Good Sunday evening Friends,
I hope you all had a nice weekend. It is still very warm here and humid, so that it feels like it is mid-high 90’s. Does not feel like fall at all. We have had ‘hints’ but it’s not here yet. I’ve read your blogs, seen your photos and am a tad envious I have to admit.
Thank you all for your kind, encouraging comments about my last post and the idea I had for the west living room wall. I’ve been thinking about it, and today came up with a plan I really like better and it did not involve extra work from my Brother-In-Law, with moving electrical wiring. I am so happy with this that I can’t quit smiling. I look forward to waking up tomorrow, like it’s Christmas morning, just to see the new look. I still have some tweaking to do, want to change out the bookcase on the right side, the wall needs painting too. All in good time.
Here’s the way it looked.
Here’s the new look.
Three different angles below. I’m going to raise the whole arrangement about 3 inches or so. Plus I’m wondering if the baskets should go on the bottom and the little paintings on the top. What do you all think? The paintings are lighter, baskets heavier in look. I’ll take close-ups of the paintings too during daylight hours.
Mark’s grandfather made the basket on the left and the one on the right, he also did the pine needle and raffia frames around the paintings that Mark’s grandmother painted. The pine needles and the little pinecones were gathered here on this property. This was their home before us. They wanted Mark to have this home, and eventually we did get it, by buying it from the estate. The pine needle basket in the middle we found at the local flea market many years ago. The mirror we also bought at the flea market, it’s from the 1920’s.
I think Mark would like this arrangement. It adds light, sparkle and showcases Mama and Papa’s artwork.
I moved the large painting that had been on this wall into the bedroom and once I have that all redone, I’ll show it in new location. I like it in there. I also took off the large frame that had been on it.
Now, here are some flowers in bloom right now.
Old Blush, I think.
Gazing ball from DH a few birthdays ago.
That’s it from Plum Cottage.
Have a great week,
counting your blessings
I love you to your loved ones.