Sunday, September 27, 2009

Leaving Time Behind and a Do Nothing Day


I love this clock. Believe it or not, it hangs in my bathroom. There something about looking at the time on this clock that makes time seem so elegant, slow and simple. I love looking at time on it.


This clock hangs above the fireplace in my great room. It's really big. It use to be a dark rusty brown until I handed David the spray paint and he "made light of the time." I love how the scrolly pieces in the middle gently "mark the time" and remind me to make "light" of every situation.

This piece hangs in the Friend's Entrance to my home. I have a side porch that all our friends use and it opens to a little room where they can leave their shoes, their cares and their worries behind. This clock reminds me that I should always make time for friends as they are such a blessing and a gift in my life.

Sometimes though.... I like to be like the bunnies and just "leave time behind" and have myself a "do nothing day." A day to just piddle around the house, visit on the phone with friends, or visit a new blog in a far off land that let's me take an adventure. A day to dream, to be inspired, to wish. A day of nothing but me.

Yes... time is good, but sometimes it's even better to leave time behind and do nothing with the day except be.

bunny hugs,
shell

This week IGF time spent the way I want it to be spent

21 comments:

Mary Wadsworth said...

Shell those feet are so sweet! I hope you had a relaxing day filled with lots of bunny time:)

Mary

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

This is a wonderful post Shell! I love all of your clocks! I can never find a clock I like but I love all of yours!! A white clock would be perfect! I too like to spend a little time relaxing and doing nothing. I think it is important for us to do that.
Love ya sweetie,
Amy

Robin said...

Beautiful. It's my first visit with you...love your blog and the photos of these precious bunny babies...
Hugs
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Hef's Mom said...

Well we have a pink clock with peter rabbit on it, Nah!

Hef's Mom said...

Well we have a pink clock with peter rabbit on it, Nah!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
Love the clocks you have and your names for them, especially the "friends clock".
You also know I'm partial to Razzy's butt and fuzzy little feet. Just love seeing your bunnies.
Blessings,
Donna

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Shell,

Beautiful clocks! Like your little bunnykins.. I like to leave time behind when I can. It is nice sometimes to not live by the clock. Thant's how I try to plan my weekends. . .time doesn't exist. Hope you have a wonderful week full of warm fuzzies.

hugs,
Carrie

gail said...

Hi Shell, I could not agree more. I love those kind of days. I guess they are so special because they are rare and such a treat! I hope you will have a do nothing special day very soon! Enjoy some beautiful fall weather.
Happy creating,, gail

lisa said...

Shell ~

I absolutely love clocks and yours are gorgeous. I especially like the one that you have in your bathroom.

Lisa

the sassy beach said...

Hi Shell, I love clocks and those are great ones I agree the one you have in the bathroom does seem very elegant it makes time stand still - thanks for sharing - Hugs sassy gail

quiltmom said...

Shell,
It sounds like a wonderful idea - to let time just be... However the time is busy just now so I will just have to bide my time until I can again let it just be...

I love your beautiful clocks - they are very elegant looking.

Hope all is well,
Regards,
Anna

Carolee Crafts said...

I love these clocks and the idea of a friendship porch is perfect, maybe one day I can also use that entrance, what a lovely way to greet your friends.

Love the rear end view of Razzy doing what comes naturally, chillin'out.

Have a great week and hugs

Susie said...

Hi Shell! Before I open up your post for Show and Tell I am already chuckling at the adventures I will find. I love the precious bunny feet and what a great idea painting your clocks to suite your decor. It works!!
Great show and tell. PS: I would be using your side door...
xo
Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

Nancy said...

Hi Shell,
What a great Topic and post! I love really unique clocks too, but I really Love that pic you posted of Razzy's little paws!
Have a Great week,
Nancy
www.coeurdalenegifts.com
coeurdalenegifts.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

I love all your clocks, but particularly the one in the second picture. There's something about it that is so interesting!

Anna said...

what a beautiful clock's!
I wish I just had one day to do nothing!!!
LOL

Cottage Flair said...

Thank you so much for the sweet comments on my blog! Great clocks. I love what you wrote about your friends (and love the clock too). We should all have leave time behind days.
Jennifer

Kath' said...

I love your leave the time behind story. I am so glad I took the time and came and read it. I love white so the white ones are my favorite.. Kath'

FrecklesandDeb said...

Oh! We love do-nothing days! Freckles is very good at them!

Susan said...

"Piddle" aaround the house, excuse me??? I get really really really upset when any of my tribe does that! LOL!!!

But...a do nothing day...well, I can dream...
Susan
www.thedutchrose.blogspot.com

Tedi said...

One can certainly see the interior designer in everything you do! What a great eye you have! Well, bunny hugs from Tedi. www.PetiteBookstore.com/blog