Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring Decorating

Even if I've shown you this before, I have to do it again. These canvases just make me so happy! (From left to right, Mimi, Ernie, and me.) I still have my fantastic flower garland up, it makes me so happy too! I have a boom box, too. What do you call those things? My sister bought it for me when I spent a summer away from home- I was a crazy kid, I know. I'd finished two years of community college, and didn't have any summer plans before my junior year started at the University. Wouldn't you have spent the summer at BYU too? I don't know if you still can, but I was able to attend for a summer quarter without every applying to BYU. I took pottery, teachings of our prophets, genealogy, piano lessons...all things I either couldn't take at UW, or would never have time to take! It was a fun summer, but really weird too- I was in a freshman dorm, and technically they were my age, but....I didn't really fit in :) To this day I still don't know how to properly blow dry or curl my hair, and those girls had turned it into a life style, they could spend HOURS every day getting ready!

canvas paintings
We love our globe, it was a Christmas gift from Santa for Wonder Daddy. The flower picture was from a rummage sale at a retirement home in Seattle- my grandma and I went to meet a friend of hers for lunch year and years and years ago. Probably 15 years now. It's hand painted, and I love it. I think I bought it for a dollar, and just couldn't bear to leave it there. I thought about who might have painted it, if the artist still lived at the home, or if a child or friend had painted it as a gift.... there's another picture I picked up that day, it's hanging in my daughters' room. The frames could use some love. (The little gadget thing is a thermometer reader- the sensor is in the greenhouse, it's so much fun to see what the temperature is down there!)



Teresa said...

Love the "spring" touches. and the word wish....would be fun to have on my walls...because I believe if you can first wish it, then work hard to get it, it can happen.
Happy Day

Aunt LoLo said...

Happy, happy spring!!

Bobbi Lewin said...

I love your green walls and the paintings! I wish I had green walls. Soon soon. Thanks for the plug:)