As much as I appreciate and even strive for a less is more approach, I am very much drawn to those tiny charming details of life. It is just part of who I am, I do love charm and personality. Sweet touches and unique details make me happy!
In the craziness of my life, I think a part of me is yearning for simplicity (have I mentioned that I have five kids ranging from 21 to 9 living with me right now? I’ll update on my life soon, right now I am hiding away in my room while they all run screaming through the house!). Even as I crave the simplicity of LESS, I thrive on the details. Call me complicated, or confused.
As many of you shared in the comments of the last post, a balance between “evolved over time” and “less is more” might very well be the best solution of all. I agree.
Just for fun today, here is a random collection of sweet touches & charming details that make me smile. Remember that childhood game, “I spy?” I confess, I play that game all the time! Yes, by myself. WHAT? I know. I am weird. I study photos and rooms — and enjoy discovering the details that draw me in! That is my kind of game.
Today I spy…
a painted checkered wood floor
a charming street sign
flowers casually arranged in a pitcher
a vintage stove
plates stacked on shelves and hung on the wall…
Oh, be still my heart.
I spy …
a sweet vine covered building
a charming covered entry porch
rock walls, brick patios and cottage gardens
sweet handwritten labels
simple touches of beauty reflected in antique mirror
a well stocked guest room, full of details and textures
an antique suitcase
a luxurious and lovely patterned headboard
a stack of fluffy towels
a big mirror to expand the light and space
an assortment of goodies for the guests
treasures just waiting to be discovered.
last photo: from my favorite beach shop, Sesame & Lillies (Cannon Beach, Oregon).