Monday, August 30

Art Around The House

It's been a busy weekend.
I the whole family spent all day Saturday mopping, dusting & fluffing in preparation for a very special guest.
One of my best friends...
 the one & only,
She brought along her sweet traveling companion THE Gypsy Mermaid herself, Sarah!
A couple of things about my girl Jodie,
besides being the most hilarious person I know she's a clean freak!
I say this with total love in my heart, but she is.
Her house....well lets just say it is absolute perfection. There is not a speck of dust, not a finger print on the fridge.
Even her dog Oreo is clean!
Now me....  I have 5 year old triplets, a husband & a spoiled dog. 
Need I say more?
So this is why I cleaned, polished & drove my family crazy! 
But we had a great visit & Jodie was so impressed with my tidy home she snapped a few pictures for me. 
I am in awe of Jodie's talents as a photographer.
  I know this post is going to be crazy long, but please indulge me.
She made it all look so amazing!
A favorite book on a favorite table.

The cabinet is a craigslist find, I painted & distressed it.
Now it holds some of my art & beautiful swaps from friends.

Every corner of my home holds treasures from dear & talented friends.

Izzy was not impressed with the fact that a famous photographer was shooting the house.
My angel from Dorthe, she was my first swap!

Pillow from Diane Knotts.

Our mantel.

An altered bottle.
Frankenstein book.

Some studio pics.

Gifts from Beth, Karla & Rebecca.
Shoe fetish.

Hug Snug anyone?

A bag made in memory of my Mom.

Oh yeah baby!

A cone from Ann, up close & personal.

Tools of the trade.

The patio outside my studio.

30 pictures!
 Am I a narcissist or what?
 Izzy finally had enough & parked it on the couch. 
Jodie & Sarah hit the road for the long drive back to Eunice. 
And me, I just kicked back & lingered in the awesomeness of a clean house. 
For about 5 minutes until the Lego's came out!


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dang girl I love your home ~ It is so beautiful !
I bet you had a blast with the girls !


Vintage Market Place said...

Don't ya hate legos!!! LOL, my floor is covered in them everyday.
Your home comes off beautiful in these pics and I am sure it is always by the eye in person as well.
Your treasures and art are to die for.
So beautiful on display.
I can't get enough of your bottle collections. AMAZING.
Thanks for sharing and now I feel the need to go tidy up.

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Your home is so beautiful and charming! I love all the artwork and vintage goodness!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Wonderful pics of a truly charming home.... Thanks so much for sharing....

Tina said...

Your home is SO beautiful Lisa - love all the beautiful photos. So filled with beautiful stuff and so inspiring.
I can imagine what a fun time you have had with Jodie.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day
xo Tina

Dede Warren said...

Your house looks wonderful, and cozy! I am completely inspired by the beautiful soldered bottles... I bought some from an artist a few years ago, that now look very plain to me. I think I'll spruce them up a bit, yours are just stunning!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

This was a great post Lisa. I don't know how you would expect to have a perfectly clean house with triplets! I remember when my two were little. It was a struggle to keep up with it..the pics of your home are fantastic. I enjoyed seeing them. And really, there isn't a whole lot better than being able to sit down in a clean home and just relish in matter how fleeting!!!

Dede Warren said...

All these photos are not a bit narcissistic! They are of your beautiful home and we love seeing them!

Robin said...

Everything looks "picture" perfect, LOL!! I'm having a giveaway on my blog.

Unknown said...

Loved seeing all your photos! Hope you had a wonderful visit. Thanks for sharing your beautiful things! I can relate on the clean house thing! Stays clean for about 5 minutes until the kids, dogs, and hubby come tromping through! Oh well, life is good! Hope to see you soon!!

The Feathered Nest said...

OH.MY.GA.....WOMAN! These photos and your house is TO DIE FOR Lisa!!!!! What beautiful vignettes, yummy treasures and so much goodness ~ and YES I'm just a jonesin' over here!!! I wanna see 30 more pics that was so great ~ I'm off to stare at them again...hugs and love sweets, Dawn

Angela said...

Just beautiful!! Thanks for all the photos! It was an enjoyable tour.

Claudia said...

Your home is beautiful! I love every detail and thanks to Jodie for capturing all the loveliness! More, please!!


The Blackwood Cottage said...

Those are all so great, I love the crochet pieces!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

How beautiful, warm and inviting!Thank you for sharing and I am glad you had a nice visit!!

