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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Some New Pictures On the Walls

Hi, I'm so glad you've come by today.

After painting my walls, I thought it was time to put something new on the walls.  So I went through all of the pictures that I have and took a good look at what I had on the walls and refilled all of the frames with something fresh.
 Next to the armoire I put some vintage bird prints that I found in a book that was printed in 1969.  The name of the bird is printed on the bottom of each picture, which makes it nice.

From farther away.

And below is the other side, the sun was shining into the room so the quality is very poor due to reflections on the glass.

These frames below are the ones that I am most happy with, though, they are maps of where my husband and I were born.

The top one is a map of Saskatchewan and the second one is of Washington state.  A small part of it, that is.

From further back.

The color of my walls are fairly true in these photos, taking photos in the day time is a good idea.  I must remember that.

I notice that many are talking about Spring on their blogs.  Unfortunately we had blizzard conditions in my area today.  When the snow stopped, though, the sky was so blue!

 I went out and took a photo of the icicles that are hanging off of our eaves.  Just look at how blue the sky is, oh how I love to see that!

Hopefully Spring is springing in your corner of the world, in North America and Europe at least.  Of course Australia is getting cooler weather and have Winter to look forward to now.

Have a lovely weekend and thanks so very much for coming by to say hi and leave your thoughts on what you have seen today.



Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the bird prints you used and the framed maps. My son gave my husband and I framed vintage maps for one of our birthdays. I loved seeing a map of my area of the city from over a humdred yeas much has changed.

I hope your weather turns warmer soon, Cindy. It has been a very mild winter this year in New York.

Sheila said...

It's always a good idea to change the prints or paintings in a room I think - everything seems new again in your cottage and you must be enjoying it.


Lovely! You are one busy bee!


nannykim said...

Wow the blue sky is gorgeous!!

rosarod said...

Hi Cindy, your beautiful bird photos! you did a great job, I hope the weather As spring arrives you sooner than common, as you say the sky is beautifully blue. Hugs, Rose M.

~The Boyd Homestead Farm~ said...

I like the pictures you put up! It's always nice to change it up a bit :) Love the color of paint you used too! Hoping for no more snow and that spring is on it's way :D
Have a great weekend!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I like your artwork. OMGoodness, that ice reminds me of last winter in our area. We had a pretty wimpy winter this go around, but this is Illinois, so we could have a blizzard in March. Oh no, I didn't just say that.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Hi Cindy-
I just love the color on your walls.

The artwork of the birds is pretty too. Years ago, I had some pretty prints like that in a stash of school books that I used with the kiddos...don't know what happened to them. They'd be worthy of framing for sure!

It looks so cold there. We had temps in the 80's today and by afternoon, the cold front moved in and they dipped to lower 40's !!!
Normal Texas Weather! We've had rain all day-- and the stock ponds are filling up! Praise the Lord!


Elna said...

It looks very nice. Beautiful photos with your new pictures and the icicles are impressive.


Gail said...

Cindy, you have done such a beautiful job with your sweet little cottage! You should be so proud of all that you have done. It all looks amazing! Hope you have a wonderful day my friend, Gail

oldthings said...

Dear Cindy
You create many beautiful things inside your home and the nature outside.I think there is a competition between you !!!
Have a nice weekend

Anonymous said...

I love the prints Cindy and I especially love the framed maps.

Happy Weekend!

Poppy said...

Pretty pictures on your wall Cindy:) I love the bird prints and the maps in the black frames make a lovely picture in front of your sofa and birdcage... love the sunshine streaming in through your windows. Thanks for sharing! Happy weekend to you~Poppy

anangloinquebec said...

My fingers are crossed for the arrival of spring sooner than later. What a gorgeous blue sky we are sharing today!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy...

Oooh...yes! I love your new bird prints! They turned out beautifully! And...I also love the idea of framing maps of you and your husband's birth place...that's awesome! They look gorgeous on the wall! Cindy, I really LOVE that photo...that you took of the maps...what a beautiful home you have, my friend! I also love that birdcage that I see in that photo!

Well dear lady, sounds like you have been very busy if you have been painting. I plan on doing a little catching up at your place to see your new paint! I hope that my note finds you and your family doing well. I have really missed my blogging and visiting with my friends. Life is beginning to settle down a bit hopefully I can get back into the swing of things!

Have a wonderfully sweet day, dear friend!


Sue said...

LOVE the framed maps! What an awesome blue blue sky - wow - and so pretty with the icicles hanging off the roof in the foreground.
xoxo Sue

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Loving the blue skies at your place! It's 80 degrees here today. I'm wondering if we're going to skip spring like we skipped winter.
Beautiful artwork everywhere. And the paint color looks so creamy and delicious!
I relate to picture taking of glass framed artwork. I've tried and tried to capture some photos in my dining room. In the day time, it's the sun and at night time it's the light fixture.
Hope you have a lovely weekend!

RicKaren said...

I'm really loving maps lately, so I really love the map pictures best and the sky is BEAUTIFUL!

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Cindy. You can't go wrong with bird prints. They look really nice. I love the map idea too! The sky sure is a beautiful blue. We hit 15 here yesterday but today it was only 1!!! I hope you have a nice weekend. Hugs, Pamela

Ana said...

I love, love, love the map idea Cindy...I just might have to be a copy cat. Thanks for the inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Much love,

thistlewoodfarm said...


I love your maps! I think maps are my new favorite thing. I had to create a pinterest board just to put everything created from maps on pinterest.


Ginger Zuck said...

I love your new pictures. What a difference a little change makes. I cannot belive the ice cicyles? They are insanely thick. I hope your spring is on it's way. It's a while before here too!! :( ugh... take care, happy weekend.

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Betty said...

Your bird prints in their warm wood frames look so nice against the lovely new wall colour. Great idea with the maps too.
What a beautiful picture of icicles against that lovely blue sky. They look a bit dangerous!!
Hope your week-end is wonderful and sunny.

podso said...

Love the new prints! You are really changing your house little by little! And great icicle shot--makes me feel chilly! I'm about to go mow the lawn here--our lush of spring growth, the most fun to mow.

Did you recover a footstool one time not long ago? And maybe did a tutorial? I know I saw one somewhere and now am getting ready to do the same (with a skirt). Let me know, OK? Thanks! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love bird prints, too, Cindy, and love the idea of framing maps of where you are from!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Blizzards you say! Wow. I was outside in short sleeves mowing my lawn (it's not usually so warm so early).

Love your new art. I especially love the framed maps. That's such a sweet idea and really makes it very special and personal art.

poppilinnstudios said...

Love your bird and map art Cindy. I thought the little bird in the cage was real! (It isn't, is it?) Hope you get some warmer weather soon, although your icicle photo with that blue sky is lovely! Have a good weekend.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I love the pictures, especially of the maps of where you born...what a neat idea!!
And to see the sun shining into your home...what a wonderful sight to see, huh? Here it is we are spraying for weeds and the blossoms are coming out in full force with Spring slowly opening its doors open wide forgetting that it is frightfully cold where you are! Brrr!!

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

I love the fresh artwork Cindy! The birds are so pretty! The maps look stunning in those frames! I am so looking forward to Spring too! The snow melted quite a bit over the weekend, so I hope is stays like this! Angie xo

Shelia said...

Hi Cindy! Your prints look so nice and I do love your wall color. How unique to have maps of your birth places framed! I'm sure my hubby would love this!
That's a lovely snap of your icicles and the gorgeous blue sky! Hope you've got some warmer weather coming. But no, you want to go ice skating! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)