Wednesday, October 26, 2011

[ a fab find, my painting and my console ~ for now ]

I WAS out browsing and came across this fantastic Jones & Sons jug. I immediately loved the burlap label and metal bands. So of course, I had to take it home. I thought it would be an interesting addition to my little collection of antique bottles.



I don't have a lot of display space in this apartment but I do have my console that has been crying out for a pretty display over it.

I decided to lean a painting I created a few years ago after our cruise trip to Venice.

I snapped this pic from the ship by zooming in as we passed by...



I loved how the photo became a bit grainy from zooming in so much and decided it would make an interesting painting.




After lots of intricate work, I think I managed to capture it quite well. Now, over my console, it adds a bit of colour and interest to a large blank wall...



My plan is still to create a large gallery wall on this wall but until then, this will do just fine {and it's nice to finally display my painting somewhere}.


Doesn't my new little jug look cute?

lisa




19 comments:

flowers on my table said...

Hi Lisa, your jug is really unusual and interesting. I love what you did with that holiday photo, most of us, just dream about doing things like that, but never actually get around to it. It looks great where you have it, you very clever girl! Have a lovely week, love Linda x

Carol-Anne (Use the Good Dishes!) said...

So pretty! That bottle was a real find and it looks very sweet on that table!

Designwali said...

Your jug & painting are amazing! love it!

Razmataz said...

Love the jug, but really love it with your great photo....that in itself is very interesting. Love the angle of it...not knowing you took it from a ship makes it interesting...one would wonder how a photo came to be taken with that perspective.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Okay first of all the jug is to die for...love it
and second, hello you paint....wow it's gorgeous! Your talent is never ending! Love the whole display!
Have a great day!

Pinecone said...

I want the bottle - as simple as that ;) The painting looks great on your console. The blue of the water really pops against the wood floors and baskets.
xo
Ashlyn

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You were holding out on us, I had no idea you were such a talented artist!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Hold the phone!! You painted that??? It's incredible, Lisa!! Why are you not painting everything in sight? You are so talented. I'd definitely be buying your art.

Oh, and the jug is way cool, too :)

Meeling said...

That painting is awesome Lisa...wow, I didn't know you were such an artist!!

The jug looks right at home!

flowers on my table said...

Hi Lisa, many thanks for the visit and your lovely comments. I am sure you are very glad you decided to use your painting. Got any more hidden away in storage? Love Linda x

flowers on my table said...

Sorry Lisa, forgot to say that I am sure Santa wouldn't mind bringing you a red Nespresso machine, as you have been a very good girl! What a pity Nespresso weren't giving freebies to people who had them on their Christmas list!(Bearing in mind your previous post on guest hosting...tee hee!)Love Linda x

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

Uh helloo? You paint? Not only that, but you paint well! Love it! And the jug is too sweet, what a great little vignette! Hope you enjoy, and perhaps you should just come clean on all your amazing talents now and get it over with :c)
Happy Wednesday!

a happy little life said...

The painting is lovely, such talent! The bottle was a find, looks like the console has came together beautifully!
xox Tracie

Robynne's Nest said...

Love, love, love that bottle...how unusual! I really love those baskets as well, your place must be looking amazing..and as for the painting, well I can only admire someone that can paint like that...I can't draw a straight line! Robx

SHERRY HART said...

Love the jug!!! And the painting...did you do it?

Leanne said...

oh now i am inspired!!! beautiful work Lisa...i did not know?!? :)
do more....
xo

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Holy smokes Lisa! Your painting is amazing! The whole vignette looks great.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

LOVE your jug!!! I saw the same one on another blog and have been looking for one for myself!

emily said...

I am a little late, but that painting is fabulous! You did an amazing job! I want to see more of your work!

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