Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Place For The Poppies

I shared with you last week about the Wonderful Gift my oldest daughter painted for me last week...
For those of you who didn't see that post, here's the painting...

I wanted to find a good spot for a room where I'd get to see it every day. The foyer came to mind since I had a grouping of things where it might fit.

Had to lighten up the shell, so I took it outside and painted it Heirloom White.

Here's the little vignette after:
Not sure if this is it's perfect place, but for now, it's hung. Would love to paint the game table below the painting since it has some damage to the finish. It's definitely going on my short list of projects.

Mr. Fanatic and I had a wonderful and relaxing time in Savannah celebrating our (postponed) 25th wedding anniversary this past weekend. I love that town and highly recommend it...will tell you about it soon.
Hope you had a fantastic weekend, too!



  1. Hi Pam I don't know how I missed that post but what a beautiful painting and I love where you hung it!! The shell looks great painted lighter too! Have a great week, Martina

  2. It is absolutely gorgeous, Pam. It goes really well with the rest of your little vignette. Hope you have a great week and thanks for Showing Off Your Cottage to us. :O)

  3. Hi Pam! I love the spot you picked for that gorgeous painting. Your daughter is so talented!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. The painting is absolutely gorgeous! You put it in the perfect place. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  5. Wow, Pamela you daughter is quite talented. Love that painting. I love Savannah, too.

  6. That is stunning!!! She is so talented!!! I love that and it is perfect there!

  7. This turned out to be a great spot for it! I love the shell painted and how it draws on the light color in the picture! Great decision!
    Congrats on the 25th Wedding Anniversary and on your trip to Savannah! I hope some day I will get to see it too! This has been quite a landmark year for you!

  8. I always love poppies...and what a great painting it is and you hang it on such a perfect place... looking great and add so perfectly the colours on your wall...

    I would love if you please peek a little at

  9. Very pretty. Love the painting!

  10. She has such a talent. I've seen similar paintings at sites like Ballard Designs for $100's-and they aren't originals!

  11. Great painting! I had my dining room decorated as a shrine to poppies, with tons of poppie paintings and prints all around. Recently changed it to a beach bistro theme. I love poppies!

  12. What a gorgeous painting! You must be so proud of her! Love it there!

  13. I see you have picked a perfect spot for this gorgeous piece of art... your daughter is very talented and you must be so proud of her. I love how you created this lovely vignette with the vibrant poppies becoming the focus among the neutrals. Congratulations on your 25th wedding anniversay! So wonderful you could spend it in Savannah. Have a great weeknd!~Poppy


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