.....brown paper packages tied up with
string lace....these are a few of my favorite things.
Many of you already know the incredible mosaic/furniture painting artist Penny at The Comforts of Home in the western North Carolina mountains. She is such a sweet, talented lady, and her home is not only beautifully styled and decorated, it also houses her Lavender Hill Studio where she creates amazing art. Fortunate to have visited her there a couple of times, I'm hoping to return again before too long. Penny will also be opening a booth in an antiques mall in Hendersonville, NC early in the new year, and there her mosaics, painted furniture, and lighting creations will be available.
On arriving home from Virginia, I was greeted by a parcel on my front porch. Recently, while checking Penny's ETSY shop here, I fell for this gorgeous French mosaic on vintage silver tray/cheese server. Do you ever buy yourself a special Christmas gift? Well that's what I did!
I've decided to display the tray on a stand so I can enjoy Penny's art rather than lay it flat........and it's right here in the dining room where I can look at it while blogging, which of course is often as I've still so much to tell you of my recent trips!
This is perfect...............I love cows, a great Camembert is one of my favorite cheeses, blue and white china/vintage silver - perfection, and the Normandy area of France is still near the top of my travel wish list as I've yet to visit that area.
Thanks Penny - I'm thrilled with my purchase and can't wait to see the beautiful creations you design in the coming year.