25 Beautiful Objects

I love this quote by Milton Glaser (who designed one of the most recognizable logos in the world - "I (heart) NY")

"There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for."

I thought it'd be fun and insightful to start, by sharing with you, 25 beautiful objects to which my response has been WOW.   A treasure trove of beautiful things that left a lasting impression on me & that have a story to tell.

I'll share one each week!  Here goes... starting with  No. 25

25. The Boutis

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In the little apartment we lived in, in Provence, there was a lovely vintage boutis stored in one of the armoires.   It was absolutely gorgeous.  When I ran my hands over it, it felt almost sculptural. 

Boutis is a French art form that combines embroidery & quilting. Thousands of hours go into making ONE piece.

The effect it creates when seen against the light is magnificent! 

I love this marriage boutis (pictured above) made by the Rideau de Paris, with it's palmetto leaves & scalloped edges.  It would make an absolutely gorgeous wedding gift, don't you think? One for keeps.

Is there something that's WOW-ed you? Something you fell in love with at first sight? 


Photo taken from "A Home in Provence", photography by Christian Sarramon