Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Lace of spring

Yesterday I walked through my garden and the beauty of all the emerging flowers and blossoming trees gave way to think how we take those colors and patterns and turn them in to design, reflecting nature and making it last. At least for a while longer then those fleeing moments of this season. Nothing tells me more about the truth that change is the only constant thing...And yet we want to hold on to it, keep it alive.
Carolyn Quartermaine is just the designer who embodies this: the laces of spring, she captures the delicacy and the gentleness of these weeks so perfectly.

Let's be seduced by spring, let the colours and scents entice us, fall pray to beauty and bounty, let the gentle breezes caress our senses and find it... out there in gardens and on fabrics and dresses!


Pictures via flooringwebsite.com, feteetfleur.blogspot.com, amretasgraphics.blogspot.com, www.carolynquartermaine.com, dress and top via Anthropologie and all nature pictures by V.Zlotkowski


  1. Those are beautiful flowers! I absolutely love spring! The pieces by Carolyn are wonderful, thank you for sharing. I hope you are able to enjoy your garden! Gardens are a wonderful sign that winter is melting into spring!

  2. I immediately think of Caroylne Quartermaine - when I see these spring branches and blossoms.

  3. Wow Victoria! You have beautiful flowers in your yard. The printed fabrics are lovely. I like how you tied your pictures in with her designs. It is still a little cold here for spring. Can't wait for warmer days! Enjoying all the flowering trees and the happy birds!

  4. Victoria ... how beautiful! I can't believe it we must have been thinking exactly the same thing! I use Carolyn Quartermaine fabrics all the time... I love her work! I have posted some on my blog. These images juxtaposed with the flowering trees is very beautiful and very clever...well done!
    hugs Frances

  5. Oh what a beautiful post! I love her stuff, and you put all of this together so beautifully!!!

  6. "Yesterday the twig was brown and bare;
    To-day the glint of green is there;
    Tomorrow will be leaflets spare;
    I know no thing so wondrous fair,
    No miracle so strangely rare.
    I wonder what will next be there!"

    -L.H. Bailey
    God bless!


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