The lilacs lift in generous bloom
Their plumes of dear old-fashioned flowers;
Their fragrance fills the still old house
Where left alone I count the hours.
High in the apple-trees the bees
Are humming, busy in the sun, --
An idle robin cries for rain
But once or twice and then is done.
from At Home from Church by Sarah Orne Jewett
Look who's here!
Nina Hartmann and Maria-Isabel Hansson's groundbreaking interior book 'Vintage by Nina' in English.
(Distributed in the U.S. by Atelier de Champagne in September 2012.)
I've scanned a few images of my Swedish copy echoing the purples of my lilacs. I absolutely don't mind books I can't read, but discovering more about Nina's aesthetic surely is better. Corresponding with Nina a few months ago I relayed: America needs you.
Romantic yet minimalist, sentimental without saccharine.
This is the first in a series relaying how Nina's influenced my cottage...så vackert!
Until next time, stay shabby!
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