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Thursday, October 21, 2010

It started with a portrait.....

Howdy-doo Folks!
I found this portrait,
when Felicia, Robin & I went to Bedford yesterday....
I loved the colors and composition of the painting,
and with Hannah & I both being Flutists,
felt sure this would look great in my Keeping Room ~
~and it does~

SO good, in fact, that it has now become my
"Inspiration Piece"...

Now I want to change my entire farmhouse Colonial!!!!
I'm paring down my collections,
(and believe-you-me...there are MANY!)
and selling off 'stuff' that just doesn't interest me any longer....
When I lived in Connecticut,
I had the pleasure of visiting many beautiful shops
that catered to the Colonial/Primitive look
and I still hold a place for that in my heart...
(( I'm decorated for Hallow's Eve,
hence the 'dressed' mannequin ~))

I'm trying to focus more on this look now
in the old farmhouse
and I think she likes the change.
not so many tchotchkes around
(pronounced "CHOCH-KEYS" and yes, that's how you spell it!!)

and to my Colonial/Primitive Delight,
in the mail today was my
I'm still in the process of reading
(ok...pouring, drooling, swooooning)
through it,
... as it is chock-filled with glorious
Holiday Decorating
in thee most wonderfully simple sense ~

in there is a feature on a sweet lady named
Linda Manna
Linda lives in Newtown, CT and owns the
Newtown Country Mill
a beautiful little primitive/antiques shop
that also happens to be the place where I taught my
very first rug hooking class!!
If you don't subscribe to the magazine,
please take my advice and do so...
you won't be dissapointed!!
Today was spent processing orders,
tomorrow will be spent in the shop with Robin (bird!)
and hopefully we can get some hand-work done!!

Blessings from the Farm,


Anonymous said...

Dear Lori, I enjoy reading your blog. I am also trying to rid my house of tchotchkes. Although I do enjoy primitive ,lately I am drawn to the white, less cluttered look ,although I do have alot of black in my house. For me I think it must be age, I am giving alot of things to my daughters, one who has a new house to fill. It was just nice to read someone else is ridding of the tchotchkes. I love your puchneedle designs, I just finished one for Halloween, my favorite holiday. Fondly, Michelle

Ter'e said...

Oh Lori.......
Just where will you be selling all these "excess treasures"?????
Holding my breath........and no, I can't drive from FL to VA! LOL

(Give Robin a hug, she is a keeper!) I've just discovered her soaps.

Lori said...

Cool portrait Lori! Lucky you to find it. Looks perfect where you have it.

Audrey said...

Love the painting, thanks for the spelling lesson, I wouldn't have passed....so glad you like Your A primitive Place Magazine.
how neat you taught your first rug class at Linda's. I just love her home .

from me to thee......... said...

hi Lori, love the painting also, and love the look....I think we all need a change, tis good....myself, I am growing tired of the primitive cluttered look...I want some freshness, some change...I think we all go through this....I am giving some things to my two sweet daughters....can't wait to see what you come with, know whatever you do will look great...smiles, Linda

Jeanne said...

Oh my, oh my...love that painting. Especially LOVE the colonial look. Can't wait to see what you change in the farmhouse.

Nancy said...

I love your painting! What an amazing find!

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