Thursday, February 12, 2009

Changing the Focus

I have a tiny hallway where I have show cased three of Sonji Hunt's Bundle Studies. She makes these with fabrics left after creating other works. She incorporated bundles into many of the pieces she is showing at Quilts: Another Dimension. The tube above her pieces is the prototype I made for larger tubes I have hanging in the great room. All these photos are clickable so you can see a larger version.

I enjoy decorating as much as creating a quilt. It was great to have a blank canvas where I could create my own style while spending almost nothing.
This is the dining room and entry area of the great room. Decorating this house was so much fun. Our goal was using those things we had piled in the basement. Included were our old furniture, the things we got from our families and things we purchased at flea markets, rummage sales and on eBay. None of it was valuable so we were not hesitant to paint things or refinish them in "unique" ways. We used no particular style of furniture unless you can call "fun" a style!

We had this end table painted magenta at an auto body shop. I painted the lamp and shade. I collected photo frames any time I found bargains in "my Florida colors".

The last thing I'd like to share with you tonight is my "tasteful" flamingo collection. It took me almost a year to find my first tasteful flamingo. I can hear you - you are saying "I didn't know there was such a thing as a tasteful flamingo!"

This is just a taste of the fun stuff we have done with this house. More to come. . . . . .

And because I know you LOVED my tasteful flamingo collection it is tonight's puzzle!
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Eva said...

The purple table with the frames and lamp is smashing!

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

That has to be fun to decorate in a different location where you can use colors totally different from what is usually seen in Wisconsin.

My sister loves flamingos too!