Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving in Retrospect

I didn't have time to post any pictures of Thanksgiving/Fall -scapes before Thanksgivning, but I wanted to get them up anyway so they are nicely archived for next year!

I hope your Turkey Day was a good one!

{Centsational Girl}

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Art Week - Day 4

"Oh the places you'll go..." Or in this case the places I've been. After I posted about maps I decided to try out my suggestion of finding maps and images of places that have special meaning to me. I was surprised by some of the lovely images I found.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Art Week - Day 3

Lately I've been thinking that vintage circus prints would make the perfect addition to any child's space. There's something about circuses - the color, the whimsy, the wonder - that seems to encapsulate childhood.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Art Week - Day 2

My girlie #2 LOVES superheroes and I am loving these amazing vintage posters by Michael Blaine Myer. So nice to see these familiar images in a sophisticated way that is appealing to adults and kids alike.

Art Week

I have always loved art. I think I was one of the only kids who was thrilled with my 4th grade field trip to the Crocker Art Museum, and whose favorite day of the week was when the art docent came. So it has long been a dream of mine to have the walls of my home look like a gallery. Here are some pieces I'm considering for my family and dining rooms. You might be surprised that only two artist are featured in these selections, one of whom is Picasso. Picasso seems most recognized by his cubism inspired paintings and sketches. But I am drawn to his paintings from in the realism style and the paintings from The Rose period.

The other artist is a man by the name of Amedeo Modigliani. He was a contemporary of Picasso's and his paintings were largely portraits. His portraits are heavily influenced by his love of sculpture and African masks.

{More Picasso}

Friday, November 12, 2010

Mirror, Mirror

Mirrored furniture is popping up every where and it's no surprise as to why. The perfect combination of elegance and indulgence, and the perfect way to add a little glam to any room Z Gallerie
Z Gallerie

Pier One

Pier One

Pier One

I have this one! (Okay the cheaper Home Decorator's version) And I Love it!