Life has become, for me, a stark contrast of light and of dark.... there is such amazing light, because I choose to live there in that space. But the dark lurks behind the corners of my eyes and brings tears of frustration and grief that I fight to tame....and more questions come as I cling to my core belief that it is, in fact, all secretly perfect.
So, here today, I just want to share some light....and a little peek into my home...a place that has become more and more a haven of rest and joy. Where the scent of Hyacinths, brought to me by my sweet K.W., just today, wafts through the air and light comes through the antique dresses and lace hanging in the windows.
I wanted to share a little bit of a before and after with you today.
K.W. surprised me recently with this antique (and very wonderfully shabby) cabinet we spied during one of our favorite pastimes: JUNKING. The price was so right that it was irresistible!
Here is the before:
|Our youngest explores the new arrival...|
|Pooka and Alice explore the new arrival...|
| a chamber pot from the late 1800's, bird s&p shakers|
and parts of my "old bird stuff" collection
|my most favorite treasures are the really stained|
and chipped and uber neglected ones.
my prize is the old pitcher on the top shelf without its handle.
|blue willow vintage child's plate and crystal is one of many|
very shabby Christmas ornaments I made this year
that I couldn't bear to put away!
This is the journal I chose because it spoke so loudly to me recently. (and I love the happy colors) On the cover is says "It's All Secretly Perfect"...and I need that reminder sometimes. You can see it or purchase it (or one like it) by clicking on the journal. It is on sale now for 11.00 at Papaya, one of my favorite sites. Quite a bargain! It is reversible, opens up flat, and has nice thick pages for painting and gluing and such.
Here is a sneak peek of what's coming to the shop tomorrow...
|more wedding jewelry from vintage elements, I love|
the super shabby elements of the hair comb...
See you all again soon...thank you for being here and reading these words...sharing your life and your time with me means so much. Love and Light to you all.