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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Loving the unloved ~


I can't help myself.
In our home....I want to have so many beautiful things
no matter where your eyes fall.

I guess that's why I love collections....
crazy old things that have been forgotten by others,
nests that have been built by the most diligent bird,
something that someone else may have tossed out but that
I've found and brought into our home to give it a place of value.

I have a firm belief that to appreciate these cast offs is an honorable thing.
It shows a thankfulness and appreciation for all that has come before us.
No. I don't want my home to look like Hoarders
but to be selective...
and display these forgotten treasures
is golden to me.



























Wishing you my dear friends,
a most wonderful Wednesday!!!!
Much love to you all,
Dawn


23 comments:

Createology said...

Oh I completely agree. I always love what I call the "orphans"...things others have passed over or forgotten. At silent auctions I only bid on all the items no one else has chosen as those are the "orphans". Your collections are true treasures. Charming dear...

Gail Thayer said...

Dawn,
If that's hoarding then sign me up!!!! Love your photos, I do hope you have a perfect Wednesday!

marie said...

Dawn, I would love to wander though your lovely home...gazing upon all the beauty it contains. Thank you for sharing some peeks at all your sweet treasures.

Sharon said...

I really agree with you. I see beauty in some things that others cast away. Thank you for sharing the wonderful things that you treasure.

Dorthe said...

I love your NON hoarding home,sweetie ,and I love living that way,too--the little box in the first photo looks SOOOOOO lovely ,with all your wonderfull collected items,dearest Dawn.
Thanks for this beautiful photoes ,dear friend.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dawn,
thank you for sharing your beautiful treasures
with us!Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Vee said...

The photo of Bernie and presumably his mother is beyond wonderful with the fresh laundry blowing in the breeze above them. Are those open fields beyond or the sea? I can't tell. It has beautiful composition, beautiful theme, and it is so unique. One doesn't often see candid scenes from that time of mother and child.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

kindred spirits indeed! ditto mon amie...ditto!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your little displays, Dawn. I find that those are the ones that catch my eye even in my own house.

Leanne said...

I have one of those tobacco tins! It belonged to my hubby's grandfather!

mary beth said...

Oh Dawn! You have made my day...that photo of mama and the baby out under the shade of the clothesline has to be my favorite of all you have posted! I can't describe how that photo made me smile! Thanks for all the pretty things you share with us...I do love seeing the things you have "rescued" for a new life of beauty!

Marietta said...

Hi Dawn... Charming personality with elegant grace is how I feel about all timeworn objects... I am preparing for a very hot day today...

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Lovely treasures, Dawn! I feel the same way! You have such a gift for displaying these lovely pieces of the past!
Michelle

Richard Cottrell said...

What fun photo's. Thanks for sharing. Richard at My Old Historic House

Rhonda said...

Dawn, if there were ever a studio I'd love to visit, it is yours. You and I collect and give new life to vintage and antique items but not before we enjoy them for a while. True?

You are an inspiration, this post spoke to my heart. xo Rhonda

lifespassion said...

It's all beautiful but the mom laying in the shadow of the clothesline is awesome as is the expression on the childs face!

Susan said...

I love all your treasures!! The unloveables are the best!

Kathryn Ross said...

Sigh, oh, my! You sure do talk my language, Dawn! I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your works of resurrected art. How I wish I had more time to devote to my own creations. As it is, I have boxes, bins, and bags full of "to do" projects in this same vein, and am always picking up the next little something that needs some looking after, but rarely have the time to artistically indulge. I shall have to live vicariously through The Feathered Nest! Joy!

A Cottage Muse said...

That photo of the Mom and child under the laundry is fabulous! Love all your treasures and I thought your post title was great!!

Deborah said...

I so agree with Kathryn. Thank you for sharing and making my day!

saltbox treasures said...

Hi Dawn, I have just re-found your blog and have enjoyed looking at all of your beautiful things. You are so talented and creative. Your bird nest creations are just gorgeous. I look forward to looking through your tutorial shoppe.
Hope you have a great weekend with your family.
~ Julie

Theory said...

I THINK ANOTHER WORD FOR YOUR TASTE IS ARTISTIC....THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION.

Jan Ely said...

I LOVE Shorpy! I like to look at the photos in the largest size and go over every little detail!
Your art is bee you tea full!

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