Wednesday, June 28, 2006

What did I buy?

Well, before I get to that, let me share this little corner of my home.

On the left is the "breakfast nook" area off the kitchen. As if I ever eat breakfast there. I usually carry a cup of coffee straight up to the computer so I can read blogs. Jeff and I hung my Anthony Avenue quilt on the wall there. It's a map of our neighborhood in Maine. That door leads to the laundry room. That's a mosiac mirror for last minute lipstick touch-ups before you head out the garage door (which is just beyond the mirror). Because you know, you gotta wear lipstick in Texas. And then you see the crosses hanging in the archway between the kitchen and the family room.

The top one has the Lord's Prayer carved in it. The next one is a piece of Polish pottery from my friend, Lucy, who lives in Germany. The next one has I Corinthians 13 carved in it and the last is a reproduction of the green man gargoyle from the National Cathedral in Washington DC.

So, what did I buy? More crosses. These are hung on the opposite side of the archway.

I just adore these Mexican works of art. The top one is painted ceramic... from the same place where I took the picture of all the painted pots which I posted yesterday. And the bottom one has several milagros nailed on it. It's rustic and authentic and I just love it.

You can see the frig in the background and one of Claire's many many many pieces of rainbow art. She's all about the rainbow.


Sue Seibert said...

Oh, they're beautiful. My daughter who lives in Trophy Club also has a wall of crosses. I have bought some for from an artisan in Wimberley. If you haven't been to Wimberley (in the Hill Country), hope you can get down there sometime. It's a wonderful little town...Taos of Texas, I call it.

Anonymous said...

Ooh, very pretty. It's fun watching your new home come together.

Karoda said...

I love crosses...such diversity and decorative and symbolic...nice additions!

Lisa said...

I love the color on the walls and the glimpses into your new home! It looks like it reflects your great taste and personality! Keep those photos coming!

Gerrie said...

Be careful! Next think you know, you will have a wall full of crosses!! I think I should send you a few of mine.

My Brain on Quilts said...

The lipstick mirror! I love it! I lived in Plano, Texas for 8 years and honest to goodness, the women wore fur coats to the grocery store every time the temperature dropped into the 50's.

Fur coats, lipstick and all, Texas women are genuinely friendly and warm. The smile is true and as Lyle Lovette says: "That's right, you're not from Texas, but Texas wants you anyway."

Diane Perin said...

I love seeing corners of your home! Show us more! And that quilt in the kitchen eating nook? FAbulous!

StillWater said...

Wow! Semi permanent make up has alot of uses! But did you know that a woman consumes over 4 to 9 lbs of lipstick in her lifetime! Here is the link that I found that shows all of the research: