Toile de Jouy, music, the Violin, English transferware, sentimental inherited items, poetry, antique linens, roses and lace...some of my favorite things are all gathered here for our Valentines Day table. All of these things, to me, create an alluring table filled with romance, nostalgia, and love of music and family.
I hope they bring some of the same feelings to you.
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
If music be the food of love, play on.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
~Henry David Thoreau~
Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven
~William Savage Landor~
Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
I call architecture frozen music.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe~
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Where words fall, music speaks.
~Hans Christian Andersen~
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
~Oliver Wendell Holmes~
I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.
There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
~Ludwig van Beethoven~
~Ludwig van Beethoven~
Music is what feelings sound like
You are the music while the music lasts
~T. S. Eliot~
Between Naps on the Porch
Charm of Home
Funky Junk Interior
French Country Cottage
At The Picket Fence
Ivy and Elephants