Friday, November 13, 2009

Show and Tell Friday - Wall Art

When visiting other blogs I find myself coveting their beautiful vintage homes. I would love to have a beautiful turn of the century home, it wouldn't even have to be a big one, I would settle for a small farmhouse, but instead of the chic country look I am stuck with a modern house full of shades of browns and reds. I really guess stuck isn't the correct word but sometimes it's how I feel. This past Sunday our pastor spoke about contentment, and I must admit it is one place where I fall short. Believe me I feel very blessed to have my home, and all that God has given me but many times I find myself wishing for more. I sit in my house and think about the new carpet I want, or the tile floors I want in my dining room, or the new countertops, or the new bedroom furnishings I want, the list goes on and on but I forget that I need to be content with what God has given me. He has blessed me with so many things, and provides for me in so many ways. So today instead of thinking about all that I don't have for my home I thought I would share what wall art I do have.



This painting hangs in my living room above my couch. I love the bright red flower, it always cheers me up.

This painting is in our family room. It is based on the picture of God and Adam painted on the Sistine Chapel by Michelangelo. It reminds me of the fact that while we are reaching up to God he is also reaching down to us.


These giraffes hang in my hall. They are not my favorites but they are large enough to fill the space.



This plague hangs in our dining room. I bought it shortly after we moved in. Our family is very blessed, as all families are, but our family has had to overcome several huge obstacles in the past year. My husband was in a severe car wreck in March of 2008, and suffered some very serious injuries. He broke three vertebrates in his neck (which required surgery several months later to fuse the vertebrates), he broke his sternum, tore his rotator cuff, broke several ribs in several different spots, suffered from several internal injuries, and has a Traumatic Brain Injury. He can walk, talk, and still function but he can no longer work. He has good days and bad days, but he is here. This plague reminds me of how blessed our family is to still have him, and how God has provided for us since. Thanks to him I am still able to stay home with my children, as had been our plan, and still survive. We have had to readjust our spending, and have significantly changed our lifestyle but we are making it, which is such a blessing in today's economy. So when I think of all I want, the nice furniture, the new house, all the things that I do not need I try to remind myself of how blessed I really am and this plague really helps to remind me of this.
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4 comments:

  1. Enjoyed reading your post today. Sounds like you have a love for vintage things. Me too! Some day, if it is part of God's plan, I would like a big old farm house with a wrap around porch! Our "modern" brick home, but we're slowly changing the inside to look like a farm house. It's nice to dream and wish we had something more, but I agree that our wants shouldn't overpower our contentment in where God has put us. Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed looking out your pictures. My favorite is your very last. Blessings to you and your family this Thanksgiving season!

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  2. Lovely post. I'm not always content either so this was a good reminder to be thankful with the blessings God has given me. We have much to be thankful for.

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  3. What a lovely post, thank you!

    You "are" blessed, remember that when looking back so many remember the difficult times with love and warmth, not the free-spending times.

    Most remember sharing with friends and family and these times cost really so very little.

    Looking at and reading these posts it is the thrift store shoppings and the swapping and great finds what bring such joy to people.

    It really is the small (inexpensive) things in life that bring the most joy, like a hug, a thrift store find of a $2.50 vase, seeing the glee in the eyes of a child holding a balloon or petting a rabbit, these are the true joys in life, and they cost nothing ... except looking and appriciating.

    Thank you for sharing, and have a GRAND weekend.

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  4. Thanks for opening your home to us. May you and your family be richly blessed this week.

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