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Friday, 12 October 2012

Embracing The Old

The Imperfect Perfect

There is something comforting about things that are rather well worn and a bit tattered per say.

One of my children's favourite books was Old Hat, New Hat by Stan& Jan Bernstein.  
Mr. Bear is shopping for a new hat and after trying many hats on,he puts his old one back on his head and declares it "JUST RIGHT!"
What makes certain, old things so alluring?
Is it the story behind it, or the lack of expectation we may have for it?
After all, it's old!

In decorating it's called( shabby chic.)

Lovely way to describe a easy and simplistic style that is comfortable because it is lived in and the old is embraced.


Hosting guests can at times be reason to stress, especially if I feel somehow things need  to be perfect.
Over the years, I have learned some of the best times were had when company showed up without a lot of notice. This way everyone can relax, and I don't have time to stress about the details!



          So next time you're feeling like things are less perfect than you've envisioned,
     Take heart ;and remember ,this could be a big step
     in the direction of ultimate perfection.

                          I love old gardens best- tired,old gardens
                               that rest in the sun.
                                        (H. Bellaman)

more gratitude here...29.waking in time to see sunrise,30. five  children around table eating warm cookies and milk after school,31.seeing girls share happiness,32.a father in the dentist office holding child while looking at a bible story book, 33. no cavities, 34.the words" I'm sorry."35.sunshine,36.a new day,37.prayer,38.encouraging friends,39.hydro,40.time spent outdoors,



  1. Yes there is a comfortableness about the shabby-chic style Lucy. I agree and I love it so...its like being in the presence of a good friend..everything is calm and easy-going.
    It's true that having company drop at unexpected times can be the best and there is no chance to stress about it before.
    Bless you my friend!

    Deborah xo

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