Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Ornate Details: Love them or hate them?

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Just by looking around my home, anyone could easily figure out that I'm really drawn to ornate details!









I think they are one of those things you either love or hate. I think most of you probably love them as much as I do though!

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65 comments:

Susan said...

Hello Cindy: Love them! No, make that love, love, love them! Susan

Kim said...

i LOooooooove them as well! i love my ornate candle sticks lamps and pieces i have found and hug over doors or on a fireplace mantle etc..; it just adds that extra ummpfh!!!!

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All things nice... said...

Love them :)

All things nice...

Susan said...

So pretty!!

Sharon~heartsongs said...

LOVE THEM!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Yes, me too! They just add a little bit of class to everything.

Blessings,
Sandi

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

Count me in...LOVE them!

Carol said...

Ornate details.....and white, too!
I love them too.

Denise@alloverroses said...

I LOVE them all!

Bohemian said...

Yes, it's all in the details for me too and I'm loving all of those you shared of yours! Alas, the thing about having lots of ornate details I've found is keeping them dust free... I have to commend you on how spotless all of your lovely ornate details are... I'd have to break out the duster for hours to be able to photograph mine without shame! *WINK*

Susy @ The Feathered Nest said...

Love love love. Thanks for making my day pretty.

Lynnae said...

I LOVE them. Ahhhh. I need more of them in my house! Your pretty white things are just lovely!

clustres said...

I guess I must love them too...I see them everywhere at home!

clustres said...

I guess I must love them too...I see them everywhere at home!

J. Is A Bird said...

Love it. I also love it in unexpected places, like the head of a screw with scroll work etched into it. Details!! It's all about the details.

Cheers!
J.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love them too. Especially in white like yours. They make things extra special.

Rose H (UK) said...

Love them Cindy, looking around my home I don't do plain or minimal!

glimpse of my world said...

love, love, love!!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yes I love them, and I agree that white or cream brings out their loveliness even more. Ornate with gold tends to be heavy. You have great pictures on this post.

Janet - Birdland Treasures said...

Love them! (But then you knew that! LOL)

Ms. Bake-it said...

It really depends on the piece. In some things I love ornate and then in others I like a more simple line.

~ Tracy

Cindy said...

Yes, you are right, I do love them, they add to the romance. So, obviously, they fit in beautifully in your home.
Hugs, Cindy

Victorian1885 said...

Good afternoon Cindy
We all seem to Love them..could be why we love your Blog so much! ;) Have a great rest of the week!

Wanda

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

Love them! It's like finding the perfect pair of earrings that makes an outfit come alive.

They add a touch of bling to our lives.

Marilyn (in Dallas)

Evi said...

Great shots...such pretty details. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra said...

Love them! Very pretty!
Blessings,
Sandra

Cass @ That Old House said...

I love them --- but see, that's the thing. I love so MANY different types of design. I will never ever live long enough to have dwellings that I can decorate in enough different styles!

I love the ornate style, but I also love the spare look of Shaker or primitive style. Schizophrenic decorator, that's me.

Cass

Ginger said...

Love them too. They add so much visual yumminess!!! Yours are beautiful.

Ginger

Heaven's Walk - said...

LUV them! They're like jewelry for the house! :)

xoxo laurie

middle child said...

I used to be so totally into the ornate things but now I prefer clean, simple lines. Smooth shiney things.

grammycarolynn said...

Dearest Cindy....Oh, hands down! I love, love, love the wonderful details! I see so much history and personality in each tiny little embellishment! I love you blog and you, too!

Dama das Camélias said...

Its so lovely!!! Is impossible not to like!

shannon i olson said...

love them, until it is time to refinish...then not so much

Carolyn said...

It's all about the details-I love them!

Carolyn

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

It is ALL in the details, right?!?! I'm sooo with you!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

mudpies and marigolds said...

Who wouldn't love all those gorgeous things in your home. BEAUTIFUL!

Hope Filled Living said...

Cindy,
It's funny how much we notice patterns when we look at our house through the lens of a camera! Yes, I love and prefer the frilly details...they make life sweet.

Sheilla ~ Style de Bohême said...

Simply, no, ORNATELY beautiful!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Love the details! Give me ornate and swirls and curves!~Hugs, Patti Btw, you looked just beautiful for your 50th Birthday party!

Blue Creek Home said...

Yep! I love them too!
Rhonda

Love of the Sea said...

You have some beautiful things in your home. Love those little touches.

A Garden of Threads said...

I do love them, but always against something simple and elegant making the orante details pop. Take care.

Debbie said...

I'm with you! LOVE this!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Chatelaine said...

Love them! Hate to dust them!

tales from an oc cottage said...

LOVE!

m ^..^

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

I too love ornate, can't imagine not appreciating all that goodness.

Almost purchased an old wooden wine bottle rack last weekend in Petaluma but decided it was just not curvy enough for me with its sharp lines. I know you get it, Cindy!!

Dream Mom said...

I am a closet ornate lover. I am definitely drawn to the curves and all things ornate however I also love the clean, spare, modern rooms of today. Sometimes I think the ornate looks old fashioned or out of style and yet, that's really what I like. While I like really modern rooms, I am not sure I could really live in them, if that makes sense.

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

More is more, definitely!

Angela Scavazza said...

Olá Cindy, estes detalhes são apaixonantes!!!!!!
Adoro tudo isso!!!!
Venha conhecer meu blog:
www.bellaepoca.com.br
Será sempre bem vinda!!!!!!!!
Abraços!!!!!!

Olivia said...

Cindy,
These are beautiful eye candy, I of course love ornate details!
Hugs,
Olivia

NanaDiana said...

I would be in the love category. My hubby, on the other hand, would be in the hate category. It's a fine line I walk here;>) So, I use them against plainer backdrops so we are not "overdone".

I love all the pieces you have shown though- wonderful!!! Diana

Sherry from Alabama said...

I agree with some of the others, I love them but I don't like to dust them. Yours are beautiful though!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Lacy said...

One of my most favorite things. Ornate-Lacy love, love them!

Thea said...

Oh I love them <3
And Thank You for this beautiful blog!

High Street Cottage said...

I've never been a sleek modern person, so I love all the ornate details. I have a sweet dresser in my guest room with lovely rose details and vintage key holes on the drawers. Something about the patina ornate decorative details seem to get with age makes me swoon.

Elsie said...

Yes Cindy I love them too. Their
on everything in my house too.
My computer has been down for 7 days so I have been catching up on
everything. I left Birthday comments for you and again Happy
Belated Birthday. ":O)

Teresa said...

JUst found your site...beautiful.
I'm always on the hunt for wonderful ideas.
I've enjoyed my visit here today.
Thanks

Michelle said...
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Michelle said...

I love them. I don't notice ornate details in and of themselves, but being a romantic, I can really see that they bring romance and beauty to anything! This is my first comment to you, I have enjoyed reading your blog from the first post to the most recent over the past month or so. It helped me keep from going crazy at work...lol. I feel like I know you, and I always feel happier after I read your posts! Thanks!
My email address is Duranfann@aol.com if you ever want to say hi to your new friend! :-)

Charlotte said...

I love them.

AliLilly said...

Definitely LOVE them!! Beautiful! How have I not found you before now!!! I'm a happy and excited new follower! :)

Mrs. Sutton said...

LOVE them - especially in nuetral colours! LOVE you blog xxx

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Carousel222 said...

Love your photos with all the details. Especially the crocheted lace. I crochet and have done a few thread doilies and table runners. This picture is giving me the urge to work on something new. Winter in Ohio is a good time to cuddle up and crochet away !