Sunday, May 16, 2010
On my last blog post I had a sweet comment about how she thought my home looked like a Mary Kay Crowley painting. And boy did she ever guess my inspiration right! I can't remember where I first saw one of her (MKC) painting's. But I remember falling in love! And then I saw how much they cost and decided I woudn't need any, LOL! Her originals go for insane amounts of money.
Over time, I found some of her lithio's on boards on ebay for pretty cheap. The one day walking in Marshall's I found a BIG (24x36) MKC painting for 29.99 and then yet ANOTHER one (18x24) for 29.99. I framed them and I have never grown tired of them.
I certainly can appreciate MANY other decorating styles. And LOVE to see how other people decorate their homes. But I am truly a French country, cottage, vintagy girl at heart! I LOVE color, especially red. It makes me happy just looking at it! And I think my new home will be decorated very much like the home I am in now. I know some people like a "clean slate". And I do understand it. But I have found what makes me warm and fuzzy inside and I'm sticking to it!
This one below, I found the frame at a yard sale for $3 and it was brown, plastic and hideous! I painted it gold, then outlined it with black and then put a grayish white glaze on the gold I had painted. I think it turned out pretty cute!
My home has many "hand me downs" from my parents whose home was decorated very French Country when I was growing up. Things they got tired of over the years, I gladly took off their hands. I have some favorite pieces that I have found while thrifting or yard saling. I also have found some wonderful treasures on Ebay.
I am linking up to Favorite Things Saturday at BHWL!
What makes your heart sing? What inspires you? I'd love to know!