Saturday, January 7, 2012

Are you into the ‘Details’?

I missed a lot of things over the years because I didn’t notice the details. Now I try to look at things differently.

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My hubby had the idea to put a little sand in the bottom of these bottles and it was the perfect touch!

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I’ve noticed when I decorate, the details make all the difference.

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Don’t you agree that the candles look better if the wicks are burned?

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I will have something a certain way for awhile and then realize it is all wrong.

I had this fish dish turned the other way…

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and then one morning I looked at it and it looked wrong.

Do you pay attention to the details?

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Do you really look and see what’s there?

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I feel energized in the New year…how about you?

40 comments:

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Lavender Dreams,

You certainly know how to decorate. Mom is is boring and I try to explain to her that I should be in charge of decorating. I can't repeat what she said to me (giggle).

Do you have any teddy bears around the rooms in your house? (PRUDENCE, don't be so nosey!)

Happy Weekend.

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

laurie said...

I agree the details make all the difference, I always thought candles look better with alittle burned wick, and the fish looks better becasue he is swimming away, it just flows that way, so true, your house is like a treasure box, full of surprises.

Prims and Annies said...

Hi Diane,
I have noticed that as I get older I am in to the details...the sand is perfect...love the old books you have. Have a great weekend
Smiles and Huggs
Maxie

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Good morning, Diane! Hope you have a fun day ahead! Speaking of details reminds me of a relative who once worked as an inspector in a factory where they made clothes. She must have been good at it because she made us crazy by always pointing out the little piece of thread on our clothing or a seam that might not be sewn perfectly or a slight imperfection in the color etc. We thought it was funny but she was trained to pay attention to details. So she did.
I have been known to have some of her traits so I have to try not to go overboard with the little things. Your Mr. L.D. gave good advice about the sand in the bottle. Looks like it was found on the beach with the sand in it. You better watch out 'cause he might take over your blog with his own. Heehee

Vee said...

Candles definitely look better with the wick burned!

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! You really love shells... actually I love them to.. It reminds me of the beach, away from the city, quiet and so tranquil. I love your new header pic btw!

Joanne said...

Yes it makes all the difference. It drives me crazy to look at something and know that there is something wrong, but for the life of me I can't tell what it is. For about four years I looked at this wall adjoining the kitchen and living room and no matter how hard I tried it never looked right...until we framed and changed the entrance and voila! ...a sigh of reilef was heard from me because the problem was fixed. I always love coming here and looking at your pictures... You are too cool!
Blessings, Joanne

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the details! Sometimes looking at things the little add on's are what get my attention! Love your details. hugs, Linda

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I agree, as I get older I have looked at things in a different way. It's all about the detail to me. Have a wonderful weekend!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love the details, in most cases my photos are close up or macros...life is about details.

Right now I am bursting with details, and no house to try them out on. Soon we hope.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

GrandmaK said...

It helps to appreciate life better if we do pay attention to the details...I've found the same is true about food as well. I try to savor the taste more now rather than just sitting down and eating (inhaling) the food. Wonderful post!!! Cathy

❦Bayside Gal❦ said...

Hi Diane. I believe that details are important. Maybe we also appreciate things more now..
Have a great day, Jeanie

It's me said...

Have a nice weekend darling....love from me...xxx....every day is the best day !!!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Love all the little details! I hope that your 2012 is off to a great start! Happy Saturday!...hugs...Debbie

Lynn said...

Like the sand in the bottles surrounded by shells. I think your attention to detail is marvelous. Funny you asked that question. The day at the beach, no one else stopped to really look at that shell except my hubby and I. They all looked right by the used up, broken shell tossed from the sea. They went right past to seek out perfection in the shells they kept. Not me, I spent almost the entire few hours just watching those shells illuminated by the sun and photographing them. So when I am behind the lens, yes I notice details. I do understand about the fish being wrong, but I think it was just how you were feeling then. I place something on a table, a chair etc and love it, then weeks later, I walk by and need to change it, it does not work anymore for me. I think that is just us being women, putting around our homes. What do you think? Blessings.

