Monday, 12 August 2019

Wall

Ive been asked ( by two readers) to explain the "art" wall in the kitchen
It grew as a result of my hubby taking the original art with him when he went ( a lovely limited print of a fox running towards a Welsh country Church) .
I wanted to fill the void

Bird and Agapanthus print Liz Tode
John dog walking by Rachel


Members of the Trelawnyd Flower Show circa 2010



Etching of an Austrian Villa circa 1898 bought in Sheffield flea market 2001

Small square of an antique Kimono bought from Takashimaya, a florist on
693 Fifth Avenue New York in 2002
framed in Sheffield



An award My ward team won for excellence in care in the development of  long term ventilated beds 



Sea Pinks in Dunes by Fiona Carver


Corn flowers on tile, bought in Soho London
Fat pony gift from a friend 


Wrapping paper graffiti by blogger Gayle


"Off the beaten track" by Irene Goodier original painting


A gift from Bridget in the village " The Terriers Of Trelawnyd"


Welsh Terrier ( By Ben) a spinal Injury Patient Sheffield 2003
flying seagull in glass ( bought from Broadstairs)
Mickey Mouse print ( from blogger follower)
my painting in acrylics

print sleeping hare by John Bloor


Nature Table

42 comments:

  1. Lovely...great to view up close and hear the stories behind your treasures. I especially like the terriers of Trelawnyd and Ben's sketch, which is beautifully drawn.

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  2. Where's my Scottie sculpture?

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  3. i really like off the beaten track and the terriers. maybe you can sometime do a 'post your favorite piece of art' contest. that would be fun!

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  4. It's nice to see closer.My dog is a Lakeland so not the same after all,but when I first got him a lady said she thought he looked similar to a Welsh terrier or a baby airedale x

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  5. A lovely collection of memories.

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  6. All special! LOVE the 3 terriers!

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  7. thanks for the tour, john. the terriers are now playing happily across the rainbow bridge.

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  8. I'm so glad you did this! I enjoyed seeing close up all your works of art, each quite special in it's own way.

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  9. I like your art, and I like your arrangement of it! It takes a good eye to do that, and I don't have it :)

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  10. Love them all. A beautiful display John. X

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  11. I love your wall especially The Terriers of Trelawnyd ! One of my all time favorites. It has always made me happy to look at it.
    parsnip

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  12. What a nice collection you have there.

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  13. If I lived with you, lovely boy, it would give me great joy every day to glance at all the memories and colors and beautiful original works of art. I love it!

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  14. It is quite the eclectic grouping of art. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  15. Great selection of art. Ben's work is stunning. The snippet of Kimono really caught my eye as well.

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  16. Jean Shaw3:34 am

    So personal and lovely.

    I must admit that I covet that fat pony. I have a fat-bellied terra cotta horse that is older than I am, bought in Mexico by my parents circa 1955 or so....

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  17. I like Mickey. Gimme gimme.

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  18. Anonymous4:53 am

    Love your art wall. Fave is Terriers of Trelawnyd. Please show us the Scottie sculpture. Thanks!
    xx Cali G

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  19. Wonderful - though where's Albert?

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    1. I did one of Albert and Winnie, wheres that?

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  20. A lovely collection and so full of memories. Just lovely!!
    Ro xxx

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  21. Hard to pick a favourite but I do like the sleeping hare.

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  22. What a wonderful collection of things all related through you!!

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  23. You have some well chosen art on the wall. Did you decide what to do with all the postcards?

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  24. I think you should have one of my Scotch Egg ones in the wall display. The dog one is called "The dogs take John for a Walk".

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    1. The title fits the picture. But you can call it John takes the dogs for a walk x

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  25. a lovely varied collection, growing as you do

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  26. I loved looking at these. My fave is the Sea Pinks in Dunes. Gorgeous x

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    1. Jean.4:09 pm

      That's my favourite too. It draws the eye out across the sea towards the horizon. So tranquil.

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  27. An exceptional and personal collection. I love it. I loved Takashimaya’s department store when I was growing up. Used to go there all the time with my sister and bought many gifts there. She chose, I paid. Thanks for bringing back those sweet memories.

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  28. Love your individual and eclectic arty collection. I don't think I have a favourite, they all have meaning. I don't have any 'real' art, I have pictures my daughter painted when she was younger, greetings cards, a photo of a soldier that my mum bought me ( no idea who he is, but I liked his face and I was skint at the time) my great grandmother's sampler and various other bits and pieces and every one has a little story. I do have 4 pictures taken from the programme, of Carlos Acosta that I want to frame, but I can't find anything suitable and there are no longer any picture framers around here.
    I love to see things that mean something to the owner rather than soulless, mass produced prints.

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  29. I like the wrapping paper graffitti, it's lovely that this is not a contrived collection but a falling together of things that have meaning to you and are fun. I bet they make you smile often.

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  30. I love seeing art in people's homes as it tells us much about them. :)
    We have friends that have a TON of art and they rotate it. You could do that with the postcards you received. A rotating wall of love and humor.

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  31. I like these a lot. We have two art walls like yours, and I enjoy them every day.

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  32. Lovely eclectic art wall John.

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