Sometimes I feel a bit scattered artistically. I have so many thoughts and ideas of what I want to do and make that I get overwhelmed. I chalk it up to lack of time! Whatever the reason, I knew it was time to pull out my paints today. It is one of the only things (besides digging in the dirt) that makes my brain completely shut off. Which is worth more than gold when caring for a house full of beans. No brush today, just my palette knife....
Our bowl of candy and pumpkins are set up by the door on this rainy Halloween day!!
I am in the process of designing a new space for my bean girls. It's a project that's going to take months as budget and time are major factors. I've started a few little projects and hope to keep myself on track through my posts. Somewhere along the way this space went from a nursery, to a hodge podge of stuff as we've transitioned from baby to kid.
When bean baby makes her way into this room, her bed will flank the other side of the window. My sister inherited my grandparents' beds, and because she is wonderful, has graciously passed them down to my girls.
Things that work...
This chair was my Great Aunt Helens. It needs a fresh coat of paint and new fabric for the cushion.
A great cuddle up chair!
My hope is to create something classic and collected. Here are some interiors that I'm drawn to for their space....
I'm starting a new blog series called collections. A collection of my photos that have no specific category but mean something to me for one reason or another. I search for these little bits of beauty everyday. Even when the house is covered in splattered food and the beans are running circles around me. They are things that plain and simple make me happy.
I saw a little piece of heaven today. Thank you to my garden pal Sue for telling me about this event. The gentleman that owns this garden came here from Italy with his brothers and they opened the Como Inn in Chicago. When they sold that property he settled here with his partner. His estate is now for sale as he is moving back to Italy. Most of the items for sale are garden related. Gorgeous Italian pots and tiles. Art pieces and even plants. The garden is breath taking. His use of grasses is stunning as are the large urns and pots that are nestled into the beds.