Friday, March 19, 2010

Canvas garden, stitched garden & history

- From the hallways of Georgia Public Broadcasting, a canvas garden, catching my attention for its quilt-like arrangement of flora. I especially like the apple tree branches.

- On my grandmother's little mission rocker in my home office, a stitched garden. I do not usually have flowery things like this in my home, but I saw this pillow a few years ago at a favorite shop and loved it. Still do.

- And on the walls of my bathroom, soon to be history, a wallpaper garden. The wallpaper is coming down and the walls will be painted a nice pastel blue-green color, in keeping with the color of that treasured cabinet. I am looking forward to something new.

May your garden bloom brightly this weekend!


Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

comfortable place!
cool post!

Lynn said...

Ji -

It's home! Thank you and hope you have a great weekend.

Meredith said...

Oh, how beautiful, Lynn! That oil painting is incredible, and so creative. I especially love all the little bird heads woven into the pattern in diamonds.

And I'm happy for you that you get to do a remake of your bathroom. I always love taking down old wallpaper and putting on a fresh color. :)

Lynn said...

Meredith -

I like the birds, too, and didn't notice them immediately. Good eye!

That wallpaper is pretty dated and is peeling in places - I am anxious to get it down and just want pretty painted walls. It's funny how things become part of your life though - it will be odd to have the cabbage rose vine print gone.

TALON said...

I love artwork like that - you see something different every time you look at it.

The needlework pillow is perfect on the mission rocker. Love the luxurious tassle trim.

That blue-green in the cabinet is gorgeous and will be beautiful on the walls. It's amazing how color can transform a room. You'll love it when it's done up!

lady macleod said...

all very nice. I'm a needlepointer, so I especially like the cushion.

Riot Kitty said...

Nice pics! What are you doing in lieu of the wallpaper garden?

Lynn said...

Talon -

Isn't that painting lovely? I look at it every week and was inspired to snap it last night.

The cushion reminded me of my tiny grandmother - so it was appropriate to go on her rocking chair. She was only 4'11".

I know - I'm excited about new paint.

Lady M -

That is great that you can do that - I wish I had the patience.

Riot Kitty -

I am going to pick out something in the green family and to give the bathroom a spa look. All the fixures and tiles are white. White shower curtain, too. So blue green walls, I think.

LL Cool Joe said...

A real theme of flowers on this post!

Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

Joe -

I kind of got carried away. :) Have a great weekend!

Jannie Funster said...

Ahhh, your bathroom wallpaper finally coming down?? You know I have not yet gotten to taking down Kelly's yet, but I like one lady's idea of painting it, then papering over. All in due time. :)

The sweet little pansies in the canvas made my heart smile.

And your stitched pillow is a true work of art!


Carried away with too many flowers?? Never!!

(P. S. this is the first comment for me post songwriting week! Well, except on the Car Dancing video, of course.) Yep!!!


Snaggle Tooth said...

Interesting style of Floral Landscape in the New Hamphire piece. So geometric. I don't want to know how long it took to do all those meticulus details! Embroidery I used to do on a small scale (patches). But your pillow does remind me of some my Nanny (4'10") did. I have a few hankies n Doillies packed away.
Funny how old bathroom decor styles always get tired to see- Good luck with your project!
Thanks for the gardens- Mine is still hiding.

Lynn said...

Jannie -

Blogging is just of a part of life now, huh? I am sure it felt good to take a break and work on songwriting - I liked your phrase "deep songwriting week."

Yes - the wallpaper is history anyway. It was put up without primer by the builder, so my friend will take down as much as he can and then spackle over the rest, finish with Kilz or Shieldz and paint over that. Lots of trouble, but it will be worth it.

Snaggle -

I called my grandmother Nannie, too. How about that?

I know - the details that went into that painting are astounding. It is one my favorites on that corridor. (They have loaded it up.)

Looking forward to seeing some photos of Cape flowers soon!

Maude Lynn said...

I love that pillow!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

I love it, too and it sort of fits into the hodgepodge decor of my home office.

Anonymous said...


Anil P said...

Oh. The wallpaper lends a ovely cheerful feel to the place.

Lynn said...

Anil -

I've always liked it, too. But unfortunately it looks bad - peeling in places. So I am going to try something else.

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

creative writing award,
please accept!
Happy Sunday!

Lynn said...

Ji -

Thank you - I am honored.

mommanator said...

ooo I love the first one. says canvas, looks like a quilt?

Lynn said...

Hey Mommanator -

It does look like a quilt, but is an oil painting. I love it, too.