Tuesday, January 12, 2016

More Similar...Yet Different


This looks like a dining room, but it's actually more of a den, also known as "the room where me and Janbaby beat Saint Tim and City Boy at Spades!" 


Here's a hand for you, Janbaby!  Tim's other brother, Peter, and sister-in-law, Linnea, create stunning artwork, including these gorgeous playing cards.  



Peter also carved the two big fish.


The back of another neat shepherd.  He used to live in the foyer and was temporarily moved in here until the foyer remodel is finished, but I think I'm going to leave him in here.  Aren't they just so fun and such neat detail.


The next two close ups are for Far Side.  I have no idea who these characters are.  I found them headed to a dumpster and it made me sad.  With all the shenanigans and drinking beer and being out in the woods, they really could be Saint Tim and his brothers and cousins. They are welcome here.


Not all old pictures were serious :-).  


Around the next corner to the bathroom.  This was the room that really needed the most work.  


A favorite rug by our friend Charlotte of Weaving Memories (no website, but you can find her at the Kentucky Wool Festival in October.  She uses all recycled materials and this rug "used to be" a bath towel :-).


You might recognize these knobs from the old kitchen.  They were painted by Ouisha McKinney and I'd originally planned to have her make a whole set of knobs for the cabinets and drawers in the new kitchen, but we really needed something for in here right away and these fit the bill.   


They are all different breeds of sheep and I have one extra left over, a Soay sheep.  Hmmm, wonder if I know someone who might like it... ;-).


Here was the only way I could think to get a picture of the other side of the tiny room.  This blue is the exact blue it used to be.  The only room that actually changed color was the dining room.

I hope you enjoyed the art tour of our bathroom :-D.


21 comments:

Far Side of Fifty said...

Perfect! I love that you saved some old photos and framed them! Your dining room has such a cottage flair, I love it! I bet you are so happy it is all done! Well done!!:)

Mary Ann said...

My gosh, your family is super-talented! Love the carvings, the pictures, and the pulls!

farm buddy said...

Hey, I LOVE those fish!! They are really something! Some friends of mine made a sort of stucco finish on the outside of their house, and they got these huge red ants made of ceramic with stiff wire legs. They attached about four of these ants on the side of the house, which I loved! Now they have teenage kids that did not think it was cool to have ants crawling on their house, so the ants have disappeared. I miss them! I like those fish even more than I liked those ants!

Michelle said...

Looks like some great work to me! AND, I love the small touches that really make it your home.

The Dancing Donkey said...

Thanks so much for the tour, everything looks amazing. I really love how it all is so new and bright, yet so perfectly homey and welcoming at the same time. And I love those fish too.

Alice said...

What fun artsy creations you have in your house!!! Kudos to all the talented folks in the family!!! Love the paint colors!

Lori Skoog said...

Thank you Sara! Love every little detail...those carved fish are spectacular (along with everything else). I hope you are happy now that it is over!

LannieK said...

♡ Love It All ♡ Colors are beautiful! (I think we have the same carpet) All your art work and special touches make it just... perfect and ever so home! Even your bath. Enjoy! You did great!
(Think I need that green color around here ~ goes great with the carpet)

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

The warmest and friendlies homes are those that reflect the interest of the people living in them. Your home looks beautiful and welcoming!
kim

T.L. Merrybard said...

That all looks lovely. I'm glad you posted the link to those cards, since I was going to ask! Another thing to put on my wish list. Love those old photos. It's nice to see that people in the olden days had fun too. They generally look so serious due to wearing out their smile having to sit still for long for the photo! :)

Elaine Lim said...

Peter's carvings are superb!! Having art work by friends and family add to such a warm and welcoming home. I'm sure your home wraps its arms around you.
Thank you for sharing all the renovations with us. Where is your studio??!!

Susan said...

House Beautiful baby, House Beautiful!! SO many things I could use in my house :)

Cheryl West said...

Your home is full of treasures from the creativity of your family and friends.

RuusVerd said...

There's a Soay sheep? Wow, I don't find paintings of Soay sheep very often. :)

thecrazysheeplady said...

She'll paint whatever you want :-). She paints plates, mugs, bowls, sinks (really neat) and also knits hats and headbands with sheep on them and could probably make you a Soay in those, too. Next time you are this way, stop in and pick up the knob if you'd like :-).

sophy0075 said...

Very pretty. That Soay sheep knob would be "her" *only* obedient, non-trouble-causing Soay...

thecrazysheeplady said...

True dat! :-D

Terry and Linda said...

I did! How very fun for you!

Linda

Linda said...

I love this space...glad to have found you again too.

Stephen Andrew said...

I love all the details! And that everything has a story. It looks so fabulous. Thank you so much for including the link to those cards! I already ordered a blueblood set. They're lovely!

Mrs Shoes said...

What a lovely bathroom re-do.
Those illustrated sheep handles are wooly cool.
:-)

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