I tend to collect lots of little things
like tiny plates and pitchers
small rabbit figurines and seashells from my hometown ~
|my green hutch in dining room decorated for Winter/Spring|
old, non-working pocket watches
tree fungus (also known as shelf lichen)
I collect soup tureens without lids,
and lids to lost soup tureens.
both of which do not match with nor will they ever fit one another.
old children's shoes find their way into my shopping basket & heart.
oh and hearts too ~ I collect hearts.
|new knobs on green hutch|
old photos & flower frogs ~
dried flower from our gardens
bits of lace and old calico
thread spools & scissors
yes, some of the things are nonsensical.
but then again I am (occasionally) nonsensical as well ~
|wallpaper border will be gone sooooon :)|
oh, and did I mention I also collect dust?
but not on purpose...
with my many collections,
a woodstove and a furry white cat ~
you can understand how I have come to collect dust then.
|dust on the top shelf....|
that is just another reason why,
with the new year now upon us
I want to remove alot of 'stuff'
that just doesn't fit in anymore
to my now simpler way of thinking & life...
I want to spend more of my time creating & loving
...instead of dusting!!!
yes, I will still collect things,
but more meaningful (to me) things ~
I want statement pieces in my farmhouse...not clutter.
I want antiques that speak to my heart
rather than just a
"have to have that" kind-of-thing.
I will continue to also decorate with primitives, but no more dark for me.
give me subtle, neutral & light colors to brighten my home,
lift my spirits and inspire my work...
I recently had an email from a friend
that asked if I was going
"shabby chic" with my decor,
and/or will I stop designing my 'primitive' designs for needlework
NO. I am not.
and...NO I will not.
I won't decorate with lots of ruffles & lace,
(something old & stained, but nothing 'frothy')
I don't expect to see any of my rooms painted pink,
(but old pink & brown quilts tickle my fancy)
my designs will continue to come from my heart where they live,
~ but their colors will change just a bit...I have confidence in the direction I'm going
and I think you'll be pleased with my results.
The Bathroom is coming along ~
Peter sanded the walls, filled the holes with putty and now he is working on the window...
removing the sash so we can fix the glass.
I cannot wait to show you what we have planned for this window :))
well it's Raining today,
and finally I'm putting away Christmas 2013
and um ~
enjoy each other and your cozy homes my Friends!
* Blessed be *