Sunday, December 18, 2011

HapPY CHrIsTMaS tO aLL aNd tO aLL a GOod nIGhT

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.

All of us at George & Bessie wish you and yours the merriest of holidays and a Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

current obsession {paint-by-number}

We about fell out of our chairs when we saw the next two images of paint-by-number wall murals!! What a fun way to bring that retro, vintage vibe to a modern space.

Paint-by-number became a popular pastime in the early 1950s. Each paint-by-number kit included two brushes and up to 90 premixed, numbered paints ready to be applied to numbered spaces on a canvas. Popular subjects ranged from landscapes, seascapes, and pets to Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper".

Many of these 'masterpieces' are readily available at flea markets and tag sales for little investment. Try grouping several together, framed or unframed, for a dramatic effect.