Wednesday, August 19, 2009

SWOON: pale and interesting



I have a Country Home magazine from February 2009, that I revisit almost weekly to pour over the article, fresh vanilla. The pages give a tour of the country home of Atlanta Bartlett and her family.

I enjoy looking at Atlanta's adorably ruddy-faced and coolly named boys, her simple style, her unexpected sparkling touches (a disco ball in the living room). Little did I originally know that Atlanta is the author of many home d├Ęcor books, all illustrating her easy and elegant style.



Atlanta has just launched the beautifully presented online shop Pale and Interesting. I am on a self-imposed spending freeze but a girl can look ... and SWOON. Here are some favorites:




Sigh ...





Hope you enjoyed the tour!



Also, THANK YOU so much for the sweetest comments ever on my blogthday giveaway post. Reading everyone's messages is like sitting with a stack of birthday cards. I'm overwhelmed! For anyone who hasn't entered, there is still time. Click here for details.

xo

40 comments:

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sweetie! What a great post! I have a Romantic Country magazine that I do the same thing with! Thank you for introducing us to Atlanta and her shoppe! I cant wait to visit it :)
Hugs,
Amy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! I love that. I am going to go look at the site now. Thanks for the link.
Hugs,
Penny

Tammy said...

Yes, it is still free to look and admire and just be happy that such beauty exists somewhere!

Lovely post!♥

Roberta said...

Thanks for this little tidbit of info Elyse. pretty, pretty photos! swoon~swoon~swoon~
xo Roberta

aimee said...

love it! what a beautiful dream :)
blessings,
aimee

Brenda said...

Yes, swoon! I bookmarked it so I can go back and look. Last month I seemed to be on an eBay binge. You know, the steel boot is hot and I hate to go outside (excuses, excuses...) Yesterday my husband gets my Paypal bill. He says: "Bought a lot from eBay last month, huh?" "Uh, yeah." I am trying hard to break my habit. Haven't bought a think in weeks. I need to go on a self-imposed spending freeze. Of course he ordered and just got in a hair brush that cost $89 from England. Now he's a doctor; does he think this will preserve what's left of his hair? (He's 58) Hasn't that ship maybe already sailed??? Well, I'm keeping mum. Don't want him saying anything about my spending habits!
Brenda

Brenda said...

Sorry, meant to say "a thing in weeks." I know I probably haven't had "a think in weeks!"
Brenda

Theresa said...

Ahh, quick thank you for showing all these beauties and over to the pale and interesting shop:) Have a blessed day!

blushing rose said...

Beautiful presentation of lovelies. TY for sharing. TTFN ~ Marydon

Glitter and Bliss said...

Oh my... I love that crystal and flower chandelier. Too cute!!! I hope you are having a great week my sweet friend. Leslie

Vintage Amethyst said...

I am such a huge fan of Atlanta Bartlett, I think she is wonderful.
I love looking at all the eye candy over on her website ~ just beautiful!
love
Alison
x

Ana~A Petite Cottage said...

Hi Elyse,
Beautiful pictures. Thank you so much for sharing. I use to subcribe to Country Home magazine...amongst other, but had to cut back a bit. I was sad to let it go, it is such a great magazine. Have a wonderful day.

♥Ana

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh isn't that all just so girlie and dreamy. I'll have to dig my issue out and revisit it. I'm with you on the self imposed spending freeze. With summer fun & back to school shopping I have to behave....I am planning on hitting a few tag sales this weekend though. Cant resist!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Beautiful things, for sure! I love getting ideas like this.

Lori said...

what a pretty post Elyse, i like that girl's style too...lots of goodies in her shop, i love the little wire caddy, it is adorable!!!

Floss said...

Oh, that looks wonderful... I'll follow the link. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment - you must be really busy at the moment!

Cheri Peoples said...

