Sunday, January 22, 2012

Calendar Art!

I love Lang calendars and ESPECIALLY the ones featuring the art of Lisa Kaus.

In 2011 I had TWO of her calendars and enjoyed every month of her coffee art illustrations! I could not BEAR to throw them out so........

I used a few of my favorite pages and embellished them with a bit of lace edging and a button.

I attached the 'art' to meitenes boards and hung with ribbons.

Adds a little bit of color to the plain kitchen cupboard doors.

And I DO love COFFEE!!!

My decorating style is 'MORE is always BETTER!!'
The little straw wreathes I made years ago with fabric yo yo's and buttons.

Louis Dean is no longer surprised to see things hanging on doors, knobs and the sides of cabinets. My motto is 'cover every square inch!' if possible!!

We are enjoying a Simple Sunday here at the Chapman home.
A pot roast is in the oven and the whole house is smelling heavenly!
Louis Dean is in the kitchen peeling potatoes to add to it now.
He has the football game 'paused' on the DVR and the last of our morning fireplace is still glowing.

"It's a GOOD day!" as my mother would say!


Blondie's Journal said...

What a neat thing to do with the calenders! I love Susan Branch's calenders and I think I must have about 20 {they are like little journals to me!}. I should try this!

It sounds like you are having a fun and cozy weekend with LD. I am sure the roast smells heavenly!!


Angie said...

You are so darn crafty! What a great idea & a great way to save calanders that you love. It's always sad to have to throw away a great calander at the end of the year. This is very cute & they look great on your cabinets!

Sweet Tea said...

What a great idea for those adorable calendar photos!! I love your "moh-betta" style of decor. Lots of personality!!

Kelly said...

I don't blame you for not wanting to throw out your old calendar with that pretty artwork. That was certainly creative of you to come up with a way to display it like that. Hope y'all have a great dinner tonight. I love Sunday nights!

Vee said...

I love Lang calendars, too. Currently, I'm working on magnets using the images. I like your idea a lot!

Deb said...

clever idea Linda....I bet that roast is yummy

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Happy Sunday, Linda! Your calendar art is so cheerful! What a great idea to re-purpose such a cute calendar. I am taking a class on altered art journals so I can recycle my calendars, Anthropologie Catalogs, and misc, pretty stuff.

I love coffee too! We live in the land of coffee on every corner!LOL

I can smell the pot roast from here! YUM! We're watching the 49ers and the Patriots!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Just stopped by to say hello. Such cheerful decorations. Love that coffee.

Pondside said...

Linda, it sounds like a perfect day! I hope your pot roast was delicious!

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

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And then troubles begin.....

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Grrrrrrrr... Blogger....... Grrrrr...

'And what are you reading, Miss-?'
'Oh! it is only a novel!' replies
the young lady ...
with affected indifference.

~Jane Austen

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Yes! Yes! Yes!

Thank you so much, for not figuring that I am just a pain-in-the-neck... With telling you about my inability to comment here easily. Thank you.

And you now do have Pop Up comments setting.

And you no longer have the ding-dang new Blogger thing, which lets replies be made to every comment. Which I hope you did not want.

If you do WANT it, go back to the way it was. Just because it is hard for me, doesn't mean it is hard for all. And we each can do all of our blog, just the way we want to do it.

Gentle hugs,

'And what are you reading, Miss-?'
'Oh! it is only a novel!' replies
the young lady ...
with affected indifference.

~Jane Austen

Carla said...

I wasn't sew creative. I saved the months I liked the best and hung them on my office cubical wall with a push pin.