Unknown said...

My Lisa and My Jodie, together again!

And my Sarah, too! I wish I'd been there instead of here. Here sorta stinks these days...

Girl...I seriously need that cabinet, that is made of nothing but win!

Your absentee friend,

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

I want some MORE too!
I want more time with you!!!!
I want more time with the kids!!!!
(& visiting Kevin too!!!)
I want more hugs!!!!
More More More!!!!
Thank you for having me in your LOVELY home. It is beautiful and it reflects so much of your wonderful personality, artistic heart and most of all...every trait of being a LOVING MOTHER & WIFE.
I'm so sad that 7 hours separates us but I'd drive 7,000 hours just to see you and the kids :)
That was the quickest 5 hour visit I've had in my whole seemed like only 30 minutes but I enjoyed every second of it :(
Your home was so welcoming AND CLEAN that I just wanted to curl up in that big fluffy chair and never leave.
I loved my day with you...and I love you too~

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Note to self: Clean house thoroughly if Jodie ever comes for a visit ;-).
Note to Lisa: You've missed a spot on the glass shelf! Just kidding, ha, ha, ha!
Thank you for the great tour, Lisa! No wonder that Jodie loves your home! There are so many eye candies to look at. If I ever come for a visit, you'll better hide the keys for all your cabinets, drawers, suitcases etc. because I'd love to peek into each and that would take hours ... :-).
Have a lovely afternoon!
Hugs to you,

Dorthe said...

Lisa dear lady,
you are having a beautifull, and so lovely home, I could easily watch many more fantastic photoes-
of your gorgeus home. The mantel with all your ever so special,and wonderfull bottles, and the cabinet ,-the beautifull bag made in memory of your mom-all tells me ,your home is a warmhearted ,cosy place---

I`m so honoured to be a part of all the beauty ,near you, sweetie.
Great to be able "seing" you on the couch now,-lol-
Love and thanks for a wonderfull tour.
Dorthe said...

While the house is clean, you gotta take advantage and snap those pictures! My house is so rarely camera ready, usually I just kick things from one side of the room to the other to get a picture. Its so nice when its all clean at once.

I've got some company coming soon, its a good incentive for sprucing up! Hope you 3 had a blast.

Lisa Phillippi said...

Wowzers! Your home is soooo beautiful! I will be looking at those photos over and over to see every detail! I was just in the Dallas area for an art retreat and got to meet Jodie & Sara in person and what a treat!

Kateyed said...

Jodie is sooooo good! I loved looking at her pictures. But, you know what? You are also sooooo good and I love looking at whatever you take, too. You both are right up there are my Rock Star list!

Inspired-Simplicity said...

Beautiful post!

Beth Leintz said...

I loved every single picture, and I'm going to back and look at them all again.

Love the Frankenstein book.

Beth Leintz said...

oh, and I think its incredible that you have three little ones, and a dog, and a husband AND a white couch.

Anonymous said...

I KNEW I'd love your house! The doggie is the bestest bit of decor though! ;-)

Hey, girlfriend, saw you over at the class! I've been cleaning and rearranging my studio all day. Hubby is hanging new shelves and painting things and it's still wet and the room is a mess! Hoping tonight I can print out those backgrounds and get to work on the ghoulish stiff! Lovin' what I'm seeing so far there! Fun!

See you there!
Hugs! Diane

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Great post, I love your home. I'm coming to see it in person one of these days. But you don't have to clean for me.
I got a new sewing machine!!!
Hugs, Pat

Sandy Navarro said...

I was there too; didn't you see me?? I was in the back of the Suburban the whole time!! LOL

That Jodie is an amazing photographer but it's so not hard to make your home and FabUlous work look stunning.

Of course, October is coming and I am totally NOT a neat freak, so leave everything as is, even the dog! Can't wait!

Charlene said...

I bet you guys had a wicked good time! I was sick about missing Chantals event that they came up for but, with playing nurse I just couldn't do it. And I Sooooooooooooooo wanted to just go over Friday night to say HI to them. Glad you got to see Jodi & Sarah. Your house looks great under the careful lens of Ms Jodie! She is some amazing photographer. But, your stuff is way cool so why wouldn't it make a great post. I miss you. HUGS! Charlene

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Oh my goodness Lisa, your home is gorgeous, just like you. It's so artsy and vintage and cottagey and lovely. Great photos too.

I bet the three of you had a great time.

