Abbondanza! This jolly chef makes me wish he had some yummy pizza left on his tray! He seems to have such a zest for cooking up great food! I'll try to use him as inspiration to be more enthusiastic about my own kitchen creations. He's actually not alone. He's got a bunch of foodie buddies.
I photographed them in a weird store that I have passed for years and smiled at but never actually visited. Until yesterday. I had an extra 20 minutes before picking up my daughter from work, so I decided to do it! The Liquidation Station, also known as World of Decor, is an odd store.
You can't help seeing it with items like this outside!
|The dragon is probably 15-20 feet tall,|
not exactly a living room conversation piece.
I didn't notice the huge snake until I edited the picture.
|My little girl could be the heroine Merida|
in the movie Brave.
I've already seen it and loved it, and
I can't wait until it comes out in the dollar theaterso I can take the rest of the family
I will charitably call the store a Curiosity Shoppe.
Fine furniture and decor, but very much a cluttered warehouse setting,
as you can see in the picture below.
Not exactly the luxury ambience, despite the price tags -
with most pieces in the hundreds and thousands range.
They are, however, having an auction this weekend,
with prices reduced by 40%.
|A closer look at this enigmatic face.|
|I used this piece to teach two of my kids|
what a fleur de lis is.
|Funky, but not my style at all|
|One of the pieces I did like,|
a long skinny upholstered bench.
|Detail from an Oriental vase|
which is taller than I am
|Leonardo da Vinci|
(No thanks, I'm a Republican.)
|Ending with a little inspiration!|
I think it's important sometimes to be a little spontaneous, have a little fun looking around and feasting the eyes. The two kids who were with me probably think I'm a little crazy, but they already knew that anyway.
Now, back to thinking about how to have a little fun in the kitchen...
What do you do to spark your inspiration? Leave a comment!