Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Photo Styling My Living Room

I have been pinning beautiful home design ideas using Pinterest. Pinterest allows you to "pin" pictures off of their site and other websites creating a virtual bulletin board to store ideas.

I am inspired to photo style objects in my house "feathering the nest." This is a view from my living room. The only piece in it's original location to the way we really live is the watercolor painting by Violette Yahnke. I bought the painting from her at her last show. The frame was a score from my sister. The bench is from my kitchen and was made by my Dad years ago by combining the bottom of a sewing machine stand to a buggy seat. The table was given to me while helping Bernie Berlin pack to move. The crocheted pillow was made by my Granny Eleanore. The pillow case hanging on the back of the bench is also from Granny. The linen pillow is one I had made and actually turned around to the backside as I felt the flowers embroidered on the front did not match with my design scheme. The lamp is from my studio, a score from St. Vincent dePaul years ago. Spanky the boston terrier is posing as the model dog. What fun this has been!

Now to put everything back to the way we really live. The pillows need to be stored away as the dogs would have them off the bench the minute I wasn't looking!
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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sketchbook Challenge - Every Day Objects

It occured to me today that August is almost over and I hadn't done my Sketchbook Challenge for this month. Here is a cup and saucer from my every day set of dishes. My granny Eleanore had these. I never seen her use them but I thought they were pretty and I liked the quote on the back of the dinner dishes. There are only 4 dinner plates left, but I have plenty of cups for tea.
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Monday, August 15, 2011

Art Studio - Cedarburg, Wisconsin

You are invited to a reception to celebrate
The Grand Opening of our new Art Studio

Featuring artists Joan Hollnagel, Mary Newcomb and Kim Rae Nugent

Third floor in the Settlement Building,
Located on Bridge and Washington Streets
In Historic downtown Cedarburg

Thursday, August 25th
4 pm to 8 pm

refreshments served

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Journaling at the Weather Center Cafe in Sheboygan

Sketchbook page from the day Jill Shulse and I went to a coffee shop named the Weather Center Cafe in Sheboygan, WI.