Monday, July 27, 2015

Restful Devotion

To lay down and rise in God

A quiet corner for contemplation 

communion and friendship 

our English rose garden is just outside the window

 a vintage chair from my childhood 

the edges tattered and torn; well-loved and cherished

"The contemplative life is a search for peace in the openness of love."
~Thomas Merton

delicate roses from the garden
on a handmade french pottery plate

"May my heart be as a fertile field and Thy grace sprinkle the dew of eternal life upon it."
St. Ephrem the Syrian hermit 373

It's always nice to have a quiet place of your own to sit and ponder.  My contemplative corner is a sacred space in my boudoir where I read, write, and fill my soul with stillness.  I can look out the window that overlooks the English roses, lavender and potager.  Do you have a place of restful devotion?  

washed by the sea...
Sea Tidings,

Photos of Sea Cottage
(Rachel Ashwell Writer's Desk, Vintage Chair, Jane Austen Book, Laura Venosa Pottery French Plate & Wall Pocket, Shabby Chic Petticoat Pillow, Rachel Ashwell vintage rose vase.)

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Jeanne d Arc Living White Dress

"I will quietly look on from where I dwell, Like the glowing heat of Summer, like a cloud of dew in Autumn." ~Isaiah 18:4

My new white dress from Jeanne d Arc Living is pure beauty.   

The bohemian style in 100% cotton makes it perfect for our California Summer and Autumn. 
 I have been wearing it with my JDL pantaloons or layered with a ruffled skirt.  In Autumn I will wear it with my boyfriend jeans.  

The ruffled trim around the neck and sleeves reminds me of rose petals and the wide ruffle at the bottom is my favorite feature.

 The delicate raw edge label is also a nice french nordic touch.  

I am truly pleased with the quality of Jeanne d Arc Living clothing.  I have purchased several pairs of pantaloons, a grey linen scarf, a grey linen ruffled purse and now this white tunic dress.  I bought them for Summer but know that I will be wearing them into Autumn.  

I feel Autumn coming...the wind is blowing as if it is beckoning Autumn in. So I added this touch of grey to the corner of our sitting room.  A postcard of a Claude Monet painting of Rowen Cathedral. We have been sipping tea under the stars on our back patio...Summer's simple peace.  

washed by the sea...

*I have not been sponsored by JDL for this post.  I just like to share what I love.  
I purchase the JDL clothing from Sissie's Shabby Cottage

I am joining Kerryanne's Shabbilicious Friday Link Party HERE

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