Decorating with Vintage Art

Over the last few years I have started to collect art that I loved for our home. Personally I think a good collection of art for your home takes years and can adjust over time.  I have people ask all the time if I swap out furniture for my house from the shop and actually I don’t!  But I do swap out art and mirrors, etc… probably for 2 reasons 1 – it’s easier to carry and 2 – my dogs can’t get them dirty.

For me collecting art all started I’d say about 7 years ago when I was in upstate NY with my family.  I came across a local water color artist that I loved and ended up buying two of his pieces for my home.  Those were my 1st original pieces here is one of them…

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Then for our wedding my now sister-in-law gave us a gorgeous original painting by her mother an artist in South Carolina.  It is fabulous, here is a not so great picture of it….

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Then over the last few years with the business I ended up gravitating to etchings and primarily a lot of european scenes but really I never know what I love until I see it.  I have picked up a couple larger pieces that I adore here are a few other pieces I have incorporated into the house ..

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And the list goes on…the most recent art I purchased is this woman done by apparently a local DC artist. The piece is huge and the colors are fabulous!

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Moral of the story don’t settle when it come to art, be patient and collect it over time you will have a story with each piece you acquire it’s part of the fun of it!  Here are a couple other pieces I have hung in the house (sorry for the bad pics today!).

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