Friday, November 15, 2013

More Changes. More Happiness.

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.” 


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For whole decades whenever I spied 'picture wall murals' in magazines, I longed for the bravery to make one. But finally yesterday I gathered art from around the house, brought my trusty ladder up from the basement, shoved the furniture aside and made that happen.


Oh, now that corner looks 70 years older so color me extremely happy. And if you've longed for your own wall mural? I encourage you to do it. Throw away the fear of nail/screw holes and perfection and just do it. The best decorators--the best anything--live that way.



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I paid our bills this morning while still in my pajamas and 1950's music played from my radio as I sat in the warm, gleaming light which sun-sparkled across our glass table. Now that's the way to pay bills.  :)

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"There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has torment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."  ... 1 John 4:18



“Too late, I found you can't wait to become perfect, you got to go 

out and fall down and get up with everybody else.” 




9 comments:

Nan said...

I really love this corner! I'd love you to do a post focusing on each picture and book. Mostly I want to come sit in that chair and look at everything. :<)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful Debra!

Bonnie said...

It looks great! Did you lay it out on the floor first or just start? I've been wanting to do this in my upstairs hallway for over a year but my procrastination has won over thus far. I'll just enjoy yours. ; )

Saija said...

lovely! i can feel the retro vibe through the computer! ;) ... you are fearless!

Anonymous said...

Changing things around is indeed fun!! Glad you are having fun!!

Rosemary said...

A comfy chair, old books, lovely artwork, and a clock ticking softly in the background -- now that's what I call "perfection" :)

Deborah Raney said...

Oh wow! It doesn't get cozier than this! The pictures look GREAT! And I think they make the space look bigger––yet still cozy! What a great idea! You've got my mind churning with ideas... :)

Pat said...

It looks beautiful, so warm and personal. This is my kind of decorating, they type that reflects what you love, not a display in Ikea. Good job!

Fiona said...

Beautiful picture wall! These photos look like they are from a wonderful magazine, truly. Well done.