Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Reflections....good or bad...

Reflections....a new year a new beginning but yet reflections of the past whether good or bad are still so near.  You know those little thoughts and memories that keep creeping back into your mind....the ones that you would just soon forget.  You shake it off and replace it with a good memory....there there now, don't you feel better.


Like these lovely Venetian Mirrors that I've collected over the years.
They made the move last year but for some reason I never hung them up.  Just leaned them against the wall.  Insignificant? Maybe.
 Those of you that have been following me for awhile know that we moved back to our home state and then back here, all within five months.  We sold two homes, lived in a rental and waited on our new home to be built.  Whew.....we were like gypsies.  Those choices didn't work out and reflecting back I now realize that lessons were learned.  

Now, I'm happy to say that the mirrors you see here in our new dining room are securely attached to the wall...a symbol that we are home to roost.  Significant. Yes.


The way the light filters through and reflects on things so lovely reminds me that when you allow your light to shine and reflect all that's good then you look lovely too. 
 Reflections on the wall makes me smile.  Lovely brown transfer ware bouncing the light off of the wall and casting sparkling light.
Significant?  Yes in so many ways.

Reflections, whether good or bad are part of who we are.  We look through the window or into the mirror and realize that there is so much more to experience in life and so much more to reflect upon.
And the good part is that we have a lifetime to do it.  Thankful. Yes.

So how about you.  Are you reflecting....what do reflections say to you?



Kathy Moreland said...

Thought prevoking post. Something to definitely think about. Love your beautiful mirrors. Glad you are settled in.

Lucille said...

I love your mirrors. You have such lovely accessories and furnishings. I can see you are in a reflective mood! I have been meaning to take time to reflect. It's a good thing to do. It puts things in perspective that needed to be reassessed. It's just too bad that the days go so fast and I never seem to have enough time to do all that I would like to do. I'm always trying to get caught up. Enjoy your new nest. It's beautiful and uplifting with all those lovely reflections!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Beautiful words from a beautiful soul..
I really love what I have seen of your new heart home Sissy..
Many Blessings from my mountain to yours my dear friend..Gloria

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Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love your beautiful mirrors--whenever I see a mirror that pretty I think of you. I am so glad you are getting settled now. It has been quite a journey!

Nancy's Notes said...

Sissy, I'm so happy your mirrors are on your walls. Secure and in your beautiful home. Your post does make me think about quite a number of things. Thanks for stirring things up for me! Great post, sweet lady.


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your mirrors are so beautiful, Sissie! Funny how you never hung them in your previous new home ~ it's almost like you knew deep down this move wouldn't be permanent. I often feel that the condo we are in now is not our last move.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That's my problem, I reflect too much. I am trying to look to today, not behind as much and just have hope for the future. It is hard, but I try to remember that when I start stressing. Everything we do in life is a lesson. We have had plenty of them the last couple of years. YOur home looks so pretty as usual...I have been behind in my blog reading. Hope you are doing well and settling into your new home.
Hugs, Patti

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I reflect some....but I really try to aim for the future and live for the day. I love your mirrors....and glad you are HOME!

Custom Comforts said...

I love the light in your dining room and all your lovely furniture. So bright and cheerful during this cold winter. Your mirrors are gorgeous and I'm glad they found a place where they belong. Stay warm.

Donna said...

I am so glad to hear that you are all settled in and enjoying your new and oh so gorgeous home, Sissie! I love your beautiful mirrors, the wonderful woodwork, and your pretty wicker chairs! For me, reflections just show way too many of my wrinkles:)!

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I am so happy that you are home to nest and roost, Sissy..and I bet your sweet kitties are glad to have a permanent home, too.

I love to look for signs in reflections. And I love reflections of reflections, too!;>) xo Diana

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous photos Sissie...that first shot is my favorite!!

jude1 said...

I have a 3 pic frame on my wall of my granddaughter when she was 3 and dressed as a faerie and when the light comes in through the beveled glass of my front door it makes a perfect rainbow wreath around the pictures. It's beautiful.

Cindy said...

Oh wow, it just all looks so pretty there. I love the reflections from the mirrors too... casting all the light and prisms on the walls. and... yes, i have those memories that make me cringe... i try to change the subject in my mind... ehhhh
So glad you are finally feeling a little more settled...


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