Monday, April 28, 2014

A Beautiful Mess II

"The best part of beauty
is that which no picture
can express."
       ~Francis Bacon

  I was browsing through files of old photographs I have taken the other day - doing a little spring cleaning - and I came across a vignette that I did for a post called A Beautiful Mess back in November 2011. I remembered how fun it was making that messy display and I decided to try it again! I love lace and pillows and flowers and when they are all grouped together I think the effect is very lovely. I think it gives a room a very romantic and unrestrained look to have lace draped here and there as if you just left it by chance, strings of pearls sitting in clusters on the side of your dressing table, or a bevy of plump cushions gathered on an old-fashioned seat. Fabrics soften a room and layers always add texture and interest. I like to be able to see something beautiful wherever I look!
 I also have new treasures which I will be adding to the shop soon so keep checking back in the next day or so! 

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Monday, April 21, 2014


"The pursuit of truth and beauty
is a sphere of activity in which
we are permitted to remain children
all our lives." 
                    ~Albert Einstein

    I went away for the weekend with my family so I missed the chance to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I have been busy today listing new treasures in the Etsy Shop. I drove home from my trip in a snow storm, which was incredibly tense to say the least, so I have been longing for anything and everything spring related. These treasures all have a soft floral theme! I hope that you will stop by the shop to have a better look and that your week is full of flowers and sunshine!

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Monday, April 14, 2014


"I feel undressed if I don't have
my pearls on."
          ~Lady Sarah Churchill

   I have always loved pearls. They have a softness that is very elegant and timeless. I have taken to collecting strands of vintage pearls and sitting them in teacups or trays where I can look at them when I pass by. I hang them on mirror corners and drape them on hangers with pretty lace tops. They add a gentle sheen that you catch out of the corner of your eye. Quieter than gold or silver - pearls are the accessory that say class and sophistication. 


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