Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Less Is More!

Less Is More
"Less is more."~Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
When we moved to Florida, I left behind many things. Our new life style would be free of dust collectors, bright and airy. When we come north to stay with our daughter, I also get to visit  some of my old things, of which she was the recipient. Above is an old desk that belonged to my great aunt. It is oak, a fine wood but not my style, I loved the silhouette of it, however. Out came the sandpaper, white paint and just like magic, I made it my own, years ago. It now lives in my daughter's kitchen. The waterford vase and candlesticks were also mine. Do I miss these things? Sometimes I do, but usually only when I'm looking for props to photograph. Yup, that's what things have come to mean to me folks, PROPS, to photograph. I always did hate to dust. Hope you enjoy visiting some of my prior possessions, as much as I do. Love the minimalist kind of feel I get from this arrangement. Have a wonderful day!


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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good morning dear friend, i just love this saying., my mother {God Rest Her Soul) used it a lot in her life and passed it on to me. she called it a simple life and boy was she right., i have always thought it is a wonderful way to live my life and find it very rewarding., so thank you for sharing this with me and you to enjoy your day and i know it will be sunny and fun just like you, love you, Sadie

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Hee, Rose, you made me laugh. I have so many things I've purchased JUST FOR PHOTOGRAPHY! Yes, props! Glad I have a cohort. :)

Beautiful desk and wonderful texture to make it look even more vintage.

lisa said...

I agree with you Rosemary that less is more, but I have not gotten to the less point yet to be able to actually experience it! :-)

very merry vintage style said...

It's a very nice vignette... I am in the paring down mode myself. Hard to let go of my treasures, but bit by bit I am making progress.

Sara said...

I love this photo! It's so simple in it's colour palette, but beautiful. Isn't it wonderful though that you can visit your things and know that your daughter is enjoying them.

Angela said...

Fantastic photo! What wonderful photo props, and how nice that you could free yourself of the things, yet still have them close enough to enjoy occasionally.

For the Love of a Cottage said...

We are in the middle of down sizing. Our smaller home will be ready in September. I, too, am tired of the dust collectors. I want clean and simple. My husband asked how was the garage sale pile going and I told him I already had a frame in the pile...one frame. I have to do better than that. Wonderful post!!

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