Home Beautification

Collage house – it’s still a bit wet.

Last night we went to Art in Bloom at the St. Louis Art Museum.  Art in Bloom is an exhibit of floral arrangements that interpret museum pieces.  I’d never seen anything like it before, and I really enjoyed it.

While at the Art Museum, we visited various galleries, and I lingered over the furniture and dishes.  Those have always been my favorites.  I love the lines, utility, and beauty of furniture and dishes, and I love unique pieces and patterns.  If left to my own devices, my cupboards would overflow with dinnerware and vessels of all varieties, and those cupboards would be intricately handcrafted.  And antique.

I love functional pieces with history.  I live in a Victorian built in 1888.  I fantasize about stealing several pieces of my parents’ furniture.  I could easily seat 40 at a dinner party with full place settings.  All of the place settings wouldn’t match, mind you, but each guest would have an interesting story in the dinnerware in front of them.  And there would be ample service pieces, ewers, carafes, and the like to hold enough fare fit for 40.

Last night’s adventure inspired me to create a home for all of the treasures.  I created my collage from a Menards circular, using images of cabinetry as siding for the home under a sturdy roof of a post frame truss.

And that’s my bit of creativity for today.

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