From the text in my title, it looks like I might need to return to grammar school, however, there is a method to this madness.
Saturday morning my husband and I were off to my newest home away from home, Lowes (some weekends it's Home Depot), when I looked up and realized what was on the flatbed truck in front of us on a highway in New Jersey.
Under a cloudless blue sky was a huge cow...well you can see it for yourself! As we pulled around to the side of the truck, I noticed that the cow was standing behind a gigantic ice cream container...you just never know what to expect when you go outside.
In the New York Times this week, I became mesmerized by an advertisement for a show opening at The American Folk Art Museum in Manhattan.
The museum is having a quilt show at the Armory called Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts. From the collection of Joanna S. Rose, they are showing 650 quilts from her collection.
Being a collector of things, I was gobsmacked by the specific nature and sheer abundance of her collection. This is just an amazing and stunning collection of history and art. I am beyond impressed!
Contemplating on the concept of limiting a collection to such a specific agenda, I wondered about my collection of vintage decorative aluminum. Hand made by mostly men and specific to the 1930's, 40's and 50's, could I hone my collection to just one idea...like maybe floral motifs? In the mosaic, there are gardenia's, roses, tiger lily's, apple blossoms made by two different artists, dog wood, chrysanthemum, poppies and Iris. Clearly these artists or artisans if you will had soul and talent. Perhaps one day I will become disciplined enough to work this collection around trays only, or vases, or, well it isn't likely that will happen.
On the home-front, the renovation work on the upstairs of our house is really starting to come along now. The bedroom/office that used to be yellow is now primer white and will be painted a pale gray/blue this week. A huge departure for me. I have never really painted a room blue on purpose before, but I am embracing a new aesthetic here. We ordered broadloom for the floor and that should hopefully be in by the end of the week. For the upstairs bedroom, I bought 2 new lamps...apparently I have been paying too much attention to those HGTV shows because when I found this lamp at Home Goods,
I told my husband that they would add just the right amount of bling to the room because it is a darker room. I believe I channeled Candice Olsen...time to finish the renovation and remember who I am. It would be wonderful to share some finished pictures with you next week!