Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Before and After

A couple of months ago, I posted about a painted kitchen cupboard door I found at my local junior college flea market. I loved this cupboard door and hung it on my kitchen wall.
The post included a picture of the cupboard door, along with a picture of my sideboard. I had two comments about my post and they both said the sideboard needed something.

They were right.

I had been looking for a small side table lamp for the sideboard. And you know how it is, when you really want to find something, you can't. I finally found a little lamp at a garage sale. Not exactly what I was looking for but I thought it might work. For $3.00 if it didn't... no problem.

The picture I had hanging above the sideboard was a picture of The Last Supper that was my grandmother's. I liked it there, I didn't love it there. I was garage saling with one of the Flea Market Friends a couple of weeks ago and could not pass up a painting. It was a picture of a tea cup and teapot, in some really great purple blues and yellow golds. I loved it. It was way more than I usually spend at garage sales, but I loved it. As you know from reading my blog, the Flea Market Friend and I host regular tea parties. The picture was me. I brought it home and decided after looking at it I would replace The Last Supper with it.

The only problem with it was as I looked at it hanging above the sideboard was it was too small. I remembered I had a picture of the lavender fields in Napa Valley that a dear friend had given me. I had it hanging for along time in my entry way but took it down when we painted a few months ago. I brought it back in the house and decided that it looked perfect with the tea cup, teapot picture.

So... here's the final reveal....



I love it!!

What do you think?



  1. It's wonderful! Love those two paintings - so colorful - and who could resist a "tea" painting?!
    xoxo Jane