Monday, December 16, 2013

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder


My dear mother was a “Craft Queen” extraordinaire.  I grew up in a house filled with those pictures of vases done in shimmering beads or better yet painted seeds.  She frequently drove us all out of the house while heating her latest plastic flower craft creation in the oven.  She loved her creations and it showed because the house and the family cabin were filled with them.  So the other day when our long time bestest of the best friend Jan came to the house with a large paper Christmas wreath,  I did a double take and if she had not been so quick to enter I would have erected my craft free zone sign on the front door.  But alas, she was standing in the front room with lots of witnesses so I couldn’t very well have ejected her.  There was some dribble about some other friend who made it for her but when she saw that it was made of sheet music she just knew we would love it.  Jan is a minimalist of sorts, her house is clutter free and right out of “House Beautiful”.  There are empty drawers in every room! Unlike our motto of drawers are made to be filled.  I shall never have to purchase another dress shirt ever again as a steadfast rule of Jan’s is that when her husband Brian comes home with three new shirts, then three must vacate their place in his closet.  I have forty winter dress shirts and close to that amount in summer shirts.  But wait a minute here we were talking about that big hideous wreath stuffed full of sheet music that she just unloaded on us………
"Wait…..wait why are you taking down my peony painting (also given to us by Jan years ago)…..oh no you can’t really want that hung there????"
"…….hmm? Well yes that really looks quite nice there.  You know it looks as though it was made for that spot."

 
Thanks Jan, we love it…..got any more cool stuff?

13 comments:

  1. Well I think it looks rather lovely. My home is an explosion of colours, glitter & kitsch at this time of year. An explosion in a sweet factory effect if you like.

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    1. I was just looking at it up close, it is as though the creator was looking at that wall and decided they had just what it needed.

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  2. Why are other people's houses always so bloody tidy!!!

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  3. It is perfect over the piano. Love it! How are the roses, Doc?

    Jim

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    1. Jim,
      Well bloody freaking hell….the roses are doing very well and am hoping to enter my “Francis Dubreuil” (which was approved by Rose Societies President) in the spring show this year. Hope this coming New Year will be finding you well and enjoying life my friend.

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  4. It does look quite nice there. I hope you put it away carefully for next year.

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    1. I am thinking a very large hat box?

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  5. I think it looks very good, Doc. :-)
    My hubby subscribes to the same. Not only that every drawer is filled, but any open space as well. ;-)
    Merry Christmas to you all!

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    1. Thanks Linda,
      Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas

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  6. It's a talking point THATS FOR SURE

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  7. Dear John,
    So up front as usual ;o)

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  8. Ron ... I think it looks wonderful where you placed it! I am glad you & Marjie enjoyed it.
    Princess Minimalist

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