Friday, July 30, 2010

Herb Window





I almost didn't squeeze a second post in this week, but luckily I found a few free moments today {it's been a rather crazy week!} to share this little corner with you...

I love this time of year...

The garden is bursting with fresh produce and the herbs are in abundance.  I love being able to just dash out my back door and pick a handful of fresh herbs...I use them for everything...and not just for cooking...I love to decorate with them as well...


I usually stash little vases of herbs around the house...their simplicity and frangrance is very appealing to me...but today I decided to hang a few herb bundles from this old window that I have...



I  love being able to brighten the house with things from the garden...













I hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend!!!


Tracey


82 comments:

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

This post is just brimming with inspiration for me!
You've set the bar very high, my friend. :-)

Have a lovely weekend!
Anne

Vårt liv i norr said...

Lovely pictures!

Wish you a nice weekend too! :)

helena

Lilla Blanka said...

Hi sweetest Tracey!

Ohh this looks stunning!!! I want to move in right away!

Your posts are totally irresistable, they make my heart do an extra jump :)

Wishing you a great weekend ♥
Mia

Knicky Knacks said...

Ohhh herb window, how beautiful you are. I now have a hankering for all things rustic and charming. I'm going to go looking right now (well maybe once the sun comes up!). Have a lovely weekend.

Dyche Designs said...

Great post, you make me want to go outside and collect some of our herbs to bring indoors. Have a great weekend.

tara said...

pretty pretty pretty as usual!! happy weekend girlie! xo

Lara said...

Oooh I see the white floor! :) Wow~ such a beautiful display of nature and furniture~ you are so creative.. when are you going to get that call with the magazine photo/stylist offer? :)) I'll be waiting to see your Autumn pages! The window is lovely.. I have one with the same great peeling paint!
xoxo, L

Theresa said...

Perfectly Beautiful! Theresa

Lolo said...

Gorgeous! That lil corner looks so peaceful and calming - and I bet the smell is intoxicating :)

I was wondering if you knew what sort of plant that is in your blueberry bowl (with the purple flowers)? We have the same plant and it seeds itself all over the place...I have never been able to find out what it is (it might be a weed for all i know!)

Have a lovely (non-crazy)weekend :D

La said...

Lovely pictures. I bought a window pane last weekend!

Have a great weekend! La

Country Dreaming said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely.

Melinda

Melanie said...
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Melanie said...

ooh.. now, that is just perfection.

Have a lovely weekend!

xo,
Melanie

KATHY said...

It looks stunning...Kathy

It's me said...

Hi Tracey.......what a beautiful pictures !!....so nice done!!!............wishing you a happy weekend..............love Ria.....

Simply Me Art said...

For a Girl like me that Love a Old chippy Window, that is Yummy. I Love how you styled it and shot it...So so Pretty. I Love everything blooming now too, I am running out of space to put all my blooming orchids right now.. have a Wonderful Weekend, XO Jamie

VINTAGE said...

Wonderful images - I like the window, the pillow, the decoration .... ALL!!!

Enjoy your weekend, too!

Hugs

VINTAGE

Morning T said...

Just too pretty for words!
Enjoy the weekend Tracey.
xoxo~
T

Kim Klassen said...

be still my heart tracey....

so amazing..... every morsel is perfection...

xxo, kim

Georgia Gibbons said...

thanks for the inspiration...you're a doll. I keep checking in on you.
hope you have a great weekend too.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love the herbs hanging from the chippy window, it's gorgeous! It's so nice to go outside and pick your "salad" I love it! Enjoy your weekend, thanks for all the beautiful eye candy :)
XO
Kristin

Secret Garden Cottage said...

It really is so beautiful! Thanks for the FABULOUS inspiration!!
~ Jo :)

sweetpea said...

so serene and beautiful.

hugs,

shelley

Lolo said...

Thank you Tracey!! My hubby will be so excited to finally know what the heck that plant is...you are awesome girl :D
XOX

Fräulein Klein said...

