Friday, September 2, 2016

I'm a Quaintrelle


I enjoy learning new words, or in this case, learning obscure old words.


 I like to think that I show passion in my life.


My leisure time allows me to take the time to style charming photos,


play with flowers until I get a bouquet just right,


and add quaint little touches 


 here and there


throughout the house.


Now, it is time for this quaintrelle to cultivate one of life's little pleasures and take a walk on the beach.


How about you, are you a quaintrelle?

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40 comments:

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Where did you find that delicious word? I love that it starts with "quaint" like the quaint word it is! I'm not sure I am one, but I seriously love that blue pot with the colorful flowers - and all the others pictures. I also love that you're a teacher and you have so many means of making words ;)

Mary

Susie said...

Carol, I do not know if I am...but you certainly are. :):) I loved the pictures today. Looks so calm and peaceful. I love the picture with the clouds resting on the sea. Beautiful. Blessings for a fabulous weekend, xoxo, Susie

Rita C. said...

Why yes, I think I am a quaintrelle! Thank you for that! Have a fabulous weekend!

Rita C. said...

Why yes, I think I am a quaintrelle! Thank you for that! Have a fabulous weekend!

dreamson34thstreet.com said...

Yes you are and I am too!
(One of my favorite "word play" words!)
I found another one to play with on my blog today!
Happy holiday weekend, Carol!
It's always bright and beautiful here!
w/L

ANNE said...

I aspire to be one! but there's nothing leisurely about my spare time. LOL

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Great word and I love it. Yes, I think that I am one. I like my leisure time everyday and like to do what I have the urge to do.

Enjoy our wonderful weather.
Happy Labor Day.

Mary

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

What an interesting word! And pretty pictures Carol! Have a good weekend!

Terra Hangen said...

Your photos show delightful scenes, and I like the word you share. I gather new words too, from favorite authors like Anthony Trollope and Proust and current British mystery authors.

Stacey said...

I am a quaintrelle and thank you for teaching me that word. ;)

Debby said...

I dol like that word. Just reading your blog and seeing your pictures makes me smile. Hugs

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a lovely word! I am on my way to being one, not quite there yet.

Have a wonderful weekend ~ FlowerLady

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh yes, I am. I am also a pluviophile, for I found solice and peace on rainy days. I am also a linguaphile, for I literally get giddy when I hear or see a new word! Yes my friend, I am with you.

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, thank you for a new word! Yes, I would say that I am a quaintrelle! Have a lovely holiday weekend! Pam @ Everyday Living

Rhondi said...

What a fun little word! I wonder who made it up? It definitely units you. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

podso said...

That's a new word to me but describes you well! I hope you have a good weekend. Lovely photos!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a lovely word and yes I hope I am a quaintrelle or at least I strive to be one! It is you to a T!
hugs!!

Laurie said...

Hmmm, I would like to think I am...a little, maybe. But you, my friend, definitely are.

Burlap Luxe said...

Its always beautiful here as for being a quaintrelle, yes me too!
Being a gatherer of words I sort them in my head and with pictures that play out in daily life words just appear....
As they do with you and the soulful sea beauty you create as you play with sight words as well.

Have a beautiful holiday weekend.

Xx
Dore

Susan said...

I wish I were!!! I might make it my goal for 2017-baby steps of course.

Junkchiccottage said...

What a great word Carol. Describes you to a tee!!! Love seeing all your sweet touches your beach cottage.
Enjoy that walk on the beach. Ahhhhhhhhhh!
Hugs,
Kris

Down by the sea said...

That wonderful word does describe you so well. I would love to have more time to create new touches in my home. In the meantime I take pleasure in seeing yours. Sarah x

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol I love your old newly found word... Poetic expression for sure, Yes most certainly I am a "quaintrelle" and embrace it. Your vignettes and photography are always great fun and joyful.
xoxo,
Vera

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Love looking at what you're looking at always. You do have a gift for photos and styling, which I enjoy very much.

Melanie said...

I like that word (a new one to me)...and I would like to think that I am one, also!

Summer said...

Yes indeed! I am so very much a quaintrelle too ♥ Have yourself a wonderful day ♥


summerdaisycottage.blogspot.com

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

That is the perfect word to describe you! And I think I am one too! I love it...I have to write it down and post it on the fridge!

Kathy said...

What a marvelous word! I have not heard it before and it describes you perfectly.

jackie @ travelnwrite said...

What a fabulous new word, you've introduced me to. I just may have to find a way to use it one day in a post of my own. . .what a lovely definition!

Kirby Carespodi said...

I prefer to describe myself as a curmudgeon.

Eilis@MyHeartLivesHere said...

What a lovely word. You definitely meet the definition with all your beautiful photos.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Love the word. The photos are so pretty. xoxo Su

Jann Olson said...

Love the word Carol! Had never heard of it before, but happy to admit that I am one as well. :)
hugs,
Jann

Art @ Home said...

*giggles* I love that word! I want to be a quaintrelle. I aspire to be one, I just need more time I guess! I love the cute little touches in your beach cottage. They always make me smile!

And yes, we see passion in your posts. You are the bomb dot com, Carol!

xo,
RJ

Deanies Stash said...

Carol, love this word! I wish to be a quaintrelle but am always go go go and not pursuing leisurely pursuits. Hopefully one day I will grow up and be a quaintrelle.

xo Dianne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You always have the sweetest touches around your home, so this term does suit you well, Carol! I envy your proximity to the beach. I would be there every day searching for shells and sea glass.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Beautiful post in every single detail!
You are being featured this week at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
Jemma

Jeanie said...

What a wonderful new word! I think I am a quaintrelle, too!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love that word you just taught me (see, you can't stop being a teacher ;)

Carla said...

I do believe you very much a quaintrelle! And you're darn good at it. LOL
The photos are great. The one of the beach almost looks like a painting.