Weekend ~ The Comfort of Paper


I got up this morning in the quiet, needing to replenish from the hectic week . . .


I made a cup of tea . . . and reached for some comforting handmade paper . . .


. . . Taking a large sheet of handmade paper I cut it into pieces, and fashioned a small book out of them. Then I tied the bundle together for a rustic look. I added a bit of romance with a watercolor heart, and on the other side, a small photo copy of one of my favorite antique prints.



I started writing this post to share with you all my little bundle of comfort, and realized hubby wasn't awake yet.


I then reached for some gold wire and paper leaves. I've always longed to have a gold laurel wreath. The kind you see in the museums. Well, that probably won't be happening any time soon, so I decided to make a faux wreath. Definitely not up to the standards of the Greeks, but it still brings a smile to my lips.


17 comments:

Debi said...

Hi Nancy,
What wonderful little bundles! So perfectly put together!Just beautiful and what a pretty cup and saucer! Love your wreath too, very elegant!
xox
Debi

LiLi M. said...

Those bundles of handmade paper are gorgeous. Your wreath has turned out beautiful, I am pretty sure that every Greek or Roman would achieve major goals when they could have won a wreath like that. If your wreaths were available then we would probably still live in Greek civilization! In short: I like it very much!
Have a lovely Sunday!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ah...the early morning when your brother is sleeping peacefully; this is when I write, draw or make something out of paper. I love it all dearest. And the cup of tea, it tops it all off.

Much love to you this beautiful March day. Anita

Alba Linea said...

the cup is soooo sweet! hope you can enjoy your tea! me week was like yours and i love to have one! ("free") day in the week. best wishes and a little bit sun. ;0)

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

That is a really beautiful wreath, what a lovely way to start the day :0)
alicia

June said...

Nancy I have always been enchanted by what you create. The wreath is such a lovely piece. I love the way you used these papers to express your need to create today. Just beautiful. And the cup you drink your tea from proves to me that beauty is a part of your everyday life. Isn't it the small things that are really the big things?
hugs

Lori said...

Nancy, i love how you create...the quiet simplicity and great beauty...you are so inspiring to me...

Celticlass said...

Love the wreath, thought it was a crown at first. Lovely!

The Victorian Parlor said...

It's all beautiful!!!

Blessings,

Kim

Berlin Deluxxe said...

Lovely how you can make the beauty of paper come alive for others, and yourself. :)

Chatelaine said...

Pretty paper bundles and lovely laurel wreath.

That teacup is to die for too!

bluemuf said...

Dear Nancy, reading your lovely posts always makes me so happy. Love the little books, the wreath and your wonderful teacup.

Hugs Karen

Alison Gibbs said...

Baeutiful little bundles and the wreath is gorgeous
Alison

BellaRosa said...

Nancy amor, I love your tea cup...who says you can't have beauty in your everyday doings :) I have to start doing that again, I always felt guilty using my pretty things by myself...but I must say...even a small quesadilla with avacado tastes divine on a lovely hand painted rose dish :) I love your hand made paper book and that laurel leaf wreath you made, I actually love it more than what you would see in a museum, because yours reminds me of gossamer wings...very surreal :) Amor thank you for visiting my blog today and I am so happy that you like my new blog look, because I think you have the most exquisite taste and knowing you liked it...means alot to me :) Besos, Rose

LW said...

Nancy,
What a Lovely idea for a wreath...and I adore that paper gathering.
Who would not want to have one like that on ones worktable to inspirer?

That cup and saucer is exquisite…

Louise

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

There is nothing like handcrafting something to soothe the soul a little!

happy easter you Nancy! xoxo, Heather

Ulla said...

DREAMY!!! Love the teacup and such a wonderful bundle - perfect for the love poems you two share so naturally...
Kisses
u.