Knotty Musings

Ideas, philosophies, and evil plots to take over the world through love hatched here.

I Am Enough

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people
won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,

we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others." ~ Marianne Williamson

Remove the Nots

Remove the Nots

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Dining Room Unveiled

As planned, we painted our dining room this past Saturday and have started getting it put back together. The curio and all of my collector plates still need to be put back and I will put up a border later once I decide on one I can't live without.

So without further adeiu, here it is. The first picture is a college that my mother-in-law's best friend and David's babysitter made us for a wedding gift. Isn't that gorgeous??

I found the teapot shelf in a thrift store for $4 and loved it. The spoon in the picture is a Welsh love spoon, traditionally given by one or the other of the betrothed the night before the wedding.

The horse in the frame on the buffet was drawn by a good friend of mine who passed away a few years ago.

The peacock is a piece I made about 15 years ago; the color is off in that pic. The walls are closer to the color in the rest of the pictures.

The fan is another piece I found at the Goodwill; I fell in love with it.

The last 2 pictures are before pictures of the dining room. Quite a difference, don't you think???


  1. What a pretty color you painted the dining room! I love your decor, too, especially the teapot. Great job.
    Cindy d

  2. Hi Paulissa,
    Everything is just beautiful. The lavender looks so pretty up against your beautiful woodwork. I love the little teapot shelf. It is so cute!