Elegance


I love elegant things. When I decorate, I use feminine touches. The simpler and prettier, the more I like it. My eyes seek out curved lines, gentle colors, and age worn items.


Some fun finds




A pink vintage pin and Marie Antoinette brooch




These pink little doll shoes with silver tone buckles are so sweet



When I was first married, I was advised that I should just buy cheap items that I could afford, and one day I would be able to upgrade. I’m glad I didn’t take that advice. I would rather have an empty space than fill my home with stuff I’d eventually throw away. I’ve taken my time and only bought what I love. Living in empty rooms isn’t so bad . . . and it gives you an opportunity to explore your creativity.



This French mirror is the perfect plateau for the doll shoes or the pin below.






Enjoy your weekend!

23 comments:

bluemuf said...

Nancy, your music is lovely and all my favourites :) More beautiful items to look at. I just love the little pink doll shoes.

I always look forward to your posts as they brighten my day

Karen

teri c said...

the doll shoes are precious! i love the curly feather in your photos, can you share where you got it?
cheers, teri

Heidi said...

Lovely items. The gold mirror is amazingly beautiful! And the doll's shoes are just so sweet!

I tagged you for the six word memoir on my NeedleNecessitites blog so come on over and take a look.....

Hugs ~
Heidi

Natasha Burns said...

Elegance is definitely a word that comes to mind when I think of your beautiful blog and beautiful items you share with us!!!

Lori said...

Nancy, your finds are so beautiful:) the mirror and the tiny small shoes are my favorites!!!

LW said...

I love the elegant touches that you add to your home.
I thing you were smart to collect what you love,
and to fill your world with your treasures.

I adore those wonderful doll shoes…

Louise

justjen said...

Amen, Sister. I too, would rather do without than rush ahead. There are serendipitous surprises everywhere. You just have to watch for them. Sometimes they sneak up behind you and surprise you. Beautiful pictures of lovely treasures. It's always a pleasure to visit.

Tracie said...

I want to shop where you shop!

Beautiful.

xoxo~Tracie

rochambeau said...

Like you Nancy, I'd Rather have nothing that something I don't love. Sweet slippers and mirror!

Constance

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

I agree dear friend, I would rather have nothing than a house filled with throw-aways. Beautiful post!! Love those shoes!!

Have a great weekend!!
:)Brittany

Alison Gibbs said...

Nancy what gorgoeus things you have.
Alison

Susan Tuttle said...

Lovely, lovely - especially that brooch - such colors in those gems!

Susan

COLLS GARDEN said...

Just divine Nancy.
Hugs, Col :-}

Bristol said...

I love those shoes, everything is beautiful!
Bristol

Enzie Shahmiri said...

What a beautiful brooch. It's too bad people have stopped wearing them.

Margaret said...

The shoes are lovely. I totally agree with you about buying quality items--my husband and I sometimes feel like our place is empty, but I would rather have just a few things than a bunch of junk that would fill a landfill someday.

Have a great weekend,
Margaret

Miss Sandy said...

Nancy,
I agree, I'd rather have nothing on the walls or tables until I have something I truly love.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am in love with those shoes! I too agree with living without until you find the perfect thing...it is an expensive lesson to learn.
Hugs,
Penny

SweetAnnee said...

Absolutley wonderful.. I LOVE those shoes!!
smiles, deena

The Rose Room said...

You have such a good eye. I love the dolls shoes in particular:)Rachael

Betzie said...

Nancy,
I just adore that Marie brooch! And doll shoes have always been one of my favorites..it's amazing how sold separately they can cost as much as the doll..especially the French one of course. :)
Maybe we'll get lucky and find a pair or two in Paris. :)

teri c said...

Thanks so much, Nancy, for sharing the feather info & for the nice comment on my ATC!
Cheers,
Teri

NeereAnDear said...

So Beautiful Nancy... you make my heart sing with all the lovelies that you so graciously share with us

HUGS

JO