Thursday, October 20, 2011

For Simple Pleasures


For Simple Pleasures.... lovely words and isn't that always our desire? The dream of the prettiest holiday... Not for the room filled with expensive presents but the room filled with family and friends... loved ones to share nourishment of body and mind..
Comfort and joy always begins at home... and my style with tastes from the past.. It is all in the detail and adding embellishment to accomplish the swanky touch of glam... With a designer background I was never wanting to go in and do my style in someone else's home.. I believe it to be so very important for a home to say this home belongs to......... with the touches of what the people that reside there love and have passion for... That thought didn't always work however as many didn't really know and that was very hard to accomplish something you saw fitting for them... For instance if you love to quilt or crochet... I love to see that setting in a basket or large bowl in the room you enjoy creating... Displays of favorites, if it be antique.. vintage... or traditional in colors soothing to you will display your personality... Older homes seem to want to add newer and newer homes seem to want to add older to blend the charm that bring that " at home" feeling... perfect touches of gracious....
In the pics above found on the Southern Living site.... I found to be very lovely and the use of compotes or stemware that most all of us have already available in our home... A very budget friendly idea... The votive candle and a clip on ornament of choice can add a very festive and charming look.... Also could be used as elevation with different size stemware in other vignettes for your holiday enjoyment... Once again who says that it has to be expensive to be very lovely...

1 comment:

Ira said...

Lovely pictures Marietta; I love the summer, but now that temperatures are changing and it's becoming chilly outside, I do so love making it nice and comfortable inside. Light a few candles, open up a bottle of nice red wine, simply enjoy the conversation of each other. Simple pleasures of life, really... Hope you're doing fine! Take care, Ira