Friday, August 6, 2010
~HAPPY PINK SATURDAY~
Without our wonderful pink loving hostess Beverly we would not have this fun event each and every Saturday....Do pop over and say "Hi" to her and see the list of pink-a-licious blogs to visit today....
My Mom, bless her heart, had such talents....she was an artist.....she had her Masters from the U of Iowa and she could paint, do magnificent pottery and make a house a beautiful home. Later when we lived in California, she was an interior designer as well as Master Potter. When I was young and we were living in Omaha, NE. we had one of the first track homes and ours was no cookie cutter!!!! No way!!....our house was painted a beautiful red with white trim and shutters.....a white ranch style fence and lots of gorgeous flowers....a window box in the front made by my Dad and she painted it black with lots of, her take on Peter Hunt, flowers in pretty colors she mixed herself. She laid a brick patio, herself, under our "picture window". I remember on weekends people driving by and stopping to look at our pretty home....I was always so proud to walk up the driveway and know this is where I lived! I know that I inherited, from her, my love of decorating and painting and crafting in general.....her loving hands were always busy creating or.....playing the piano.
Anyway, this corner cupboard is from our Omaha home. Mom loved maple and we had some pretty pieces....not that clunky stuff that came out later. We had a darling Cobblers Bench, Dough Box and other wonderful pieces....She used chintz for chair covers and drapes......she was waaaaay ahead of her time in decorating. She was so gifted and had idea after idea.....I rarely saw her thumbing through magazines for inspiration....
So now it is mine and I have been painting most everything in our large dining room white, but for some reason, I haven't touched this cupboard, yet. I wish I had pictures of how she had it filled, to show, as it was much different from how I have it. She loved copper and pottery and it had a very cottage feel but more a country cottage and I think of how I have it as shabby romantic cottage. I think, the more I look at it, it will be white one day. I have found that white shows off the curves and the style so much more than the natural wood and frankly, I am tired of all the dark wood....
I could live forever, happily and peacefully, in surroundings like this!
I found this picture on Yahoo and you can follow her blog, My Shabby Streamside Studio, by clicking on her button on the left hand side of my blog...there would be no blood pressure problems living in that dreamy little cottage...that is for sure!
Now I am off to do my Pink Saturday visiting....
PS I found a magical blog and I want to share it with you. I have always been enthralled with pixies, fairies and even wicked little trolls....At The Pixie Forest you will meet Tobi and you will adore her blog for she is a bit pixi-alated (sp?) I do believe, and her blog and her sparkly designs are a great treat! I love her trees and have to have one, or two or maybe three!
Posted by Jil~Say It With Roses at 8:55 PM