Monday, June 9, 2014

New York City

I could smell it as we turned the corner ... it drew me in ... 
fresh paint on the old iron gates that decorate New York City.

The girls and I spent a quick 2 days in the City and as many times as I have been in that electric city, I have never really SEEN the iron gates as I saw them this weekend.

Something about this trip that made me notice.  
Perhaps the Fresh Paint.
Perhaps the Sunshine.
Perhaps because this trip ... we had no Agenda.
Perhaps I am learning not to have tunnel vision. 

My vision of Iron has evolved.  

The scroll work.

I wonder how many times have these been painted?
And by how many different people?

It took the smell of fresh paint to make me notice.
Little does the owner know what joy his/her labor gave me.

Making the World More Beautiful.  One Room at a Time.




  1. It's good that you notice and appreciate simple things like this Kim - happiness and beauty can be seen everywhere and this is an example of that! Glad you had fun there!

  2. Its always good to stop and smell the roses...and freshly painted iron gates! :)

  3. We must be on the same wavelength! I've been noticing gates, and iron work lately too. It's wonderful accessories for the curb appeal of our homes.

  4. So glad you got to steal away for the weekend and savor the simple things in life! plus be with your girls. Have a great week. xo Nancy

  5. Always nice to take the time to notice the beauty around us. What a perfect weekend to visit the city, the weather was gorgeous!

  6. It's funny what will make you notice something that has always been there! The gates are beautiful!

  7. I love the city this time of year! Sounds like you had a great trip with your girls - what fun! Have a great week, Kim! xoxo

  8. Ahh,my favorite city! Sounds like a perfect weekend with your girls! :)

  9. I love this post Kim. I've never been to NYC and I would love to visit some day. Glad you were able to enjoy your quick visit there!

  10. NYC is always fun to explore. What a great two days for you and the girls. I wonder the same things you many layers, color changes, stories...


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