Saturday, March 7, 2009

My Back Yard

It was soooo...... beautiful today and the lake looked almost like the ocean so blue green. I love living on the lake it is so refreshing and calming. The underneath of the house still has to be rocked and another deck built, sorry if it looks unfinished. We are trying to do all these projects ourselves.

Entrance To The Village Of Voisins 1872--Pissarro

I wanted to tell you guys a story about these paintings. The painter is Pissarro he was a famous Caribbean born french painter 1830-1903. I didn't know all this when I bought these at an auction 1 1/2 years ago. I just liked the frames. My husband saw them he couldn't sleep until he found out more. We had them appraised local auctioneer who is on antique road show, he appraised them at $150.00 each not original. He said if they were it would retire him and myself for life. They would be worth over million each. WOW!! But we contacted art gallery in New York, they were willing to give us $650.00 each because they are early repo's. I bought them for $5.oo each with the antique frames. You never know what you might find. I decided I would keep them.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Next Project

I thought I would give you all a preview of a project I'm getting ready to take on. My daughter's bedroom. These are the inspiration pieces, I'm going to paint her furniture this creamy off white. I want to do it in tone on tone colors, tea dipped lace and very girly. She will be 13 next month and she is ready for a change. Went shopping today looking for a brown and cream zebra print rug, luck. I guess I'll look on eBay.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Dreaming Of Spring

I posted this late last night. I know we just had snow but.....It is suppose to get up in the 70's by the weekend. Just day dreaming of spring and all the colors it brings. Enjoy

Crafting On Tuesday

This is a statue that I found at a furniture outlet. I have had this piece all over my house, on my tub in my great room, but I decided I wanted to get crafty, so I gathered things I had and made this arrangement for my bistro table. I love to make arrangements out of real flowers from my yard but I'll have to wait til spring.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Collecting Ironstone

I decided to empty my corner cupboard of fine china, and pack it away. I am really getting into finding ironstone. The ironstone in the cabinet is what I have found over the past month, except the 2 small pitchers. It is so much fun to collect and to hunt for treasures you love. Blessings

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Let It Snow!!!

New Blogger-Old New And Handcrafted

Well guys, I have a very good friend of mine, who just started blogging, she loves to inspire others with her artistic abilities, she can decorate, create and paint. Welcome to blog land Anita!!!
Visit her She is a very talented lady and we have alot of the same taste. Let's welcome her to blog land.