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Friday, June 3, 2011

FABBY: Family Room Artwork

We were so lucky to inherit this beautiful painting form my Mil, by a famous Latin American naive artist, Gonzalo Endara Crow, he died after battling cancer at 58 in 1998...he used to call his work: "Magic Realism".  His beautiful and colourful paintings were extracted from the indigeneous apparel,  (like my dishes) from flower petals, scattered in the Nativity Processions, from fire works castles, from hot air balloons, and from rustic trains and rural homes in the Andes and the coast region, as our painting is.  This are homes made of cane to be cool in hot climate and by the rivers and the Pacific Ocean and the Virgin Mary's procession is taking place in the ocean on a canoe.  This one used to be my mil's favorite painting at her home, she had a few famous ones. Gonzalo E. Crow won many awards, like No. 1 Biennial artist and best Naive Artist, thruout many countries in Europe, Latin A. and Japan.
 This is our family room, where we read, watch movies, on the weekends, etc.  This is how the painting looked before when we inherited from my mil in front of the mantel with the Delft things.
 The new mantel arrangement and frame, which is colonial style, carved by hand in wood and covered in "gold lief" by local artisans. The blue and white ginger jar is Delft, Holland, hand painted, it came as a set with two beautiful flower vases...you can see them in the before picture. 
 This very modern lamp we bought it last year from Kartell, designed by Phillip Stark. The silver bowl was my hubby's grandmother's.  The silver frame was a Christmas gift from our daughter Sofia.  oops! the stain in the moire curtain is drying, we had them washed...
 The native women statue carrying a basket and baby and the colourful corn was designed by the artist Gonzalo E. Crow and made at our former Ceramic Co.
 A wider view of our family room, which is adjacent to our formal living room, therefore, we can have lots more guests at once!

 This artwork was a numbered silk scarf, a limited collection by Peter Max, he did than, from his pictures (it was mine)  in the 70's and my hubby loved it and had it framed...he thinks it represents to it's best our generation.
 All the way up there, in the right hand wall, there's two French collages I bought in Paris in the early 70's when I was there in my single years...sight...
 A close up of the gold frame and painting, such great hand work.
 The entire frame.
 A close up of the painting.  You can see the Virgin Mary in the canoe!  The small cane houses on pillards on the water.
 Here's the TV side bellow, with the Peter Max artwork.  I'm showing you this part because we want to buy a flat screen TV and have it built in with wood as the fire place and hide those awful cables!!
The artist had most of his paintings done in the  Spanish design frames like this, from  colonial times.  My mil just kept it like it came.  Hope you like the way it is now, oppose to how it was!  Thanks to all the wonderful hostesses of the parties I've joined.  A thousand thanks to all my blog friends who always leave me wonderful comments!  I thank you very much in advance.  Love always.
           FABBY
I'm linking to:

Beverly's Pink Saturday at:  http://howsweetthesound.typad.com/mywebblog/
Show and Tell Saturday at:  http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
Seasonal sunday at:  http://thetablescaper.blogspot.com/
Sunday Favorites at Chary's:  http:happytodesign.blogspot.com
Amaze Me Monday at:  http://diddledattle.blogspot.com/
Master Piece Monday at:  http://boogieboardcottage.blogspot.com/
Metamorphosis Monday at susan's:  http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/
Sally's Blue Monday at:  http://smilingsally.blogspot.com
Marty's Table Top Tuesday at:  http:astrollthrulife.blogspot.com
White Wednesday at:  fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com
Be sure to join this great parties too!

67 comments:

Donnie said...

You have a beautiful home. Very warm and welcoming. Have a great weekend.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Congratulations on the painting!


~ Gabriela ~

Barbara F. said...

Fabby, I can just imagine curling up on the sofa with a cafe con leche and pan de bono (spelling?) and admiring those paintings in person. How wonderful to know an artist and have that artist share his work with you. xo,

Holly said...

Thank you for sharing a part of you today - your home is so welcome and inviting! Wonderful pictures - I really like Peter Maax. Great artwork.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Priscilla said...

Lovely room, beautiful things, especially the portrait of O'Reilly. Hehehe
Seriously, your Mother-in-law has exquisite taste.

The enchanted home said...

Your room and home is just exquisite! Love the delft, so elegant and pretty!! I love it against your stunning dark wood mantle and overmantle..so rich and elegant! That room is not only very inviting but so cozy and beautiful!!

