You may be wondering what a strange title this post has. What do these things have in common? For some people, probably nothing! For me, I guess they are intertwined in a way I can’t even describe except to say they make an impression on me.
I love details in furniture, in fabric, in art, in people – they’re everywhere! God has blessed us with beauty in so many places and forms.
For instance, look at this beautiful, delicate lace curtain (?) I got at the antique store. Not content to just make a casing and call it quits, someone put a narrow casing at one end, plus two more farther down. The fabric itself feels like linen or thin cotton – so soft and lightweight. Finally at the end, there is a sweet lace trim – a beautiful finale. Hanging behind it is a blanket I found at GW. It was so soft and warm, with a nice waffley kind of feel, long and flowing. The perfect shower curtain, in my mind. I put grommets across the top, cut off some of the bottom so it wouldn’t puddle in the puddles from the shower. The girls love it because it makes them feel cozy and enshrouded in the bath.
And then in the entry – a little white hope chest that belonged to Glenn’s mom. It has some hidden treasures inside. A couple of fringy trimmed pillows, the warm wood tones of the floor and molding, clean and fresh white paint, a ruffled floral lamp shade on a tarnished brass lamp stand. A swirly embroidered textured slipcover, the egg and dart trim on a bookshelf.. They are all details that delight me. Even if they are unnoticed by anyone else, I see them – whether here or in someone else’s home. I love it!
The soft glow of a pretty lamp, books!!, mirrors, and tiny dried flowers.
And then there are people! God’s masterpieces.
The range of emotions and abilities He has given are amazing.
Luke 6:38, “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your lap. For with the same measure that you measure it shall be measured to you again.”
That’s how my blessings feel this day – given to me in good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over!