Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bunnies and Eggs

A few bunnies and eggs are popping up at our house. Last night, after the sun went down, we were entertained by a real mother rabbit as she dined in our front yard. These German bunnies are happy inside. 

(The pillow in the background was made by Pam Gill.)

These wonderful eggs are from Treasured Primitives on Etsy. I bought a total of four sets before I made myself stop! These are red and brown and pink eggs, and they are so perfect for my Colonial living room.

They are covered in reproduction Civil War fabric and then aged. My antique white leather bunny sits amid the lovely blues.

Hope this finds you all well...enjoying a slight case of Spring Fever! 

Enjoy the day,

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

...seeing spots


I'm seeing spots today...and painting them, too. 

This is an old Pennsylvania German style of folk art painting. It might not appeal to everyone, but I really, really like it. It's so folky!

Although I have seen these spots on furniture, as well as walls, it was this book by Nancy Braithwaite that really pushed me to paint. This talented designer used spots on the walls of her Atlanta home.

Her spots are larger than mine as she was painting a wall, while I painted a smaller mantle. It was a fun project...it did not take long...and the size and spacing is random. You really can't mess it up, so it was just plain fun. 

Of course Mr. MW has yet to see it...and Annie started singing Cruella DeVille when she saw it. But me? I like it...but then, I adore polka dots!

 Still have to figure out what to put in the interior space. It's very much a work in progress, but I thought I'd share as I go. Sometimes you just need to change things up!

Anyone else seeing spots today?

Enjoy the day,