Dear Tracey, what a beautiful idea! I love fresh herbs! And on the window, they looks so decorativ!!!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend,
Big hugs,
Yvonne

chateaudelille said...

I know what you mean.I love it too when I cut my own herbs and everything tastes so much better. But your window idea is so cute and ingenius. Right now in Ausralia, not so many herbs are growing but come spring I'll be planting more and perhaps I'll try hanging some somewhere. Fiona

Privet and Holly said...

Delicious ~
for the eyes
as well as the
palate!!!
There is nothing
sweeter than
fresh herbs or
berries from
your own garden....
Hope you are
enjoying the
summer, Tracey : )
xx Suzanne

Annie Louise said...

I love your pictures. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational post.
Jeanette

Amy Kinser said...

Such lovely lovely pictures. Thanks for sharing some wonderful ideas to do with herbs.

koralee said...

Simply beautiful my friend...happy weekend. xo

trash talk said...

Ohmylanta! The only thing I can go and pick from outside now is dried hydrangeas. My poor garden is just shriveling from the heat.
How lovely to just be able to walk out the back door and bring that much beauty indoors!
What is the herb hanging on the window...beautiful!
Debbie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your photos are lovely and I know your home must smell wonderful from the herbs. Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Sherry

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love it, Tracey. Happy weekend!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Tracey,
It is always so lovely to see little corners of your home and your photographs are beautiful.
I love herbs as well and their fragrance is just wonderful, isn't it? I always thiNk that bridal bouquets are lovely when they have the addition of herbs too.
Have a wonderful weekend. XXXX

Brooke ~ SummerBrooke Gardens said...

Love your little corner and the pictures are wonderful!

~Brooke

Olive Cooper said...

Hi Tracey! I am glad you posted because that window of yours is off the chain gorgeous!
hugs ♥ olive

Chrissy said...

Tracey..you have outdone yourself..what a truly magical post!!! Love it (alot) x0x0

Heaven's Walk - said...

Hi Tracey! How perfectly sweet and adorable and inspiring! I always love your posts because my mind just starts spinning with ideas. I've got rosemary, thyme, lavender, and basil in my garden. Guess what I'm doing tomorrow? Yup. Going out to pick some and hang it in my kitchen. I'll be thinking of you, friend! :)

Have a great weekend ~

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Elyse said...

beautiful photos!!!

i am a big fan of twine; fun to see that you like it, too.

happy weekend ~

xo
elyse

Simply Bungalow said...

Such Lovely Pictures.

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

HI tracey, TOO gorgeous, lots of inspiration, am loving this look
alicia

Tierlantijn said...

Thank you!

Again very lovely pictures!

A nice weekend to you also!

Ilona

manon 21 said...

Absolument ravissant!

Bonne journée

manon

siren said...

So beautiful pictures, theyre amazing! I wish you a great weekend! :)

Myszka said...

Your window is absolutely amazing! I love it, love it, love it!!!!!

Boxwood Cottage said...

Gosh Tracey you always find the best windows, this half one is to die for and your herb decor just so pretty!*sigh*

I recently was lucky to get a big old transom window which I used as room divider betweenn my kitchen and dining room area. I hope you can make it over to have a looksie at it, would love to hear how you like it!

Wishing you a very happy summer weekend!

xoxo~ Carola

paige said...

so pretty!
down here in blazing atlanta my little herbs are struggling...lovely post my friend
oh & did you grow those gorgeous blueberries? so pretty
xo

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

What a perfect idea for drying your herbs. Your corner setting is beautiful. I do love the chippy paint and have it all tru my home. The chair is adorable. I am on the hunt!!! Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

i love the styling as a whole but the close-ups are just as stunning!

Anne Marie said...

GREAT looking photographs Tracey!! truly some of your best I think? you must be lovin' your new camera -

I can totally relate toevery word you said on this post...herbs are more than just for cooking - I agree

have a great weekend
xo+blessings,
Anne Marie

donna...@ d. reyné.com said...

