I love seed packets and I decided to make some seed packet wall art out of my favorites. I am not the best at being crafty. So I purchased two already made memory boards from Hobby Lobby. Apparently these boards are easy to make. But I’d rather it be easier than easy. When we became empty nesters I turned one of our bedrooms into a garden room using my mother’s prized bed. This bed was very hard for her to not have when she moved into assisted living. So I turned this room into a place where she could nap on the days she is with me. Here are a few pictures of the very simple room, including the seed packet wall art. Enjoy!
My mother’s beloved bed. She cried about it not fitting in her assisted living center. Now she uses it for naps when she is at my house. This is her quilt as well.
The Hudson Valley Seed Library is an amazing organization dedicated to proper seed preservation. And, they invite artists to design some of their packets. I love this so much.
Become What You Are is a book I have at this bedside. It is a great book by my friend and colleague Dr. Bill Klein. It is on the Sermon On The Mount. It’s a great book to use for a small group study and for personal study. Notice: I found a wall decal that was almost the same title of the book. Almost.
The “art” above the bed is scrapbook paper framed. The painting on the wall to the left is my very favorite painting. It hangs in the Denver Art Museum: Childhood Idyll by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, France.
One of my mother’s picture books at bedside.
Childhood Idyll by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, France. (If you are ever at the Denver Art museum, go see this painting. It’s been my favorite seen my teen years. The brush strokes and color palate invite you into the story of these little girls. You want to find yourself with dirty feet and a tune to hum as you start at the painting’s details.)
My mother’s beloved trunk. Even this could not fit in her assisted living center. It took a while, but she is now very happy we still have it here in my home. And maybe to go to one of my sister’s at some point.
Scripture tells us that because of Christ we are called so many beautiful names including;Holy, Righteous, Blameless and Perfect. And, the scripture tells us we are becoming who we already are. It’s a lifelong process made possible by the work of God.
Side table with a stack of old family photos — of people standing in their gardens. The top one is of my mother’s mother, my grandmother in her garden. I’m slowly finding pictures of family members current and past who are in a garden….adding them to this pile as I go.