Thursday, February 21, 2013

A New Painting and Our Master Bedroom

I finally received a purchase in the mail the other day.
Rather, finally bundled the boys, braved the cold, climbed in a frigid car and went to pick up the post that had been waiting for quite some time.
Luckily the post man knows me quite well and is very understanding.

I purchased this beautiful little antique watercolour painting from Giorgios Alexandridis' shop Retro-Deco Shop on Etsy. It came all the way from Greece.
I think it's so charming. It's very small, and fits the corner space between a window and closet in our master bedroom perfectly. It's a painting of a simple, little white house near a lake at sunset.
It's the perfect addition to my collection. I also loved the gesso frame. It compliments our mirror and stands out beautifully on the white walls.

I can't actually read the back with the exception of the date 1967.
I realized I've never really shown our bedroom. It's very simple.
When we bought the house it was red. Like red, red. I lived with it for 2 years before painting it. There were more important painting projects for me to do before I could get to this room.
It was a wonderful day when the red was gone.
Ryan had purchased this bedroom set before we were married and though I would love a beautiful antique bed frame, this one is in perfectly good condition. It's nice and high and is quite comfortable. I have a habit of mentioning how much I love my bed before I fall asleep, particularly after a long day.

The window to the right of this picture faces the woods in the back, and the window to the left, on the side wall faces our neighbors. Their house is white and there are no windows on that side of the house so it isn't so bad. Plus, in the Spring, that entire side of the house is mature Lilac bushes in bloom, smelling beautifully, and full of chirping birds. It was actually a selling feature of the house for us! They were in bloom when we toured the house and the owner had the window open. We just kept saying how wonderful it would be to wake up to birds chirping and the smell of lilacs right outside your window.

I recently purchased these white Euro covers for $1.47 at the Superstore! It's the only place that you can pick up pillow covers and groceries at the same time.
The wreath was something I picked up at Christmas from Vermeers (a local garden center) for $14.

I also found this little clock radio for $4.99. I'm still on the look out for an antique clock for on our night stand, as well as an antique light fixture, but I just haven't found anything I love yet. In the mean time, these are functional and simple.

Fresh Hydrangeas are lovely to wake up to. The whole room smell like Spring.

And then there's this beautiful little baby boy who snuggled so peacefully while I snapped some pictures. It's a nice change of pace as he's really grown up a lot in this past week! He's managed to start crawling, has got his third tooth in (top front) and can balance himself to sit up and play and then fall over softly.


  1. The flowers on your night stand are not hydrangeas...they're hyacinths. They are a spring bulb that can be forced for early blooming. They can be very fragrant. Hydrangeas are a shrub ;-)

  2. Your baby is so cute! I love the simplicity of your bedroom and I don't think I have ever seen a painting as tiny as that.

    1. I know! It's the only reason I could afford the shipping from Greece! It's only about 4 1/2 inches high and maybe 3 1/2 inches wide. It's what makes it's so charming.

  3. Beautiful house!
    On the back of the painting is written "autunno all' ", which means "autumn at" in Italian. I don't know of any place called "Elha", but there is an Italian island called "Elba". Maybe that's the case.

    1. All the more charming! Thank you so much for adding that.


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