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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

details ...

just a few things that caught my eye while i was dusting my castle today ...


my powder puff from revolving store ...




a bundle of envelopes from Jamie ... and spools from Tina ...




layered laces on a heart that i made ...




the delicious top on one of my hats ... can i just tell you how very tempted i am
to pull this off and use it on the puff i will eventually make for myself ... yummy ...




clothespins in an old beaded bag ... china doll head from Elizabeth Parsons ...




clothespins and a stack of stamps from Tina ... love these ...



"it is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are".
Arthur Schopenhauer.

my trifles are all dust free ... and picked clean of cat hair ... i am off to ponder what
exactly this shows about who i am ... i will tell you if i figure it out ... see you later ...

65 comments:

Annesphamily said...

What a pretty post! It certainly made me smile! :)

Jan said...

Love all these goodies!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Oh so many pretty things in your castle Lori! I love that "dusting my castle"... I am going to have to remember that. ;)

xoxo Heather

icandy... said...

These are wonderful pieces of love!
Everything is so pretty!
ox
christina

stefanie said...

gorgeous treasures!!!

Little Pink Studio said...

Beautiful everything, including your photos!!
Cerri xoxo

Terri said...

Beautiful treasures. Thank you for sharing your favorite things with us.
Hugs,
Terri

A Thing for Roses said...

Oh so lovely, Lori!

Hugs and kisses,

Lisa

Sue said...

I recognize Tina's treasures! She was one of my swap partners for earlier this year. I love the goodies she sends, don't you? She most definitely has an eye for details!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh such pretties and so beautiful photographed!!

debi said...

Thanks for sharing your pretties!

Maija said...

Such pretty phtos and lovely vignettes of goodies from friends!

Jeanne said...

Your trifles are beautiful Lori!
xo
jeanne

TinyBear said...

Love your photos Lori - it´s all eye candy. Makes me want to reorganize too.
xo Tina

Diane said...

Well it tells me you are very organized, things you do a re very well thought out...planned and executed!
Sure is nice to know you Happy Mothers Day, Hugs, Diane

Dorthe said...

Your powderpuff, and flower, my goodness, what beauties,-love your post,
xo Dorthe

Miss Rhea said...

It is all so pretty !! I would be hoarding it, lol !! :) You new bloggy look is awesome. Probably not NEW, but I have been such a slug visiting lately :( Gosh, you are up early ! It is almost 3 here and I am wide awake. Got to love Menopause :) Have a Great day Lori !!! Hugs !!! :) :) :)

cheryl kuhn said...

Oh what pretty, pretty photos. I oohed and aahed over each one of them!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Beautiful treasures you have there in your castle~it's like visiting your friends everyday...Have a beautiful Thursday~ xo, Ann

The Feathered Nest said...

I love seeing beautiful treasures up close...the details and beauty are wonderful. And you, sweet Lori, always show such attention to detail in everything you do!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lori, such beautiful photos of such beautiful things. I think you should enlarge these photos and frame them as a collection on a wall. That would be so pretty, don't you think?

June said...

Lori, I got just what I came for. A shot of beauty, given by a gifted friend. Wow...such lovely treasures and trifles. And I adore that quote!
hugs to you sweet friend!

stefanie said...

thanks for entering my giveaway...you still have time to have a giveaway...anytime until May 29th you can add something...and you have great somethings!!!! just click the link above the picture and add something.

Zuzu said...

Beautiful!
Lately, I've been asking myself 'what am I doing' and 'why am I doing it'. Guess it's part of my 2nd childhood. He-heee. :)

Attic Charm said...

Beautiful photos of all your lovelies!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Great pictures of lovely goodies, Lori!!!

Secondhandrose said...

It is so nice that you have a name attached to so many of your pretty things. What good friends you have.

karen

Debby said...

Loved seeing all your pretties that surround you in your castle. So yummy!! Great post.
Debby

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Hi Lori...your castle goodies look so vintage romantic! I love your style. The fact that they are now dust free is even better....so many things...so much dusting! I gotta do that too!

Hugs~

Claudia said...

I am always so happy when I see you have a new post, Lori. These trifles are so lovely. I think it is these little pretties throughout the house that make us smile.Yours are awfully pretty!

xo
Claudia

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

You have such lovely things! Your house must be exquisit!
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

paperbird said...

what a wonderful quote- i love your trifles- the tiny aqua flower is especially sweet.

Fete et Fleur said...

You do have an amazing eye! YUMMY!!

Nancy

Tiedupmemories said...

Dusting your castle huh? Love that and all that caught your eye! I need to dust my castle too! Lol!

Katsui Jewelry said...