So SO Pretty!!! Thanks for coming by and always leaving such sweet messages. I always love visiting your blog.
I hope you'll grab my buttons for your side bar and subscribe,so you can get all the updates. I have lots of fun things planned and there are some fun give-a-ways coming very soon and another party I will be announcing soon.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Cindy Harvey said...

I'm never commented here before, but I about freaked out reading your post because not 30 minutes ago I unearthed that same issue of Country Home and was mesmerized by her beautiful home....so nice to know she's got a shop now!

Lisa said...

Isn't it cool that these magaznines are still good after all this time!!
Hugs, Lisa

Lisa said...

Oh poo! We don't have this one! :(
Hugs, Lisa

debi said...

Oh, what pretty pictures! Love the online store...I could get in trouble there! LOL

Sandi said...

I love that Fresh Vanilla article too! Thanks for reminding me about it. Now I will probably tear the house apart looking for that magazine. lol

I am still in love with your Mothers Day cake too! It is gorgeous!!
Blessings~

TattingChic said...

Thank YOU for the tour! Those are some lovely photos! What an inspiring post. :)

~TattingChic ♥

Beth Gales said...

I love that chandelier!

Holly said...

Elyse! I posted that same first pic on my blog back when the mag came out! I really wanted to cut down some apple branches and do a floor vase too but that's when I sprained my back! I "had" to just sit outside and admire my apple blossoms instead. ♥

Atelier de Charo said...

What pretty things you show us, thanks for the tour.

pamperedgirl38 said...

OOHH what beautiful pictures! Thanks for the tip on Atlanta and her shop. I'm on my way over there now! Traci

Pearl Maple said...

Pale and interesting is a most tempting title, so many of us love the shabby shades of pale, this is sure to be a hit.

Amy C said...

what lovely treasures, thanks for sharing, I would love the flowery chandelier and the mirror and...
Glad you like my little dishy dish!
I thought of you when I found it!

Laura said...

Hi Elyse! Lovely things! Thanks for stopping by...and reminding me of this boutique!Great post! Hope you have a wonderful evening!

Cheri Peoples said...

Thank you so much. How many visitors do you have coming by weekly and how do you do it all. I want to have a great personal connection but I get busier and busier by the week and I'm still trying to get caught up from a couple weeks ago when I was so sick.

Cheri

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

The chandelier! The chandelier! The chandelier! LOL It can't be helped, love the glass flowers with (like you said) pale colors. :-)

Li

KatCollects said...

Hi Elyse,
I am going to go check out the link, they look like they have some beautiful things. Don't you just love looking through a magazine with beautiful pages.
Hugs,
Kathy

August Rose said...

O'w that is my birthday; so it would be a great birthday present to me to win my first give away.

So please enter me in.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Elyse! Hope you are doing well :) I just had to stop by and tell ya, the sheets were sold out when I went to the Pottery Barn Kids website. AND they were a TAD more than I wanted to spend for a tablecloth, lol! But I still love them!!

I hope you are having a great week!
Hugs,
Amy

Susan said...

Hi, Elyse,
Thanks for stopping by the blog...saw your sister at auction the other Friday...she said she had just gotten back from visiting!
Business has been excellent this summer, and we are busy restocking "stuff"!
Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello sweetheart! Who needs magazines when we can come to your darling blog and be insprired! Sweet, soft touches of heaven in every post! Talking about post...you must visit my latest post! giggle, giggle...

Have a wonderful weekend sweetie!

Love,
Maryjane
xox

koralee said...

So so lovely....I adored Country Home and miss it so much! Your images are put together so well and I am off to visit your link to Pale and Interesting...thanks for sharing!

luckygirlgifts said...

What beautiful pictures Elyse, I love them, I'm on a spending freeze also, so this is just what I needed, stimulate the senses without hurting the pocketbook.
Happy blg anniversary.
Cari B.

Cindy said...

I found you through Claudia's Blog and am delighted! You have very lovely things and I am on my way to look at your Etsy shop right now.