Friday, February 10, 2012

Toile, Transferware and Music for Valentines Day

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.
~Ronald Reagan~

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
~Maya Angelou~


If music be the food of love, play on.
~William Shakespeare~ 
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
~Robert Frost~

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.
~Plato~

  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.
~Napoleon Bonaparte~ 

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.
~Martin Luther~ 

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.
~Soren Keirkegaard~


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.
~Victor Hugo~
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.
~William Wordsworth~
 There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
~Pythagoras~

Music can change the world because it can change people.
~Bono~


My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
~Martin Luther~




Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
~Ludwig van Beethoven~


Music is what feelings sound like
~Author unknown~


You are the music while the music lasts
~T. S. Eliot~



 




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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentines Day Table of Toile, Music & Transferware

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.
~Ronald Reagan~

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
~Maya Angelou~


If music be the food of love, play on.
~William Shakespeare~ 
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
~Robert Frost~

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.
~Plato~

  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.
~Napoleon Bonaparte~ 

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.
~Martin Luther~ 

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.
~Soren Keirkegaard~


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.
~Victor Hugo~
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.
~William Wordsworth~
 There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.
~Pythagoras~

Music can change the world because it can change people.
~Bono~


My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
~Martin Luther~




Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
~Ludwig van Beethoven~


Music is what feelings sound like
~Author unknown~


You are the music while the music lasts
~T. S. Eliot~



 


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Monday, February 6, 2012

Brown Transferware & A Painted Bookcase Back


 I'm sure I am in the minority here, but I have to admit that I didn't, and usually don't watch the Superbowl.   I listened to my boys and Shawn hooping and hollering last night as they watched the game though, and as they did that I was busy filling shelves of a bookcase with some of my brown transferware collection.  On a whim, I recently decided to paint the back wall of this bookcase a soft, mossy green color.   I thought it might give the brown transferware something to stand out against.



Since we've been in this house I have constantly had a few piles of  boring stuff that I hate to unpack in the corners and crammed behind the chairs against the wall just waiting for me to find a place for them, or had the table and shelves of this bookcase piled with dishes I'm sorting or in the process of listing.    It's been kind of a mess in here most of the time.
Finally...I've made a bit of sense out of this room!  Enough sense that I am able to share this part of the room with you all.


This bookcase is humongous, about 8' tall and 7' wide, but the room is also large with a 20' ceiling so it really needs a big piece and I think it works well here.  To give you an idea of the space, those baskets on top of the bookcase, at either end, are laundry hampers and as you can see there is still quite a bit of wall space left above. 


I felt that the large baskets and rabbit print were needed to fill some of the blank wall space above the cabinet.



The wall color was already here and I've decided that I'm not doing any more painting at this house.  It IS a rental after all.  We did so much work, mainly in getting this place clean and livable.  So for now, this will suffice.  I cannot wait to have my own home though.

Do you think I messed up by painting the back of the cabinet?  


So, is there anyone else out there like me who is not that into the Superbowl?   What did you do last night?