Friday, March 22, 2013

Love and Life

I kept the bureau from my Mom's room.
It still has my Dad and her pictures displayed on it.
However the bureau was over waxed and lets face it ....old.

Being a person who doesn't like to throw away otherwise good items, I
had nothing better to do than to spray it gold , applique apples, peaches and grapes
onto it and then layer it with tons of shellac. lol
 It's looks nice now.

The picture in the back, is in a frame we got for our Christmas horse gift exchange
So the frame is western  and my son is all smiles inside.
The  porcelain roses are to hang on the wall but I like them on the bureau.
They are from Italy and perfect for spring.

My old swords are there and ancient numb chucks, since this is a safe room.
I have no kids in the house so no one to worry about using them lol

The old Chinese, money man, piggy bank, with rosy cheeks, fanning himself
and a wax elephant we got at Parc Safari Africain.
It's a tough little guy and still hasn't broken after all these years.

All things to brighten my day and bring the good endorphins into action,
using good memories.
These things are like pictures in a memory book, all there to remind you
where you were, what you did,how you felt  and also how fast time flies.

It was all just yesterday and today, times goes faster.
I tell people I'm from Jupiter and sometimes I wish I were since  time up there is a little slower
 You don't even see the days or months fly by.
But the evidence is right there in front of you.
Every day accounted for.

Don't shine so others can see you

Shine, so that through you, others can see.



George said...

I really like the quote that you've included in this post. It looks as if you did a great job with the bureau.

A Lady's Life said...

George It was fun to do People throw away so many good things Sometimes I go to the dump to throw real garbage and am quite amazed.
They charge you to take it by the pound and yet here they can resell it but don;t want to.

Akelamalu said...

You did a great job on the bureau, it's lovely!

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Akelamalu

Adam said...

I love classic old swords

A Lady's Life said...

So do I Adam. I was fortunate to get a few antiques.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Lovely to keep those mementoes reminding you of previous happy times ... yet putting your own touch on things .. cheers Hilary

Russell said...

The little red wax elephant caught my attention! He is great! Very special. Of course red is my favourite colour.

I agree with an earlier commenter - the quote you included is very, very good. I like it a lot.

Your posts are always very interesting and enjoyable to read.

Take care.

A Lady's Life said...

Hilary - Thats what life is about
It's sorta a continuation.
It's nice when you are already part of a beginning.:)

A Lady's Life said...

Thanks Russell When I began blogging, one blogger told me I should make it something I enjoy doing.
So I do enjoy it. Sometimes you need to take a break though lol