Every time I participate in a Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days there is usually a side effect that surfaces in the aftermath. During the entire month of January I spent a lot of time researching "farmhouse styled decor". I was looking for beautiful rooms decorated in this style to inspire me for my thirty paintings. Needless to say, I discovered a few things.
All of these beautiful homes have very little color. Most color palettes are white, black and tan. Here are a few examples.
This style is so relaxing and soothing! I absolutely love the six rooms pictured here.
I also noticed that almost every kitchen had this really cool white pottery with handwritten letters on it. I did some research and found out it is all made by a very talented artist Rae Dunn. And the pottery that I like so much is sold at HomeGoods, Marshall's and TJMAXX. And it's super cheap. But there is one really big problem. Although new Rae Dunn pieces arrive in these stores there is very little inventory and there are some very dedicated collectors that often snap it up! Like all of it. In their shopping cart.
The pottery I am referring to is pictured in the photo at the top of this blog. It's pretty cool and you can see my mug and also the pieces in the background. I have been searching for them all month. And it's hard! (There is an aftermarket for collectors but the mark-up is usually four to five times the purchase price. Which is unfortunate!). So, if you are ever in one of these stores and you find a Cookies ceramic canister please buy it. I will buy it from you and pay you a premium and offer you lots of other lavish gifts. I promise.
In the meantime I need to try to curb my Rae Dunn pottery addiction. But "the hunt" is pretty fun. And a coffee mug only costs $3.99 so it is really inexpensive. At least that's what I keep telling my husband.
I just never imagined that painting Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days would lead to a new collection of clay pottery. Seriously?
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