Friday, June 10, 2016

Life Can Imitate Art

Zinnias in the Living Room
(Flea Market Finds: brass shell, brass tray, pink book, coffee table book, mirrored place mat,
mirror, small buffet)

Walking through my living room today, after I placed a small
bouquet of zinnias from my garden on top of a favorite book, I made a simple connection.

Life at times does seem to imitate art.
Here is what I mean.

I noticed one of my suzani covered dining table chairs next to where I placed the zinnias, and I

realized the fabric reminded me of zinnias.
And so it goes.

Zinnias in the Living Roomj
It was not intentional.
I never have a grand plan.
The fabric remnant was purchased at a fabric outlet on Harry Hines
in Dallas several years ago.

My daughter and I were exploring, and we enjoy looking at fabric.
So this ‘connection’ today combined my beloved zinnias, a favorite fabric
purchased on a trip to see a beloved daughter,
and a flea market ‘found’ chair.
Zinnias Suzani
There is nothing better in my world .
Brass Conch Shell
Now to the practical:
*Explore whenever you can and wherever you are.

*Ignore the well meaning question of family members or friends who ask,
“Where are you going to use that or put that?”
If it calls to you, and you can afford it, buy it.

*There are far more lasting mementos from a fun trip than the typical
choices. How about a remnant of fabric instead?

*Go to a local thrift store or flea market.
The real treasures are there.

Vintage Charm party


20 North Ora said...

Laura - Great post!


Lisa said...

A lovely vignette Laura, made even lovelier by the wonderful memories it invokes. You are right. There is nothing better!

Brenda Pruitt said...

Totally agree! I love the fabric on the chair.

Daniela said...

Your good sentiments are the most beautiful gift you have, my adorable Laura, and in every post of yours they come out giving such a touch of intimacy and loveliness to every photograph of yours and to every posts of yours making them all so unique, thank you !

Wishing you a most beautiful day, today, and weekend ahead ever, dearie,
thinking of you with much love


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love that fabric, so pretty and I agree a much better memento.

Simply LKJ said...

I love how the love for one thing led to others. Our homes are to be meaningful to us, not a showplace for others. Great post Laura!

Unknown said...

Always enjoy your play on color and your reasoning

Jean | said...

Laura, I so agree -- get a memento other than a typical souvenir!

Lincuden Cottage Life said...

Hi Laura. You read my mind and can relate to your beautiful post! It's funny how unintentionally we find things that serendipitously work throughout our homes! I think if you love something, be it a flower, colour scheme, type of fabric etc. it will just naturally "fit"! Your vignette is gorgeous! ;)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Our subconscious minds are always working, even if it takes days, months or years for our conscious minds to catch up!

Linda said...

How true this post is--smiles. Thank you Laura. I love your vignette...have a beautiful weekend.

Stacey said...

Great advice! I always have to know where something is going to go before I buy it and that drives me crazy! Your fabric is lovely and so perfect with the rest of your house. :)

Jeanie said...

I learned to ignore that question a long time ago! "What are you going to do with that?" Well, I'm going to love it!

And your room is lovely!

lynn cockrell said...

Your Zinnias are lovely. Yes, it really does resemble the wonderful fabric on the chair. Both are so bright and cheery and the colors are so very similar.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

I'm a fan of both the zinnias and the fabric.

Lea @ CiCis Corner said...

I'm pretty sure that I have been to that same fabric outlet on Harry Hines a few years ago. Enjoyable post and pretty flowers and fabric. Happy weekend!

Blondie's Journal said...

Lastly----be in the moment. And you were.


Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

I totally agree. Sometimes a little thing you spy will speak to you in unheard words. Then I know it's time to take it home.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Laura. I love the way you placed the zinnias... and love that chair fabric. But most of all what it reminds you of! Thanks for sharing!

Deanna Rabe - Creekside Cottage Blog said...

I planted some Zinnia seed this year, I hope they come up! Such gorgeous colors! I love that the things our hearts love repeat in many places in our lives.

Beautiful room, and beautiful thoughts.

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Zinnias have long been a garden favorite of mine, yet I often forget to plant them because they are rarely seen in the garden centers. They were actually the first flower I ever grew from seed successfully. I LOVE your pretty vignette and your chair fabric is stunning! What a special treasure by which to remember.

Have a blessed day, Laura!

My thrift store addiction said...

Laura, I love zinnias and pinned your pretty vignette. Thank you for sharing your lovely decor at Vintage Charm!


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