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Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Aesthete's Alphabet - G is for Glass

Glorious glass....whether it's a vase, a jar, a bottle or a cloche, possibly the household item that best combines both beauty and practicality.

 Glass bottles make a beautiful display, whether they are old or new, empty or filled with something decorative. They look especially beautiful when displayed with light behind them to maximise their translucence.

 Cloches or bell jars are one of my favourite items to use, whether for decorative or practical purposes. They work really well when used to display something precious without the item being exposed to dust. They are also great for protecting tender plants and are very useful in the kitchen for covering a stack of delicious homemade goodies.


Glass containers of any sort work really well as vases and a group of matched or mismatched glass vessels make a wonderful display.

And finally, another favourite glass container is a glass jar.... for storing cookies, spaghetti, cotton wool, nail polish, almost anything or nothing at all!


Well, that's 7 letters down, 19 to I up to the challenge I wonder?
Till next time and H is for....
Sharon x
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Aesthete's Alphabet - F is for Feathers

You could knock me over with a feather, but it was while I was browsing through one of my favourite blogs that inspiration struck for this alphabet post (thanks Andie from Divine Theatre....a nice feather in your cap).  Us décor enthusiasts are all birds of a feather. We like to to feather our nests. We don't necessarily believe that fine feathers make fine birds and don't like to rustle any feathers, but we do like our homes to look in fine feather....I'll stop now before I see feathers fly or you decide to tar and feather me for using so many cliché's in one paragraph!

















Vintage blue bottles with feathers




                                          “Hope” is the thing with feathers
                                                 By Emily Dickinson
                                           “Hope” is the thing with feathers -
                                              That perches in the soul -
                                        And sings the tune without the words -
                                              And never stops – at all -
                                      And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard -
                                          And sore must be the storm -
                                         That could abash the little Bird
                                          That kept so many warm -
                                         I’ve heard it in the chillest land -
                                           And on the strangest Sea -
                                            Yet – never – in Extremity,
                                             It asked a crumb – of me.



Till next time
Sharon x
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