Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Last week out of town contractor friend popped in for a visit

He said our home was 
I find myself shying away from that compliment
even though it clearly fits us...(please refer to previous mantel post)
I find myself kind of liking

def:  one who uses a method or approach that is composed of elements drawn from various sources

This is the den mantel which usually has a 6x2 foot heavy knife impasto oil on board 
of the Spearman Parade, circa 1965, by Nelda Sheets 
who I took art from as a child

When I removed the Nutcrackers
Mr. PV said...
why don't you do something different?

(he's the bossiest thing)

I'm a theme I gathered the pots and baskets and weapons
and realize I should have done this in October

Mr. PV came home with this lovely pastel from his trip to Panama
the others he purchased (neon fish) are hidden in the far side and underneath
just kidding's not their turn for a  mantel yet

this basket came from Santa Fe
L.O.V.E. I.T.

You know how we love our owls around here
I could only pray this came from some Hopi or Anasazi Village
and will take the ranks of my Rothko as in 
"could it be possible and what if"
the small owls were discovered here at 822
and the large one I bought at a flea market because
no one loves owls like us
At West End

Thank you Cross Bottle Guy for reminding me of our porcupine quills 
(from grandparent's mission trip...eclectic basket also from Panama)

candles...yep...they were left here too, and as we all know
orange was popular in 1976 
hello...I'm a galumpher
**see below

I love to stack books to stack stuff 
make sense?

I'm still pretty smitten with this old rough hewn hunk a wood we like to refer to as

Those quills are dang sharp and dang out of focus
('s not your vision)

daaaaaaaaaaaaaaang I love this basket
and the word dang

and how do you feel about that pot?
the one I bought at.....
my grocery store!

and while I'm bragging...the afghan came from last week's estate auction
pillow?  eBay!
and my color inspiration for the den mantel

Thank you Loi for teaching me how to fold and chop...I hope no one will hold my technique against you

as you waste your time reading the 
definition of eclectic provided below
I hope that if me..want another word for how wonderfully unusual you are
(I chose MAGPIE)
you will embrace the one that fits you

Let's all be creative...shall we?
use piebald in a sentence!

Definition of ECLECTIC

: one who uses a method or approach that is composed of elements drawn from various sources : one who uses an eclectic method or approach 

Examples of ECLECTIC

  1. The collection includes an eclectic mix of historical artifacts.
  2. eclectic
collection has everything from a giraffe skeleton to medieval musical instruments>

  • All around us, fishers galumphed past. … They carried an eclectic array of rods, nets, buckets and coolers. —Stephen C. Sautner, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2000

  • Rhymes with ECLECTIC


    noun \e-ˈklek-tik, i-\


    Marissa said...

    Oooo That is "eclectic"! Love it!!! especially that basket!! how did you make that stand? Is it nailed? or just sitting? And the pot goes perfect! you can actually make beans in that!!! love it...

    Stacy Curran said...

    Ok, I read what it meant. I couldn't help it, even though I knew what it meant. But I didn't consider it a waste of time. i cannot use Piebold in a sentence though. Oh wait - I just did!!

    Anonymous said...

    I think you feather your nest beautifully,

    sparklegem said...

    I love your mantle! It's a great combination and nicely balanced!

    Cheryl said...

    You sure do have fun puttering in your home! Change gives you energy, doesn't it? Do you have time to clean too?!

    Ivy and Elephants said...

    You call it eclectic or magpie? I just call it beautiful! Love the pillow and grocery store pot. You can find treasure everywhere!

    Annmarie Pipa said...

    you rock the mantels!!

    carolyn bradford said...

    I always love Stacy's comments! She truly loves you! As do I for saying my hair resembles my "friend" Alexa's! LOL! And…anything Loi teaches you to do…DO IT! And never forget it! He is amazing! Loved this post…very informative as well as entertaining!

    Ann said...

    I love your trinkets/treasures...
    And your style is certainly eclectic and in a good way.

    Marina Pérez said...

    You are Great! And your things too!!



    Adorei sue jeito eclético de decorar. Adoro ter lembranças de viagens. Minha casa tem um pedacinho de cada lugar que visitei.
    Esses cestos estão lindíssimos, aqui eles são feitos pelos índios.
    Tenha uma ótima semana, aqui agora começa o carnaval é uma loucura, vamos fugir da cidade.

    Bluebell Woods said...

    I love the mantle. Wish I had stuff like that left in my house. That had to be awesome

    Optimistic Existentialist said...

    What a beautiful mantle!!