I wanted to introduce you guys to someone. Some of you will laugh at me & some of you will totally get it… but I knew he might need a little explaining & a little introduction because he is a little different, but oh so very handsome….
Meet Handsome. He has been on my mind for a few months now. Let me explain. I frequent a lot of antique stores & there is this one here in GR that carries the best antique portrait paintings that I never knew that I needed until I saw them. A few months ago I spotted handsome hanging in their shop. His name wasn’t handsome then.. I just referred to him as the “man portrait I wanted really badly” shortened to handsome when we finally got him to White Cottage Farm. He was wearing a black suit coat & had a smug look on his face… the colors in his portrait were so unique, dark, & just plain handsome. I had to have him. & then for some reason I talked myself out of it telling myself that I didn’t need a portrait in our house of a man that I didn’t know. But after leaving I thought about him often as we were working on the house I would look at corners where I could hang him… & this week after finishing the floor painting I spotted a corner that was perfect for him so I went to the little antique shop & sure enough he was still there. Right up front waiting for me. How in that much time no one else snagged him up… it was a sign that it was meant to be.
So, here is handsome… hanging in our dining room in this perfect little corner. Will he stay here? Not sure.. we are busy putting rooms back together after painting the floors so things have been moving around & shifting more than normal these days. You know this whole process of living in a fixer upper is a weird one to navigate because we are decorating the parts of our house that aren’t quite renovated… living in those spaces & sharing them here on the blog… & then renovating them. All while collecting things along the way… They always say “A room should feel collected, not decorated.” & that is what we are doing over time here on White Cottage Farm… collecting the treasures for each room & we are having the best time doing it! Thank you guys so much for stopping by the blog today!