Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Southwest Flavor

When I was young, I dreamed of owning a large two storied house with spacious rooms where I could show “who I was” on bookshelves and piano tops. That never happened because my home is a one level ranch style, and I don’t play the piano!

I do not change decorating styles based on the latest fads. I am eclectic…and sappy over things that represent all phases of our life, not just the latest and most popular items in decorating magazines. But when we repaired and removed wall paper in our bedroom last year, we painted the walls a shade of desert sand. A new bedspread was in shades of sand, rose, mint and blue stripes. This room makes for a place to use some Southwestern flavored mementos. 

This year we bought this numbered and matted photo because we both loved the blue door, actually window. DH just finished building a frame for it. The hollyhocks are a note card printed from an artist's own painting. I bought it a couple of years ago and framed it poorly. While building the bigger frame, DH took time to redo this sweet little picture of hollyhocks against adobe for me.

This pottery was from last year's trip as well. The artist was marketing her work at Earl's in Albuquerque.

This adobe pueblo inspired clock I bought at a garage sale down the street last spring. I paid a whopping $1 for it!

Just tiny touches here and there in this room will keep the Southwest alive for us this winter when snow flies and wind blows!


Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Claudia,
Love these photos, especially the picture with the bright blue door. You are so creative to keep the Southwest in your home!

Patricia A. Laster said...

Nice collection, Claudia. I'm interested in the plate behind the pottery. It looks like what Mom has/had and I inherited.

Linda O'Connell said...

Your eclectic taste suits me fine. I love that holly hock picture, too. I remember travelling old Rt 66 out West when my kids were little.

Susan said...

Nice job, Claudia. Love the blue door/window one especially. Susan p.s. Thanks so much for all your visits.