Friday, March 30, 2012

If My Husband Were a Hunter

If my husband were a hunter I imagine I would have chic antlers displayed on my walls but my husband is not a hunter, he is a restorer.  A restorer of vintage autos and because of this hobby you can find the carcass of a couple of dead trucks on our land.  A few months ago I asked Hubby to build me a gallery wall behind our newly recovered sofa.  He agreed and we got busy.  I knew I wanted the wall to display the girls art work and a United States map but I was looking for something funky to add to it and that is when the idea hit me.  I wanted the1966 Chevy truck grill.  It took a few day to get the nerve up to ask Hubby but once I did he was all for it.  We were careful not to damage it and built a structure behind it for support.  In the vintage truck world it is worth a good chunk of money and I have already had someone ask about buying it.  I do not want to sell it but there is a dollar figure that WILL get it off the wall and into someone else’s care, ha.  I love the way it looks and think it is the perfect funky thing I was looking for but the best part is the sweet and sentimental fact that my husband’s passion is now represented in our home.  My girl’s art mixed with their daddy’s art, glorious.
1966 Chevy truck grill
I love, love, love this.
My baby girl’s sunflower painting under my favorite Bible verse.
The Lord’s prayer print from France was a gift from a dear friend who spent the summer there.
gallery wall
We still have to make a frame for the map (it is #42 of the list of 927 things we still need to do around the house).
1966 Chevy truck grill

This room is quickly becoming my favorite in the whole house, the recovered sofa, the lampshade makeover and now the art wall, they all make my heart sing.
The tangerine tango flower is what inspired this entire wall.  My oldest girlie created it 3 or 4 years ago and from the moment I laid eyes on it …..I knew I wanted a gallery wall to display it.  Hope you think my funky wall is as cool as I do.

Cha Cha

Friday, March 23, 2012

Happy 9th Birthday Baby Girl

Our baby turned 9 this week, I can not believe how fast the time has gone.
Baby Girl you are so precious to our family.  You bring silliness and fun to everyday.
You are an excellent little sister
and daughter.  You desire everything to be right in our family, and work hard for restoration when there is strife. You love our home more than any place you have ever been and are always ready to return to it.
You are a loving friend and care deeply for each of the friends God has blessed you with. You have the strongest will I have ever met and can not wait to see how God uses it in your future.  Your passion for things your love is know by all around you.  No dream is too big for you, you have God sized dreams and know that mountains can be moved.  You love all of God’s creatures and desire to help them all.  The horse is still by far your favorite.  “This phase” your dad and I were sure you would grow out of has only grown.  Your room is currently covered in pictures of horses and plastic toy horses.
Even though this was not a horse party, you still found a way to incorporate them.
Your friends know you well and gave you lots of horse gifts.
The poor horses tail caught on fire as we sang to you.
Lucky for us, it went out as quickly as it caught on fire.
You loved your party, playing with friends, and each of your gifts but what you haven’t stopped talking about is this saddle.
It is a beautiful western saddle that daddy is going to make into a stool for you room.
I know you wish it came with a horse,
but that will have to wait for now.
See you can not even take your eyes off of the saddle to have your picture taken.
We love you baby girl and are so proud of the lady you are becoming.
Mommy and Daddy

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Jones’ Go to Nashville

These are out family pictures from our trip to Nashville.  We were in Nashville and staying at the Opryland Hotel for The Pearl Event ~ Double Strand and did I mention it was also my birthday!!!
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