Thursday, May 10, 2007

Nice Things

This is one of my set of five Lotta Jansdotter inspired place mats. I made them a little smaller because they are for outdoors and picnic dishes and cutlery are a little smaller too and they should fit perfectly in my picnic bag which is also in the works. The older I get, the more I see the importance of having nice things. I don´t mean expensive things or "in" things -I mean simple, useful and when possible, hand made things. Things that make me joyful and emotional and more alive and aware of the colour and beauty around me. I am so looking forward to hearing the children run up the stairs after school to have a lunch of ham and vegetable omelettes outside in the garden on our blue table and our new place mats.

8 comments:

erin said...

i like the patchwork! very nice.

Jennifer said...

Lovely work as always...

Denise said...

These are perfect.
Have a Happy Mother's day..
Did i already tell you that?

liz elayne said...

these are beautiful! i love the colors (and the tip to think about making them smaller...i will remember that because you are so right about the picnic needs)

Mirre said...

The placemats are wonderful!
I want to make some too... I almost *bought* some today, but then I realised that it's so much better to make them myself ;))

Colorsonmymind said...

I have been feeling this pull to surround myself with beauty-hand made-love filled beauty.

These placemats are so lovely. I adore them.

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely!!!!!

Polish Pottery said...

handmade things are always exceptional