We’ve been away – on & off- for almost two weeks. I’m so glad to be home!
This past weekend, hubby & I did a road trip to Denver, Colorado. My father-in-law was moving from Denver, CO to Bartlesville, OK. He felt it was time to part with some of the treasures he had collected along the way and pass them along to his family to treasure. He gave us many treasures, including a beautiful selection of art.
I LOVE beautiful, meaningful, wonderful, sentimental, thought-provoking art.
Since we’ve been back, we’ve spent time unpacking our treasures, and finding places to showcase & honor each piece in a meaningful way. Ever since we’ve moved into our home over 3 years ago, we LOVE our home. I didn’t think I could love a home more than we already did. In fact, most days when I arrive home, I talk to my home and tell my home how wonderful it is. Call me BANANAS, but it’s something I’ve done ever since we moved in.
“Hello HOME! I’m HOME! You are SO Beautiful! I LOVE you HOME!”
With the addition of the art that has such meaning & history from my husband’s family, it made our home feel even more whole, more complete – giving it depth and richness I didn’t even know that it needed.
Here’s a few of the pieces:
We already had a piece from this artist, a friend of the family, and we were ecstatic to add a couple more, including this – a landscape of Independence, Kansas, where husband spent many summers as a child with his grandparents.
Here’s a farm scene – there’s just something very peaceful, innocent and pure about this picture:
Also from the same artist, but painted on a piece of round wood instead of a canvas, is this little girl. I just love the smile on her face! And the canary yellow dress – SO fashionable! We haven’t found the perfect spot for her yet. So, today, she’s taking her photo-op from the couch!
There’s a family story behind of each of these paintings, which I ADORE! Since I did not have the opportunity to meet hubby’s mom (she passed away before hubby & I met), and most of these pieces were items she collected, this is a way for me to catch a glimpse and connect with that part of my husband’s life.
Art and beauty run through hubby’s family – his grandmother also painted! The stories of grand mom Mable (on father’s side) are as colorful and fun as her artwork:
It’s like bringing a piece of hubby’s childhood into our living room.
Home is where the heart is.
or is it
Home is where the Art is? 🙂
In any case, with the addition of these pieces, there is even more heart (and art!) in our home.
Home is where the heART is!
Fashion Blogger in Minneapolis
PS – I’m TOTALLY BANANAS over ART!