Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Taking a Second Look


This afternoon, while making King Ranch Chicken, my eye was caught by what I saw the second time I looked.

In taking a closer look, I was reminded of something important about the things I love that are in my home.

This white ceramic charger is a favorite, but it is the edging that really makes me smile.

I noticed that again when I looked closer.


On the same dining table , this iron pedestal tray holding my Spode bread box, is another favorite.

I began to look closer.


And so I made a little vuelta (round) around my house,

taking a second look,

looking a little closer,

and thinking about the process and the method and how looking at something all at once doesn’t always


the process in creating it.



Things are rarely what they seem.

This sculpture-to my eye- is about pulling pink tights on 3 little girls with chubby legs and brushing out tangles and putting giant bows in their hair, to take them to dancing lessons at Melba’s, year after year.


My milk glass collection has a story too long to tell, but it is its carved detail that tells the real story.


As does the cutwork on an old headboard in the guest room, or the fretwork in a mantel piece, or the simplicity of a spray painted basket.







I am linking to White Wednesday. Thank you Kathleen.



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Mona Kay Gorman said...

Sooooo beautiful!! The pieces in your photos have such lovely detail! I love the colors too...

Carole and Chewy said...

I love looking at the details too - particularily in flowers. Your pieces are beautiful!

Bonnie said...

All lovely things. I'm working on linking back to your giveaway. Hope it works. I am already a follower. I am amazed how many Texas blogger there are! Y'all do everything big in Texas!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how lovely the second look is! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy's Notes said...

Laura, I love your attention to details and taking a second look around at things you love, it's just heartwarming to me. I think I'll slow down a bit and start taking that second look! Thanks for the wonderful and simple inspiration.

Nancy's Notes

From the Old InkWell said...

it's all in the details - great post!

Olive said...

Dear Laura, you have a great and detailed eye for details. Not to mention you know how to write about them! Any object, white with a little extra flourish catches my notice. olive♥

Julie said...

YOU are right. It's the little details, the tiny parts that make up the whole...that make things sweeter! Loved your photos.

Dee@FrenchBleuVintage said...

Absolutely, the beauty is in the details. Gorgeous photos.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lovely post, and all of your pics are perfect and do tell a story. Love it. Hugs, Marty

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful pictures love the "white" of everything!


Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Laura... Beautiful whites, and you are so right the details make it or break it! I am your newest follower :-)
Happy WW,

Cindy said...

Ahhhh, Love.

Pondside said...

There's so much beauty in the details - we so often miss it all.

Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Hi Laura! Wonderful white post. I like how you brought everything together. How funny that you are drawn to all those things and they have beautiful similarities! I enjoyed all your pictures. Very beautiful.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Lovely whites! We often are to hurried to enjoy the details that are right in front of our eyes.

Rebecca said...

I love all the close up details -we seldom really stop to see them in all their glory!

A Ruffled Nest said...

Love all of your beautiful whites. It is amazing how we go through life missing so many of the beautiful details that make up the precious moments of life.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, and for your thoughts and prayers.

D.B. said...

I love this post. Isn't it funny when you realized you have a running theme? Love all those whites!

Beeutiful by Design said...

I love all the whites -with the details. They say God is in the details and I think it's true :)

Theresa said...

Finding beauty in the details! Love your pretties! Enjoy your day my friend! HUGS!

Betsy Brock said...

Just gorgeous! I spray painted my desk chair white a few weeks ago and thought of you! :)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

I love all the details in the items you showed. Lovely whites. ~~Sherry~~

Janean said...

so good to remind us to take a closer look and remember the story behind what we have!

Janettessage.blogspot.com said...

Oh I kept hearing, "open my eyes Lord that I may see" as I went through your pictures...wouldn't it be great to see all the things that are before us with different eyes?
Thanks for sharing...fun post

Virginia said...

I love all your pretty whites.

deb mills said...

you're one of my favorite bloggers because in addition to just loving your photography and writing, i so often find myself thinking "that's exactly how i feel" after reading a post. only you always say it so much better, lol.

Victoria said...

Those are such lovely photo's and a lovely post to go along with it:) I love your blog, just added myself as a follower:)


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