A Dollop Of My Home: Calm beauty amidst the mess

Mess.
One of the tough things I've had to learn to live with after we stopped having live-in help.

I reckon it might be less painful for me if we never had help in the first place.
It is all too easy to get used to being picked up after.

Now, we just do what we can to keep the home a happy one :)

One day, I decided to go around the house to snap photos of things that evoke calm beauty.
Special areas untouched by the riot of colour and visual noise that comes with any well-loved toddler.

I have a bunch of photos now and am inspired to take more.

May I introduce the new A Dollop Of My Home series with these first 2 photos:

Wedding photo in a jar
Wood-burn art by teenaged me
Pebbles
Coca Cola artwork from Hanoi
More to come every Friday.
Stay tuned with me, will ya? :)

12 comments:

MamaJ said...

Oohhh! Very inspiring, looking at these little corners of peace! And wow, that's a really nice wood-burning piece, and the pebbles are a nice touch! Will be looking forward to your friday posts then! (And I guess mess is inevitable with kids!)

Tina said...

Love the photo of Wedding photo in a jar and Wood-burn art by teenaged me. It's a nice way of seeing the little corners that still emit the calmness you like.

mummy of two said...

i love the first pic - that is what a "real" home is ~ the mess, the warmth =)

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

MamaJ:
Thanks dear! I'm thankful for these little pockets of peace! But also thankful for the mess because of what it means - that we have family :) I'm looking forward to this series myself. hehe

Tina:
Thank you! I love that wedding photo - our photographer got such an interesting angle! We didn't even realise he was at that spot!

Mummy of Two:
Aww thank you :) Yes, I have to agree about the warmth part. I guess we all have different thresholds for mess. Thankfully all 3 of us are rather tolerant, and err naturally messy people =P

Yvonne@ Beadsyy's Diary said...

Well, looks like it's something we have to live with young kids. They come in a package. I will feel uneasy and edgy if it gets stays messy for too long. Do you?

goolypop said...

Oooh. Nice! *click like meany times*

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Yvonne:
Haha yes I do get irritated! Esp when there's no floor/table space, I can't find what I need, or we trip over stuff =P I guess everyone has their own tolerance levels with regards to mess!

Goolypop:
Hee thanks! You mean 'many' I'm sure! ;)

Lady J said...

Wow... you did that wood burn art? Nice!!! Inspiring series and I'll stay tuned to what's in-stored!

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

LadyJ:
Yup thanks :) I did a pencil sketch on the wood first before burning it. I'm enjoying this process of looking at my home from a new perspective!

celcilia_tjioe said...

I super heart your wedding photo in the jar!` Very inspiring!

mc said...

I think of it as my daily "workout" - cleaning up after the kids and attending to their needs. no need to go to the gym. hehe. ps. love the photo in the jar too.

Corsage@A Dollop Of Me said...

Celcilia:
Thanks! It is easy to do too - just any ole food jar that has been cleaned out :)

MC:
I have to agree that it is some workout! I've lost some weight over the last few months!