perfectly imperfect

perfect : being entirely without fault or defect
corresponding to an ideal standard or abstract concept 
imperfect : not perfect 

subjective: Proceeding from or taking place in a person's mind rather than the external world: a subjective decision.

 Particular to a given person; personal: subjective experience.

 * Many years ago I bought a prefect painting of fruit,  not one blemish on the pears, blackberries or grapes. I saved for months to purchase it. It came into my home and stayed only a few weeks.... 'Cause every time I looked at it, perfection bounced back and hit me right between my substantial (better to hear you with) ears. Turns out, I can't live with perfection. I prefer things just a little off - it can be in color or scale or just the unexpected.  Not the whole room, mind you, but I must have something to look at that reflects me. Perfectly Imperfect.

Perfection, like beauty is subjective (thank goodness). To each his own.

Below are a few of favorite PIP's about you? ....SHARE SHARE SHARE
Kelly Wearstler   - The Viceroy Hotel and Dome Chairs, beautifully out of scale.

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Old Montreal
Beautiful rustic table... it had a past life
Lauren Hutton (PIP Love her)

My all time favorite PIP - our boy Cody. He was born a perfect Golden to a breeder who had him on a fast track to the dog show circuit. Then, he lost a tooth. His loss our gain. He could snatch a loaf of Challah bread off a table quicker than you could scream Oy Vey!
We lost him this time last year, there will never be another perfectly - imperfect boy like him.  LOVE

Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull. 
W. Somerset Maugham

I couldn't have said it better myself.


  1. de très jolies photos, et Lauren Hutton est vraiment une très belle femme

  2. Cristie without the hMay 27, 2011 at 5:59 PM

    As much as I try, perfection not me at all. I love asymmetrical, like Lauren Hutton. Confidence is purely perfect.
    I now call the perfect/imperfect things I do, happy accidents. Cause they are.
    Just love this post also. It is PERFECT.

  3. I bought a brand new ~ broken yes broken ~ mirror dresser for my daughters room - it fit perfectly for the theme i was going for - shabby chic ~ !! People were like" why would you buy a broken mirror "- why wouldn't I !! Plus ~ I got a good deal:)

  4. i love rustic interiors,nice photo with rustic table!

  5. I love the beautiful balloon chairs in the picture above.

    Love the quote, too. It is very well said.

    Great blog, now following!


  6. I am so with you....I like things just a little off too. It's so boring to see things when they are too perfect. I similarly bought a perfect painting a few years back, only to find that I can't even look at it now, it just bores me... Perfectly imperfect is just perfect! xx anastasia

  7. Well, Jane you hit the nail right on the head! I have always said there is perfection in the imperfect! I always loved the squeaky tread on our old was somehow comforting. The older I get the more I love the old, worn, rustic things. Buying something new just doesn't feel right anymore. There are so many wonderful items out there that have such interesting history surrounding them.

    I love the photo of Old Montreal, the rustic table and your sweet Cody who lost his tooth making him imperfect to breeders but perfect for you and your family. I'm so sorry about the loss of Cody and I know how it feels to lose a pet. I've lost 2 dogs now. Both imperfect but perfect for me. We lost our Josie in June 3 years ago and Tyson 13 years ago. I miss them both.

    Now that I have totally depressed you and myself I shall leave it at that and hope you have a great week.

  8. Love these pics, esp the dining room! Such a great quote too, have a lovely day xx


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