Friday, October 24, 2014

Vanity, Alter of Self Lovingness

*An Early Christmas gift comes as a shock, on a day I found something I've been trying to thriftfully engineer from bits and pieces of highly potentized thrift finds.

I went to Big Lots to pick up my tapers, as I love burning one in the crystal candleholder as I'm working in the kitchen. The glow is like a pure, friendly and warm spirit who keeps me company, flickering away its golden amber light as I prepare foods.









I found a Vanity Dresser, the right size, the right color and with just enough carving to make it interesting, not modern, and with my favorite type of mirror, the tri-fold.
This piece was gifted as an early Christmas present since waiting until I had the funds for it would take months.....I must have been ''good" :D, but it is now sitting where I've been envisioning it and though it is lovely, I have another vision for its final outcome which I will need to work on. In the meanwhile, this little beauty is sitting there calling me, to sit at our Alter and engage some serious self loving routines which I simply am giddy about.....just like a Lady of the Woods :-)

Please understand, I have come to understand the way I operate, how thoughts and feelings become things. This ''vanity'' is not in the negative sense of the word, I am a firm believer that everyone needs to spend quality time grooming, and performing all those acts to enhance ones body and appearance, and no need to say how this can get out of hand for some, but what this means for me, is that for a woman like myself who for years now feels fragile sometimes, vulnerable sometimes, ugly sometimes, broken, tired and in too much pain.....it seems like there is no beauty for me anymore, that I do not possess this. I am wrong to feel this, or rather I should say those feelings have no basis in reality. I knew this intellectually but I had to trick my mind into finding a way to KNOW this.
I have learned something about myself and that is, if there is a spot for some particular thing, then I will use it as such. The way I can correct these feelings is to take self care into a reverent place, a sacred place where I am in a loving state, giving care to whatever it is that needs caring for, be it my face, my body, my feelings.....a beautiful Alter or Vanity Dresser, can be that small space I give to myself, having all I need in one place. It is here where I don't allow the pains and negative voices any space, this is only a space for love and care.
I am already in love.




























I will be back with the finished one.


  



4 comments:

  1. So lovely. I am so thankful for this white boho blog of beauty you have created. I have always had a very difficult time reading your other blog with the green background. It hurts my eyes and head but I never wanted to tell you because it is your blog dear and you should have it the way you like. I am just sensative to backgrounds on blogs...I cannot read them if they have stripes or poka dots or lots of stuff. So I am happy to find your soft white and grey here and I can read it. Beautiful xxo

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    1. Hi Kerrie, I have been thinking of you. As I sleep in this white little room here I have been wanting to see something a little different. I figured out I need more gray, like my bedroom. I couldn't figure out what was 'off' in this room, it was white mostly but something about it being too new, too smooth, not aged enough or not enough texture, tones or character. I definitely need more gray touches and textures, and those pictures you post have the feeling of what I have in mind.
      I'm sorry about my green blog. I changed the background to dark grey I hope that is better for your eyes. On this blog I post only about ''white''. Everything else is on my Fairy Cottage blog.I hope to see you there again.
      hugs,
      Lady of the Woods

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  2. Oh gracious, how beautiful......

    -happy sigh-

    Tessa~

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  3. SO VERY HAPPY FOR YOU!!! (not shouting, just very excited..hee heee)
    Lovely one...it is GORGEOUS to begin with, but I can't wait to see how you will add your own magic touches! Splendid!
    A perfect space to pamper and care for your BEAUTIFUL self... :)
    Love to you,
    - Irina

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"Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.