Thursday, February 12, 2015

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It's amazing what you see, when you get up close to things.

I think there's beauty in the details.

Take a closer look around your world today and hopefully you'll be amazed too ;)

xo
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38 comments:

  1. What a clever idea for a post! I love that we're so close we can see the texture of the screen in the background. Wonderful!

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  2. They are all beautiful, but I really love the vintage sink with the open window and the view outside it.

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    1. Thank you, Su. I love that view, myself :)

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  3. Oh yes, I love the beauty in the details. This post made me smile...it was like a close up glimpse of your daily view!

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    1. I'm happy that it made you smile, Linda :)

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  4. All the little things look so cheerful and cozy in their places. But, I must say, I am jealous of how clean your windows are!! We are still enduring winter here, albeit a mild one, and I can't wait for Spring cleaning. Enjoy your happy home. :)

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    1. I'm afraid it's an optical illusion, Ms G. They haven't been cleaned in two months lol

      But thank you :)

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  5. Sweet, sweet, sweet! There's a lot of world to see in details.

    FlowerLady

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  6. I love your window above your kitchen sink! I agree. If you look closely at what is in your world today, you will see so much more than you thought was there.
    Brenda

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    1. I love that view too, Brenda. I've gone back and forth on putting some little curtains there, but I worry that it'll take away from it.

      xo

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  7. Oh Rue I had to laugh at the salt-n-pepper shaker birds..I still have mine and remember at least 5 years ago when everyone in blogland had them..
    Now I love the car..Did I ever tell you I married a car collector?? he had 25 cars when we got married..now only has 10 from a 1928 Chryler to 1940 chevy coupe plus his vetts..I have a 1967 El Camino bright red and had it for sale in 2001 and Len came here to look at it and he never left ha ha!! At that time I still had my bright red hair..so I always say I think he liked little red as well as big red..love ya my sweet young friend..hugs from Calif..Gloria

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    1. I wondered who would be the first to remember those and say something! LOL I think it started on RMS, but I'm not sure. They always remind me of the good times we had back then :)

      So, he lucked out and got the girl and the car! ;)

      hugs back, my friend


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  8. How I love little "pretties" lined up on a windowsill! That is one of the things I don't like about my house - no windowsills or ledges. All the window frames are flat. I love your curtains in the last picture with the sewing machine. So pretty.

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    1. Thank you, Melanie :)

      I have a post coming up soon where you'll be able to see the drapes a little better. I have them in my office, the living room and the dining room.

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  9. I love monograms and beautiful lettering. Nothing better than beautiful lettering of a coffee cup or other items that lift your spirits first thing in the morning.

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    1. Monograms make me happy too :)

      I bought that little cup from Anthropology around 9 years ago, I think. Sadly they don't have them anymore.

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  10. Hi Rue, up close and pretty. Love your photos and the window sill area is striking. Your sewing machine steals my heart. I have the same one that once was my grandmothers and one of my dearest treasures.
    Thank you for sharing and have a nice evening.
    Hugs, CM

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    1. They're beautiful machines aren't they? I cherish mine :)

      xo

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  11. I love every single thing in this post! Every single thing. Thank you for stopping by and letting me know that you liked the pizza!

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    1. Thank you, Pam :)

      That pizza was to die for! I'm making it again this week LOL

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  12. So true! I really love your little kitchen booth alcove!

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  13. I like that-up close and your photos are great! My daughter could really use the pitcher of pencils and I love your eating nook!

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    1. Thank you!

      I found that little pitcher at a yard sale sitting all by itself, so I took it home, because I fell in love :)

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  14. HI Rue! What a sweet post and I adore that precious window where your banquet is. I probably spelled that wrong! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. LOL I knew what you meant, Shelia! Thank you :)

      xo

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  15. It is good to look at the small and simple things isn't it. I love the houses in your breakfast nook, they are so pretty. xx

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  16. Open windows and green grass? I like your up close views much better than the snow covered ones in my sightline! ;)

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  17. I think the base of your sewing machine is the same as the one I have. It belonged to my grandmother. (You can see it in 'A life not forgotten' post.) I didn't know you had a vintage car too! Very cool!

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    1. That is such a sweet post, Doreen. The sewing machine is pretty darn close :)

      Yep, a vintage car too lol

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  18. Oh that arch in the eating nook! Love love love.

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  19. Oh, my! What a cozy post. Your house is SO charming! That nook with the pointed arch over the window and that grandma sink! And your sweet knickknacks, oh my!

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