Friday, January 18, 2013

Pretty Little Things

"The French girls would tell
you, to believe that you were 
pretty would make you so."
               ~Elizabeth Gaskell, 
                  Wives and Daughters

    I am still without a computer of my own but I'm trying not to let it slow me down! 

    I have pretty well used this blog as a confessional to announce my inherent, undeniable, utterly girly personality to the world! I love to see pretty things, make pretty things, and feel pretty. It could be considered an addiction but I am not convinced that it is an unhealthy one. The world can be a beautiful place and I think that we are meant to admire it and to make it more beautiful through our everyday actions and the things we love. My love for beautiful things is inspired by my Mother and her creativity. My sister and I didn't have rooms full of toys growing up - we made our own games and spent a lot of time together as a family. Our best and brightest memories are of girly outings with my Mum and Nana. I remember buying my first bottle of perfume - I liked it so much that I was afraid to use too much of it and have it be all gone! It lasted a decade or more until the scent had all but faded away from the tiny glass vial. My pretty little things have pretty memories attached to them and, more than that, they tell a story about the kind of girl I am. Shy, romantic, old-fashioned, neat, fussy, and a hundred other things. Here are some pictures of a few of my pretty little things... 
































15 comments:

  1. Beautiful treasures! I love them all... Have a nice weekend! Michaella

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  2. they are all very pretty and so beautifully photographed.

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  3. Beautiful feast for my eyes....
    I love everything girly too ;)

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  4. What a great post to enjoy on this Winter's day... I have been busy with some decorating and craft projects this week and behind on reading my emails and posts. So glad I stopped in to enjoy your site!

    Thanks for sharing!
    God bless....Brooke

    http://creativecountrymom.blogspot.com/
    My home and garden site...

    http://brookekroeger.blogspot.com/
    My Vintage Art and Printables site...

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  5. Addiction, compulsion, obsession - call it what you will. I, too, suffer from the same illnesses. Don't ever give up your quest for beauty. I refuse to, also. With each new post, you never cease to amaze me and continually inspire me. Thank you, dear lady. Soul sisters - unite!

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    1. Haha! absolutely! Thankyou for your wonderful words of encouragement! It sounds like we are kindred spirits :)
      Jennelise

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  6. These images need to be in the pages of Victoria magazine, dear friend! One is more gorgeous than the next!
    Swoon....
    xoxo,
    - Irina

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    1. Thankyou so much Irina! It is lovely to hear from you! I hope that you are having a happy New Year!
      Jennelise

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  7. I agree with the gal above...you need a feature in Romantic Homes or Romantic Country. Your pictures are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing! xo

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    1. You are so sweet! Maybe this will be the year ;) Thankyou!
      Jennelise

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  8. As a French girl, I agree with your so nice sentence, and I think a lot of my friends agree it too. If you want to be beloved, begin by your self. I love your tresures : the pink chinas, the lace, the gorgeous clothes. that's so girly and romantic. Loving beauty is not an addiction it's only a positive point of view.
    xoxo from PARIS under the snow
    Joëlle

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    1. That is beautifully said and I couldn't agree more! Thankyou Joelle! Take care!
      Jennelise

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  9. Just beautiful Jennelise....as always! Hi to you and your Mum
    xo
    Janet

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    1. Hello Janet!
      Always lovely to hear from you! I will pass your greeting on to my Mum. :) Thanks for stopping by!
      Jennelise

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  10. Oh Jennelise, I love coming over to your beautiful place to get a heavy dose of pretty. I'm so tickled you found something pretty at my shop. Let me know when it arrives-I think you will love it. Mum's the word!

    Hugs,
    Judy

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