you just gotta buy it
That has always been my theory!
When I look around my house I am aways filled with joy over some new item that I got on a trip. I love and appreciate every single thing I have and I love looking at them.
I'm forever moving things around and The Lenster always thinks there's something new going on...wrong....!
I've decided to give you a little tour of some of these 'moveable investments'
This is the living room area of the house. The numeral pillow cases came from Pottery Barn about a year ago.
on the glass table
made this one in my Michael deMeng class in Canada
when you enter through the front door (found the typewriter key "W" on my recent CA trip).
the brushes came back with me from China and the large bird cage was picked up a few years back in a vintage shop in Utah. The mirror was a closeout at Pier 1 last year and the trunks came from a Home Goods type store many years ago.
on the ledge behind this...the vintage doll came from an antique shop in CA last year. The wood piece from a West Elm store in New Jersey.
across the room are some of my Buddah candle collection. The photo is very special to me....my magnificent friend Pam Jones from So. Africa at my daughters wedding almost 10 yrs ago. Pam passed away a few years later but in my heart she lives forever. I made a special emergency trip to SA to see her right before she died.
and on the floor (I have a lot of "floor art")...I found the large abacus in the Minnesota airport a few years back and said "DO YOU SHIP"...then ran to board my plane !
I have pillars, as you can see, and dolls hanging on them
I have the dolls for over 20 years...got them in California.
I have a wonderful copper piece that I brought back from South Africa that I treasure..it's so different. If you look into it very deeply it almost resembles Christ on the cross. Can you see it?
and behind the Buddahs...from an artist in NY.
from brilliant artist Andea Matus deMeng, this gorgeous piece of art
and from artist Kecia Deveney, the handmade shoe
I made the chess set and topped it with salt and pepper shakers
a collection of "Suze" things from my friends Maggie Wright (UK), Wendy Aikin (CA), and the gals at Magenta
the plant died..I loved the way it looked !
pillows with fabric from France
and a ferris wheel from Anthropologie (last year)
assorted artsy items from all over the world on the divider between living room and family room space
and a little hand greeting you to take a mint !
if you enjoyed this I have plenty more...just say the word!
and now...how about a little plug for a talented friend of mine
California artist Roberta Lee Woods
hand made from beautiful Asian papers