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

We could all do better by noticing the details....your shells are so pretty! Happy New Year...dear friend!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

You're absolutely right...I usually just run on autopilot without really stopping and looking at things. Thanks for the reminder to start paying more attention...

Hugs,
Pam

Kasia said...

You are right! The details do matter alot! :)

Hugs,

Cyndi said...

Hey Diane! Sorry it's been a while since I've been 'round to visit! I think you have a wonderful sense of how to decorate your home. And you are right...details do make all the difference. Have fun and enjoy adding all those wonderful little touches to your home!

XOXO,

Cyndi

colleens craft shed said...

I love the way you decorate, and the little details do make the differnce. I feel like I am already falling behind at the start of this new year...lol
Colleen

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I wish I was, but I am not into details in decorating or life, I just kind of get the big picture, but it is all of the little things that make the difference

Carol

Sandy said...

My favorite saying is "Excellence is in the details"..and, I live by that. I say "when you look...SEE".. take the time to enjoy each and every little thing. It's like stopping to smell the roses...it'll make your day. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xoso Sandy

Marie said...

Isn't there an old saying that goes, "The Devil is in the Details" ???

Jo's This and That said...

Nice details

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Yes it's the little details that make all the difference. Yes, candles look better with the wicks burned (learned that from Martha years ago).

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I have always been a detail person. People can't believe what I can visually remember...although, I don't remember events as well....Enjoy working on all your details!!

Sandy said...

Thanks so much for your lovely sweet words... xoso Sandy

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane, I believe decorating is all about the details. Your vignettes are charming. I love the fish.

Happy Sunday!

Barb ♥

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Yes, I agree about the details. Over the years, though, I've learned there's a balance. By that, I mean I used to waste precious time trying to get all the details "perfect." Now I'm a bit more relaxed...but details do make all the difference! Yours are perfect! I love the first photo with the books!
Hugs, Cindy

Brenda said...

I'm the same way. I'll set it in place, walk away, look at it from different angles and invariably go back and change it up...sometimes 2 or 3 times before I think its just so. I think caring about the details shows my family how much I love them as well. I know that sounds kind of crazy!

Ames said...

I look at the details too. I am notorious for displaying things and after a few days rearranging it. You just know. And I like the wicks burned. Someone once told me at one of those in home candle parties that a wick should always be burned or else your home doesn't look warm and inviting. Who knows. Could be a bunch of hooey.~Ames♥

Q said...

I love the details!
Each month I decorate my house with different themes. It is so fun! January is Asian and Chinese New Year is our Holiday. I love the music and the art.
My vases are filled with bamboo and white roses.
I burn my candles so they always have burned wicks!
We are refining all of our rooms in our house in 2012, adding just the perfect details. I am very inspired and energized!
Happy 2012.
Sherry

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I am all about the details. I light all my candles too, even if it is only once. The sand is cute too. Happy week to you!

Lynn said...

Such a great point about the importance of details in your decorating. I am not so great at decorating but am learning to pay more attention to my surroundings and trying a little harder to make them beautiful. I enjoyed all your pictures of your nice little decorating touches :)

Chatty Crone said...

I am here from Laurie's blog - and I agree - a lot of it is just the way we look at things. sandie

Maple Lane said...

I wish I had your "eye" for decorating! My late mom was blind most of my life and I like to think that I really notice details because I shared everything I "saw" with her!

Tricia said...

Yes! I know just what you mean about seeing things differently. I find that blogging -- and taking photos, especially -- makes me see things I missed before. Why is it that something that looks fine in person looks lacking in photos??

artbywendy said...

I love how you decorate! I'm a vintage person and I love found objects! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Terra said...

You have a lovely touch with decorating and noting the details.

Betsy said...

Sometimes it takes me years to notice the fine details on things. I agree, candles look better after they've been burned.