I'm still busily sorting through my stashes of stuff and trying to decide what to keep
and what to pass on.
The problem is...
when the time comes to put something in the "this must go" bin,
I hedge. Afterall, I bought the stuff because I liked it!
Case in point...
my little brass and glass display boxes.
I've had many of them for a very long time, and though they had the most wonderful
timeworn patina when I purchased them, it has become even
richer, warmer, and more fabulous over the years.
See what I mean!
Because each of these little dandies is at a different stage of the aging process, the
varied hues of the brass makes them all the more interesting, when grouped
together in decorative vignettes.
Currently, four of them house a delightful assortment of found objects
from around the farm—like the bird's nest, egg, moss, lichen, snail shells, butterfly and
twigs, in the three cases above.
One of the things I love about them is how they seem to elevate the most common
object—like this wasp nest—to a more
What is it about putting something under glass that makes it appear more special?
I could take the exact same lovely elements from nature and set them on
this table without the brass and glass display pieces, and
they would instantly lose their appeal.
Perhaps that's why we love cloches so much. They make the ordinary seem
Unfortunately, it's this very line of reasoning that keeps me in a constant quandry!
How can I part with something that makes something else
I own look so good? ; )
So what do you think?
Should they stay or should they go?
and Tammy's Anything Goes.