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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I like strange things ~

I guess if you read my blog regularly you already know this!!! Over the years I've found myself loving odd items ~ but that's one thing wonderful about getting older!!!! I can like weird things and not worry about being "with it", you know what I mean?

I found this gorgeous clock face at Kirkland's....in the clearance section because it was one of those that didn't have a protective glass covering and the hands always get bent and make them not work right. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was even without hands!!! Yes it's just created on cheap press board but I love it for it's "look" and had to have it ~ for a mere 12.00 I thought I could use it as a base for a piece of artwork even!! For now it's front and center on our hearth....just so I can stare at it :)





Even our children know what I love....
one of them gifted me this old wasp's nest and said,
"hey mom, maybe you could use this in your artwork"
Instead, it's displayed on our mantle ~ weird, huh?



A couple of other odd things one the mantle, two hand brooms!!!
Don't you think they look lovely next the the silver candlestick?? :)
I think they are beautiful ~


Try to see the beauty in common, everyday things ~
they make me smile!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!
hugs and love,
Dawn

37 comments:

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Sweet Dawn~ I like strange things, too! (SMILE) Happy Birthday Wishes to you! I also wish you a beautiful New Year! Thanks for always stopping by to visit me! ~Mandy

Lynn Richards said...

Dawn, Love it, love it, love it!! I am trying to train my eye to look beyond the boundaries. How sweet your kids are...Have a Happy New Year!
Lynn

madrekarin said...

I don't see a single weird thing in any of your photos. ;)

Sea Witch said...

Nothing strange here. I only see insight beyond the utilitarian and the mundane. Sea Witch

Laura said...

Birds of a feather...flock together! To be able to see the beauty in the details of everyday things... It's a wonderful gift! :)

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

I'm with You, Dawn..... I like the Odd, the Cast Offs.... My kids don't understand, they always are saying, "What did You Do Now", "What are You going to Do with That" or Just "Why?"
I think, They think it is Not Only that I am getting Older (53) but that I Live Alone.... I'm just having Fun~
Keep Sharing
Cheryl

Jeanine DeNitto said...

your weird things are lovely, esp the clock and the wasp's nest. i love clocks too.

your weblog is one of my favorites...
happy blue new year moon

jeanine

Collected Treasures said...

hmmmmmmmm.....looks normal to me, sweetie!!! LOL
happy new year,

xo,jana

Cynthia K. said...

Oh my goodness, the clock face from Kirkland's is magnificent - of course, you had to get it - it would have been WRONG not to. I have a thing for clocks too mostly, I think, because my younger brother had started collecting them several years ago and had about 200 of them when he went to heaven in March. I did receive about 12 of them and they now catch my eye everywhere and remind me of Kenneth. He saw the art in them and now I do too. Also, that they represent Time, that precious commodity that he was running out of and that we wish we had more of.

Enjoy your pretties and have a Blessed New Year.
Come to see me and I'd be honored if you'd follow me also...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Charlene said...

Thank you for stopping by today! Always love for you to visit. Yes, I have been creating & having a good time with it. I need to do so many things but, I think that is how everyone is...more on the to do list than the finished list. Are you getting any of our snow? You know we are here in the south... a single flake & we go nuts. Also, thanks for sharing you treasures. They make such pretty statements. Stay warm & safe for New Years. And thank you for all you do for all of us through out the whole year! LOVE you sweetie. Hugs! Charlene

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

Dear Dawn,
I have always been attracted to what I call "quirky" things. When I first moved into the new cabin--I told my friends and family-I needed to quirk things up a bit!
I come to your blog often for inspiration-no strangeness here-only beauty!
May you have a very happy New Year!-with love from the Cabin,
Claudia O.

Kathy said...

Beautiful clock face!!!!
Yes Dawn finding beauty in many things only has one draw back....
I don't have a house big enough to keep it all!
You and I have been up to the same thing the past few days...Organizing our spaces...
Clara is looking well again...
xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Jen R. said...

Great clock face!!! I finally got to read through my somerset and saw your beautiful project Dawn!!! Your little birdie apron was so sweet and I loved how you put it together....! I just had to stop over and tell you how much I love it!

Judy said...

Dawn, you have a beautiful blog! I too collect simple beautiful items. I have a bowl of door knobs and collect bird nests, empty frames,clock faces,glass...etc.
Happy New Year!

marie said...

