Wednesday, January 5, 2011

The minimalist me…..

 

Lately I find myself eliminating more and more clutter around the house. This time it all started with a small change in the living room by removing some Pussy Willow stems from an olive jar that were leftover from the Christmas photo shoot. While they were pretty they were messy……always dropping the white fuzzy things when bumped and of course Simon aka Sir Licks A Lot found them very appealing and would always gobble them right up! This  is not good for a senior dog with a delicate digestive system so out they finally went!!!  After re-arranging a few things the prints next to the door were no longer working.  Once I took them down I knew they were the wrong size and I needed something smaller for the wall. Suddenly I remembered these mirrors from Wisteria that I have loved since the very first time they appeared in their catalog.

cross mirrors 007

 

The mirrors are called Stations of  the cross…..they were inspired by a grouping of fourteen pieces found in churches across Europe that depict the final hours of Jesus Christ. I love the meaning behind them which makes them so special!

cross mirrors 010

 

We are still working on the project upstairs….progress is very slow! I keep telling myself it will all be worth it in the end but sometimes it is very hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when things aren’t going so well!!!!! Hopefully I will have something to show you soon that isn’t too scary! LOL

12 comments:

Karena said...

Hi Deserae, You are doing great! I agree those Stion of the Cross mirrors are wonderful!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Alice said...

Very pretty! I love the splotches of silver in the room.

I'm trying to eliminate clutter in my home as well. Growing up it was always drummed into me not to throw out things just for the sake of throwing them out. If it was in good working order or not broken, it was considered wasteful to pitch it. So I have a very difficult time in the de-clutter process. Thank goodness for the Salvation Army, ECAT and Good Will.

Can't wait to see what you've done with the upstairs.

sweetpea said...

hello deserae! thanks for your sweet comment! all the best to you and with your decluttering!

hugs,

shelley

Kate said...

Hi Des
I am falling over the Christmas photo shoot for the magazine WOW your home is spectacular. Thank you so much for stopping by now I can enjoy your decor inspiration!!

Love the station of the cross mirrors!

xo
Kate

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Deserae, I love these mirrors! I haven't checked out Wisteria for a while but I am on my way there now.
Hugs,
Sherry

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love, love the mirrors. Thank you for sharing. The room looks beautiful.
Terea
xoxo

Rene said...

What a pretty vignette!

-Rene

paintergal said...

I am so curious about that upstairs project.
Can't wait to see what you're up to.

French-Kissed said...

Hi Des,

I am so happy you stopped by FK...it is such a delight to discover your beautiful blog and home...I think we are two peas in a pod with similar similar likes...your style is so appealing I just want to move right in. And we have something else in common...my dog's name is also "Teddy"! All the best to you in the New Year.

~jermaine

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Hi Deserae, I do love the simplifying. I have been catching up on my blogging and saw your gorgeous Christmas decorating - just beautiful! Wow! Linda

desde my ventana said...

Very beautiful mirrors...i like it.
Hugs
Cecilia

eclecticrevisited said...

Hi Deserae...I just awarded you the Stylish Blogger Award... for info check in with my blog post...
happy weekend..
maureen