Beauty in the Ordinary

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"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Thursday, April 22, 2010

V. Being creative with what is already available and turning it into something beautiful has
always inspired me to look at everything as a 'possibility to please'. Old grain sacks used to cover bolster pillows...then adding something so simple as a monogram...made beautiful from something so ordinary.

I think the French have been doing this for years...tea towels for a picnic!

I never would have thought... a stairway runner!

something that was once used to cover barrels can now be used to cover your comfy chair...

So before we get ready to toss something into the garbage...perhaps we should take another look at it. Let's look with the eyes of creativity...we just might see something lovely waiting for us to be discovered.


  1. I can just feel that grain-sack runner slightly scratching my bare feet as I run downstairs to my first cup of coffee. Those soft, many-times-washed tea-towels as we spread them across our laps to begin a sunny-Sunday afternoon picnic. Love all the delicious senses these old but loved-thing invoke!

  2. Really loving that stairway runner!!!


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