Mac Jamieson & Marcy Black Simpson, Victora: Jan/Feb '10 / 05, 07: Stohrer, Paris / 06, 08, 09, 11: Didier Mahieu, Vogue Living, Australia: Vol.39, No.1

32 comments:

  1. lovely darling. So wish this is where I was today!

    Hope you're having a good one doll!

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  2. Oh how beautiful, what a gorgeous mansion in #1!

    Happy Valentine's darling,
    xxxx

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  3. Love............such a delicate pleasure and captured so delicatley today Sarah. Lovely. XO

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  4. Sarah,
    These images are beyond beautiful.
    I hope that your Valentine's day is the best ever.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  5. Beautiful photographs and lovely quote, Sarah. Hope you had a beautifully romantic Valentine's Day!

    Linda, xo

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  6. in love with the post..and the quote!!!! Hope you are having a lovely V day dear!!!

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  7. Once again...you have taken my breath away! How purely romantic and dreamy. Merci, Merci, Merci!

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  8. Delicately, barely-there gossamer daintiness across the whole post. The very essence of romance has been captured! But what caught my heart? The little yellow velvet cushion thrown across the bed ~ a little touch of happy colour amongst the daintiness.

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  9. Love this post!! So glamorous!! Happy V-day!!

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  10. Dearest Sarah,

    Quite a befitting post for Valentine's Day! Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day (almost gone for now...) but with such a sheer beauty displayed on this page we can go ahead with romance for the full 365 days/year.

    Lots of love,

    Mariette

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  11. Love your delightful, romantic valentine's post! So dreamy <3 The dresses from Kirribilla are fabulous! I feel a deep need comping up;) Hope you had a very lovely day yesterday.

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  12. Christel: AH! Wonderful! Will have to stop by your blog soon—I'm dying to know more :)

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  13. I wouldn't mind having that house!

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  14. Love this post... so dreamy and elegant! xo

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  15. Beautiful images! So dreamy and light.
    Absolutely LOVE that house in no 1!!

    Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's. x


    x Charlotta

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  16. Charolotta: isn't it stunning? It was also featured in Victoria's book about English style—I wish I could see more of it!

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  17. Such sheer dreamy beauty! Simply gorgeous, Sarah. Thank you, lovely, for stopping by the blog. The Ooh La Frou Frou girls were very excited by your visit! xoxo

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  18. Very beautiful pictures, Sarah!
    I Hope you had a Happy Valentine's Day.

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  19. Love! We'll take the beautiful chateau, please!

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  20. Beautiful post Sarah, incredibly enchanting and full of wonder. Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's day x

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  21. How beautiful and oh so romantic! I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day, Sarah! xoxo

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  22. This has to be my favourite post for valentine.. so romantic.. and so beautiful.. and so unique.. and so pretty.. it truly does make me fall in love!

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  23. beautiful images... have such a romantic feeling!

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  24. A little late to the party but lovely nonetheless!! Hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

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  25. A fairy tale mansion in the 1st photo...The white laces and embroideries are beyond beautiful! And the quote...Lovely post, Sarah! :)
    Ada

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  26. I love the way the photo look (semi-grainy), it gives them a lovely vintage look.

    Hope your week is going swell. xo

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  27. Samia: oh, thank you so so much! (and also, for your visits)

    Amanda: oh my, it was so funny because this older issues of Victoria had a natural grain, but then, I figured it could work our quite well for the entire post—thanks—a compliment from you makes me smile :)

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  28. So beautiful, I love these images Sarah! Hoping you had a lovely valentine's day. Did you get my little v-day package yet? Hoping it arrived!

    xo Mary Jo

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  29. Mary Jo: oh my! you sent me a package? how sweet and so unexpected. I have not received it yet, but will let you know as soon as I do :)

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  30. So pretty! Light and soft... hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

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