One of the most beautiful things to see is the sweep of a long beautiful curtain panel flowing in the wind. When we were starting out years ago in our first home we had very little money for decoration. I needed to find something to cover our windows but buying store-made panels was too expensive. I happened to be wandering in one of my favorite fabric stores one day when I came across a length of sheer lavender material with small flowers running through it. It was lightweight and flowed nicely. I bought the rest of the bolt and raced home. I sewed both ends and hung the panels over our sunniest, west-facing window. Opening the window, I felt a breeze fill the room and the wind gently rocked the material back and forth. The light in the room was diffused with a lovely lavender glow.
This may seem strange but those panels brought years of soothing peace as I watched them gently flow on the whispers of the wind. And all this peace was purchased for so very little. The simplest things in life can bring the greatest pleasures.
Here are some details I love. Click on the pictures for a closer view.
The scroll of a Florentine shelf
An old key
The back of a silver spoon
A lovely green tendril entwining with this loving cup
A hand painted antique fan with vintage rhinestone bracelet