This corner holds a few of my favorites in the shop. A birdcage in a classic design, for one. I have a rubber stamp of a birdcage just like this one, right down to the curlicue design on it. And that French lace curtain panel back lit perfectly for this shot. The window seems naked without it.
Most of the time I simply enjoy living with a few beautiful things, but when I talk about them I tend to get philosophical. A dressed table, for instance, is my symbolic equivalent of an ordered world. No matter how much chaos reigns beyond the window panes, a draped table speaks of comfort and security.
A few disparate gathered objects feels like nurturing to me. Saving the world one article at a time, and making it beautiful to boot.
A pretty table reminds me of a time family sat together for a bit each day. Of wonderful meals with friends. Of keeping house rather than merely doing housework.
Aged things want to reassure you that good things happen. Life goes on. It's a small world after all. Even if it only sounds cliched.
I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, whatever you're about.
Ciao! for now!