Monday, September 24, 2012

Life Imitates Art

This table top still life was inspired by a painting on my wall.
It is actually a print, but one that imitates authenticity with textured brushstrokes on canvas. I found it in an antique shop years ago and put it into this hand painted frame. The frame was silver, but I painted it pale green, leaving some of the silver to show through, and added antique glazing to add instant 'age'.
It hangs between my 'Kitchen Queen' Hoover Cabinet and my Pantry Cupboard. (And above the pet food dishes- real life!)
I have always loved this painting for it's simple depiction of a bountiful harvest.
Sweet Hubby bought me the Dahlia's from this little flower cart on the side of the road.
Using the honor system, he just put some money in a jar.
This flower cart is very similar to a miniature musical flower cart he once bought me.
So what do you think?
Does art imitate life?
Or does life imitate art?


  1. Your table looks lovely. How sweet that your husband bought you those flowers AND nice to see that the honor system is still in place.

  2. Art imitates life. Life came first. Love your still life on the table. It imitates the art that you have though. I know it's a catch 22 phrase. And I like your Hoosier. Always wanted one. Saw one last year in Centralia when my sis and I were doing our birthday lunch then antique shopping. Oh well, I have the photo and I can dream, can't I? Hugs!

  3. Dearest Karen,

    Life IS art!
    Lovely photos and you show a cozy and warm ambiance.
    Hugs to you,

  4. Yes! Both! :)
    Your home is so warm & inviting, Karen. We have a veggie stand down the road in the summertime that uses the honor system. Love it!
    Hope your enjoying a lovely week!

  5. I love that your husband bought you flowers from the side of the road. They look so nice on your table. Happy Fall!

  6. I think it's all a circle, Karen. Nothing - not life, not art, not love, not death - is linear. No beginning, no end. No alpha, no omega. Everything just is. <3

  7. The flower cart by the road on an honour system - what a heart worming idea. I love dahlias (zinnias), their fluffy and textured flowers and rich colours.
    I like your table arrangement inspired by the painting a lot. What a fun idea.

  8. what a lovely living room you have Karen. It looks light and sunny. The flowers look very pretty on the table!

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  9. Yes, both! Love your table top as well as the painting :)


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