Moving Pictures

I woke up to a snowy landscape and car this morning which discouraged me from running out to the gym in the dark as per usual.

The painting in the front entrance might look better somewhere else.
The painting with the oak frame in the front entrance might look better somewhere else.

I started taking photos around the inside of the house and decided to make a few changes.

An oil painting of a small cabin by a lake.
An oil painting of a small cabin by a lake.

This painting which my mother gave me years and years ago has hung in both of my houses.

It fills the empty spot above the television.
It fills the empty spot above the television.
The colors in this painting allow is to hang just about anywhere.
The colors in this painting allow is to hang just about anywhere.

Its size and coloring are very versatile so I moved it from the front entrance to the conservatory over the television, a spot which had been left empty when I moved this.

Time to go upstairs.
Time to go upstairs.

In its place in the front entrance I put a sepia print (again a gift from Mother) of a little girl seemingly pointing upstairs.

A pretty little sepia print.
A pretty little sepia print.

Maybe she means, “time for beddy bye”.

Do you hang art in your home?

 

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

9 thoughts on “Moving Pictures”

  1. We have a lot of art on our walls…from family photos and travel memories to inherited pieces and (almost) fine art. My pet peeve about it all is the holes in the wall if we don’t like the first placement.

  2. I find it funny that having been an art student we don’t have more art on the walls in our home. Most of what we have in public view are family photographs (we have a hallway filled with old wedding photos and baby photos) as well as some floor plan prints from the school where I studied abroad. I have some of my work hanging in my daughter’s room and our guest room. Our living room is empty because we haven’t agreed on what to hang over the sofa. But I have a bunch of things to hang in a gallery fashion – just not all framed yet. One day! It’s only been about four years since we moved in… Haha. 🙂

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