Every girl needs a little pretty in her life. Something that doesn’t need water and will survive all seasons. Something that is there first thing in the morning and the last thing she sees at night. A token of love… A photograph maybe? Shells from her honeymoon?
The stained glass window was a gift from my hubbie. It hangs in our bedroom window and gives me a little peace everyday. The window box outside is filled with beautiful shells…that don’t need water. The glass (of the house’s window) is hazy and oxidized or something, so the stained glass window blocks the ugly with its beautiful color and texture. While we’ve worked hard in the back yard and the view would otherwise be fantastic, the haze is hard to see through. So I forget about seeing out and just be happy with the light coming in.
And when the sun isn’t shining, I have the most beautiful ‘antique’ chinese lantern that hangs opposite of the window! It was a milestone birthday gift from my son. He bought it from the weirdest curiosity shop and who knows where they got it from. I like to think it was hanging outside of an ancient temple in Beijing – 1200AD. But it probably came from a manufacturer in Toledo circa 1968. The paper is TISSUE thin, very delicate, and torn is a few places which only adds to its delicious texture and patina.