Sunday, August 16, 2009

MOSAIC MONDAY - DETAILS


Sometimes, for no apparent reason, I become dissatisfied with the interior design of my home. I want something different. To cure this feeling, I often just walk around the house and look at the details.
I think about what I like, what pleases my eye and my personal aesthetic.

Today, I took my camera as I walked around.

I like a variety of textures and patina. Rough versus smooth! Delicate versus chunky!

Fine versus primitive plus I need my favorite colors!

Shiny versus dull!

Light versus dark!

The feeling of discontent has passed. I love my home just the way it is.

Thanks to Mary of Little Red House
for hosting Mosaic Monday. Please check out her beautiful blog for more mosaics.

34 comments:

Ebie said...

Oh, I love the groupings and arrangement. Very beautiful!

~JarieLyn~ said...

Thanks for the walk around your house. I love the way you have put everything together. I like your home just the way it is too.

prof en retraite said...

Hi Sally! What a great idea...especially with the camera. Sometimes I try to look at my house through a stranger's eyes to see if I need to change things...not easy when you have memories attached to so much that is there! Next time I'll try looking through the camera! Have a great week!...Debbie

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gorgeous mosaics and wonderful post, Sally!!

Sandi (Meme) said...

What a great post! Have a wonderful week, and be sure and stop to see me sometime!

Queenie said...

I really liked this post and can relate too, ...these are beautiful pictures...I love the ball jars, and have some that I use as canisters in my kitchen!
Happy Mosaic Monday!

Dishesdone said...

I love your post, what a great idea! You have beautiful details all around your house!

Dishesdone said...

I love your post, what a great idea! You have beautiful details all around your house!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

This is a wonderful idea and you have captured it wonderfully...

Really Rainey said...

Great photos... I love the colors in your home!
Have a great week!
~Really Rainey~

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

What a great aray of colors and textures-- my favorite.

Also, great idea for any of us wanting to get over the blues of bordom (sp?) I always remind myself that a new season will be too swiftly upon us and I can rearrange and decorate then. :)

TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

Linda K. said...

Excellent idea! Beautiful mosaic idea of your decor.
Linda

Riet said...

What a wonderful idea. Beautiful pictures and mosaics. Have a nice day

Greyscale Territory said...

Such an interesting way to walk us through the ideas behind your mosaics! And your home is beautiful!

Regina said...

How awesome.
Beautiful creations.

Journey said...

Thanks for sharing your home! Everything is so warm and cozy! I love the arrangement of the mosaics - is that photoshop? I'm new to the blogging community and am absolutely fascinated at the talent everyone possesses!

Journey said...

Thanks for sharing your home! Everything is so warm and cozy! I love the arrangement of the mosaics - is that photoshop? I'm new to the blogging community and am absolutely fascinated at the talent everyone possesses!

Caroline said...

Such creative mosaics! Love how you mixed the textures!

Cass @ That Old House said...

This is terrific! I love the idea of reminding yourself of what you LIKE. Excellent -- and you have a LOT to like in your home. It is lovely!
Cass

Suzy said...

You seem to have a cure for the blues and with such pretty things to look at its no wonder! Nice mosaics!

Jenn @ youknow... that blog? said...

A fabulous way indeed, of getting past the feeling that you MUST REDECORATE. Wonder if that will work for me...

Mary said...

Sometimes all it takes is seeing your home through different eyes, to see all the wonderful things about it. Thanks so much for sharing your interior design with us at Mosaic Monday. :)

SmilingSally said...

Of course you do! What a collection of treasures you have.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Sally what great pictures!! I love the way you grouped them and it makes me want to see more when you give us just a hint or peek of something sweet!!

Thank you so much for your suggestion of doing something with the back of my little cabinet- I think you were the first to suggest it and I think it was a great idea!

Can't wait to see your new project you are working on!! (and yes in person!) we have guest coming this week then some more next week then off to my high school reunion- hoping maybe late Sept. we can get together. What does your schedule look like?

Went to feed my bees this morning- We did some switching of the frames around as they like to build up instead of out and there are still 4 frames in bottom box they have not touched. I sprayed them (the bare frames)with sugar water to help and then we switched frames from top box to bottom box to get that bottom box ready for winter. I sure do hope I have not confused them too much!!

blessings
mary

Brenda said...

I'm constantly changing things around, but I love what I have. Shopping the house is so much fun! I love your things too. You know, I never thought of texture I don't think until I became a gardener. Suddenly became important.
Brenda

Chatelaine said...

I love seeing snippets of your home.
You have fine taste.

Tootsie said...

maybe I should learn to do that instead of ripping it apart and trying to change it all the time! lol
sound much easier!
going to go camping with a friend this week...but I hope to get online...taking my laptop!

Kammy said...

Girl, I have so many styles going on....good thing the Design Police aint stopping here, LOL !
Kammy

Carrie said...

You did a masterful job with each mosiac...the themes and details are great!

xinex said...

I love your home just the way it is too, Sally! It's truly lovely and so warm...Christine

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I think it's always great to walk around appreciate what you have instead of dwelling on what you don't have. This was such a great idea! I love they way you grouped everything!

Manuela

Myrna said...

I love your home! I hear ya 'about getting twitchy and wanting a change..I go thru that A LOT!
Thanks for the well-wishes..I'm feeling much better!
Blessings!
Myrn

Chari said...

Hello Girlfriend...

My friend...I loved all of these beautiful mosaics! You did a fabulous job putting the photos together...a fine piece of art!!! My favorite mosaic is of the beautiful brass pieces...old painted wooden buckets...and those fabulous colorful pillows that you made!!! You have a beautiful home, my friend and soooo many pretty things!!! Loved seeing your mosaics!!!

Love ya,
Chari

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What great groupings of treasures from around the house. Love those wooden buckets. laurie