Self Expression ~ homes, art, and blogging

I have wanted to have a blog for many years. Maybe because I love writing but mostly because I value expression! Forms of how one expresses oneself interest me and thus my passion for houses, interior and garden design, and real estate.

Your home says a lot about who you are, so you can trust in me to find you the perfect abode or sell your place without losing your self- expression. I love finding unique things in and around Portland, so check out the blog regularly to see what treasures I may have stumbled upon.

November 1st, 2017

This week’s find ~ antique needlework art in a beautiful home for sale on Bull Mountain in Tigard, Oregon. How wonderful to be in a perfectly updated home filled with gorgeous antiques that clearly hold meaning to the homeowners and to visitors alike. Bull Mountain is a fantastic neighborhood for families and I know from experience is in one of the best school districts in Oregon. This home is for sale and being held open this weekend so contact me if you’d like to check it out.

Antique Stitchery Art

This week I found this awesome antique stitchery sampler art in the home for sale on Bull Mountain. This home is full of beautiful antiques yet perfectly updated. This piece hanging on a side wall in the kitchen certainly caught my eye.

The history of sampler or stitchery art is pretty interesting. While usually art is viewed as the artist’s self-expression, stitchery was part of basic educational curriculum for girls in the 16th to 18th centuries. They would stitch the alphabet or other prescribed items as practice for sewing. I can assure you that is not part of any curriculum in Tigard/Tualatin Schools.

I get excited finding a piece which represents the individuality and self- expression of the artist. Finding antique stitchery art is a rare treat. In the great words of a stitchery artist piece given to me by my Mom “When you stumble make it part of the dance.”

Stay tuned to see what I stumble upon next!




Posted on November 1, 2017 at 10:52 pm
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