Friday, September 3, 2010

there's a world where I can go and tell my secrets to.

This is one of my favorite places in my new room. There is a fireplace mantel. Beneath it is my writing desk. The mantel itself is the perfect place for many of my animal statues.
Most of my animal statues are black and/or white/cream colored, so I love how they all look together. And I finally got to hang my giant cat lady painting! I think it's the most wonderful place for her.
Someone amazing made me this fox.
I like having my Mary in the middle of all of them. I think she looks like a patron saint of animals.
Tonight is the tiny show opening, and I think I am going, even though I can hear the thunder starting already. Maybe I will see you in Portsmouth!


Fritzi Marie said...

Oh, my goodness...I am in love with your new mantel. Everything looks so precious and sweet. Have fun at the show. You are amazing my dear.


cArLa said...

your mantel is gorgeous! i love how you have mary in the middle of it all! i collect a few pieces of her too!!! i also love the painting, who's the artist? is it one of yours? xoxo, carla

A Painted Journey said...

I love the photos of your new mantel, honey! It looks so lovely with your statues and the painting above it all!

And I hadn't seen your post about the DIG until today - it looks fantastic!!!

I love you! So many wonderful things happening for you! ... Love, Mummy

Republic Monetary Exchange said...

What an amazing place to have your writing desk! That's an amazing mantle and collection - congrats on the beautiful space.

madeleine said...

The first thing I thought of was "It's like a more lively version of the Glass Menagerie!" Clearly I've decided to associate Tennessee Williams with you. Which is an awesome thing. And I'm sorry I haven't checked in on your blog for a while, it looks like lots of exciting things are happening for you - hope it stays that way! xoMadeleine

Amanda Atkins said...

thanks mumsy and rpe :)

madeleine, I blog-miss you! haha. I am happy you associate me with tennessee williams; I love him so. And I looove the glass menagerie, and I was thinking the same thing. :)
How are you? I've been really bad at reading others' blogs all summer, too. I have to get back on track.