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Uncommon Commonality

This morning my son Killian was snuggling with me on our bed and talking and as he looked around and noticed the rug that I have hung on the wall over my bed, he asked me what was my favorite fabric on it.  I looked at it and couldn't give him an answer.  I just told him that there wasn't one particular one I liked better than the rest, I just like the way it looks when all the different fabrics are together.

There is something beautiful about lots of different colors, patterns, and textures coming together to create a unified masterpiece.  

On the other hand, I love the way that things of the same color and design come together and have a greater impact than if they were on their own.  This is part of a wall I mosaiced years ago in my home and the broken white plates are nothing special on their own, but when they are put together in this way, they are so pleasing to the eye!  

On one of my trips to Austin, TX I went to this AMAZING store called "Uncommon Objects" where they sold lots of unique things, mostly antiques, that were grouped according to color.

 www.trailergypsies.com

www.trailergypsies.com

I remember feeling the impact of each section because of the grouping of the items with similar color.  When I stood at each section and tried to figure out which thing I would buy, I realized that the individual thing that I would consider buying lost the wow factor when I separated it from its group.  

 www.uncommonobjects.com

www.uncommonobjects.com