Friday, June 22, 2012
The chalkboard’s new home... and my special rock
Remember my kitchen remodel? The before, and if you missed it...the after. Anyway, I had to take down my favorite chalkboard. Everyone loved it, including me. It was the first thing they noticed when they came into my kitchen. So, I instead of getting rid of it, I found a new home...in my "sun room"...
I had to move down my Le Jardin frames which was kind of a pain, but I couldn't get rid of those either. I love the end result! Now, look to the right of the buffet in the above photos. I have this old wooden CD tower. The shelves are perfect for displaying small pieces.
So I dug up something special that my grandmother gave me not too long ago. (Not the bird, I think that came from the Dollar Tree a few years ago. You might have one also!)
It is a rock. Yes. A rock.
But a special rock.
It belonged to my grandmother, and I remember studying it in her family room whenever I visited her house as a little girl. It came from the Missouri River, and has a miniature scene painted on it. I always wondered how anyone could possibly paint something that small. Now I know the history.
My grandparents' friend painted it for them. It is a painting of my grandma and grandpa floating in their boat on the Missouri River in 1979! I remember that they liked to fish. Grandma said that particular scene was from a 7 day float trip.
Look closely, I upped the contrast level. Can you see the little gray boat with two people in it? I love it. And it looks like it's raining! It is a treasure to me.
I'm starting to become a little more sentimental. Is it age, or is it hormones, or both?