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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Aesthete's Alphabet - L is for Linen

I decided to take a week's break which turned into two weeks and would have been more if my fans  hadn't complained that they are tired of "K for Knitting" and it's time to move on! Actually, only my husband complained, but I'm sure you have all been waiting with bated breath to see the next letter :).

I think linen is the fabric that best describes my preferred decorating style. Casual, subtle, timeless, a little wrinkled and imperfect, but with an understated elegance and luxury that is so appealing. Feast your eyes on all this lovely linen.





I hope you all have a wonderful week. We are going away for the Easter weekend so there might be another small blogging break pending, but I will get through the alphabet eventually, even if it takes me the whole year.

Till next time
Sharon x

Image source: 1. Zsa Zsa Bellagio 2.&3. Tumblr 4. Searching for Style 5. Remodelista 6, 7, 8 & 9 Tumblr 10. Charming Spaces 11. Pinterest 12. New England Home 13. Pinterest 14 Casa Decorada 15. Unknown, 16 Pinterest 17. 6th and Dewing Blog 18. Pinterest 19 Unknown 20 Fog Linen Work 21, 22. Tumblr 23. Buckets of Burlap 24, 25 Tumblr 26. via lululizinvintageland.blogspot 27, 28 & 29 Tumblr 30 Houzz 31  lululizinvintageland.blogspot  32 Renovation Therapy 33 Tongue in Cheek

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Aesthete's Alphabet - K is for Knitting


 It has been a cool and rainy day here in Cape Town and I'm settling down to put this post together after a long lunch with some of our favourite friends and a few too many glasses of wine. The dishes have been washed, the house is tidy and I am sitting on the sofa under a blanket feeling very relaxed, but also very lazy and can't really think of a whole lot to say about knitting, other than as much as I love hand knitted blankets, scarves and so on, I am far too impatient to ever take it up myself,  so I will have to content myself by admiring other people's beautiful handiwork. (Whew....that was a really long sentence! Clearly wine doesn't improve my prose.)

Wishing you all a lovely week. We go away on holiday on Friday so the "L" post might only happen when we get back. I'm nearly half-way with my alphabet and haven't yet run out of ideas, but I'm sure that the Q, X, Y and Z are going to be tricky. If you have any fabulous ideas, send them my way please.
Till next time
Sharon x
All pictures via Pinterest and Tumblr