I loved this photo the minute I saw it on my monitor.
This is our first grandbaby. Our only grandbaby.
This is Crew.
It still amazes me how I instantly fell in love with him.
I don't think I ever had so many pictures of my own three kiddos and I have never been a fan of family pictures everywhere but sometimes there are moments or expressions captured that I never want to lose. This was one of those moments.
My daughter who has her own photography company, Clicksmith Photography, took this picture while they were visiting us this summer.
I love the subject matter, love the photographer, and I was really happy withmpix that processed the print for me.
The composition of this photo reminded me of Andrew Wyeth's painting of Christina's World.
I remember liking that painting when I was in school. The idea of the subject matter looking into the distance and the perspective this allowed is intriguing to me. I see that repeated in this photograph.
So when I saw this photo of Crew, I knew it was one that I would need to frame.
I went with a simple and inexpensive frame from Home Goods that allows me to easily change out the photo as our little man grows and changes but it might be awhile before I change this one out. It has that timeless appeal and looks right at home on that sea glass painted wall.
I don't want too many pictures, but this might be a sweet complimentary piece framed on the nightstand?
This colorfully fun and whimsically rustic art has been a source of inspiration and awe for me for quite some time.
The artist and her company are based in Des Moines, Iowa where the pieces are created and they have a large retail showroom. These imaginative productions are now sold in small galleries and boutiques across the country. You can read all about their story here and perhaps find a vendor in your area too.
I have purchased several of their pieces for our home up north but I recently discovered that they have added a Beach Line!
How amazing are some of these furniture pieces and accessories? I die!
Yes, I am Chanel zealot and a collector of quotes. This Coco quote seems to be ubiquitous but while poking around one of my favorite furniture haunts I saw these and knew they probably needed to come home with me and appear to be haphazardly stacked on the corner of my desk.* They aren't boxes but are actual books that have been recycled and recovered. It is fun to finally be adding the layers of interest to our new space now that the bulk of the major furniture purchases have been made. This will allow a bit more to the shoe budget which has been sorely neglected as I have focused on house.
We have rugs arriving tomorrow. I will be sharing photos soon.
*I bought the only Chanel set they had at Allison Craig but I did find them here at a considerably higher price.
To be honest it would be hard to miss, this glamorous yet coastal themed orange chest of drawers.
I call it my Orange Crush but sadly I do not have a place for it. Maybe if I had seen it a year ago, in my early days of shopping for our new home, I would have worked a room around it. But now I am too far in, too committed, to the purchases I have made to be able to bring this beauty home with me.