Wearing my psychotherapist hat today,
and it appears you’re
on the couch.
Occasionally I remove my pointe shoes
and dress in menswear.
We’ll discuss the relationship
with your mother another day.
Instead, a little free recall…
Simply blurt out the
first thing popping
into your head
when I say…
“ENHANCING THE EVERYDAY.”
Just knew you’d say
“distressed barnwood and wire mesh.”
*promptly removes therapist’s hat and slinks away in shame*
materials can magically combine
to bring added goodness to the everyday.
After all, the ‘everyday’
mustn’t be completely disorganized or a grind.
jewelry organizer, $28
Here’s a lovely organization idea
gleaned from Nikki of Geauga Roots.
She makes fabulously rustic
Take your pick of fabric choices
that set the stage for even
the simplest accessories
to become instant art.
I love how my glammy druzy
earrings from Nixin look
hanging out with barn wood,
and of course a lamb skin bracelet
is right at home…
Just a small thing,
but a beautifully handmade one
to enhance the everyday,
to more expressively
live the artful life.
These sweet linens were spotted at
Modern Vintage Market.
I mean, we do need towels.
So it’s lovely to have cute ones around.
I have this embellished stripey cotton
tea towel set the shop offers in yellow
(set of three, $13).
And how cute would the red be in a bar area???
Caroline customizes colors
and numbers to your taste
(do you have a favorite number?)
you could even put that favored
digit or birthdate on
a very cool hand-thrown plate here.
With a fine arts degree in ceramics,
Zinnia’s owner has a passion for
getting her hands dirty in clay.
Her handmade creations
for everyday do more than hold
They have the potential
to hold memories.
of eating breakfast,
stowing a wedding ring,
or even waiting for a fairy.
Is it possible
to both enhance
romance the everyday?
I’m thinkin’ Oui oui…it’s why I never
run out of lovely to share with you.
I’m thinkin’ wardrobe accessories
like charming cool weather ones here.
Kyra lives in a small village
in the northeast of the Netherlands
and creates these wool lovelies.
The first thing you may notice
about Eexterhout is the lush array of colors!
I had to know more
about Kyra’s passion for wool.
probably my favorite!
“I love wool, that is a fact.
It’s the combination of softness, natural warmth
and colours that I find irresistable.
And in a world full of mechanical and artificial materials,
we need things that are made personally, with love,
and with materials that soothe our bodies and souls.”
Eexterhout‘s felted pillows
enhance plain ol’ everydays too.
“I use a lot of vintage woolen blankets,
you might know them from earlier days
at your grandma’s house.
They are still so lovely!”
Kyra cleans, felts, cuts, and artfully
re-assembles them in jewelry, pillows, and blankets.
“So grandma’s blanket comes back as a happy brooch
or soft earrings or a nice necklace.”
I so honor how these shopowners
(and so many of you!)
follow the calling of your heart to
create pure lovely so that others
around the planet may enjoy
the life-enhancing and
Peace to you right where you are.
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