Friday, October 21, 2011

one important thing

If I have learned one important thing during my time on Earth,
 it is this:


that smallish objects on surfaces should be grouped together 
on trays or other receptacles


so that they are not forlorn.  

38 comments:

  1. America, please note the turf fire, so authentically Irish.

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  2. That is one hell of an important thing that you have learnt Mise.
    Love your turf fire and, of course, your grouped arrangement that is paramount to a homely atmosphere ! XXXX

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  3. I am wondering, like my neighbour above, if we all need to be grouped then? Is this in fact a metaphysical observation on the need for community? I certainly function better when even in part surrounded by other small objects in a limited space! Except of course when those other small objects are my own small offspring, and we are confined too long to this small space...

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  4. You are absolutely right, Mise. I think that there may be no more important thing than that on this earth.

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  5. Have you noticed the fondness people have nowadays for 'curating' everything? I think this just means grouping things on a tray. As you so ably demonstrate.

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  6. I love the word forlorn, and covet your pink chair. I don't think any object could feel forlorn in your house.

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  7. Sometimes I feel forlorn when I'm not grouped together. I prefer a comfortable chair or sofa as my receptacle, though.

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  8. Never a truer word said dear Mise. Today my little items shall be united. Thank-you. xx

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  9. I knew there was something lacking from my life, but didn't know what it was until now. Thank you Mise. I'd also like a glass cloche to put things under. Not sure what things, just things.

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  10. And the second most important thing is that the groups must be in odd numbers - three, five etc.

    Still loving that room.

    Does a turf fire smell, um, turf-like?

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  11. So right you are Mise....nothing worse than little bits wandering all over your surfaces....corral them I say...

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  12. True. My pillboxes are looking much happier now that they are grouped on a tray. I'm glad for them.

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  13. I have stacks of books with my objects resting atop.

    Is this correct?

    America not only approves but envies.

    xo jane

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  14. Yes very very important!! I am just beginning to understand this!

    Do come and enter my Designer Pillow Giveaway!! (Also a great resource)

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  15. Oh I know you have Miss Mise IT is late!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  16. Amen to that! And very finely grouped and appropriately positioned...also tray (oops, tres) important :)

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  17. I used to abide by this admirable rule Mise, until I got a nasty case of whippets! Now I find that dispensing with the tray means only one or two of my smallish objects are periodically knocked flying, as opposed to all of them, plus tray!

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  18. Mags, what wonderful commentators I have to launch straight from a tray into the Human Condition. People would trade good bunting to have commentators like mine.

    Mel, I hope Fate grants you a cushion for added comfort.

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  19. Claire, I'd totally forgotten to put my glass cloche on an object! Thank you so much for the reminder. Not to brag, but I have two (2) glass cloches.

    Jane, I didn't know that they had to be grouped in odd numbers and am frenziedly rearranging. A turf fire smells smokily fresh and nice. Like Parfum du Moss.

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  20. Shell, perhaps the pillboxes deserve a drawing, now displayed with dignity as they are?

    Florist Jane, that is correct. The bookish aesthete gets bonus points.

    Annie, I think you will have to be a very honorary exception to the non-negotiable rule.

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  21. All I will say is that your room looks very warm and relaxing. May I move in?

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  22. So small objects must make a club against their ill-behaved cousins, clutter?

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  23. Of course there are practical reasons too. You can temporarily whisk the objects away, and serve food in their place. Turf fire noted and envied.

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  24. You are so right Mise, I truly believe our little objects do get lonely, and benefit greatly from company...yours seem to adore mingling, and are getting along famously!
    I just love pictures of your home...and thank you for pointing out the turf...now all is even more charming!
    xo J~

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  25. And here was I wondering what to cook for Sunday lunch, and totally forgetting that there may be objects in my home feeling forlorn!! what ever came over me?! - off to hunt down the poor smallish dears.

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  26. Love the turf fire!!! I want to sit in that pink chair and take in the tray arrangement from that point of view.

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  27. What a beautiful stove - now I am very unhappy with my plain utilatarian(ie cheap) one in my studio!! I have a chair in the hall where I place all the items which have to taken out to the studio (at the bottom of the garden) so I will now regard the stuff on the chair as a grouped arrangement, and as such a thing of beauty!

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  28. Hello Mise

    The turf fire looks delightful.

    You were saying last week you did not have a platform, perhaps, if you erected a platform on the tray then the small objects would lord over the room!

    Helen xx

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  29. Never a truer word spoken, Mise, but pray tell, at what point does "a group of small objects" become "a vignette"? Enquiring minds want - nay, need - to know. Is it something to do with foliage?

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  30. That is an important thing that I never really thought about before! I must find a few little trays and start grouping all the odd bits & pieces I have that just seem to be floating around! Thanks for the tip!

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  31. You are a very wise woman mise,
    It's not for nothing that mise is an
    anagram of me is

    we are not worthy

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  32. Forelornness! That's what my accessories suffer from!

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  33. How did you get to be so wise??? These pictures make me so happy.
    I am with Catherine and magsmcc; safety and protection from the forlorns can be found in small groups of likish persons. (I'll say it again we are pack animals!) group me!

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  34. Oh no. I better start shopping for some trays. I had no idea I was causing my objects such sadness.

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  35. Ain't that the truth!!!! Although it does seem Mise, that you don't have too many forlorn objects lying around on their own anyway.

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You're looking particularly well.

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