Saturday I attended a wedding shower held at my friend Patti's house. I find homes where people have added their own personal touches and choices to be the most interesting of all. Sure, the HGTV perfect places are beautiful but they don't have the personality or interest for me that real people's homes do. Patti's home has personality plus!
Patti has kept to strict parameters forming a cohesive grouping.
Now for a really cool lamp shade covered in buttons. It casts a warm glow and bring up memories of my mom sewing and all that entails. Even if you didn't have a mom that sewed it still makes you think of home and hearth.
And then another sort of light altogether, a really modern one that is fascinating to me. I love ultra modern things as well as the old nostalgic things. Apparently Patti does too!
|Neat light fixture|
Family photos hang on the wall under this light and nearby are these wonderful shoes sitting on a shelf. I'm not sure who wore them. It's fun to imagine a new mom proudly slipping them on to her baby's little feet.
There's a photo nearby showing Patti's mom in this jacket which makes the whole vignette that much more meaningful. What a neat memory to keep. Here's a detail of the couched silver thread sewn onto the fabric. What a massive amount of needlework in this piece!
|Detail of couched thread|
Best of all Patti has a very eclectic taste in art and she has lots of original art all over her house. Here are two selections that show just how varied her choices are.
I know these things don't look like they should be all in the same house but Patti makes it all work nicely together. I'm so happy to have a friend like Patti!