|A faux tiger throw that I scored at the local Santa Cruz |
Antique Fair that adds a touch of drama to a side bench.
Lately I feel like my home resembles more of a museum of curiosities than an actual residency but that doesn't seem to stop me from being attracted to the strange and unusual when it comes to home wares. Rocks, crystals, and second hand finds seem to be my favorite items of choice. I love the character, patina, and history of old objects because it's almost as if they have lived an entire life before I found them and their presence in my home will write a new chapter. Fresh flowers and plants litter every nook and corner of my house and typically take their sabbatical in my backyard and get planted (bouquets of roses get hung and dried and used for other purposes). Occassionally I find a new item (a rarity for me because I prefer to unearth items at goodwill) that I can't resist and I might make the splurge after careful consideration. I think that it is important to make your home one that you enjoy and love spending time in. The world can be such a chaotic and crazy place and I strive to create a sanctuary in my cozy casa to return to each day! I try to only bring items into my home that have a purpose and function to avoid lots of clutter but a few extra nick nacks always seem to sneak in one way or another! What do you like to do in your own space to make it feel more personal and cozy?
|Picked up this lustrous Amethyst crystal cluster at GemShow, by far one of my favorite |
stores in the area which specializes in rocks, minerals, and unique stone jewelry.
I can't seem to ever have enough rocks and crystals in my home, I believe them to be natural works of art and scatter them liberally in every nook and cranny. Lately, I love the idea of filling potted plants with sparkly gems.....
|....Which is what I did for this lavender orchid that I purchased for my boyfriend. |
He is an artist and I love bringing him unusual varieties of flowers to draw and paint.