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Bohemian Home, Part 3: Naked Man & the Goldfish

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Bohemian Home, Part 3:  Naked Man & the Goldfish

Naked Man came to us from A&B Store Fixtures in Raleigh, a wonderful place to wander from time to time.  (The Greensboro warehouses have more stock, but are overwhelming.) He is styrofoam and was the only one of his kind (they have virtual armies of real mannikens).  I've never seen another one like him. When he arrived, he was dirty white, so I painted him flat white and pretended he looked like a Greek torso carved from marble.  In dim light, it worked. We found the Goldfish at a gift store in Port Arthur, WA, just before the recession.  It...

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Bohemian Home, Part 2: Rainbow Books

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Bohemian Home, Part 2:  Rainbow Books

I once wrote a personal ad that said, "If you don't own 2X your age in shelf-feet of books, you may not be comfortable in my home." I wondered about sorting books by color for a long time.  I had most of my books roughly arranged by subject matter, and I could usually find what I thought I had.  But I hated the random blotches of color.  Books are a huge part of my home, and I like my color, and the books on the shelf were not doing their part.  Finally, I decided to try sorting books by color. ...

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Bohemian Home, Part 1

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Bohemian Home, Part 1

I bought Justina Blakeney's book, The New Bohemians, the other day. I follow her on Pinterest.  I get it that my art fits well in a Bohemian decor. What I had not realized until halfway through the book was that my own decorating style earns the "bohemian interiors" label.  Ergo, a series of posts sharing bits and pieces (mostly, as quickly as I can get everything tidied up for photography) of the home that inspires the art you see in this store. Here, the Lily Mirror: I found this mirror at a Habitat Restore.  It was intended to be a...

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