Monday, March 21, 2011

My Neighbor's House

Painting by daughter Chelle
Last night was a birthday celebration at  a neighbor's house.  I love to go to their house because it's so much fun!  Virg was a record producer and produced 60 some records.  Joan is a house wife who is warm, personable, cooks fantastically and is very "artsy".  An invitation to their house always promises to be with an interesting, "eclectic" group of people.  This time it was with a group of beloved neighbors. 
 Windchimes are by an artist named Dr.  Seus ( ?)
 Their house is a step back in time full of art work and records.  You can see in this pic that the views are wonderful too...much better in the spring, summer and fall than now...but stellar nontheless.  
 Joan putting away dishes from the party today...
 This painting was by daughter Chelle....I think.
 I love this one over the fireplace too, done by an artist (obviously) not one of the family.














View from the deck....creek down hill below.

 View out the front window...
 Painting in the den...I think Virg did this one.
 Not even sure who painted these....Joan told me ...there is so much art that I am not adding and I can't remember it all.  It's worth showing though because it's so amazing to see!!
 I think Virg did the one on the right...
 and this one in the kitchen is by Joan!  She did it on tile.
 This, in the kitchen,  is by a famous primitive artist friend.
 And the black and white is by Virg, far corner with hat on.  We all gather at a large dining table and the conversation is the best part!
Our house is down a path from theirs, you can hardly see it for the trees....down the path and through the woods....from a really terrific time!!

31 comments:

acorn hollow said...

what an amazing house. I could be in there for hours looking at all the artwork.
cathy

Stacy Crawford said...

Looks amazing. It is always fun looking at art work.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

I love looking at decor unlike my own. It sort of speaks a story about the people who live there. The artwork is truly amazing!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Donna Sweetie...
Oh my what a wonderful artistic home to visit. I love going into a home that you just want to look and look, so many things to catch your eye.

The party looked wonderful and I just know the food was great along with great conversation and friends can an evening get any better than that?

Thank you so much for sharing the views. I thought the front view was gorgeous but then so was the back. I bet your view down that gorgeous path is just as beautiful.

I loved walking right along side you. Hope you had a beautiful Monday. We had a wonderful soft rain most of the day. The sun is out in time to set. It is beautiful. The rest of the week we are supposed to be in the 80s. I love this desert time of year. Just wonderful.

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Your post reminds me of why I miss having neighbors, because when you have some like you do, it makes life that much more enjoyable, fun and interesting--Just like the artwork! I am such a traditionalist when it comes to art and know nothing! :-)

Farm Girl said...

How very nice and what a great time. I bet you enjoyed yourself. I love how pretty everything looks and I love the trees. The art is amazing.
Thanks for sharing.

Kerri said...

What a neat place. I am always envious of people who have great neighbors. I thought when we moved into our development that we would meet some nice people to get together with...but that's just not the way it is here. People stick to themselves and aren't really interested in anything more than a friendly wave. I wish we could pick our house up and move it to a different area!

Julia said...

What a lot of great fun it must be to have nice neighbors like that around. JB

yaya said...

You're always talking about these neighbors and their artwork and now I can see why! It's great that you get together with your neighbors and celebrate birthdays. I know they enjoy having you there!

Sue said...

It's fun having friendly neighbors, and yours seem to be especially interesting.

(You're right. Their views are amazing!)

=)

Hope said...

thank you for sharing this, Donna! I love to display artsy items from my family and friends as well! A lovely home!
great post!

karen said...

I love interesting people like that. So much richness and texture in their lives. I could sit with them for hours engrossed in conversation. Beautiful house!

becky said...

Thanks for the fun vicarious visit through your neighbor's house, of all things! This really made me smile :)

Deb Shucka said...

You live in an incredible neighborhood! That home is like an art gallery. It must have been a soul-filling evening.

Jeanne said...

What a treat Donna...fab house, fab art and no snow!!
Does that mean you are free at last?

I am sending a little Blog Love your way Donna...
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Best wishes for a wonderful day!

Jeanne xx

Hope said...

just thought I'd let you know that I have given you an award to let you know how much I appreciate your blog.
you may pick it up at my place if you would like it

have a great day!
Hope

Ron J. Blogger said...

Wow! What an interesting home. I love to step back in time and take a look at what people have created and collected throughout their lifetime.

Thanks for sharing a great post :-)

Nezzy said...

Wow, it's like a trek though nature right into an art gallery!!! I can only imagine the fun ya had at your party. Thanks so much for the tour!

God bless and have a marvelous day!!!

Donna said...

Oh, what a lovely group of neighbors. Their home is amazing! It's like they have their own art gallery! And the HUGE windows overlooking such beautiful scenery outside! Lovely!... Donna

Cloudia said...

good neighbors ARE a treasure!




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lulumusing said...

No wonder you like your friends' home...it's a treasure trove.
I'm visiting thanks to Jeanne's blog love. Aren't we lucky?

Beth Dunn said...

So glad you had so much fun. Love al their art work
xoxo
SC

Rebecca said...

This is MY kind of place! I love the unique & original art. The views from the windows are great (probably means YOU have some wonderful views, too).

Evening conversation with my brother & sister-in-law were highlights of our vacation this past week.

I need to find more people living around me who ALSO enjoy conversation :) and plan some evenings just for that!

rosaria said...

I like that path through the woods to get to a neighbor's place. Your neighbor's house is stunning, indeed.

vicki said...

LOVE this house - so much color and character. You just know that you are going to have a good time here - I love all the great photos!

Vicki

Lorri said...

Thank you for your sweet compliment! I wish I knew what I was doing with my camera, but I really don't. I just take tons of pictures to try and get some good ones. I really think it is just the lens I got for Christmas. I would love to take some classes, but who has the time?

Melissa Miller said...

Wow, Donna their home is so unique. Love it!

Happy Sunday sweet friend.
~Melissa :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a fun neighbor to have with so much art! Isn't it great to visit someone like this because there is always something you missed the last time you were there.
Hope Donna you are well and that you have a fantastic week.
Love ya
Maggie

Life 101 said...

That is simply an amazing house. The artwork is stunning.

Jilda said...

wow, great art, cool house! wish I had been there!