Thursday, January 29, 2009
Vintage Thingies Thursday - Sleep Sweet
I absolutely love this poem! I bought the picture at an antique store years ago, but the oval frame was in seriously poor shape. I hadn't been able to find an oval frame in stores, so settled on this one. Someday (when I'm rich & famous!) I'd like to have it custom framed. Beautiful orange poppies, and that isn't a water stain going diagonally across, it's part of the design.
The lamp was found at WalMart, I believe. Isn't it pretty? I probably should have turned on the light to focus on the detail of the roses. It's one of those painted-on-the-inside ones. Unfortunately, it fell and the glass broke - but I like it so much, I just glued the pieces back together. Instant chippy! (These are in my bedroom. The pretty doily is quite old, too.)
In case you can't read the poem in the photo, here are the words:
Sleep sweet within this quiet room
O thou! whoe'er thou art,
And let no mournful yesterday
Disturb thy peaceful heart.
Nor let to-morrow scare thy rest
With dreams of coming ill.
Thy Maker is thy changeless friend,
His love surrounds thee still.
Forget thyself and all the world,
Put out each feverish light.
The stars are watching overhead,
Good Night! Good Night!
by Ellen M. H. Gates
Don't forget to view everyone else's vintage thingies at: Vintage Thingies Thursdays.