*Never lose an opportunity for seeing anything that is beautiful;
* *For beauty is God's handwriting--a wayside sacrament.
* * Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower,
* *And thank God for it as a cup of His blessing. *
*- Ralph Waldo Emerson*
I am joining Kristina for What I Love Wednesdays.
Several days ago I saw a blog from one of my daily favorites, Savor Home and she had simply taken pictures of some of her favorite things in her house. I was inspired to look at the little favorite things I choose to live with each day in a new light.
Then today, I got my new issue of Veranda magazine and right there on the cover was this statement:
"EXPRESS YOUR STYLE - Live With What You Love"
When hubby and I downsized several years ago, that was our determination: To only keep what we love. And that was the most liberating and exhilarating decision!
So, I'm just going to share with you a few of the things I like to look at in my house every day. There are others but I'll save them for another What I Love Wednesday.
|I love this little colorful glass vase that I found at a Flea Market Booth during a Sister outing.|
|I found these sconces years ago, and love them. I use them in a grouping with mirrors. This one holds a saucer and creamer from an antique china tea set.|
|This one holds an antique pitcher. One of my favorites!|
|This grouping is atop my Lingerie Chest. The plate is an antique and the porcelain duck piece was given to me by a very special friend years ago.|
|My very favorite antique piece in my house. It holds an antique dish that I love, a musical dove that was given to me by a special friend, a floral arrangement that belonged to my mother.|
|A picture grouping on a bedside table in the Master Bedroom.|
|Guest Bath counter top grouping|
|One of the most favorite items in my house is this delicate counted cross stitch done by my daughter during a very difficult time in her life. A true labor of love and therefore a real treasure!|
|This little dish that belonged to my grandmother contains all my favorite jewelry from the 50's. My poodle pins, and first rhinestone necklace.|
Now, some of God's created beauty that I love!
|A new orchid in my bathroom|
|New dew-covered fronds on my palm that was a gift from my son's kindergarten teacher - he happens to be 43 today!|
And Now, my absolute favorite things of beauty -
Granddaughters all dressed up for their first day of school!
|Cassidy is a Junior in High School and Ava Grace is ready for her 1st day of Kindergarten.|
|Mary-Elizabeth enters Middle School - 5th Grade and Savannah, a 7th grader enters her last year of Middle School|
Maybe this will help you look at your favorite things with a new eye of appreciation and gratitude.