Wednesday, January 21, 2009

I've got to get this off my chest!


On second thought, I kind of like all that stuff there. The painting is a still life I did years ago. It's fun to still have the original items that are in the painting.


These three chests have been in IT Guy's family for generations. It's now our turn to honor them with a place in our home. We proudly welcome the chests and their vintage contents.


They are filled with baby shoes, old wedding albums, vintage photos, and old quilts.





My M-I-L antiqued this chest years ago. A Steven Walenta print, a wedding present from the photographer and author himself, hangs above the chest. Look at the depth in that picture. It looks like you could just reach through that frame into that old room, doesn't it?








This small chest is my favorite.



Thanks for letting me get these off my chest.

11 comments:

  1. You are lucky to have so many wonderfful keepsakes from a Texas family, They have a good home with you.

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  2. Those chests are beautiful! What a wonderful addition to your home and a piece of history as well. I really LOVE your metal bed! I've been teling FringeMan since we wed that I want a metal bed. Hey, I rhymed!
    -FringeGirl

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  3. FringeGirl, The bed is family history too. It was IT Guy's parents bed. Then my oldest son took it and refurbished it. I think he did a great job. That room is the old toy room. You can stay in it when you come to visit!

    The Texas Woman

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  4. I've got something I need to get off my chest too, but modesty prevents me from saying what. Those chests are really treasure troves indeed. I love the art, really love it!!! Tn'T

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  5. The concept of displaying the painting along with the still life items in the painting is the bomb! Kudos! And I also like that first chest and the matted picture over the second chest. Great stuff, Cher!

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  6. I love your still life. Such talents you have! And of course, I love the chests and the history that comes with them. Good stuff, Cher. ~Mindy

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  7. I love your chests. The print of the old room is great! It sorta "speaks" to you. Something I would never get tired of looking at. I like your still life too. It would look right at home with my chickens.

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  8. How cool that you have family heirlooms.

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  9. I love those chest. That picture looks like a window or a mirror of another room.

    So does your husband prefer a big chest to a small one or vice versa? I mean a small chest is so much easier to haul around. It doesn't hurt your back and it's easier to find a place to fit them. Although it's been my experience that most men really like big chest. ;)

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  10. Gladys, One of us is a naughty girl - you for writing it or me for thinking it. Or maybe BOTH of us! Funny paragraph. Love the well-written innuendo.

    The Texas Woman

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  11. Love the treasures! And you are a painter, too? So many talents, Cher! You continue to amaze me!

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