Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Beautiful Mess

"The beauty that addresses itself to the
eye is only the spell of the moment; the
eye of the body is not always that of the soul."
                   ~George Sand

   I came across a photo not long ago - I am not sure who it was by - of a room with an ornate settee covered in beautiful lace boudoir pillows, scarves, and various lovely things with a mirror in the background and a shelf with more objects and baubles. The photo was lush with beautiful things placed haphazardly here and there and I loved it immediately! Everything looked as if it had recently been touched laying across a cushion or stacked in lovely disarray. It inspired me to take this set of photos full of beautiful things displayed together in one beautiful 'mess'! It is amazing the unique and wonderful things you can discover when you are not trying to make everything perfect! I have also included an old sketch of mine. Have a lovely sunday and remember to look for beauty in imperfection!

Everyone always asks me where I get the beautiful dyed ribbon roses - they are grouped in a bowl in one of these photos - they are from the wonderful site Definitely worth a visit!

                 Drawing of Jennelise


  1. Oh, I just love looking...Total, gorgeous, eye candy!


  2. That is a beautiful mess indeed! So much pretty! Jennelise I was out antiquing and bought something inspired by you *winks* I'll be sharing it on Weds so I hope you'll stop by for a visit. Vanna

  3. Oh Jennelise!! Such gorgeous and beautiful photos...and your drawing is lovely as always! I just love coming over to your blog and seeing all the eye candy! I love the photos with the Antique watch favorites! Hope you have a wonderful week! xo

  4. Thankyou! I had a good time gathering everything and putting it into "messy" but pretty groups. I would bring something else and look through my camera and decide I needed more - I think I did that about ten times! :) I can't wait to see what you mean Vanna! I'm sure your purchase will be something spectacular as usual! Thankyou for your kind compliments everyone!

  5. thank you so much for your visit and kind words...well that was quite the mess, mess of loveliness that have some amazing lace, and the flowers in the bowl are true out of this world...the best I've have such a beautiful blog...



  6. You know what Jennelise, I want your home and all the wonderful things in it ! You have such lovely things everywhere, it's very beautiful. And you made a very nice drawing.

  7. Wow!!! Simply Beautiful pic's and post so romantic
    Love it all and Love your blog

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  9. Love your beautiful romantic mess !!
    Signed in as a follower
    and hope to visit your blog more often.
    I found you via Pinterest.
    Your blog is lovely !

    Shabby Royale.