Monday, April 23, 2012

Art For The New House

I am a huge believer in the importance of art in your house. I love collecting new pieces, especially from meaningful places and times. 

I have already talked about the paintings of my dear family friend Walter Cumming. This painting is very similar to one that was given to us as a wedding present and depicts the swimming dock at my parent's lake house. This was also the site of our reception. I have such amazing memories of coming here as a child, and now of celebrating my marriage with family and friends. 

I need this print. Atlanta love
I am obsessed with this print. Although my pronunciation of Atlanta or ATL is not nearly that southern, it is such a fun piece. I am definitely planning on adding this to our walls at some point this summer.

You & Me - Letterpress Art Print
I saw this print in an Atlanta shop this week and fell in love. I love the colors and it is gorgeous in person. Red bird Ink has such gorgeous work. I think this would be perfect for the bedroom or in a collection of wedding pictures.
you are my sunshine
I have lofty aspirations of making something like this for our bedroom. I want to make one for each of the two poems read at our wedding. I think that I could manage the distressed look with sandpaper and a hand sander, but not sure about the frame around the outside. I love decorating with poems or sayings that are meaningful to you. Having the poems from our wedding would be such a lovely reminder of the joy and love we felt that day.

I am always on the lookout for great prints and art for our house. Pinterest is always helpful, but I will also just search random phrases on Etsy to see what comes up. I have also purchased gorgeous greetings cards and framed those as wall art. Places like Papyrus have amazing cards that work just as well framed on the wall. 

I would love to hear where others find art for their homes. I am always looking for new ideas, especially those that work while you're on a budget. 


  1. I am obsessed with the "you are my sunshine print"! would be perfect for a day :)

  2. Hahaha I had to read that ATL one like six times. I'm from Philadelphia...guess we talk a lot differently! Ha!

  3. the you & me is my favorite! so simple and soft!
    xo TJ

  4. Such pretty wall art. I love the you&me one.

    xo erica


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