Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's in the Details

I've heard both expressions that 'God is in the details' and 'The devil is in the details'. Whichever philosphy you subscribe to, there's no denying that details are what make something special, and a house a home. Today I wanted to share some of the little things that make me happy when I look around my own nest.

Here are some sparkling vintage jewels and cameos, just waiting to be upcycled!

A peek at my craft cubbies where I store paints, spools of ribbon, and greeting cards I've made. I love seeing all the sweet colours.

1950s baubles that I'll probably never take apart!

A teacup with my inital and grandma's silverware are elevated to art in a pedestal bowl on the dining table.

Pops of colour cheer up my mostly-white palette in the form of vintage pillows and festooning on a hanging paper cone I made a couple of years ago.

Velvet and rhinestones!

Brushes in my art studio remind me of my goal to play more with paint!

Rather than hiding this stack of vintage dishes in the kitchen cabinet, I keep them out as though I'll be having an improptu tea party at any moment!

Antique photographs and cards from friends add life to a wall shelf.

I also love old mirrors to bounce the light around my apartment!

For a bit more whimsy, Venus de Milo wears a Marie Antoinette necklace!

I hope you enjoyed seeing these little details as much as I do every day! Thank you for stopping by! :)


  1. Thanks for sharing what makes your apt. your home - of course the "bling" is my favorite. :D

  2. Your home looks so welcoming and very charming! Makes me want to have a cup of tea and a scone with you! (lol) Love the white palette, with small little bursts of color. Have a great week Robyn!