Pretty as a Picture
Sometimes all it takes is one special piece to make a room sing for Christmas. For my dining room, this large scale folk painting is hitting all the right notes this season.
I don't know much about the painting, but it appears to be mid century by an artist whose last name is Reynolds. I love the atmosphere and soft colors of the piece.
Once the painting was in place, I added cedar on the chandelier, a few branches and flowers, and antique German ornaments in an ironstone bowl. So simple and fresh. Ironstone gets me through every season and occasion so I keep a nice supply on hand.
A chalk pen is great for drawing on mirrors as well as chalkboards.
I usually have a
on this big wall, but I'm really enjoying how much joy and life this painting brings to the room. I know it's unrealistic and crazy making to think we have to change every surface in our homes for the holidays. We don't! But don't overlook a simple change to get a big effect..then all the little things fall into place easily.