Thursday, April 23, 2009

Beautiful Walls


This is a post about
Living Beautifully...on purpose.
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at Melissa's Inspired Room Blog.



If my walls could talk...

My tastes have changed a lot
over the past few years and I
find myself beginning to make some
changes...

It used to be that nearly every
decorative item in our home could
be directly traced to a particular
home party company.

Over the past few years I have gained
confidence that I can put things together
for myself and can love them.

I find more and more of the items on our
walls are there because of the history
of the piece, a family connection or just
the enjoyment that a piece brings.

For example, when Warren's Grandmother moved
into assisted living and her home was in
process of being sold I quickly volunteered to
find a home for this...




It so perfectly represents who Grandma Charlotte was.
So victorian and "into" the proper social scene.
Her flower garden pleased her so very much.

These are the colors
that filled her home.

From her dining room
to ours.



Now Grandma Charlotte is gone
from this world, however,
I love having this reminder of
the essence of the woman whom
we called "Little Grandma".

Our most recent wall art purchase
comes from Kirklands.
It is on the wall in our
Master Bedroom.



I love it for its colors and the image of
a mother and her baby.
She is so lovingly protective.
It speaks to the
heart of this mother.



In the hallway you would see this if you
were here today.



It is so good to remember the children
when they were little. Mikey had such
a wide smile. He was a wise little man
from the very beginning.
So energetic and easy to love.
Still is!

I am curious.
What do you put on your walls?
Why?
Are they just pictures or do they
inspire something in you?

♥♥Becky K.♥♥

8 comments:

JD said...

Most of the things on my walls, are things that have been given to us as gifts. And some cross-stitch that I have done, and cross stitch that my HUSBAND has done.

Tracy said...

Love your wall art...especially Grandma Charlotte's painting--beautiful! I think as we grow older and our confidence in ourselves increases, this carries over into our homes as well. On the walls at our place we have photos special to us from our wedding, trips, etc...and of family. We also have print of artwork we love, and even some my husband and I have created ourselves. One being a large print in our living room of Andrew Wyeth's "Pennsylvania Landscape"--this is very special to me, as I love having this little bit of PA in my home here in Norway. :o) Fun post, Becky. Happy weekend to you all ((HUGS))

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Wonderful artwork. We try to have artwork in our home that "speaks" to us in some way. I also have an entire hallway with nothing but black and white photos of relative's past.

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Barb~Bella Vista said...

Becky, I love your pictures....wonderful.

My taste in wall art has changed greatly in the last five years. I like a much less cluttered look than I used to.

Barb

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Becky!

What a lovely post my friend! Each piece are incredibly beautiful. I just know you will enjoy these for years to come. It is amazing how we grow and gain the confidence we women need to make wonderful changes and truly enjoy them. How wonderful that is! :o) You and your family enjoy a lovely weekend!

Smiles...

Beverly

Miss Sandy said...

Becky,

I am so right there with you on the home party look. I like to have interesting things not only for visitors to look at but things that have meaning to our family as well. I pretty much have an eclectic mix for whatever I happen to like at the moment. The one thing that does not chance is a print my mother-in-law wanted me to have before she passed away. Like your print, I treasure it and her memory and never tire of seeing it.

Have a sweet weekend!

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

Our walls/home are/is filled with lots of family pictures, our wedding picture then we have some Italy/wine and grapes pictures. I left one wall open in our living room intentionally when I found out we were expecting and so I plan to get 4 large frames and fill them will pic of Cayden and us as a family.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love having things of meaning in my home! I don't think we have anything that doesn't have some sort of story behind it! I love the fact that your artwork has significance to you and I think that really contributes to a sense of gratefulness, happiness and contentment in life! Terrific post, thanks for sharing it!