Thursday, October 21, 2010

Attention to detail

Good morning!
It's a very crisp morning here at the lakehouse.
The furnace is running, and we have a fire going.
Hubby just made a nice breakfast to enjoy as we sit at the table enjoying the start to our day.
 As I lay in bed this morning(smelling the bacon frying), I started to notice all of the detail around the room. I started to wonder about the people that designed, cut, carved, pounded, and put together all of the beautiful pieces that surround me at the lakehouse.
So I got out of bed, came downstairs, and started really looking at the things around me.
The time it took to make the lovely pieces, the talent, the labor of just touched my soul.
I wanted to share some things that bring joy to my heart this morning.....

I know these are just "things", and nothing can compare to my family as far as joy goes...but God gave talents to some...talents that help bring the beauty out of a piece of wood, or iron, or tin.
I am thankful that someone took their time and talent to make something that gives visual enjoyment. Then the thankfulness starts to snowball....for sight, family, jobs, etc.
Enjoy something beautiful today...and Thank God.


  1. What a nice way to start the day! I love this post, Debbie!

  2. Good Morning Debbie,
    Very well put, let's all be thankful for the things we get to enjoy!!
    Enjoy your day!

  3. Beautiful post! I'm so thankful too. I love all of the detail around your lakehouse. So much character.

    Lee Laurie

  4. Very well put. I love the little details in pieces. They make all the difference sometimes.

  5. I love all the detail in your home, and much of it is your own decorating and nurturing qualities!

    Love the way you started your day!


  6. Another wonderful thing to be thankful for today and very well put too. Gifts of work like that adds a lot to our everyday lives.

  7. I have often looked at things and wondered about the hands that had made them. Especially older pieces that where old enough that the person who had done them were certainly gone now.
    When I see things like this, I see their love.
    No matter what our talent is, there will be something left of us here after we are gone.
    What will each of us choose to leave behind?
    Hugs- Tete

  8. Great start to the day Debbie! Your home has some very lovely details.

    ~ Tracy

  9. Love the corbels and I love the details in olden homes. hugs♥olive

  10. I AM enjoying something beautiful today...the beauty of this post and the beauty of the person that wrote it. I am glad that you are thankful for the little things in your life well as thankful for family and friends. The Lord says we are to have a Thankful Heart and I can see that you do. Hugs to The Lady Of The Lake- Diana

  11. Hi Debbie - What a beautifully inspiring post today. And your photos were awesome. I found my eyes lingering over various things in my home as I read your sweet words. God has blessed you, sis - and he's blessed me with you! :)

    xoxo laurie

  12. What a great post Debbie! And awesome photos. I appreciate all of the work and detail that goes into pieces like this too! Oh, my hubs made breakfast today, too! Aren't we lucky? :)

  13. It is All in the Details ~ Great Post Debbie.... Stay Warm, We're having our 1st Hard Frost tonight, BRrrrr~

  14. I love old details. One time I think they thought I would rob the bank, I was just in awe of the mouldings and the architectural details. Wish they'd make stuff like that still...Without it costing an arm and a leg, lol!

  15. beautiful details and beautiful objects. I agree, they are just things, but they make us happy!

  16. How absolutely lovely - the photos and your thoughts and your words. I really enjoyed this. Thank you! Please visit me at my history blog - I'd love to have you!
    PS Did the bacon taste as good as it smelled. Oh my, now I want some!

  17. Beautiful photos. All the little attention to details is why I love older homes. When we sold my Mother's house I went around and took all sorts of photos of doorknobs, moldings and light fixtures.