Hi my sweet friend!
I too love this post!
And the wonderful window as a drying rack...So you!...So inspired!
I might have to borrow this idea though!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend...It's raining here so I am in my studio...making curtains!
Blessings and hugs!
Donna

Debbie said...

Hi Tracey~~~ your window frame is awesome!!! I just brought some oregano in yesterday..mmmmmm. LOVE the scents of the herbs hanging in the kitchen. I'll be cutting some lemon thyme today.
Beautiful post!!!!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Melanie@The Old White Cottage said...

Functional *and* beautiful ... perfect!

~Amy Rose said...

Beautiful idea...and such amaxing photos. Your talents is endless!

Ticking and Toile said...

lovely....I agree w/ Amy Rose...your talents are endless!

a little bit vintage said...

LOVE it all! :)

smiles,
rachel

Mélanie A. said...

These displays of herbs are charming .

julie said...

very pretty! i love herbs! i am trying to grow rosemary and lavender! however, i am on my second lavender plant! it keeps dying but i keep trying! if you have any advice, please share! hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

I love all your beautiful photos of your herbs arranged around the window.
I enjoy going out to pick fresh herbs from the garden too. Have just made scrambled eggs with parsley for breakfast.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

pat said...

beautiful pictures!!!!
ciao Pat

Rozmeen said...

WOW beautiful pictures.

I just adore your blog!!!

Hugs,
Rozmeen

A Cottage Muse said...

Goodness, I wouldn't mind some time out in that corner!! Thanks for the inspiring photos!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Sandi

Reinspire said...

Picture Perfect! What room is this in your house? Such a calming little space! Love the feed sack and the chair, too!
Lisa

traci said...

i love that window. gorgeous photos tracey. as usual. had a great time yesterday. talk to you soon.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

So beautiful!
Fra

Martha said...

Beautiful in every way possible in those photos...

LuLu said...

I love the way you live.... just beautiful!!
xo,
LuLu

Marie said...

Oh Tracey...I adore that little corner you have there. Your photographs are so amazing and hanging herbs that way is simply lovely and pure joy, a feast for my eyes!
-marie

Leah C said...

Just looking at your fabulous photos brightens up my day:)

Rainy Day Fund said...
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Rainy Day Fund said...

I loved everything about this post!!! You are truly inspirational.

http://wellspringmusings.blogspot.com/

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Very pretty! I had a dun weekend with you... no. more. popcorn. again. too. much. cheese.

Inspiration i vitt said...

Hey you sweet girl, I am always so happy to look at your wonderful blog and you give me joy and inspiration. Your corner is so fine and Tracey you are a master at making beauty around you.
Now I look more what I have missed the time I've been on vacation.
This week is our second book Live Beautifully ready and I have butterflies in my stomach hihi. Many warm hugs to you / Ingela.

paperbird said...

Tracey this is such a beautiful idea- I love it. Did you hand stamp the design on your grain sack? I have been wanting to do this but I am a little nervous about ruining my bags... anyway it looks amazing.

Anita said...

I love the fresh herbs and garden flowers in the house too- in fact, I would rather have them than bunches of arranged flowers from the florist. The house looks great- can you come clean mine? So in awe...

The Little Red Shop said...

Beautiful, Tracey, just beautiful!

Happy August!

: )

Julie M.

luciwallis said...

I am trying to save my potted herb garden. The poor thing did not get watered when we were on vacation. I love to cut them and put them in little pitchers on my kitchen counter. The aroma is awesome and it keeps them fresh for quite a few days.
Bristol

Manja, Brocante de Knotwilg said...

prachtige foto's
Groetjes uit Holland
Brocante de Knotwilg
Manja

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Cindy said...

What gorgeous inspiration! I love they way the herbs look with the old window and little french chair. Gorgeous!!!

{ L } said...

Your photography is forever captivating for me. I also LOVE this time of the year.

the vintage wren said...

Beautiful images, there is nothing better than bringing in goodies from the garden. Take Care, Carrie