Tuesday, November 15, 2011

It's in the Details

I guess you'd have to say I was a detail oriented person;
 but not to be confused with "perfectionist",
'cause that, I am not...

I really admire the people that can put out a vase of flowers 
or one or two items and call it a day with their decor.
I just can't...I enjoy that look, I just can't get there.
I like "things"... and I like having them around where I can enjoy them.

Hopefully, not to be confused with "materialistic".
Just because I enjoy them doesn't mean
 that I count them as Most Important. 
I think you know what I mean.

One thing I really love are old religious prints,
I'm getting a nice collection,
 not to worry if they are water stained or crumbling,
that just makes them all the more precious to me.
A couple of them are hanging in the Dining Room,
more come out at Christmas.

I'm particularly fond of this next one,
with all the pen scrolls and flourishes.
If anyone out there knows the technical name
 for these type of pieces, I'd love to hear from you. 

It's very old and in it's original frame.

A few other vintage pieces are here too,
the frame on this one (the Gleaners)
is very worn and there is a prominent water stain,
but it's very dear to me.

I collect sheep and lambs and I do move them around,
but they mostly live on the buffet.

This is my  new baby from St. Louis.

And I showed you my new tablerunner that I made, 
I'm seriously in love with it and don't know if I can 
change it out for Christmas.

I have two of these plates with the crown.
I assume they must have been from a restaurant, 
because of the heaviness of the plates.

This French metal basket is something I always keep on the table,
I just change out the flowers, 
but usually it has faux hydrangeas of some sort in there.

I consider William Bouguereau to be my favorite artist.
 His paintings of Madonnas are so ethereal.

A vintage floral print

OK, this is just packed, but I can't help it...

So many of you mentioned my church pew yesterday.
Honestly, it must have ten layers of ugly paint on it, and it's pretty rough,
but I had a church pew about twenty years ago that  I parted with
due to downsizing,
and I've kicked myself a million times!!

a very old doll trunk is underneath.

Thanks for letting me share my things.
Playing in the dining room is my therapy.

I'm linking with these parties.

Hope you're having a great week,
be sure and click here to join in for the Give Away
 if you haven't entered.

Oh, and I just loaded up the Etsy Shop 
with some new necklaces!


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