Life, the Universe and Everything, Driftwood Art and William Morris

06 Mar

1  Met my good friend E at the Gylly Beach Cafe in Falmouth this morning. We talked about life, the universe and everything and had a walk along the beach in bright sunshine. Gorgeous osteospermums in flower from the beach up to the road.

2  This piece of driftwood art, called ‘Houses and a Bicycle’ by Jo Perry is a delight to me every day. We bought it many years ago and it has never failed to please us both. I love the little seagulls on the roof tops and chimneys and the tiny bicycle leaning against the railings.

Houses and Bicycle by Jo Perry

You can see more of her work at

3  I love these words from William Morris: “If you want a golden rule that will fit everything, this is it: Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” That’s why we have the above piece of art!


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7 responses to “Life, the Universe and Everything, Driftwood Art and William Morris

  1. maureenjenner

    May 1, 2013 at 10:59 am

    My maxime exactly, and that of my late husband. We collected only that which spoke to our hearts – never because ‘one day it might be valuable…’.

    I always feel that a little of the person who created what I’m holding, or looking at, stays with that something. The remnants of creativity generated by the artist/artisan remain part of a tactile quality that emanates from the object created. Fanciful? Perhaps, but the I’m an incurable romantic.

    • mybeautfulthings

      May 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

      I’m completely with you there. I always ask for the details of the artist. I want to know who they are and what their inspiration was. 🙂

  2. greenbenchramblings

    March 29, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks for starting to follow my blog. Malc

  3. Alex Autin

    January 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I love the William Morris quote, and couldn’t agree more. 😀

  4. Linda Willows

    June 7, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Thank you for following, I love the premise of your blog, its beautiful and am already following! Love to you, Linda

    • mybeautfulthings

      June 7, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Thank you for following.I hope you enjoy each day’s beautiful things 🙂

  5. home, garden, life

    May 3, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Lovely site, lovely thoughts and images. I too agree with William Morris.

    Please read my blog “the thing about clutter” found in the left sidebar of my site. Cheers!


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