Enticing Art

Recently when I was at a friends discussing art placement for a new gallery wall; she asked if I liked a piece of art (yes I do) she has owned for years - my reply “Art is Personal” and while this statement is true; please don’t think you aren’t able gift art. With the holidays fast approaching I’m sharing a few of my favorite Artist friends and resources - find the links in highlighted text.

 Abstract Mixed Media Collages

Abstract Mixed Media Collages

Finding the right image of Alison Ford’s work to share with you took some time. I love so much of it and I’m not alone - she’s been featured on Design Sponge.

 Verrot Motorcycle Advertisement

Verrot Motorcycle Advertisement

This motorcycle advertisement is just one example of the pieces we bought for our son’s nursery from AllPosters.com eight years ago. All the art chosen was centered on transportation was not the least bit infantile. After I redesigned his room this past summer - a few of the pieces have made their way around to other rooms of the Chalet. Children’s art need not be babyish.

 Floral Arrangement with Kumquats

Floral Arrangement with Kumquats

I love this piece by Erisha of A Thing Created it hangs in my diningroom. I’ve also purchased several pieces as gifts - shown below. Her work is enchanting!

French Fields Forever Rose Bouquet in a Cut Glass Bowl Vespa Girl

 Morning Light

Morning Light

Ekaterina Ermilkina shares colors in the most arresting way - it really grabs your eye. I’m so very lucky to call this lovely talented lady a dear friend! Morning Light is a favorite - It was a gift from her and I adore it.

Jenny Komenda introduced an amazing option when she started Jenny’s Print Shop. Its fully digital - all the original high resolution images start at just $15.00 - after your order is complete a link is emailed to you - allowing you to control the outcome of the size - it’s truly custom.

 31 Rue - Chanel Paris Street Scene

31 Rue - Chanel Paris Street Scene

Leigh Viner is multi-talented working in several mediums: Acrylics, Illustrations, Mixed Media and Photography. If you’ve been a Chaletmomma reader for a while or know me personally you have viewed several pieces of Leigh’s amazing work in the Chalet. I am a HUGE fan!

 York Cathedral Church

York Cathedral Church

Milras is an Etsy site. While many of the images are of Hollywood personalities there are some delightful vintage prints as well - like the above bookplate illustration by John Britton: Cathedral Antiquities of England Vol. 1. 1814-1835. The main facade of York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in northern Europe.

 Birch Forest No. 7

Birch Forest No. 7

I would be remiss if I didn’t include 20x200 this incredible site has been offering affordable art directly from the artists who create it since 2007. I read about them years ago in the original Domino Magazine gift guide. We own a few pieces purchased through 20x200. Lisa Congdon’s Birch Forest No. 7 and Milling Machine Shelves by Joseph O. Holmes

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This holiday season surprise someone with a expression of beauty.

Til next time.

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a study in scenic walls

This trend while not new in the world of Interior Design has found a fresh vision and I for one am a huge fan of the large scale graphic elements of these patterns. I hope you’ll find these spaces as inspirational as I do. Here’s a bit of history: In the 18th Century hand-blocked wallpaper designs included large panoramic views of Architecture, Landscapes and Pastoral subjects.

 This gorgeous space was designed with Rebel Walls paper by Emily Henderson for her daughter. (image  @em_Henderson )

This gorgeous space was designed with Rebel Walls paper by Emily Henderson for her daughter. (image @em_Henderson)

 This beautiful Master Bedroom belongs to my friend Kimberly Duran she designed it with paper by Rebel Walls. (image  @swoonworthyblog  )

This beautiful Master Bedroom belongs to my friend Kimberly Duran she designed it with paper by Rebel Walls. (image @swoonworthyblog )

“The room is quite a good size so I really wanted something that made a big impact as soon as you walked in but which didn't overwhelm the space. This mural worked perfectly the black and white design had the wow factor I was looking for without distracting from the other elements in the space.”

Kimberly Duran

 This Bath Designed by Etons of Bath Is Breathtakingly Elevated with paper by  De Gournay . (Image  @etonsofbath ) Could you image this as your bath. The grand scale is amazing. The    de Gournay  paper moves this space from utilitarian to palatial.

This Bath Designed by Etons of Bath Is Breathtakingly Elevated with paper by De Gournay. (Image @etonsofbath) Could you image this as your bath. The grand scale is amazing. The de Gournay paper moves this space from utilitarian to palatial.

 High Seas - Rebel Walls (image  @Rebelwalls)  I wish oh how I wish I had room at the Chalet to accommodate this wall mural!

