Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How do I Love Thee…

The Honey Trees:To Be With You

Sonnets from the Portuguese 43:

How Do I Love Thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861)

Austin Trenholm of Trenholm Photo:Elizabeth and Gregory’s outdoor wedding at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.

Austin Trenholm of Trenholm Photo: Elizabeth and Gregory’s outdoor wedding at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers, Florida.

A & R Photographic/stylest-Marianne Cotterill

A & R Photographic/stylist-Marianne Cotterill

Tamara Kaya-Honey/House of Honey. Tamara designed for the Hamptons Designer showhouse

Tamara Kaya-Honey/House of Honey. Nursery designed  for the Hamptons Designer show-house

Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Michele Naquaiya-Naquaiya's Gallery, Etsy

Elizabeth Barrett Browning by Michele Naquaiya-Naquaiya’s Gallery, Etsy

“Earth is crammed with heaven…” ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

via-25.media.tumblr.com

via-25.media.tumblr.com

Pink Leica: Paul Cuthbert, owns this Leica with paradise pink snake skin detail from 1956 – the only camera of its kind in the world.

Pink Leica: Paul Cuthbert, owns this Leica with paradise pink snake skin detail from 1956 – the only camera of its kind in the world. via-Miss Moss

”Whoso loves

Believes the impossible.”

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. 

Nashelle, Bristol ‘Signature’ Necklace

Nashelle, Bristol ‘Signature’ Necklace

Better Homes and Gardens, Bedroom Storage Solutions.

Better Homes and Gardens, Bedroom Storage Solutions.

French designer Delphine Manivet, via-79 Ideas

French designer Delphine Manivet,via-  79 Ideas

"Helen Amy Murray is a designer based in the UK who produces bespoke upholstery textiles for the luxury market. Her designs are individually carved into a variety of surfaces, such as  wool felt, silk and high-tech non-woven materials, but especially leather." via-Tractor Girl

“Helen Amy Murray is a designer based in the UK who produces bespoke upholstery textiles for the luxury market. Her designs are individually carved into a variety of surfaces, such as wool felt, silk and high-tech non-woven materials, but especially leather.” feature via-Tractorgirl

The amazing...Connie Cupcake!!!

The amazing…Connie Cupcake!!!

A & R Photographic/stylist-Marianne Cotterill

A & R Photographic/stylist-Marianne Cotterill

”A woman’s always younger than a man
At equal years.”

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. Aurora Leigh, bk. 2 (1857). An explanation follows: … because she is disallowed Maturing by the outdoor sun and air, And kept in long-clothes past the age to walk.

Headpiece, Teeki by Amy Oram-Etsy

Headpiece, Teeki by Amy Oram-Etsy

The Vow via-Welcome to Wonderland

The Vow via-Welcome to Wonderland

Colourful & Contemporary Library via Canadian House and Home

Colourful & Contemporary Library via Canadian House and Home

Sonnets From the Portuguese. Publisher: The Riccardi Press, 1915 via Peter Harrington

Sonnets From the Portuguese. Publisher: The Riccardi Press, 1915 via Peter Harrington

Our friend, Tess Michelsen, masterfully paints and creates beautiful furniture from it's less-beautiful beginnings. Beach House- "casual furnishings for the simple life". She is a lovely creative soul and we adore her. If you are ever in Bend, Oregon send us a shout and we will hook you up!

Our friend, Tess Michelsen, masterfully paints and creates and saves beautiful furniture from it’s less-beautiful days. Beach House- “casual furnishings for the simple life”. She is a lovely, creative soul and we adore her. If you are ever in Bend, Oregon send us a shout and we will hook you up!

A Secret Garden Inspiration Shoot. via-The Sweetest Occasion

A Secret Garden Inspiration Shoot. via-The Sweetest Occasion

via-Her Roaring Twenties

via-Her Roaring Twenties

”First time he kissed me, he but only kiss’d
The fingers of this hand wherewith I write;”

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Gorgeous styling from Lo Bjurulf via-100 Layer Cake

Gorgeous styling from Lo Bjurulf via-100 Layer Cake

by Paolo Roversi via-Dust Jacket

by Paolo Roversi via-Dust Jacket

photo via-Kristen of Feather & Nest

photo via-Kristen of Feather & Nest

Vogue UK, 1997 vivianne westwood Paolo Roversi via-Dust Jacket

Vogue UK, 1997 vivianne westwood Paolo Roversi via-Dust Jacket

””Yes,” I answered you last night,
“No,” this morning, Sir, I say.
Colours seen by candle-light,
Will not look the same by day.”

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), British poet. The Lady’s “Yes,” st. 1, Poems (1844).

via-Pinterest, Anthropologie/Alfresco Entertaining

via-Pinterest, Anthropologie/Alfresco Entertaining

via-Total Immortal

via-Total Immortal

A&R Photographic/stylist Sasha Barrie

A&R Photographic/ stylist Sasha Barrie

A&R Photographic/stylist Marianne Cotterill

A&R Photographic/stylist Marianne Cotterill

A vignette by Jesse and Nicole of Confetti Garden, blog and Etsy shop

A vignette by Jesse and Nicole of Confetti Garden, blog and Etsy shop

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

There’s a little fair brown nightingale, who, sitting in the gateways
Makes fitter music to our ears than any song of thine!”

Poem lyrics of The Poet and the Bird by~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

photo via-Jamie of Feather & Nest

photo via-Jamie of Feather & Nest

Abigail Ahern's outdoor room via-Designer Living

Abigail Ahern’s outdoor room via-Designer Living

via-Picship

via-Picship

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2 Responses to Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How do I Love Thee…

  1. Some over the top pretty just before I dash out to a shoot – thanks! I needed some more inspiration. Also…..I feel like I need to remarry my husband. I love that bridal aisle/altar image via Style me Pretty. You’ve really brought the girly out in me ;)

  2. nicole says:

    ohhh i love, love, love the Honey Trees! their sound, their videos, their lyrics, so dreamy. perfect for a music Monday. i also love getting sneak peeks of your homes too. and miss Abigail has truly outdone herself with that outdoor setting, hasn’t she? eeeee, and that wedding aisle photo has inspired me to do a “once upon a time” pin board, and i am entranced by those brilliant striped deck chairs for a reception! and of course, you had me at Elizabeth Barrett Browning, aww…. a literary genius with a magical and very honest style. leaving all other poets before her in the dust. many poets followed after her, even my beloved Emily Dickinson, but none were ever able to match her brilliance in my humble opinion. mostly because i believe that she was born a poet; having written her very first poem at the age of 6! lastly, thank you , thank you, thank you for including our home in this love fest! you’ve made my week. love you ladies & your fantastical blog! oxo

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