You will never see my home in the decorating magazines. I am just not that "together." Still, like everyone, I have my own "style," which could be called (if you are being generous) "eclectic." If I like it, it's there. I don't spend a lot of thinking about what looks good together. My house is just a collection of my whimsy.
And there is no more whimsical room in my house than my powder room. It is so covered with quotes and sayings that some of my family laugh and call it "the reading room," because as you are tending to business, there is much to read!
I wanted to share this room with you and, impatient being that I am, cannot wait until someone better at photography can help, so bear with me...
The top photo is of the wall and corner directly across from the toilet--right in the line of view, as it were. The three prints are by Brian Andreas, one of my favorite artists. His work is called "story people," and indeed, these pieces do tell stories. I love them because--like all bloggers--I admire agility with words. I can't quote everything on these walls for you in the space of this post, but just to give you a taste of storypeople, the top print says:
Most of the stuff I say is true because I saw it in a dream and I don't have the presence of mind to make up lies when I'm asleep.
Over the toilet I have this framed collection of greeting cards quoting wisdom from the mouths of babes.
The one that most of my family attributes to my first-born personality is the one that says:
If you'd just do what I tell you, I wouldn't have to be bossy. Addison Graves, age 4.
I couldn't agree more...but my favorite of these three is by young Maura Stuard, age 8, who said,
Sometimes you just need to take a nap and get over it.
Then there is my penchant for all things Wizard of Oz. These bookmarks came from Barnes and Noble, and they have quotes by the Wizard, himself, to each of the characters--except, of course, for Dorothy, who discovered wisdom on her own.
The Lion's quote is:
As for you, my friend, you are a victim of disorganized thinking. You are under the unfortunate delusion that simply because you run away from danger you have no courage. You are confusing courage with wisdom.
Above these are framed bookmarks with the two witches from the same story. Glinda is saying, "Only bad witches are ugly." The Wicked Witch of the West intones: "You say 'wicked' like it's a bad thing."
Most of my decorating is on the cheap...framed greeting cards and bookmarks. But I have some "art," too. Under this glare is an original cartoon cel of Wiley Coyote, signed by Chuck Jones. On the opposite wall is The Pink Panther over Friz Freleng's signature. So, even my "art" is a bit whimiscal in this room!
And, finally, I have a favorite of all these sentiments (it's my favorite right now--subject to change by conditions in my life or my mood!):
There's more, but no time...thanks for taking this tour of my powder room! C