Monday, July 12, 2010

Inspiration

Every room in my house has an inspiration corner.
 this is a place where i put all of the items that are my inspiration for the overall design and theme of the rooms.

Bathroom
 African themed
The beads are handmade and i believe are actually from Africa. An aunt gave them to me many moons ago
The floor mat is made from dollar store bamboo place mats
Toothbrush and soap holders from  dollar store
Canvas artwork from Ross(99cents) other artwork from dollar store items)
Current project is our shower curtain rings ( in progress because I'm currently out of twine)

Children's Bedroom

Liam's Side
Liam's side of the room is mostly inspired by color and by punk and funk

Suriana's Side
India inspired
this book led to the inspiration
( plus my daughter is half Indian)
Peacock feathers, gold, lotus blossoms and elephants....
the table cloth is actually waiting for a table to be used on in her room...
Painting her bed frame! ( in progress- update later)
Lots of lanterns, handmade pillows and bright colors

( the layout of the room has been changed since these pics were taken, update later)

Bedroom/Living room
( the reason it is both is because some of my decor for the bedroom is in the living room. i don't have enough display room or shelves in the bedroom)
This is my Asian decor in the living room.
the sake set was $6 at the flea market
( has one more pour and 2 more cups)
This is the decor above my headboard.
the pic is actually a postcard my husband had before we met!
the roses are palm leaves i got in Santa Cruz a few years ago
My pride and joy
a beautiful jewelry boy. found in a pawn shop for $15
smells like roses inside
i love the beautiful layer work done in the doors
Gotta have my Buddha
(he looks like he might need a bath)
LOVED Memoirs of a Geisha!! own the movie too
Found this book at goodwill for 50 cents.

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes is a non-fiction children's book written by American author Eleanor Coerr and published in 1977.



The story is of a girl, Sadako Sasaki, who lived in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing by the United States. She developed leukemia from the radiation and spent her time in a nursing home folding paper cranes in hope of making a thousand, which supposedly would have allowed her to make one wish, which was to live. However, she managed to fold 644 before she became too weak to fold any more, and died shortly after. Her friends and family helped finish her dream by folding the rest of the cranes which was buried with Sadako and build a statue of Sadako holding a giant golden paper crane in Hiroshima Peace Park after she died. Now every year on O Bon Day, which is a holiday in Japan to remember the fallen ones of the bombings, thousand of people leave paper cranes near the statue. On the statue is a plaque: "This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace on Earth."
Beautiful story and beautiful artwork

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