Now that I have revealed Horror Monster, my craft stash, I can show you the more open and inviting parts of the house. <See Horror Monster here>
Notice I said parts.
The focus here is on the mantel in the den. It is the most looked-at wall in the house because it is directly across from the sofa and next to the TV cabinet.
You will notice there are no bunnies, just chicks. Very chic chicks.
The paintings were created by my niece Olivia. She started painting these for me several years ago because I am wild about chickens. I wish I could have hens for fresh eggs, but we are not allowed to have them. So I have a collection of chicks. Soft and fluffy - the perfect symbol of spring and rebirth. I have been to Tractor Supply three times to look at the chicks and ducklings.
But I digress - back to the mantel. On the right is a small pink Easter chick painting. Next is a blue with white flower and yellow chicks.
In the middle is my Christmas present this year - the "Careful walking..." chicks.
The small brown painting is "Le Chic" in which the chicks have party hats..
A small ceramic quail chick found in a box at the flea market.
Another look at "Happy Easter".
One of my favorite vintage items is the cardboard of four nests with chicks on wooden picks. It once had the 5c sticker, but it has been lost.
The tool caddy on the left side holds vintage chick candles, a pink hen tin, and a chick cart.
I guess Olivia was in her Blue Period when she painted this one.
I love it with my student art egg vase.
A closer look at "Le Chic".
A last look at "Careful walking . . ."
So, you see, I do have some clean places in my house. Are there bunnies lurking about? You know I fear bunnies, but I have let a few play around and I will give them a chance to show off.
Meanwhile, I am back at work reducing the size of Horror Monster. I will post next week on my progress - if he doesn't devour me first.
A special thanks to my niece Olivia for the very special paintings. If Olivia is reading this, she should know that a chick painting would be a very welcomed gift for Easter. I'm just saying!
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