Thursday, 10 November 2011


From the deepest Teal green and richest turquoise of Robin's Egg to the palest Duck Egg, Eau de Nil and softest Sea Foam aqua - a serene and tranquil colour palette.
Above image: Architectural Antiques LASSCO
Above images: 1.Silk wall covering by Fromental 2.Antique console table Augustus Brandt 3.Magazine Art & Decoration France 4.Painting by Henk Helmantel "Verlaten Merelnest"
Above image: Interior accessories Affari
Above image: bedroom furniture by AND SO TO BED
Above image: Magazine Country Homes & Interiors Photography Jon Day
Above image: Magazine Jeanne d'Arc Living
Above images: 1.Decorative painting from Segreto 2."Cove Check" linen in "Mineral" by Clarke & Clarke 3.Detail of antique armoire from Garnier Antiques 4.Interiors and Antiques by Une Ame en Plus
Above image: Interior accessories Affari
Above images: 1.Hotel Residence Royal Paris via Mr & Mrs Smith 2.Antiques from French Country Living 3.Antiques from Lantiques 4.Bedlinen from Bella Notte Linens
Above image: Portrait of a Young Lady by Jurgen Ovens (1623-1678) via The Bowes Museum
Above image: Simon Whitmore photographer of the wonderful home of Debbie from Powder Blue
Above image: by photographer Thomas Schultz discovered via Pamela Brannon on Pinterest 



Hello !
I love the "powder blue" !
It would be a very nice watercolor...
Have a nice day !
Céline, watercolorist.

Unknown said...

Wonderful pictures!

/ Linda

Ann said...

Stunning images for one of my most favorite colorways!

Just beautiful!

Sandies' Patch said...

Oh what a fabulous post!
Right up my street as they say here.
Can I put a link on my blog so that other bloggers can share this Fabulousness?

My favourite (difficult to choose reslly) is the photo with the desk and the rose fabric...oh to own a few yards or even a foot square of that!

Have a great weekend,

Sandie xx

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much! Yes of course Sandie how lovely of you!!! Warmest wishes - Glenda xxx

The enchanted home said...

Glenda this post took my breath away, one of my most favorite palettes and you have captured its essence to perfection!!
Well well!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Dear Glenda,
Verdigris is one of my favorite colors!! It radiates authenticity. Of course you have found the most wonderful pictures and items!!
Oh my goodness, you put so much work in all if your posts! I am sure that a lot among your readers can't wait to open your blog every time you have posted!!
Wonderful post my friend, as always!!

manon21 said...

Il n'y a même plus de reportages aussi bon dans les magasines...

Belle journée


Greenorchid said...

Thank you for sharing... I just love the last image Rust and Verdigris two of my favorite things!

Beautiful House said...

I love the colours, such beautiful pictures.x

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wonderful pictures!!!

Warm regards, Ingrid

summersoul said...

Glenda, beautiful! I love the jeanne d'arc photo and also the close up of the leg of the louis xvi chair.

have a great one

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I fell deeply into these colors and images. Almost like a trance. Delightful!

Jade said...

Oooooh Glenda, i can't tell you, how i looooooove your posts - it´s breathtaking again!!!! Thank you soooo much, for all this beauty and magic!!!!!! Warm hugs,


Passione Helena said...

What a wonderful blog. I'll love to follow.

Warm wishes,

debra @ 5th and state said...

glenda, all of these images and gorgeous patina's reminds me of how i wish i lived in europe

Jennelise said...

Gorgeous post! I gasped when I saw that first photo :) I love the softness of that pale teal color. You always have such wonderful pictures!

Cynthia Banks@aloveofthepast said...

Your blog continues to be the most beautiful that I have yet to come across. I read hundreds and yet yours is the most inspiring, romantic and beautiful of all. I can't tell you what your photographs mean to me. They take me to another world. Thank you for always speaking out to me through your blog. Sincerely, Cynthia (

Anonymous said...


These are breathtaking! I don't know where to begin. All of these photos are gorgeous and each one beautiful in their own right. I love them all!

You find some of the most inspirational images.


Lynne said...

What a beautiful color to weave throughout the house...the fragile tones calm the eyes and the soul.
Thank you, Glenda.

lisaroy said...

Gorgeous! My favourite colour and doesn't it look divine paired with muted gold? :)

The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much for such lovely messages! I agree muted antique gold looks so pretty with this colour palette. Warmest wishes - Glenda xxx

Heather Robinson said...

Whew, I have nothing to add that hasn't already been said. I will just add my sincere thank you to the pile--this was absolutely gorgeous and pil-point with how I have been feeling lately...

Anonymous said...

gorgeous colours, how beautiful are the chests of drawers?!!

enjoy your weekend ;-)

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hello Glenda~
What a beautiful collection of color and images!
Have a wonderful weekend~

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

If I could ever have a favorite of your posts...this just might be it. every detail is so beautiful...your boards are just fabulous. Your the best. I hope all is well with you and that you have a great weekend. XO, Mona

desde my ventana said...

A fabulous selection of pictures... really a WONDERFUL POST

Have a great weekend


Wendy Paula said...

My absolute favourite colour palette! What a magic post Glenda, you always bring such pleasure with your wonderful collections.
Have a wonderful week:)
Wendy xo

Alicia said...


helen tilston said...

Hello Glenda

Such beauty and grandeur has taken my breath away. I am transported to a dream world. The ruffled linen is stunning. I love how you present each frame, the collages as beautifully assembled.

My best for a joyful week
Helen xx

Cindy said...

What an amazing blog ! I'm so glad i found you...! You're photos are stunning, i can't wait to dig around in here some more, and read about the restoration of your home...


The Paper Mulberry - Glenda Steel said...

Thank you so much for such lovely messages I am thrilled that you love these images as much as I do! Warmest wishes from an old farmhouse - Glenda xxx

Divina Chita Brasil said...

Maravilhosas as imagens, Parabéns! Adorei as composições!seu blog é muito charmoso!!

AweSomeLiving By Rosita de Jongh said...

prachtig sfeerfoto's die lijst is ook zo mooi ....fijne week ...lieve groet rosita

Virginia Country House said...

Beautiful post, thank you for the inspiration!

Le Style said...

Wonderful Post!!
Have a wonderful weekend!

xo Harriëtte

Unknown said...

My Dear Glenda Im back !! and just had a most wonderful feast of all your blogs back to August and drooled over ALL of them Im passionate about antiques and all those heavenly colours Thankyou I im going to do several short blogs as its doednt seem to have gained any speed in loading and will now try to reinstall by blog archive ! I went to see Pater Jones and bought the lip gloss thankyou
and your new photograph is exquiste
hope you are having a good week Love Fay xx

vicki archer said...

Beautiful images... such a wonderful colour palette... xv

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Beautiful! I'm a follower.