Meet the newest addition to the pastoral scene in the back hallway- two sweet sheep grazing in the meadow. The picture isn’t very large; in fact, the painting itself is only 5x7 and the entire framed piece measures 10x12.
I ordered this from my friend,Teresa, who blogs at Our Southern Country Home and Farm. Last month, she opened her new shop, Spring Valley Junktique, and in her blog photos, I spied this beauty on the wall. She had many more cow and sheep pictures that I would have loved to have ordered, but that just wouldn’t have been practical for the budget! So I’m content with momma sheep and her baby for now.
They are a nice complement to the canvas above, where the cows are resting around the pond. The husband gave me with this several years ago as a Christmas gift.
Here are the two canvases together hanging above a small table in the hallway. Since the tabletop is narrow- only 10 inches or so- there’s not much room to place any large objects. So I kept the table quite simple and balanced- a small lamp was elevated on a few books on the right side; an urn of greenery was placed in the middle of the table; and a silver baby cup, a small demi-john, and a button bouquet were utilized in a smaller vignette on the other end of the table.
The “vase” for the button bouquet is an old salt shaker filled with bits and pieces of lace. It was made by my friend, Kathy @ Sylvia’s Vintage Daughter, who sells her vintage and up-cycled finds in a booth in Mansfield, Ohio and at various shows throughout Ohio. Kathy will be exhibiting at the Vintage Marketplace during the Springfield Extravaganza on May 18-20. There will be so many other great vendors at the show and I can’t wait to connect with some of my other pals who’ll be showing their wares that weekend. Did you know that Sue Whitney, of Junkmarket Style, will be there? Now, I hope that you didn’t infer that I know her and that she’s a friend, but I certainly hope I get the opportunity to meet her. She is the queen of junk, in my book!
In this view, you can see just how narrow the table actually is. Anything wider would have us bumping into it trying to make our way through to the kitchen. If I had had built this house, I would have had the architect add 12 inches to this four-foot wide hallway. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve run into the wall trying to bring things in from the garage.
As much as I love this red wallpaper, I’m contemplating white cabinetry for the kitchen reno. And for the new look I’m after, red just isn’t going to cut it. Right now, the cabinetry is glazed in a light brown country French finish so the wall covering works great. But the cleaner look I’m after is just calling out for painted walls. I’m not going to worry about it for a long while- the kitchen won’t get done until the roof and windows are replaced. I may be living with my red walls for some time to come!