Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's in the details

Have you ever taken the time to look past the big picture and focus on the details?

The gentle dangle of glass beads,

scrolling metal,
finely carved corners,
intricately stitched needlepoint,
scalloped edges,
chipping veneer and tiny turned corners,

the curve of the arm,

carved wood and velvet,
the delicate leg on a vintage sofa.

The details may make up the bigger picture but the bigger beauty is made up of the finer details.


sepiadreams said...

Yes Ma'am!!! I totally agree with you on stopping and noticing the details-that's usually the most beautiful part!!! You're goodies are on their way-enjoy them!!! Love Tiina....

Valarie said...

Thank you soo much for your kind comments on my blog. I love Nancy, and her shoes are divine, aren't they? I am so happy to have found another friend in blogland. Have a wonderful day. -Valarie

Marilyn said...

Stop on over... I have a Blog award for you !!

Andrea said...

Hello. I just popped in from the Forget Me Not blog. I love your site. It is truly beautiful. Very inspiring. Blessings to you.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

NICE idea to take pics of the lovely and sometimes overlooked details! Thanks for visiting me! You have a nice blog that has a gentle touch and we need that in our lives!!! Blessings, ANita

Mary said...

Oh yes, always focus on the details - I love the corners and edges of old and beautiful things, carved frames, worn chipped legs, selvedges on old velvet (looking for some to cover those darned chairs!!), real aged glass crystals (none of those new-fangled plastic dangles!)and more.

Lovely comment you left today - as always - I thank you so much for always being so generous.

Warm hugs - Mary.

Fete et Fleur said...

You are after my own heart with this post. I am always captivated by the details.


June said...

I just found your blog and I feel so at home here. When I read your profile you said so many things I feel. Then it was so interesting to note that one of your favorite books was "Under the Lilacs"(Alcott). One of mine as well. truely, June

The Pink Bird House said...

What a wonderful idea for a post, finding the beautiful tiny details in every day things!! Gorgous pictures!! I see that I will have to sharpen my photography skills a bit, I am not sure I could have come up with such lovelies at these that you shared with us! Very very nice.

Lady Laurie said...

How I love your furniture. I bet your homeis just gorgeous! I love the look of old wood!, aged to perfection! The needlework pillow on the chair is just lovely!

Draffin Bears said...

They don't make things like that nowdays do they.

I do love the beautiful and intricate detail on all the beauiful furniture and light fittings.