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March 18, 2018

RANDOM CHITCHAT AND A TAIL TALE

Peter Cotton's tail, or the Tail of Peter Rabbit?  No matter which tail tale you side with, "somebunny" lost one, and now I have it.... my little decorative springtime specimen.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
For this post, I find myself in the mood for some random chitchat, sharing a bit of much-to-do-about-nothing, chewing the cud....  I hope you don't mind that I'm inclined to verbally and visually unwind.

This past week presented me with a number of random tasks/errands to tackle, one of which required me to park my vehicle right next to our town's hospital thrift shop.  How convenient.  And, the shop was having a storewide 1/2 price clearance sale.  Sweet!

Well, I couldn't resist snatching up this little needlepoint tapestry.  Now, I did have to "freshen" it up a bit and swap out it's musty "scented" broken frame for one I had on hand, but it was worth the wee bit of effort.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
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©Linda Nelson 2018
I also managed to mount the deer head I brought back from Italy.  The "mounting board" is from an old, broken sewing cabinet.  I think they pair together nicely, don't you?
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©Linda Nelson 2018
My seventeen year-old developed a little quirk about a year ago, and it has had an effect on my kitchen decor.  I'm serious!  I know, I know...... how could the two issues be related?  Well, about four years ago, I invested in the "lady with the blue dress on" from an artist who's work I admire, and thought that wall the perfect spot to show her off.  All was fine...... until I had new windows installed last year.  By the way, my seventeen year-old is sitting in the bottom of this photo.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
Anyway, the doorknob on the right side of the photo leads to my basement; I kept it open the duration of the window installment construction so he could seek shelter from all the loud noises and burly strangers making the noise.  Since then, he has insisted on wanting the basement door open all the time.  Thank goodness he sleeps most of the day, so it's only a few hours here and there that my view of the lady is obstructed by the door.  This past week, I came up with a solution that grants me an arty view, regardless.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
I painted the basement facing side of the door, made an over-the-door hanger from a piece of aluminum flashing I had on hand, and hung one of my other cherished pieces on the hanger.  Instant art gallery!

The following photos are of some other little visual pleasures that currently adorn my kitchen/dining area. 
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©Linda Nelson 2018
I love this little corner of the kitchen counter, which is just to the left of my sink.  I always make sure it looks pretty so that washing dishes isn't so "painful".
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©Linda Nelson 2018
A client of mine passed this apothecary cabinet on to me, one of my favorite pieces.  I keep the doors off, though; too impractical for daily use.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
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©Linda Nelson 2018
I used to have a pet rooster.  His name was Captain Hook.  I love chickens.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
The enamel pan serves as my "fruit bowl".  I have since restocked; grocery shopping was on the errands list.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
This scale belonged to my grandmother.  And, it's not just a prop; I actually use it to calculate the weight for when shipping my greeting card orders.
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©Linda Nelson 2018
And, that's my verbal and visual random chitchat for today.  Thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

  1. You make greeting cards? So do I! Would you show us some someday?

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  2. Thanks for visiting, Fonda. It's nice to know that you make cards, too! It's in my contract with the showroom which represents my designs, that I do not share them publicly. However, on occasion I create some "one off" designed cards; I'll make a point to share those in a future post. Happy Spring!

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  3. Love that little needlepoint and your lady in blue ;) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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