This post contains pictures of quite an appalling quality which might make you think your eyes are fading fast
There are many reasons for this
a) the light for picture taking at the moment is terrible
b) I tried to photograph them in situ - disregarding the amount/quality of light in that situ
c) Reflective glass
d) I'm quite an impatient soul and couldn't do with waiting any longer
Mr K and I celebrated twenty years of marriage this week (WHAT! How did THAT happen?) Seventeen of those years have been spent in this house. When we first moved the majority of our belongings had been scraped together from hither and thither (love that phrase although not quite sure what it means) and over the years they have been shifted around, repurposed and revamped as necessary. They've served us well and to be honest even if we moved to a brand spanking new house now I think the majority of pieces would stay with us - like a favourite pair of old slippers or a sloppy jumper (remember this metaphor please - it will serve you well!) Whether this is a good thing or not I don't know but it is what it is and it's what makes our house a home. Sometimes though it's good to look at things through fresh eyes. The other day I was wandering through the house collecting washing and noticed the sun was shining in on one of our paintings. I stopped and realised it had been a long time since I'd actually looked at it. Then it hit me - our walls were full of old slippers and sloppy jumpers (aha - do you see?) Furthermore each of those pictures had a memory attached.
In the 'last century' Mr K acquired several paintings from fellow painters at his degree show
It's a fish skeleton - on it's side!
And made a couple of decorative pieces himself
Love the vibrant blue in this one
Over the years we have received some wonderful original pieces from friends ...
Darn that reflective glass
Mountains by mum!
Cornwall by Big Sis age 9 ...
and a memory of a Flaming Lips concert we went to together (the lyrics to this song are beautiful - take a listen here)
Klimt - featuring our kitchen lamp
Little Sis on a particularly windy day - age 7
Nana K as a girl
And some general 'odd bits'
Love these - well done Ms Sheffield!
Currently showing in our bedroom fireplace!
An original pen drawing but nobody quite knows what of - any ideas?
(N.B. it might be upside down - hard to tell!)
We found this print at an auction and - as it bears an uncanny resemblance to Little Sis - brought it home and re-framed it!
There are other pieces - artwork from the girls, exhibition posters, 1950's prints, old matchcards etc. They all have memories, stories to tell. They are part of the heart of our home - my old slippers - and I love them dearly.
Now go and rub your eyes!