Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Greetings

Do you send out Christmas cards? I admit my list dwindles each year as I slowly move into the digital age (ironic as I'm an early blogger!). Patricia, that wonderful artist who writes PVEdesign and in fact did my blog banner, was kind enough to send me an image for use on my card this year!  You may remember a few weeks back I posted about adding 'That touch of black' to your fireplace and showed the change to my own fireplace at home.  Patricia magically imagined my mantelpiece at Christmas and I have to say the results are charming.   So please consider this my Christmas Greeting to you and your family with hopes for a very happy new year!
Many thanks to Patricia for this image which I treasure. You might consider contacting her to create your own image!

17 comments:

designchic said...

What a talent - just love her work. The fireplace looks beautiful and I too adore a touch of black in any room. Happy holidays to you and thank you for the beautiful inspiration!!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Designchic -thanks for reading and commenting!

My Notting Hill said...

You know I love that mantle - Patricia did a wonderful job capturing it dress for Christmas!

Daniel James Shigo said...

Now I know where your "header" came from! It's wonderful, as is your Christmas Greeting card. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season- Daniel

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I'm so jealous! I want Patricia to do something for me :) Lovely illustration and layered so artfully! Merry Christmas!!

Mark D. Ruffner said...

PVE's illustration is charming, and I like that John Soane border!

Things That Inspire said...

Beatiful! Is this at the new place or the old?

The Devoted Classicist said...

Very festive!

I always use one of my own drawings for my cards. It may be New Years cards instead of Christmas, however.

Karena Albert said...

Stefan, Patricia's talent is so unique. Thank you for being a blog friend from the start! Happy Holidays!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Michael Hampton said...

That is such a delightful sketch. She captured the charm of your vignette perfectly. I am going to check out her work.

Merry Merry!

XO

Michael

deana sidney said...

I stopped doing cards ages ago. It's sad really. An email card does the trick.... but I have to make mine this year... usually involves the dog.... I love your hand drawn image... perfect for a designer.

Bob Kerr said...

The sketch is not only charming but also perfect, absolutely perfect. It is as if she sat in your living room and sketched it in person, don't you think?

home before dark said...

You and PVE were some of the first blogs I read. So nice to see your friendship blossom. PVE is so generous with her talent and good will.

Happy holidays. Love the card.

ps I am in the process of having my kitchen area painted BLACK!!! Yesterday they primed the fireplace wall which for over 30 years was white. It's now battleship primer gray...love it!

pve design said...

Oh so very kind of you to share....I need to re-do as there are a few areas I want to perfect but that is the life of an artist....we always see room for improvement. Enjoy the magic of the holidays.
pve

Thomas at My Porch said...

I actually expanded my list last year. I decided too many not so distant relatives were becoming more distant so I upped my card sending. Every other year I also include one of the dreaded Christmas letters. I love getting them so I thought I should carry on the tradition.

Divine Theatre said...

It is you. It is absolutely YOU.
So much talents flows through the blogosphere!

xo

Andie

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I love your Christmas card and your fireplace re-do! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and so nice meeting you this year! I look forward to supporting you in the New Year! xoxo Nancy