Sunday, September 4, 2011

One Small Place of Enchantment

I've had this picture forever... as in for.ever. I love it, and it's followed me to each little place I've lived in. I love the saying, and I love that the girl in the picture kinda' reminds me of me. (Curly hair, double chin, and all...) It's one of those little decorative things that I've had forever, but don't get tired of seeing. Except, for one thing...
That old hunter green marbled frame and beige matting with green trim! I liked it back in the nineties, but now... it's just tired. Sooooo, because I love the picture itself-- I thought I'd bring it up into the 21st century.

No, I was not crafty. I did not paint the frame. It needed more than that, so I purchased a new frame and mat~ in white. Simply white. Holy Moly!! What a change! I have always loved this Mary Engelbreit picture, but wow-- I really love it now.

I really love how it looks in my current bathroom... my "one small place of enchantment to turn to." Everyone must have one-- a small place of enchantment to go to when you need to decompress, or simply escape your woes. Do you?

Hmmm... okay, where's that bubble bath?



happy little cottage said...

Love Love Love!!! Mary's pictures always make me smile, and this is so perfect for your small place of enchantment. Need some bubble bath? :)

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

What a great way to happy your world up! I have been a long time Engelbreit fan. Her wit and whimsy are so inspiring! I have the one that shows a lady happily vacuuming and it says: Don't do whatever you like. Like whatever you do.

Such an inspiration quote! Love how she helps us focus on the truly important and curates good attitudes. That is true art!

rosanna said...

Jill, I love your little place!

Lisa Leggett said...

I'm so glad you blogged this, there's no end to the cheer a bit of sprucing up can bring, and no one can bring the cheer better than Mary Engelbreit. I love this picture too, and it looks great in your enchanting little bathroom!

Claudia said... looks lovely there in your bathroom! I really like the matting and frame.

Can't wait to see what comes in the mail!


suzitee said...

What an amazing difference! Looks great in your little enchanted place :)
My place used to be my craft room...but in our current house it opens onto the dining area, and seems to constantly have a child stationed at the computer (or hovering nearby tapping into the WiFi)...must find me a NEW place I think!

Gina said...

I remember this picture AND the hunter green 90's and the cute little studio apartment that it hung in! Love your blog site Jill...;-)

Into Vintage said...

Cute! Funny how such a small change can make such a big difference. I read somewhere Mary E. is thinking of starting up her magazine again - I sure hope so! (although I still have every single copy of the old ones)