Maybe the email from the lady about decorating inspired me to start digging through the ton of dusty boxes that are in the shop.
Seriously, I have no interest in decorating and the pictures/prints that I do have all mean something to me and even though, none of them go very well in our little house here, I wanted to go ahead and get a few things hung on the walls. We’ve only been here a bit over 4 years! 🙂 You know what will happen as soon as we start doing things like hanging pictures . . it will be time to move again.
I told Vince . . I’m going to dig through boxes and see if I can find the Norman tin and he said “You’ll NEVER find it!” Just the words I needed to hear . . I wasn’t going to stop til I found it. After two hours of digging, I found it but it was too heavy for me to lift so he had to come and get it out for me.
The framed tin was main thing I wanted to find. The W. F. Norman company is located in Nevada, MO and they make the stamped tin panels for ceilings and the like. There’s a guy who picks up the tins, , mats and frames them and sells them . . probably in lots of places but in particular, in one little shop in Nevada. I had looked and looked and even though I loved them all, I was having a hard time finding one I wanted . . til I saw this one:
It was hard to get a good picture of it and I need to clean the glass.
I want to find something kinda brassy to put on either side of it and then something kinda rustic to hang over it.
I found my two Elton Louviere prints. He was a local artist from southwest Louisiana and I love all his prints and the few that I have are special to me.
One is “River Mist and it shows the cypress trees along a bayou, along with two guys fishing.
The other one is “Ryan Street” and that’s a scene from old downtown Lake Charles.
The only thing I was halfway looking for was this Louivere print that isn’t framed so it may be hard to find.
When I find that one, I’ll get it framed and hang it, and River Mist in the master bedroom.
I think I’ll hang these Paris prints in the hallway. They definitely don’t go in this house but one of the attorneys that I worked for in the early 80’s brought these prints back for me from Paris. He meant a lot to me and these prints remind me of him and make me smile when I see them.
Another picture I found, that is now framed and was hanging in the hallway in MO, is this one:
That is a picture I took out of a dirty, scratched airplane window as the sun was setting when Chad and I were flying back to Louisiana in 2006 after my nephew was killed. Something about that view was comforting and comfort was hard to find that night. I wasn’t even looking out the window and Chad saw it and kept saying “Take a picture!” I’m glad I did .. it now means something to me.
Hopefully tomorrow we will get everything hung, except the Bayou and River Mist pictures. I will hold off hanging River Mist til I get Bayou Mist framed and then hang them both together.
Oh . . while digging through boxes, I found my long lost serger, which I will need to use when finishing my hooked wool rugs! I didn’t try to see if it would work but at least I found it.