Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Friday, August 31, 2012

~ IN THE CORNER ~



Do you have any memories of being "sent to the corner?" I certainly do!! It happened in Second Grade and I don't even recall the particular offense but I can remember the total humiliation of having to sit there and stare at that lonely line, with 2 empty walls on either side, and wish I could just disappear!! Life can be so very difficult for a 2nd Grader! Thankfully, I did survive that traumatic experience and since that time, I have even gained a new appreciation for “THE DREADED CORNER” , and find I actually have some favorite corners in my home that I would love to share with you!!


One of those corners happens to be in my dining room and truth be told, I actually LOVE to SIT and STARE at this wall!!! It is filled with so many wonderful things…..


A gorgeous hooked rug made by my dear friend Lori Rippey of Homespun Prims by Lori. Her work is perfection!


Here is a grouping of  a wonderful Schneeman Doll and Bird that I treasure, along with two velvet birds that I made from old velvet,  a punched tin lantern, and a yellow wear bowl filled with potpourri, all resting on a mustard box and black bench!  These are my very favorite colors to decorate with!! 


An AMAZING STACK of PAINTED BOXES, given to me by a dear friend and an old chair, with wonderful patina, complete with an old bowl, butter press, and old and new textiles!



What is NOT to love about this corner??

Perhaps you too have had a hard time with corners, not because you had to sit in one as a child, but just because they can be challenging to decorate! May I just say that you can change all that by looking at them with a whole new perspective! Try to fill them with those special things that you love, that would otherwise get lost somewhere else, but by putting them IN THE CORNER, you will actually give them a place of honor!! Just try it and see if you don’t fall in love with corners too!! Don’t forget to have a chair close by, just in case you want to SIT and STARE at your handiwork!!

A sweet song by Rodgers and Hammerstein says it perfectly…..

But I know of a spot in my house, where no one can stand in my way,
In My own little corner, in my own little chair,
I can be whatever I want to be!

And might I add….I can SEE whatever I want to SEE!!!

Wishing you CREATIVE CORNERS, my Friends~~

Julie