Love your blog. I could just eat it...such beautiful colors and pretties!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey sweets,
gorgeosu shots.
im so glad you stopped by. hope you have a great week
oxox,
jessi

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Miss Lori~I feel what draws us to these beautiful vintage pieces is...we appreciate the history that comes with it. I've always wished for access to flea markets that have such treasures as the laces and trims you have in your amazing collection.
They make the most perfect embellishments for any project.
Speaking of...I adored your paper mache lid tutorial! I took your idea and added dried lavender with the batting which made a lovely scented sachet I've tucked in with the bath towels. I also scented the batting with a few drops of floral essential oils, rose and gardenia. They too are tucked in between my linens.
Now I'm looking at recycling lids from some of the products we use to create these.
I've invited my sweet neighbor to come over for an afternoon to make some paper lid sachets. Thanks to you we'll be having a sweet smelling afternoon of creativity.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

vivian said...

such pretties you have filled your castle with! Life is good isnt it!?
happy weekend (well almost)!!!
vivian

sissie said...

What pretty little bits of this and that. It's all so lovely.
I really like the clothes pins inside the beaded bag, that's so charming.
It's true, the little things are what makes us happy!

hugs
Sissie

Sadie Lou said...

Lori, what kind of camera do you use? Your photographs are stunning and I'm looking to get a new one...can you email me?
lollishops@gmail.com
~S

Boxwood Cottage said...

Yes I agree it's all in the details! Beautiful shots Lori an I see you had a swap with Tina too :)
Wishing you a happy Spring weekend!
xoxo~ Carola

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Lori,
I think it says you are an artist, a lover of anything touched & loved by another hands long ago. It means you can't stand to see those beautiful things sit in a closet & rot. You'd rather put them out on a shelf where they can inspire you everyday. And it says you know what your friends like too! Happy TGIF & all that good stuff. Lisa

Dolly said...

Its those little things that make a house a home!

Happy Mothers day Lori!
Hugz,
Dolly

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Your trifles are simply yummy!

sandra said...

Be still my heart!!!! Love all the close-ups you've shown us, Lori....so much beauty is in the details!!!! Oooooh, that puff...yikes!!!!! and the top of that hat....drooling here! Yep, I think I'd have to yank that beauty off and put it on a puff. What a divine creation that would be! So glad you decided to dust the castle so we could get a little peek! ;-) hehe
Love ya bunches,
Sandra

Cassandra said...

You have got to have some of the most inspiring photos I come across. Thanks so much for sharing all your lovely treats with us.

Rella said...

Darling!! that is one of the few fun things about cleaning out the studio..finding treasures that I forgot I had!! Come on over to faerieluna...I have a little gift away going on.

xox Rella

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

What a creative spirit you are...all those goodies can only mean one thing...you'd better get busy with the act of creativity!

ciao bella
creative carmelina was here!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Lori,
I didn't know if my comment went through. Your post is gorgeous. I was sewing something today and thought of you, and your creations. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Karen

Jenny Fowler said...

Oh my you are so right - that millinery flower is beautiful! What a treasure. Thanks for all the inspiration Lori.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh! If I picked my things of cat hair...well, I'd be done in 2020!

m ^..^

Alisa said...

Such gorgeous details! I can see why you are so tempted to pull the millinery off the hat!

Auntie Cake said...

Happy Mother's Day Lori! Hoping your fam spoils you rotten!
Kate

Sandy Michelle said...

Your pix are so pretty girl!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

Lori what a great post. What wonderful treasures you have there.
Alison

Jamie said...

What's this "dusting" you speak of? LOL!!! I might enjoy it if everything around me were as lovely as this. Hope your week is wonderful!!! Love, Jamie

Rose Garden Romantic said...

It's all so lovely, Lori! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!
Michelle

chasity said...

i hope you had a wonderful and blessed mother's day lori.
hugs~
chasity

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I adore all your trifles! :) The puff is amazing, and I can see your vision with the top of that hat! Your mantel looks just perfect, too. Love it's creamy color. Hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day, Lori.

Blessings
Kitty

Lulu said...

What beautiful pictures! Exactly what I needed to see to brighten up my Monday!

Also thanks so much for stopping by my blog to say hi!

Take Care,
Shelley

Sugar Bear said...

Such pretties! Hey - I'm liking the new color scheme around here!
Karla

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Always a feast for the eyes!

The Rose Room said...

lovely and lovely photography Lori! Rachaelxo

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Totally jealous...
but still smiling!!!!
:)))

cindy said...

wow...cat hair free? seriously? I don't think I would know how to act. :D

Beautiful photos!

-c
yapping cat

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