Sunday, February 9, 2014

Noticing the Little Things

Lately I've been trying to take notice of the little things that bring delight, especially when the winter is cold and snowy.  Sometimes just minor updates to our space can give us a boost.
Here are some recent 'little things' that brought a smile...

1) getting my craft on by making this sweet Napoleon style hat for my Santos cage doll:

It was inspired by Donna O'Brien's creations in the winter issue of Where Women Create,
(my hat is placed on top of the magazine pages with Donna's delights)

and makes a whimsical statement in this corner of our living room:

2) seeing a dash of faded pink fabric in this other corner of our living room....

...along with a grouping of shiny candlesticks:

3)  enjoying the way the winter sunlight reflects off the snow into our living room windows:

4) adding a dash of spring roses to the living room shelf,

with this flea market needlework:

and paper flowers on the reindeer:

His look was inspired by Rachel Ashwell's Couture Prairie book:

Love this book!

5) noticing how my little girl piled her Tilda 'family' together on a chair.  So sweet!

6) putting a personal touch on some fabric for our sofa.  It has my husband's & my initials, the year the house was built and No. 4 for our family of 4:

7) admiring the grey shimmer in a new lampshade by the sofa:

These 7 little things are just details, but all together they bring great cheer!

I'm joining in at these great parties:
Grey Dey Thursdey
Be Inspired Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Shabbilicious Friday
Blissful Whites Wednesday


Junkchiccottage said...

It all looks so beautiful and charming. I love all your little touches. Really pretty and so cozy.

Victoria said...

Oh Susan, everything looks so gorgeous! What a cozy space to snuggle up in with a good book:) Too cute how your daughter put her Tilda dolls on the chair, precious!

Unknown said...

"it's al in the details"...the "little things"...truly. we all need to make more time to notice them because,in the end, they really are the "big" things. loving all of YOUR "little things," ;)

It's me said...

Wowwww lovely !! your home Ria...x !

Faded Charm said...

Love all the little details around your home. It sure has been a long winter, hasn't it? Oh, how I can't wait for some signs of Spring:-)

Take care,

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your little details are so pretty. I feel the same way--just a small thing that I love makes me happy and makes our house our home.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

The little things in life are the best aren't they!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful, Susan! Just beautiful! I love RA's new book too. Just can't put it down! The way you recreated her deer head with the rose crown is so sweet!

xoxo laurie

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Isn't it amazing what a few small changes can do? Lovely, lovely, lovely!
Happy day to you & yours,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love your new lamp, Susan! I also love how you've "dolled" up your Santos'. : ) You are the second person I've read in the past couple of days to mention that magazine and I think I'm going to have to pick one up.

Robin Johnson said...

Your details are oh so pretty and give your rooms such an inviting feel.

June said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE seeing these shots of your beautiful home Susan!!! I love that sweet little hat you added to your lovely santos doll too. So cute!
sending hugs...

Jennelise said...

Beautiful thoughts and photos! I love the little hat you made for your doll - what a beautiful soft colour! Your home is such a delight to see!

Sandi said...

I just love visiting your blog. It is so peaceful and serene.

chateau chic said...

I'm all about the details, and yours are so lovely and pleasing to the eye! I just love the delicate softness of your decor style.
Mary Alice

Kathy said...

It is just lovely and I especial like your Santos dolls!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I just visited Kris's blog where you were the feature. I so enjoyed meeting you and reading your posts.
I look forward to reading your posts in the future.

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