Saturday, August 28, 2010

North Carolina Museum of Art

I recently went to the museum with a friend and saw some wonderful things that I wanted to share.

This sculpture is huge! It is a grape vine sculpture that is about 6-7 feet high and spans the depth of the museum cafe. It is so cool!

This sculpture of a winged angel is my favorite piece from the museum. She is about 3.5 feet tall and just amazing to view! Love her!
This is another Madonna and Child. Notice all the faces peeking out from her cloak.
I always loved Art History in college... especially the Italian Renaissance Art. This is a lovely sculpture on the Madonna and Child.

This is a gorgeous painting of a woman trying to avoid Cupid's arrow. It is so lifelike and beautiful.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

"Spinach in the door"

Yesterday, I went to stage a house and was surprised to find that the front door handle was completely encapsulated in spider webs! Now this is not a good thing to find if you are a potential buyer and want to view your new home! I think, that often, people enter their homes through the garage and only see the front door when they open it for the package that UPS just delivered.
The front door is the focal point of your home... at least it should be. Look at it this way, the front door is to the home as a smile is to the face! So, go check out the front porch, stoop, landing... and clean out all the "spinach!" It should make everyone feel welcome and give you that "aaahhh" feeling when you enter your home.

Image from Smith + Hawken + Traditional

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Awesome Find!

I was out and about at my favorite vintage and antique haunt, Sweet Peas Antiques and Garden, and found a treasure!! It is an antique English cast iron garden urn... and it is just beautiful. Jalenn found it at an estate sale! Woohoo!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I think these Mariposa Collection canisters are fun and funky for a mantle or table. They also come in canary yellow and you can find them at Z Gallery.