Having been at home doing glorious amounts of nothing this week, I’ve spent a lot of time surfing blogs in complete aimlessness, looking for craft ideas and lovely old things on etsy, knitting, and playing around with crafty things and hot glue (adventurous, yes? I could sustain a minor burn at any moment).

And with friends’ engagement pictures going up on facebook, pretty things lovingly made waiting to be found on etsy, rain outside and coffee inside, I am struck by the beauty of the world rediscovered, things well-created, people surprised by joy. There is life and grace and art here, now, and the only proper thing to do in response is to be inspired by these things to create them ourselves.
Hydrangea Blossom, Diamond Stacking Ring, Sterling Silver, 18k Gold Flower, Made to order
[ring that took my breath away]
1950's Floral Cotton Garden Party Mad Men Summer Dress S
[why don’t i live in the 50’s?]
[a friend’s photo]
“We do things well out of duty.
We do them beautifully out of love.”
May I live life beautifully.

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