First, this is a piece of art with a cross, heart, and crown. You can't really tell in the picture, but the texture is really great on this piece. This skinny one (the top picture) is actually for my sister for her apartment next year at college. I had ordered another one to have, and the store sent me a bigger one by mistake, but I love it, and I' I'll use in our house:
This is the round end table next to the sofa. I used to have a taller, skinnier lamp here, but the scale just wasn't right. So I bought a new lamp at Hobby Lobby, which is the perfect height and scale. I have a new scripture piece; it's the white rock on an easel and the verse says "From his abundance we have all received one gracious blessing after another." John 1:16. I also got the little cherub in Dallas. The book you see is an extremely old copy of the complete works of Shakespeare. My grandfather gave this to me and Kurt. It belonged to their neighbor years ago who lived in a turn-of-the-century house. My mom used to go over and visit her all the time, and this book belonged to her. She even wrote in the front of it. The house was later destroyed by a fire after she passed away (such a sad thing), but we are so happy to have a piece of the history.
I added 3 silver letters to our entry table for our initials. I also added the tall vase-like thing on the left that used to be in the guest (and Kurt's) bathroom. I moved it in here because.....
...I put the skinny lamp that used to be in the living room here in the bathroom! It's a perfect size and shape.
Remember the vintage artwork I bought awhile ago? Well, here's how they look! Under the two pieces side by side is my new Emily Dickinson sign. I think it completes the way this wall looks!
And finally, here is my Robert Spooner "Jesus" piece. I put it right next to the front door, to mark our home, kind of like how the Hebrews/Jewish people did (and some still do). By the way, the cross piece, Emily Dickinson sign, and Jesus artwork, I put it all up by myself. Yes, with a hammer, nails, and the like. Kurt was on call and I got in the mood to put my new things up, and so I went to town. Nothing has fallen down yet, so that's a good sign :o)
Those are the updates! By the way, today is a big day...Evy took a daytime nap in her crib for the first time! She had been napping in her swing, but I decided to give it a go and see how she did today. She woke up about 45 minutes early, but I went in and put her paci back in and that bought me 20 more minutes. That's another big piece of news: she's a paci baby now! Can you believe it?! She only started taking it about 2 weeks ago, right before the Texas trip. I love it. I thought we would have nothing to soothe her with, but now we do. She loves the thing. Who knew?
Have a great day!