My youngest son is an artist. He draws, acts, sculpts, and takes photographs. To date, he has won two awards for the above photograph. It's a simple shot, he titled "Unity". Tuesday night at his High School's annual Art Show, it was chosen by his principal to hang in the entrance of the school. She was so taken with it, she created a special category for it. My son is the first recipient of the "Spirit Award" for art. He will leave behind a legacy when he graduates in May. He also received an award for a self-portrait. I didn't get a good shot of that because it was up so high. However, I'M SO PROUD.
That tall guy is my son, discussing his piece. He was interviewed by the local television station as well. See that little head near his shoulder in this next shot. That's his older brother taking a photo. He's in college, studying television and film production. Another artist. Where do they get that from?
They're still my babies.
Okay, this morning, I was visiting a friend. A friend who was surprised I asked to take a few shots of her home to share with my readers.
You see, Sharon is very humble about her decorating style.
I happen to love dropping by. Her home is like a big hug,
full of warm colors, and vintage treasures.
Let's go to the kitchen.
I love this vintage table she uses as an island.
She has some adorable vintage miniatures. Look at that mini enamel stove.
She also has some great collections. As you can see, the sun is starting to shine in our neck of the woods. Whoo Hoooo.
Her little hallway has family memories, and loads of charm.
Sharon doesn't have a blog, but she sells on Ebay, HERE.
Well, that's my little departure from a redesign post. Not that I haven't been busy. My Etsy is looking sparse. Something I'm grateful for. Gotta get to work filling it up. See ya soon.
You have beautiful children, Rosemary!ReplyDelete
Also it is awesome your sons are talented artists! They get it honestly, for sure!
You should have him/them look into The Columbus College of Art and Design - it is a private art school here in Columbus, Ohio - a tough and expensive school but the education is amazing and very rewarding...should they decide to go into art.
My eldest daughter is a graduate from there and has done quite well with it.
You always have a place to stay here if you should ever want to see the school - it's in the heart of downtown and is just a school - not much of a campus life or anything like a regular university....but the welcome is always there for you.
That house looks so great! Congrats on your son! I wish I would have been a little more involved in High School.ReplyDelete
A well deserved award for your son's work - and how wonderful the school wants to display it prominently, you must be one proud mama! Obviously both of your sons inherited your talent :-)ReplyDelete
Your sons photography is just beautiful. I know how it feels to be a proud Mom. Also, your friends house looks great--everything is perfectly placed. She should be a blogger for sure :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your son's award for his beautiful photo! You definitely passed along your artistic gene to your sons. Your friends home is beautiful!ReplyDelete
Rosemary!! You should most definitely be proud of those boys. That photo is stunning and says so much in its simplicity What a vision he has!! I know where they get that gene :). Thank you so much for sharing that with us.ReplyDelete
Hi, Rosemary! Congratulations to your son on his art achievements! That's wonderful. And we know exactly where your boys get their talent. :)ReplyDelete
Your friend's home is lovely with so many unique things. I especially like her wood dough bowls.
He reminds me of my nephew. One day they are talking to you in their little voice out of a mouth filled with big teeth...the next, they are these large man/boys with deep voices and facial hair! Where does the time go? I'm proud of your boy too, for following his heart and being so good at what he loves!ReplyDelete
You have a lovely family and I know you are so proud of your sons. They are so talented! Your friend's home seems so inspiring for you. It's definitely like going back in time.ReplyDelete
I started to tell you how lucky you are and then I decided it certainly is NOT simply luck - it is also because your sons have a terrific mom! Congratulations, you are truly blessed.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful family you have Rosemary! Your sons are so talented just like their Mom. How proud you must be of them both. Congratulations!! Blessings and wishing you and your family a Happy Easter.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful surprise! Your handsome sons are surely men to be proud of! You are too humble...they obviously have gotten a teensy bit of talent from their lovely Mom! Thanks so much for sharing this peek at your family!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your son...so happy for him!!! Such a beautiful family there, your sons are such cuties!!! Don't you just miss them being that age, I sure miss mine being little and able to sit on my lap ... makes me sad when I think about it. Sharon's home is soooo homey, warm and cozy. I understand why you feel hugged when you visit. So many vintage treasures, love her stove...wow! Thanks so much for sharing Rosemary...ReplyDelete
I've met your son and he is a fine lad!!ReplyDelete
p.s. I can almost feel that bug hug
Congratulations to your creative sons for their achievements, mom SHOULD be proud! I'm proud of my three children but none of them are the least bit interested in working with wood or creating in any way.ReplyDelete
the apple does not fall from the tree! wow...a talented young man! congratulations to him! your pride in him was well deserved! (and your friends home is filled with lovely rustic charm!)ReplyDelete
Congratulations, Mom! It sounds like you have some creative sons who have a creative goal in life. Where do they get it? Really, Rosemary? : ) You are one of the most creative people I know in blogville! Much success to both your sons in their future endeavors. As a Mom, I'm sure this is a tough year for you with your youngest graduating high school. I remember finding it a bittersweet year.ReplyDelete
There is no better feeling than the feeling of pride for our children.ReplyDelete
This post is dramatically different than your others. Thanks for sharing your friends house, she is so good at styling her home decor!!
