Monday, August 31, 2015

The Pretty Little Things

"Life is about the 
pretty little things."

   The last day of August. It's like the air knows it! The breezes are cooler, the leaves are pale, and the Autumn pears sit ripe on the table. I'm enjoying the last moments of summer and looking forward to all that the changing days will bring. 
   Today I took a few photos of some random treasures. Sometimes I just like to collect small random things together and take a picture of them. It's not so much setting a scene or a vignette, but appreciating the way tiny things look bunched in a group without a purpose. In my home I like for there to be something lovely to look at wherever I turn - whether it is displayed for the world to see or tucked away in a drawer. Life is about the pretty little things...

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pink and Gold

"August rain: the best of 
the summer gone, and the 
new fall not yet born. The 
odd uneven time."
            ~Sylvia Plath
   These last few days of August have tiptoed up behind me and tapped me on the shoulder unexpectedly. Next week will be September and I can see the wave of Autumn and Winter cresting above me. I am trying not to feel sad that the Summer is leaving. It was so beautiful and I have made many wonderful memories with friends and family this year. I know the excitement of a new season will find its way to me soon and I am trying to enjoy these last few days when I can still say we are in a summer month!
   Today I took a few pictures of some treasures around the house. I had a little accident recently. My most favourite lamp with the fancy lace shade toppled over for some inexplicable reason in the middle of the night and the base broke. I was very sad and I had to re-build it using other parts. The finished product is a little different than it was and I may still change it again. :) Anyway, here are a few photos of some pretty pink and gold things. 

You can find this ormolu mirrored dresser tray in my Etsy Shop now!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Emma's Whimsy

"If I had a world of my own,
everything would be nonsense."
              ~Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland

   I have said before that my sister and I are very different - some would say opposites! The truth is we are both very feminine and artistic just in different ways. When my sister had her baby a year and a half ago suddenly her style exploded into a myriad of bright colours, whimsical treasures, fairytale books, and crinoline skirts. I gathered a few of her things together (and baby's too!) and made some little vignettes I thought I would share with you. This is just a tiny glimpse into my sister's colourful, magical world.