I have been playing around with my meditative space all week. Adding this, taking away that.
I was driving past Hobby Lobby yesterday and had no idea what their sales were this week, but stopped in. I found the little white lamp for 50% off. As were the elephants, etc.
I think this little lamp lends a bit of magic to the space.
What you see is just a hodge-podge of things that speak to me. The two strands hanging from the wall, one of birds and the other of elephants, I found at World Market for $6.99 and $7.99.
You know how much I love birds.
Of course house plants are in this space to purify the air and just be decorative. Plants are of nature, and I find spirituality in nature.
This space is ideally located in the middle of my living/dining space. I look beyond it to the French doors and patio. I can sit at the table in one of the red chairs and just relax and listen to the tinkling of chimes.
I can’t light candles or incense around Charlie, so the candles you see are the type you turn on and off.
What is so much fun about this style of decorating is that most anything goes. Anything that catches your fancy. Any color that speaks to you.
You know how I like to not have to move everything to dust. So these white trays are easier to deal with in that respect.
The same goes with the trays below the shelves on the cupboard.
I feel peaceful when I stare at these objects.
Right now it is raining, has been all night, and this little space is in wrapped in shadows. I’m glad I took photos yesterday.
The kitchen cabinets have looked the same for three years. And I kept trying to think how to change them up. But now I’m glad I didn’t.
The colorful place mats lend a global touch with the painted spoons. They fit right in.
I have found that the combination of greens and blues bring about such a restful look. I know when I gaze at these colors together, I immediately relax.
And the iridescent colors of these wind chimes are elemental and remind me of the earth.
The space just across from this cupboard already had the Buddha and plant, but now a salt lamp from Amazon.com has been added.
Seems I must have chipped off the very top when I was unwrapping it. It was quite heavy.
But I just set it back on top and actually like the look of it this way.
I’ve read that you should have salt lamps in every room. I have three. One in the kitchen, the one above and one in the bedroom among house plants.
This is such a fun way to decorate. I’m going to go through my supplies and see what bits and bobs I have to make crafts. I have lots of ribbon and beads and things I’ve accumulated over the years, and had no idea what to do with them.
I think I’ll try my hand at making a dream catcher or some other bit of decor just for fun.
I’m having lunch with my daughter today. We’re meeting up at 11:30.
I’ve been communicating with my older daughter through Facebook and Messenger for a few months now and I asked if she’d like to join us.
She is in the midst of flipping another house, and wrote that she is meeting with contractors all day. But she asked if I’d let her know the next time we meet.
Going slow. Trying to gently patch the gaps of the past. I haven’t seen her face to face in 5 long years. And I so want to see her.
Maybe Lady Luck is looking my way.
And as they say, hope springs eternal.
Ivy has been on a tear all night. She has almost every one of her toys strewn across the floor.
She apparently took my wrist watch from where I keep it. I dug around until I located another watch and will have to take it to have batteries put in. I always like to have a wrist watch on when I go out. These that I have are over 20 years old and still going strong.
In the middle of the night Charlie wanted out. He’s back to wanting out every few hours even with the Trazadone and Melatonin just before bedtime. I picked him up to put him back on the bed and caught my right foot on a piece of furniture and down we both went.
So today I’m hobbling around a bit.
But I shall enjoy getting out. Maybe Ivy will have brought my watch out of whatever hidey-hole she must have it in by the time I get back.
I’d love to hear about your own relaxing space or nook or corner if you have one.