My best to you.
You must be so proud of your young man Rosemary! That photo is really touching...well deserved recognition for him! But hmmmm, I have no idea where they get their artsy side from...must be their dad lol.ReplyDelete
Your friends home is lovely! It looks like one of those homes you want to just wander around for hours and take in all the little treasures dotted around. Thank you for sharing with us:)
What an awesome talent! Those boys follow in their mother's footsteps! Lucky you! A great looking family I may add.ReplyDelete
Your friend Sharon's home is so lovely...it is indeed like a soft hug. I love her collections. Are those pillows made out of ties?
Rosemary, you are so incredible! You could teach me so much! I am honored to call you my friend! and . . you have an amazing family! You have every reason to be so proud of your talented boys. I look forward to seeing you at the sales this summer!ReplyDelete
Rosemary, I guess my google account is under 'tim', but it's me . . Sharon ! :)ReplyDelete
I wouldn't expect anything else from your boys, except Artist and talent blood from MOM, I know your so proud of them , looks like the artist son has great possibilities in his line of lifeReplyDelete
Your friend's house is like going back to my great Grandma's house , love it all , I really liked the flour sifters hanging on the peg board, and oh the vintage brown stripped luggage
I really enjoyed this post, well they are all fabulous moma artist
Congratulations to your talented son. It's no surprise that your children are artistic, just look at their mom.Your friends home is so warm, I can see why you like visiting there.ReplyDelete
Congratulations! Where do they get the artistic talent from? YOU OF COURSE! All the very best for a bright future for both your "babies". I have a senior who is still my baby too :)ReplyDelete
Your sons are talented Rosemary. . . where do they get it from? You must be joking! You are one of the most creative people around. I am always inspired by your ideas and your unique style. So, congratulations to your son. That is a very beautiful photograph, and I can see why everyone loved it. You've got a very lovely family, Rosemary!ReplyDelete
How impressive! It's clear artistic vision runs in this family! You must be so proud of him!ReplyDelete
So very special for your son to get such beautiful recognition! Well deserved. Thank you Sharon for letting us have a peek inside your heartfelt home. So lovelt. Patty/BCReplyDelete
How wonderful! A very talented family and a wonderful mother you are. I love the photo and hope that he receives many more awards. Has he thought of making copies and selling them? If so, I am interested in one. BlessingsReplyDelete
Aaawww, you sound like such a proud Mom... and you should be! You have passed on your creativity and drive to your beautiful children, what more could a Mom ask for!ReplyDelete
thank you for posting this, it is always interesting to meet the family behind the blogger. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. It is alway a proud moment when we realize we have done a good job raising our children. The most important role we have. love to you Rosemary, jeanneReplyDelete
A handsome family Rosemary and your talented sons take after their very talented and artistic Mom. Your friends house excudes warmth and style. I might have to copy that adorable sign in her entrance hall.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing:)
What talented children you have!! What a joy! And Sharon has a yummy house. I love it.ReplyDelete
You're a proud mama as well you should be. But you wonder where your sons got their talent from? Clearly the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree.ReplyDelete
Rosemary, Your sons get their talent and creativity from their mom! Congrats on a job well done.ReplyDelete
I love that picture and it is great that your sons are so talented and creative....I am sure you are so very proud and should be!! Sounds like great kids. Congrats to you and your son. Happy Easter!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your son for his beautiful eye.Hmmmm I can see the apple does not fall far from the tree.Both of your sons have artistic talent can't be that they take after there amazing talented Mom????? LOVE his photo!What an eye he has for photography!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos of your family! Thank you for sharing Susan's shop! I will hop on over! Have a blessed Easter my sweet friend!
Rosemary...you must be so very proud of your son..what an amazing artist and it is evident that the apple does not fall far from the tree!!....You must be proud of all of "your babies"!!...They have accomplished great things with the help of great parents! Bravo!!ReplyDelete
And thanks for sharing Sharon's unbelievable collection of the most wonderful antiques that she has displayed so beautifully...I could just marvel all day looking at her home!...Glad the sun is shining there for you now..and have a most wonderful and joyous Easter with your family!
Your boys are both so handsome and talented. No wonder you are proud.ReplyDelete
And, I loved touring your friends house. The stacked suitcases, I think, is my favorite, but there are soooo many fun collections to enjoy. THANKS FOR SHARING.
Congratulations to your son on his art work's recognition! That's wonderful that his photo will be placed at the entrance of his school - quite a legacy! Both of your sons are so talented and I know they'll go far! Love your friend's home - warm and cozy. That old stove in the kitchen is faubulous! Hope you and your family enjoy a Happy Easter! xoxo, LeenaReplyDelete
Congrats to your son on his big award! That's awesome. I know you have a lot to be proud of. I enjoyed the tour of your friends home too. I agree with you about loving her table being used as an island in her kitchen.ReplyDelete
Exciting about your sons artistic achievements! The photo is really awesome.ReplyDelete
And how lovely is the home of your friend. Delightful vintage pieces and so well displayed too!