Monday, October 19, 2009







I have often heard pieces of lace, snippets of ribbon, ruffles and pink glitter referred to as girly things...


Be it paintings of Victorian children, delicate whitework quilts or yes even Prada handbags... these material items we covet bring a sense of euphoria to our sometimes everyday lives.


They can encourage an enrichment or appreciation for the delicate brushstrokes which cover the canvas, the detailed fine hand-stitching of a vintage gown, the master craftsmanship of a dollmaker or the quality design put into the tiniest detail of the things we love...
girly things.

* Painting by Lord Fredrick Leighton

13 comments:

Cottage Garden said...

A lovely post Susan, you clearly have an appreciation of beauty and good craftsmanship which always comes across in your blog. I love that painting.

Jeanne x

Lori said...

i love girly things..what a cute post...that is such a pretty picture of your dish full of glitter

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I'm with Lori here Susan...what a pretty picture of the dish with the pink sparkles in it!!! How absolutely right you are...these coveted things do bring a sense of euphoria to our everyday lives...brought out at just the right moment to cherish time and time again...Dzintra♥x

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Ribbons.
I am a complete sucker for ribbons.

Doreen said...

Just look at that wonderful bowl of pink glitter...so lovely!

:)Doreen

The Victorian Parlor said...

How lovely:). I do enjoy the girly things in life-it's what makes the everyday stuff so much more special!

BLessings,

Kim

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

"Sugar and spice, and everything nice..." your photo of the lovely girlie things depict it perfectly! I love that little pink purse too. I saw a lovely little purse at the flea market last weekend. It looked similar, but was cream colored. I would have bought it, but it had a large ink stain on it and I wasn't sure I could get it out. Do you have any tricks for getting ink out of lovely things? xxVicki

Pondside said...

Who can resist a little sparkle, a little tuck or a pouffy bow? This post was the perfect antidote for a foggy fall afternoon.

Heather said...

ah, I love girly things :) especially the old timey girly things...they really knew how to be girly back then ;)

Naturegirl said...

Miss Maddie I do love all that is girly! It seems the older I get the more I reach for the girlyness!I suppose it is the little girl that has always been there in me.
I thank you for your encouragement as I battle this cancer and YES this too I shall survive and leave in the rear view mirror of my life!
Blessings to you! stay in touch sister survivor! Hugs aNNa

Julie said...

Hi Susan,
I love girly things too!!! and Yes, I agree they are quite inspiring!!!
Julie

Janean said...

prada too rich for me (even 38% off), but so appreciate the details!! Thanks for leaving a comment at Old Sweetwater!

kanishk said...

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