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What’s Hanging at My House

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

(You need to read the previous post to know what I am doing!!) Here are photos of the art in our dining room. The art with glass is photographed at an angle to prevent the reflecton of the flash.

This is a beautiful print by a Japanese printmaker which Steve picked up on one of his many trips to Japan.

This is the real deal – a Robert Motherwell – “Espania”.

This is an old etching from Europe that used to be in my MIL’s house. I found it in my BIL’s garage in Annapolis. It was moldy and dirty and the frame was broken. I took it to a restorer and had it reframed. I think it is happy with it’s new life next to the ultra modern Motherwell.

Some objet d’art given to me by my MIL back in the ’70’s. It has sentimental value.

I have fused glass!! I love this piece by a local Santa Rosa woman. She is originally from France.

On a trip to Monterey, I found this print of a painting of Big Sur – had to have it in North Carolina as a reminder of the beautiful coast here.

The only quilt in the dining room is this collage called Winter Tuscan Sunset. I also have an etching of this which will show up later. This was done by pinning bits of fabric to batting and covering with tulle and then stitching the heck out of it. It really looks great with the golden yellow walls in the dining room. The tree and the vineyard were added after the quilting of the background.

For the quilter’s out there, here is a close-up.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Sunday, April 10th, 2005

It was a spectacular day for brunch with Bishop Lamb and the Incarnation Vestry and clergy. The food was great and the Mimosas were made with apricot nectar – yum! Here are a couple of photos of the dining room:

My friend, Patty, did five of these arrangements for me. Isn’t it beautiful? I think I will print this on fabric and make her a postcard!

When I have new guests at my house, it is always interesting to hear what they have to say about our eclectic art collection. I would say that a large percentage don’t comment at all and some tell me that they feel as if they have visited an art gallery. With this in mind, I am going to start a new weekly entry on my blog, calledWhat’s Hanging at My House. Since I showed photos of the dining room, that is where I will start the tour.