Saturday, February 21, 2015

When life slows down. . . . . .


There's really no rhyme or reason for this post. It just fell into place one cold 
afternoon this week when I was doing my physiotherapy exercises in the guest room. 
Unable to drive on the ice to a PT appointment was OK because I have my set of 
exercises to be done daily at home anyway. 
So what did I do after my little work out? Took photos of course!
So there I was, relaxing with the heating pad, looking up at the sparkly 
chandelier when I thought why not grab a camera and take photos of the room.
I just moved the camera randomly, snapping when I thought I might have 
something in focus - don't forget I was lying supine on the bed the entire time. 
I like what my lens captured. Shadows and light. Nothing was staged, not much 
editing, this is just how the room looks. 

15 comments:

  1. I like the views from your heated bed! Your home is filled with things that reflect your style so well. Love the framed pictures within a larger frame. I have an old window frame (minus the glass) hanging on the wall that I'd like to fill with something.
    Things have been very slow here this week and I'm still hanging out on the couch and drinking gallons of tea. Surely this will end soon.

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  2. It's a beautiful room to do your therapy in! Have a wonderful day Mary.
    xo

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  3. Oh I miss my chandeliers !! We brought back some of them from Argentina but the ceilings here are too low ! I am hoping in my new little house, there will be a spot for at least one ! There is nothing like the view from a heated bed, is there ? :)

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    1. My cottage ceilings are low too Candice but I've still managed three chandeliers - dining room over the table, kitchen above the island, and this bedroom over the bed - all places where nobody needs to duck! I do love them, they're all vintage with real glass crystals, and were rewired to be certain they are safe!
      Mary -

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  4. A heated bed sounds wonderful. I used to consider my husband The Heater :)
    The views are indeed, wonderful. love you. C

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  5. Just goes to show you our cameras can be our good friend and creative outlet in any position we find ourselves. Lovely room and fun shots!

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  6. Great idea to snap a few pictures while relaxing with the heating pad. I do hope you are finding some relief from pain. I enjoyed these glimpses of your lovely guest room. I love your sense of style and everything is so tidy. It looks like you have the same headboard as I have in my guest room. Although I'm wondering if yours has been painted as it looks to be a different color.
    Have a nice weekend and stay warm.

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    1. Thanks Kim, I love this room and use it as my own often - there's a snoring man in my master bedroom - enough said, ha ha!
      Yes it's Broyhill from years back - I painted it when I last had the room re-painted and the 80's popcorn taken off the ceilings. The matching armoire - there's glimpse of it in the pic with mirror - is still awaiting a paint job too, just too hard to pull it out from it's recessed nook behind the bedroom door! The chest of drawers went to Jasmin when I bought the antique secretary - small rooms here, hard to get everything in sometimes.
      Mary -

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  7. What a charming room. I think I wouldn't mind at all exercising in there. I'm just taking a tea break from packing. It's snowing here today but the temps. are rising. Love your new header, Mary. Deb

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  8. Lovely room. If I took pictures like that, folks would see a whole lot of stuff they probably don't want to see. Ha! Hope you finding some relief. Best wishes, Tammy

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  9. Lovely, Mary! I especially loved the sepia feel to many of the photos.
    Happy healing! xoxo m

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  10. Well, ...... a different point of view....

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  11. Mary, may I steal your idea of hanging a larger open frame around smaller framed photos? I love that idea! Also, your chandelier makes it look so worth all the time spent in cleaning those crystals - it has me re-thinking going for it. I am curious whether your current style has been your style through the years. I seem to always be transitioning - while trying to meld my style preferences with those of my husband. (Tiresome.) You and your home are so cohesive - thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Please go ahead with my blessing regarding the frames within a frame - I love them too!
      I just use a thick white sock - borrowed from the husband - over my hand, and spray it with Windex then wipe off the crystals on the chandeliers - works well.
      As for my style - it's somewhat eclectic now, anything goes as long as it's neutral on the big things, pops of color in accessories, comfortable, has texture, and hopefully a story from the past. But I used to do Mediterranean, then English country house with polished chintz and roses. . . . . . . all of which are grand in the right place and if YOU love those styles. Decorating a home should be a personal reflection of what you love, what you have collected, not fads or fakes, not a replica of a magazine photo.
      Enjoy whatever you love, just keep all the beautiful things around you which make you happy. . . . .then your husband will be too!
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