Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Changing Things Up

Every now and then I decide it's time for a change. I can only make little changes at home. Would love a complete remodel, but that's simply not possible. 





Books, rabbits, and birds dominate the mantel. After taking down the Alex Blum prints, I chose to use the bird prints once again for summertime.  But this time I used the vintage trouser hangers.


 I saw someone else use old Reader's Digest editions for a book stack. I really like the colorful covers in different designs. They make a nice pedestal for the brass owl.

And then some things stay put like this Edward Hopper print. I have tried it in a few different places, but always come back to this spot where it leans against the wall by resting on the end table trunk. 




Saturday, July 6, 2019

Takes Me Back

I haven't made this pie in a long while. How I loved my mom's pie! I have shared this recipe before, but it's worth repeating. The crust is what makes it special.

 Love the recipe book she put together for me.
Love seeing her handwriting.





Thursday, July 4, 2019

Home Scenes

Feeling blessed on this Fourth of July...










Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Art Journal

I came across this quote from someone's Instagram post. 

"I paint because it brings me joy. I care not a whit for what anyone else thinks of it, and don't care if I sell anything. The time I'm painting, I'm in my own world and I am completely engrossed. Can't think of any better reason to do a thing than that."

Wow, I like that quote!

I have been adding pages to an art journal for some time. Soon it will be full.
It will be a keepsake for myself, revealing the personal joy of painting.









Sunday, June 30, 2019

Flea Market Shopping

The assortment is amazing, whether it's a small operation or huge affair. This handsome piece at Sheffield Antique Mall was way out of my price range, but a smaller piece at Lucy Flea Market found a home in my backyard.




birdbath


Book finds are always nice. So is reading outdoors.
(BTW, the bookmark was cut from a Huggies Baby Wipes container.)


quirky original art designed on a block of wood


Green vase and rabbit figure are also flea market finds with memories.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Recent Finds

I'm always looking for a "treasure" to add to my decor. It's hard to explain why certain items grab my attention. For instance, this rabbit is sorta ugly but also appealing. I liked his ears and the open book. 




The inkwell and feather were rust-colored so that explains why I chose them.


I can't decide what to put in the peacock frame with its many colors. I just like looking at it. I made two trips to Plantation Antiques before I gave in and brought it home. Of course, PA has a new owner and name. I have been once to Alison's Alcove, liked it, and will go back.


The pottery vase was found in Berea.


white planter with bird design



trip memento


Time to leave the computer and polish Made in Korea brass rabbit that came home to Drummonds from Berea... amazing journey!??!

Monday, June 24, 2019

Inspired

After being around so much art in Berea I felt inspired to get the paints out for a new creation.





 
Decided to use my iPad/recipe stand for a display easel.


I came across this wooden box at Marketplace. My plan is to put some small plants inside it. But for now I stuck another small flower painting in it.





When I returned from Berea, I had this surprise. After a year of ice cube watering a bloom! 


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