A compilations of A Return To Loveliness posts from A Delight Life.

With the ebb and flow of the things that you must do each week,
I feel it is very important to take time to feed your romantic heart.

We all have things that call for our attention, or things that weigh
heavy on our minds - life is never stagnant.

That is why, taking time for what calms us, what creates peace in our
hearts - is so very important.

I do love to take time for tea; to listen to soothing music and to read
lovely things.

'Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble,
whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are
lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and
ifthere is anything praiseworthy - meditate on these things.
Philippians 4:8

I found this delightful little book published several years back by
Victoria magazine, 'The Romantic Heart'. I was particularly drawn to
it because one of my favorite paintings by John William Waterhouse 
graces it's cover.

Inside is a compilation of Delightsome photos and poetry that had
been included within the pages of the classic Victoria Magazine.
It is truly a feast for the eyes, heart and mind.

I adored these roses when I purchased them and because I was unable
to tend to them a couple weeks back, they began to dry and to fade
to this lovely sepia color.

I love that the Allium heads and the roses tone of color is so very similar.

A previous Vintage Inspiration post by Debra at Common Ground featured
a lovely blogger, Miss Gracie's House. One of the photos shared was a beautiful
portrait of herself and her husband with this quote included. I loved the words
so much that I quickly changed over what I'd originally written and attempted
to recreate the arrangement and font of the words.

This is one of the reasons I like having chalkboards in rooms - they add a 
nostalgic element and are quite versatile.

I moved temporarily the French Bottle Rack I got from Amy Chalmer's store,
 Maison Decor I had already hung some of the dried roses and had changed over 
some of the  small pitchers with a few of my creamy white teacups.

I can see this beautiful wrought iron piece being very useful and fun to decorate
from season to season.

To enhance the soft whites and the sepia colors already on my desk, I added
one of my white tea sets, some lace and a few saucers. 

This notepad is the only spot of color that remains on my desk - I just love its cover.

After a bit of tea, and after reading some of the lovely poems on the pages
of The Romantic Heart, I am rejuvenated, restored and ready to enjoy 
the day's events - come what may!

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Heart and Home 
Teacup Tuesday
Make It Pretty Monday
Table Top Tuesday
Tea Cup Tuesday here and here
Tuesday Cuppa Tea

 Tabletop Tuesday
Tea in the GardenWhite Wednesday
Tea Cup Thursday
 Share Your Cup Thursday
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