"Once we clearly acknowledge the soul, we can learn to hear it's cries. - Dallas Willard, Renovation Of The Heart."

It takes courage to pursue our dreams. It takes time and patience to unearth buried treasure. But I believe with all my heart that we must do both.

7.24.2010

Saturday samplings

I love this piece!  It has been seen in the studio, in the guest bedroom and now it resides in the living room. I think I like it best in the living room - for now.  Who knows where it might turn up next.  The wonderful moon was made by Suzan Buckner, the yellow flower painting by my talented daughter Megan, and the other wonderful painting on top was painted by Mystele.  



We get to celebrate another graduation today.  My son Seth graduated from college.


You think my cleaning is bothering Jack the cat???  :)


May you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Blessings!

29 comments:

Sandra Hall said...

Hi Mary.
What a lovely post! I enjoyed looking at your display cabinet in (this) situ! And all your arty pieces nestling splendidly on top are gorgeous! Hope you enjoy family celebrations with your son today. x x

lori vliegen said...

your furniture piece is fantastic, mary.....all of those wonderful cubbies filled with all of your great stuff! and wouldn't this look spectacular with stacks of chocolate bars in all of those little spaces?!!! oh my goodness, i think i just gained five pounds.....

congrats to seth on his graduation! i hope you have lots of sweet celebrations this weekend!! xoxxo, :))

Emeila said...

I just love the pictures you have shown, very inviting to the eye. Enjoy your Saturday:)

jgr said...

Love all the artwork displayed on the furniture! The yellow flowers are great. Jack is a cute one!

PaperPumpkin said...

I love that piece of furniture and the way your whole house is decorated. I still "visit" your porch! You have such a way with color and I really like your style, Mary. Have a happy weekend!

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

Hi Mary! Love that desk and those pillows on your couch are wonderful. Did you make those?

I have 2 little boys. My youngest is named Seth. He's 2 1/2.

Denise said...

Congrats to Seth, may he be blessed.

mystele said...

every time i see your home, the nester in me begins to drool and speak incoherently. :)

Butterfly Works said...

First of all congratultions to Seth....and to you one down one to go.....college funds you know.....
I know your family will celeberate in style....

The desk/hutch is absolutely georgeous....and you have decorated it like a pro....I'm like you I move pieces from room to room too....A good piece of furniture can go just about anywhere.....

Butterfly Works said...

I forgot to say, Jack looks really comfortable and content....The back of a sofa or chair is also Simon's favoriate place to sit....usually on the back of the chair I am in and dares me to move....
Hugs, Hugs

A Dancing Mango said...

Mary,
I am so happy to be here today.. and I love your new blog posting!
Also your desk w/cubbies and the art on top of the desk is awesome..
Blessings and hugs to you.. Darlene

Studio JRU said...

That piece is fantastic... gorgeous!! I do the same thing around here, things get moved around all the time. Keeps it fun! ;)

Congratulations and best wishes to the graduate!!

~Jennifer

S. Etole said...

The look on that cat's face is just the best!

Hindsfeet said...

Oh Mary! : ) Meant to mention the other night, I *love* the Buechner quote you chose for your header....I enjoy his writing very much...birds of a feather : )

one of my favs:

"A Christian is one who is on the way, though not necessarily very far along it, and who has at least some dim and half-baked idea of Whom to thank." - Frederick Buechner

Ophelia said...

Gorgeous!!!

WINDOWLAD said...

Dear Mary,

Those photos above are really soothing to heart... the painting and the arrangement of everything is amazing... your family is a family of artist, cool!!!:) Congratulations to your son, Seth, for his graduation and thank you for all the understanding you extend to me... may you have a blessed Sunday!!!:)

>Kelvin

DJ said...

Blessings on Seth's new beginnings!
Jack & I will celebrate his achievement...right after our nappy-poo on the couch...
Jack says he loves housework: he can watch someone do it all day...
:-)

Buffy said...

You must be so proud of your son. Congrats. I love that piece of furniture.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I adore the colors of your life, Mary.
Congrats for a job well done with the graduate!
-Jen

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I love this cabinet with all of it's interesting cubby holes. I do especially like your daughters daisy painting.

Congratulations to Seth and also to his momma and papa for all they've poured into him over the years.

Chrissie Grace said...

Lovely room...I love the furniture and pillows!!
Congrats to your son:)

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Oh, I like it, too. I also like the cat!!

BTW, I want to let you and other followers know that my Blest Atheist blogspot went down. I replaced it with 100th Lamb (www.emahlou.blogspot.com). I explain why there.

Just Be Real said...

Very nice Mary. Such beauty. So inviting. Blessings.

The Charm House said...

Mary, Thank you so much for your post.... I got up this morning, rushing around trying to catch up on everything. After reading your post I decided to sit down, close my eyes and soak in the last two months. Thank you for reminding me of that. I love you dearly sweet friend!
Yvette

Sandy said...

Ahhhh, your studio is lovely and neatly organized. Mine is a mess and when I photograph my artspace, I have to take out a bunch of stuff so that it doesn't look so overwhelming. Whenever I see beautiful studios, I think, where's the rest of your stuff? It's just me, I guess.

sara's art house said...

Wow- these are gorgeous pictures. Love the decor!

laurel said...

Congratulations to Seth on his graduation. Love your display and all the interesting things you have collected. Fabulous pillows on the couch by the way. Looks like a really fun studio to work in. I have a long weekend/mini vacation coming up and I think I am just going to spend it catching up on blogs. I've missed yours terribly. hugs!

Mar said...

i love that piece of furniture too
in fact i have been searching for just that same thing!
the cow over the moon!!! great concept
all the work is fantastic on display
and congratulations to your studious son!

Jane Farr said...

Congratulations on your son's graduation! (In my dreams I live at your house....)