I am on a quest. I'm going to learn to take better pictures.
After looking at some of my past photography, I seriously owe you guys better than you've gotten. I've still been snapping images like I'm using a disposable camera at Disney World on Splash Mountain while wrangling toddlers and hoping for the best.
One thing I've been disappointed in is how my display in the entry way has shown up,
particularly my mother's beautiful porcelain doll that my grandfather brought back for her from Japan in 1944.
She inspired the touches of red and the Asian vibe of this vignette. I very carefully cleaned and repaired her when she joined my home.
I added apple cinnamon candles with Harmony and Tranquility on the glass holders to add to the restful feel.
My goal is to have you feel totally relaxed, welcome, and at home the minute you walk through the door.
The tray was a steal at Home Goods at $5; I taped off the sides and sprayed the bottom black to add contrast and drama. Do you love the details?
I have a mad crush on Japanese teapots. You'll notice that as more of my house comes back together. This little guy was from The Nature Company when the children were little. He originally commanded an $80 price, but because of a tiny chip in the rim that you'll never see he came home with me for $7. I love his soft green nestled in with the orchid.
A little white and light to soften the red and blend it in with the room.
She's well aware this is her show.
Hopefully, you've noticed some improvement in my work.
You guys are awesome and encouraging, and you deserve my best efforts.