Let’s Go Visiting: Ruth

We haven’t been visiting in a while! I love to visit other people’s homes. It’s so much fun to see how people choose to organize and decorate their spaces – to see what is important to them – what they see as beautiful or memorable or comfortable or functional or fun and how they put it all together. Luckily, last week I was invited to Ruth’s house to check out her home and studio. Ruth is a painter, sculptor, collector and estate sale junkie. She lives with art all around her. Like Ruth herself, her home was intriguing and fun and full of humor and inspiration.

Ruth’s front hall is filled with mirrors and butterflies. It looks amazing! She collected countless mirrors at estate sales and painted them all gold with a white wash.┬áThe butterflies are cut from paper and hand applied. The overall effect is stunning.

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(Insider tip: Ruth uses www.estatesales.net to find sales near her!)

Her home is filled with her sculptures and paintings. In her sculpture, found objects come together in marvelous ways. Each piece tells its own story.

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Her art mixes beautifully with the rich wood dining room furniture she inherited:

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Ruth also has some wonderful collections displayed throughout her home. I love the way she groups pottery together by color.

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I loved this humorous touch – a cricket on a branch mimics the art on the wall:

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Her studio is a treasure trove of orphaned objects waiting to become something amazing:

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There were also stacks of Ruth’s paintings in her studio:

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We unrolled the giant canvases in the above photo to reveal this:

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Wow!

As you can see in her studio, Ruth collects countless objects at estate sales for use in her art. When she showed me these vintage games she had been collecting, I was so inspired. What a cool wall decor idea for a child’s room or a game room!

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Ruth, thanks so much for letting us visit!

 

 

 

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