The snow is falling outside, again. The kids are off from school today, again. The car has to be cleaned off, again. And the driveway and front walk once again need to be shoveled out.
Sometimes the word "again" tends to get a bad rap because it is often added to a sentence as an expletive. But in the case of my father-in-law, he was lucky enough to have lived 84 years of "agains". Holidays and anniversaries, the weddings of his nine children and the welcoming addition of his 26 grandchildren. "Dad, we are expecting again!" "Grandpa we want you to read The Night Before Christmas again! Again and again and again he taught his children right from wrong, brought home a paycheck, forgave transgressions of others and was forgiven his own transgressions. But most of all he loved all of his family unconditionally.
He also painted.
I'm not sure how much he painted or where his inspiration for painting came from, but it was something I can only imagine he did in his own quiet time and place.
This painting is one my husband recently inherited. I love the colors of this piece, lots of greens and blues, beautiful colors of nature.
So again I restyled the little white hutch in our living room, only this time I was able to include a very precious treasure left by my father-in-law.
Using a white wood frame, I hung the painting on the wall and then placed its pop-out wood mat with glass in front of the picture as to achieve a layered look. It almost appears to be a picture inside a picture. I also added some pretty blueish green plates to the top shelf of the hutch along with a row of coordinating candles to the bottom shelf...
...plus a pretty basket of faux hydrangeas placed on the floor.
Items I have picked up during my many trips to Home Goods. A place I enjoy shopping time and time again.
Isn't the word AGAIN a rather nice word?
I think so.
Wishing you all another great weekend!