I kinda miss the legos that my son used to spread out all over the place. Enjoy it while you can.


Debra@CommonGround said...

The house is incredible, girl, thanks so much for sharing these photos, pure inspiration!! Each photo is a true work of art. She's a genius. And having Jodie around... what a treat!
Glad you're going to join in for VIF, I'm super duper excited!
big hugs,

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Your home looks so inviting and warm and cozy! Jodie did a wonderful job taking those photos...and all those closeups of your treasures! Thank you for the tour...:)

BellaRosa said...

Lisa amor....This is know...your ugly forgotten step child :) OMStars....I looked at all these pictures over & over and then I sat down & cried...cause I don't want to just visit you bob...I wanna be adopted by you and your gorgeous familia! Think of the fun you would have molding my lil ever so wanting to learn how to be creative and make beautiful mouthwateringgorgeousnesses like you, Ms Dawn, Rebecca, Lovely & so many others...please oh please...take pity on this lil mixed up Mexican/Italian mutt and adopt me :) Ok soo did you do a word count?? Did I reach at least the 3oo word count??? much beauty in one place...I am w/Dawn & everyone else...I say this was NOT enough pictures...mas, please...mas :) Love & miss you tons & tons my Boss Lady!!!:) Besos, Rose

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Looks like you girls were having some fun, Lisa! Lovely photos of your beautiful home...

Storybook Woods said...

Your house is soo charming, I am sure your friend felt pampered xoxo Clarice

Journal Swag said...

Beautiful treasures, Lisa. Just gorgeous.


Karen Valentine said...

Oh gosh Lisa! I can't tell if it's Jodie's AMAZING photos, or the wonderful things in your house to shoot, but they are all beautiful. It sounds like you guys had a wonderful day. I am so envious that ya'll (how did you like that??? lol) are able to get together because you live so close! Miss ya!

Vicki Boster said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Those are amazing pictures - just beautiful. Your creations and treasures could not have been photographed more perfectly! Such beauty - you must be so thrilled!

How wonderful that your friends came to visit - and you are right - there is nothing so peaceful and calming as a clean house - however short that lasts!


Vicki Boster said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Those are amazing pictures - just beautiful. Your creations and treasures could not have been photographed more perfectly! Such beauty - you must be so thrilled!

How wonderful that your friends came to visit - and you are right - there is nothing so peaceful and calming as a clean house - however short that lasts!


Mimi Sue said...

Gorgeous pictures of a beautiful home. Mimi

Brenda Pruitt said...

I sure do love your displays. And your spaces too!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Lisa, everything looks fabulous! That Jodie truly is talented with a camera. And you are both equally gifted when it comes to art and craft. Man oh man, Jodie could never come here. This place is full of stuff and cat hair and dust. Ugh! I madly cleaned yesterday afternoon before friends came to visit at 8:30 pm.

How fun to have Jodie visit, even it was only for a short time. I am sure ya'll made the most of it. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend, :) Tammy

June said...

Well dear Lisa, to say I am blown away by these pictures of your gorgeous home would be an understatement. Everywhere I look is something I WANT...I mean LOVE!!! It truly is a place of dreams. I can tell a very talented artist lives here...and a mother and wife who loves her family.
it is just so lovely Lisa.
And yes, I see the Bolton influence EVERYWHERE!!!

The Tin Rabbit said...

Lisa...Sorry I'm late with my comment. Your home is just should be in a magazine! So much warmth and beauty everywhere you look~ I, too have been influenced by Sweet will see when you come! I'm counting the days~

The Tin Rabbit said...

Lisa...Sorry I'm late with my comment. Your home is just should be in a magazine! So much warmth and beauty everywhere you look~ I, too have been influenced by Sweet will see when you come! I'm counting the days~

Dapoppins said...

We had company over on Wednesday and I have been chasing the kids all over the house with the broom ever since.

Your home inspires me...I can't tell you how many things, bits and pieces I have from my grandparents that I need to make into some sort of lovely assemblage.

Ha. You need to come to my house and tell me how. lol.

Little Leslie said...

All of this creativity makes my head spin. You are a genius with paper and findings.My best friend just gave me, for my birthday, a subscription to Sonerset magazine. Have you ever had anything published in it?

Little Leslie said...

I mean Somerset Mag.

Lovey said...

I would just love to come and visit!! I'd need a day or two! Smiles and Hugs Lisa!