Around the House Part II



Our mantle is constantly changing. During the Christmas season it is strung with evergreen garland and dangling wool stockings. After Christmas I am ready to de-clutter the mantle a bit and so since January it has been fairly sparse. Just a few whiteware pottery pieces placed strategically in a line.
Recently we were on an out of town trip and came across a shop with all sorts of letters. From over 3 feet tall to under 6 inches in height. Even better than finding such a great place was finding that everything, including the letters, were really reasonably priced.
Mike and I spent a good half hour laying out all size letters on the shops floor to make our last name. All five letters came home with us for $30 and now have a home up on the mantle.



On the other side of the room is our little music area. Mike, an avid Wilco fan, has been gifted these Wilco posters (by me) for the past couple of years. A local artist here in Lexington does many of the bands artwork so I was lucky enough to get the tree directly from his studio. Our CD collection (I know, old school in this I-Pod age) is pretty extensive so I rotate them in and out of our Ikea CD holder every once in a while.
Speaking of music, what are you listening to nowadays? Canaan's favorite is always jazz. Everything from Dizzy to Ella. I have been loving Phoenix recently and throw-back country. I can't pass up a good George Jones or Merle Haggard song. Mike is loving Snow Patrol these days and of course, Wilco.

11 comments:

  1. lovely- We love Wilco too although we don't have any of the posters- We do have a bunch of Phish posters by Pollack- our music section is in the office.

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  2. Ack I think your house challenge has produced some beautiful photos but you are never allowed to see my house after your lovely corners have been displayed! Living in a little swiss like cottage "sounds" romantic, but really just means cluttered...

    I've been digging Wailin' Jennys, A little Johnny Cash, a little Elvis, and some old time rock n' roll.

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  3. so cool. love the fireplace.

    xo Alison

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  4. What a treat visiting you the past two days. I would love to join in, although our home totally doesn't reflect us at the moment. Loving yours.

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  5. we love listening to waterdeep, josh garrels, and karla adolphe, but our youngest really loves the white stripes :)

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  6. Hello! I stumbled onto your blog a few days ago, and I love reading about you and your family! It is so nice to see an intelligent, talented woman who enjoys making her home a nice place for herself and her family. I love the paintings on top of the woodstove- did you make them? They are lovely!

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  7. Thanks Kathryne for your wonderful comment. I did do those 2 painting recently. I don't get to paint nearly as often as I would like, but I really enjoy it when I do.

    We too like Josh Garrels. A friend of ours introduced us to his stuff and its really amazing!

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  8. Oh my..I do love Wilco. Falling by the Civil Wars has been played over and over. I also recently stumbled onto the song Apologies by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Stunning. Falling isn't available on iTunes, but I did put a video on my blog fairly recently so I can play it whenever my little heart desires!

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  9. I love those letters over your fireplace! Music - Jeremy Larson, Hillsong United and always The David Crowder Band

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  10. i LOVE the pics of your home! we just moved to anew home and I'm still setting things up,...which seems like its taking forever now that we have a baby!! but, i'm TOTALLY going to do this as soon as i have some sufficient stuff to take pics of :).

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  11. I heart the letters on your mantle...so cute!

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