High Seas - Rebel Walls (image @Rebelwalls) I wish oh how I wish I had room at the Chalet to accommodate this wall mural!

 another example of exquisite  de gournay  wallpaper in this design by Dina Bandman. (Image  @dinabandmaninteriors ) in the 2017  San Francisco Decorator Showcase .

another example of exquisite de gournay wallpaper in this design by Dina Bandman. (Image @dinabandmaninteriors) in the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

 how dreamy is this paper - i want to take a walk by this river. (image by  @papiersdeparis )

how dreamy is this paper - i want to take a walk by this river. (image by @papiersdeparis)

 Another exceptional Rebel Walls paper showcased in this master bedroom by Kristin Laing (image  @k.laingdesign )

Another exceptional Rebel Walls paper showcased in this master bedroom by Kristin Laing (image @k.laingdesign)

 how adorable is this pattern London houses by Rebel Walls? (Image  Rebel Walls )

how adorable is this pattern London houses by Rebel Walls? (Image Rebel Walls)

 (Image  Rebel Walls ) I love the dark background of this pattern. when I was a child my mother had black wallpaper with a floral pattern in our powder room. it was striking. Rita knew for the highest impact to wallpaper the ceiling too!

(Image Rebel Walls) I love the dark background of this pattern. when I was a child my mother had black wallpaper with a floral pattern in our powder room. it was striking. Rita knew for the highest impact to wallpaper the ceiling too!

The two companies that are highlighted in this piece are de Gournay and Rebel Walls. I encourage you to click the links and feast your eyes. This is not a sponsored post I simply love sharing what inspires me here at Chaletmomma.

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Til next time.

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a little trip (part 2)

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This week I'm sharing part 2 of my trip to Shelburne Museum and beyond. If you missed the first part you can click here. You can see the steamboat Ticonderoga just over the knoll - I loved visiting this boat as much today as I did when I was a child.

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This painting by Anna Mary Robertson Moses: The Mailman has Gone is housed in the Stagecoach Inn.

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The Webb Gallery has beautiful paintings including this Carl Rungius: Bow River, Alberta.

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Liam loved the lip bench.

I adore this old image of the Colchester Reef, Lighthouse built in 1871. Its so cool to be able to see it's original location.

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The Electra Havemeyer Webb Memorial Building (Mrs. Webb the founder of Shelburne Museum) was completed posthumously and contains whole rooms of the Webb's Fifth Avenue Apartment - the walls, the furnishings, the fabulous art - Monet, Degas, Cassatt, Rembrandt and more.

The rooms are luxurious.

The circular staircase in the hall is breathtaking.

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Mrs. Webb's Mother was a lifelong friend of artist Mary Cassatt and was one of her most ardent patrons.

This painting in the hall by Cassatt is of Electra Havemeyer Webb and her mother Louisine Elder Havemeyer.

 

 

Day 2 was beautiful and sunny! Yay! Our first stop was the Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education. We were eager to view the two exhibits In the Garden and Playing Cowboy.

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Splendid! This image is currently my screen saver. The history - The vista! I love it!

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The In the Garden exhibit features actual insects made into art. My son really loved the locusts on the wall. It also offers additional art, textiles, jewelry and garden accessories.

The Playing Cowboy exhibition shares how the Cowboy image was manipulated and marketed to the public - most cowboys were actually Native Americans or Mexicans not Caucasians. The exhibit includes archival footage of Buffalo Bills Wild West Show from 1910 which is incredible.

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The three oil cloth paintings of Powhatan, Tecumseh and Osceola from the 1850's are extraordinary.  At the time these paintings would have been placed inside a tent and back-light by candles - then stories of each of these Native American leaders would have been told.

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The Carousel was closed for maintenance; I think my sister and I were more bummed about it than Liam! So we made our way to the Circus Building which houses two hand carved Circus Models.

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The first thing you view upon entering is The Kirk Brothers Circus - a complete miniature three-ring circus made up of more than 3,500 pieces. Edgar Kirk fashioned the figures over a period of forty years using only a treadle jigsaw and penknife. It's nothing short of astounding.

Here is an aerial of the building - a large horseshoe shape with an incline to the center apex.

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What stopped my sister and I in our tracks... we both had very clear memories of it.

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The Arnold Circus Parade was crafted between 1925 and 1955, the parade is more than 500 feet long, with 4,000 one inch to one foot scale figurines ranging from acrobats, animals, clowns and circus wagons. The collection also includes circus memorabilia and animals too fragile to use on the carousel.

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This page is from my childhood coloring book showing the museum campus.

It was such a wonderful visit.


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Before we made our way out of VT. we stopped at the Champlain Valley Antiques Center. I'm happy to report we all brought home some treasures. I picked up a great pocket photo album of Vermont, along with a set of lovely vintage colonial street scene prints, and a sweet small hand painted wooden plate. Liam found a toy boat with wheels and an airplane. My sister bought a beautiful print.

some of these treasures are shown along with a few more I picked up on a stop our last day traveling. 


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We took another car ferry over to New York State - two in two days Liam was in Heaven!

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Our next stop was Fort Ticonderoga, NY. The Fort is a large 18th century star fort built by the French at the south end of Lake Champlain.  The stonework and the views were both amazing!

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One of my favorite images of our week-long trip. 

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Next week I'll share the final installment - our time in Lake George, NY.

til next time.

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