Strange + weird = wonderful in my book! Sounds like a lot of us are just as strangely weird as you!! I think it's marvelous how you see the beauty in so many different things. You help us to "look & see" in a whole new way!

I hope you had a joy-filled birthday and a very, merry Christmas.

Have a blessed New Year too!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

I don't find it so strange, probably because I love strange/weird things and combinations too :)!

xoxo,
Julia

Barbara Jean said...

I'm right in there with you Dawn. But I thought everyone else was weird for NOT liking those kinds of things! =0))

blessings

barbara jean

PS LOVE the clock!

Dixie said...

me too!

you have a wonderful eye for the unusually beautiful... what a special gift!

Happy New Year! Dixie

Carol Mae said...

Dawn, You are so right about the hand brooms, Who would have thought that would look so neat.
You always come up with the coolist ideas. Love you ideas. Smiles, Carol Mae

Diane said...

Just think, Dawn...if everyone liked the same kinds of things how boring life would be! Nothing you displayed in your photos is anything but fun! I like art that makes me smile! All of your displays are art - and they always make me smile!
Have a happy, quirky day! ;-) We love ya this way!
Diane

Attic Rat said...

In some strange way, I think the clock looks better broken. It tells of the wild life it has had = like us!

I also found a cute little yellow jacket nest that I keep in my printer drawer in my hall. How cool is that?

Have a wonderful, fantabulous 2010!

Happy hunting,
Teresa

Lori said...

Dawn, i don't see anything weird either about the things that you love...all of these are in the color palette that you love...and the way you have them displayed is so pretty!!!

Miss Sandy said...

Its so nice to be in such good company! i just dragged home two old stove parts, a small oven door and a back piece that fit across the back of the stove. I can't wait to clean them up and incorporate them into my junk style.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I like wasp nests too. I have jars and jars full of them. Hope you have a wonderful News Year Day!

Joy Lett said...

Hey girl- I actually have a skeleton hanging in my office/craft space (on purpose- not a left over from Halloween)so I'm always a big fan of "original" use of common things. You always do it up right. Hope to see you soon at our favorite place- Joy

Vee said...

Yes, I love the unusual and quirky juxtaposed with the traditional, more accepted things, too. How fun that your kids "get it."

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Your in good company....I like strange things too! Thanks for sharing!

sepiadreams said...

Hey Dawn....Not strange...simply beautiful.....As only "we" girls can understand...LOve Tiina...

Greyhaven Pines said...

The wasp nest is wonderful . . . As someone has said, "Nature always gets it right."

Warm wishes,

Elizabeth

Lou Cinda said...

I also LOVE the quirkier things....I get looks quite a bit from my family and friends as they say "what are you going to do with that?" But I always find somewhere to use them!

Love the wasp nest and thos hand brooms too!!

Have a great New Year!!

Lou Cinda :)

The Rustic Victorian said...

Miz Dawn,,,you are 100% NORMAL, cause if your not, then I'm strange as I love everything you do. The clock is awesome!!!
Love
Marcie

Linda K. said...

You know I love anything to do with clocks, parts, faces, gears, whether they be new or old, my fav being old! Another word for our love of 'different' things might be eccentric. You have to be that way to create. I like being out of the norm! Bless their little hearts for picking up that little wasp nest, I love it!

Blessings,
Linda

Dorthe said...

Sweetie hi,
I love the wasp nest, and the clock, would have wanted them too, and the last photo holds wonderfull "odd "things too, nd nature in our houses to enjoy, I think is beautifull.So welcome in the club, my dear, I think we are many,many wemen loving the "odd"stuff.

And congratulations with Noa, he looks such a sweet boy,-well guess he don`t like the word :sweet -spoken about him, but then lets say handsome.

Have a beautifull birthday evening dear Dawn.
Love and hugs
Dorthe

Pretty Things said...

I love strange things, too (but I call them "eclectic"!) -- you have a great collection!

Gerushia's New World said...

Dawn:

The wasp nest makes me giggle. I put wasp nests on my Christmas tree and folks think I'm a little "off". I think you and I are in good company together!

Kim
Gerushia's New World

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like something in each room that's a little quirky or unusual! Things from the outdoors are perfect!

Amy. said...

I was first attracted to your blog long ago by the title as I have long collected nests that fall from my tall trees in my yard. I have lived here my whole life! I also enjoy the simple splendor of everyday items as art. I am not well understood by many of my friends but I guess they love me anyway. Glad you are a kindred spirit.
Amy

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