Mildred said...

Hello Fabby, As always I have a great time visiting your blog. Your home is very cozy and beautiful. I love the stories you share of each fabulous piece you have. That new frame is very pretty - so very ornate and very becoming for the lovely artwork. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your familyroom is beautiful and so inviting. I love all of your artwork. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Brandi said...

hi FABBY, You have a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing a part of your home. Have a great weekend.

Pamela Gordon said...

You have a lovely family room Fabby with so many beautiful decorations. I love the pretty blues in your painting and that figurine is really beautiful too. Have a great weekend.

Debbie~ said...

I looove your den/family room, it's looks so cozy and inviting! Your picture is beautiful, I really like the frame too! Your Peter Max scarf is fabulous, I think your hubby's was 'right on' framing it for you! Thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment, I hope blogger lets me leave this for you. I haven't been able to leave comments for awhile now. Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Tami said...

Hi Fabby...lovely artwork and what a cozy room!! I want to come over!! Happy Pink Saturday..thank you for sharing your space with us.
xo Tami

Kathy said...

Beautiful artwork - you have a lovely home! It is wonderful to have these treasures to pass-along!
Happy Pink Saturday,
Kathy

Janet said...

love your family room. The painting is so pretty. Love the colors. Janet Blondell

xinex said...

I love the painting, Fabby. The trees look so alive and I just love the tile roofs on the houses. You really are lucky it is in your possession now. I love your beautiful home!..Christine

Splenderosa said...

Hey sweetie...this painting is beautiful and so is the frame. Take good care of it. Thank you for visiting me and leaving such a lovely comment. xx's

Jannet said...

Your home is so welcome and inviting. I love to surround myself with sweet memories too. The picture is gorgeous, wonderful colors!! I think the gold frame brings it out even more. also I love the two chairs that gives a wonderful color splash to the room!!
Have a lovely weekend, Jannet

bj said...

I love this beautiful painting and the new frame for it is PERFECT.
You have a beautiful home.

Princesa Nadie said...

You have a comfortable living room and I love that picture asnd the frame,really beautiful
Thanks for your visit
Hugs

LV said...

You truly have a lovely home filled with so many wonderful things. You were fortunate to obtain that great painting. A real treasure.

Princesa Nadie said...

Al ver tu blog y todos los comentarios en inglés sin pensarlo usé el inglés ,luego me dí cuenta de que el tuyo estaba en español...
Por supuesto en español me expreso mucho mejor,en inglès estoy un poco limitada así que a partir de ahora usaré el español
¿qué Virgen es la del cuadro?Aquí en España a la Virgen del Carmen el 16 de Julio ,que es su día ,se la saca en procesión por el mar en una barca y va acompañada por todo tipo de embarcaciones,al ver tu cuadro me lo ha recordado
Un Beso

bcp.....My Life said...

Loved, loved your home! Such beautiful things! The frame is lovely. Blessings, bcp

Marlis said...

Fabby, a truly fabulous frame. The picture is also such a treasure. I love it. and your home is amazing. So many pretty things to look at. Many blessings, marlis

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a lovely home you have. I especially love the gilt frame and that glorious painting! And I noticed the French paintings high on the wall over the curtains immediately, too!

Happy PS!
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Dianne said...

Fabby,
The painting is wonderful. I love the color of the wate. It's so wonderful that you have so many treasures around your beautiful home. I especially like the lamp. Dianne

Nancy said...

How fortunate you are to have such a wonderful piece of art!

Happy Pink Saturday! (PS 3rd Birthday giveaway ends tonight.)

Susan said...

Your home is very elegant! I love the gold frame and the painting!

Entertaining Women said...

The frame totally changed your whole room...elevated it to a new level of elegance. I love it! Aren't family treasures just always the very best! Cherry Kay

xinex said...

I wish you posted, Fabby. I would have loved to see where you store your many gorgeous things. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments.....Christine

Kathleen said...

It is beautiful , Fabby! we watch the same show! :)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

This is a wonderful painting and a lovely room. Thank you for joining my Open House party.
xo,
Sherry

SallyLeeByTheSea.com said...

You have a gorgeous home, Fabby! Hope you have a great week and thanks for Showing Off Your Cottage to us. :O)

Hugs,
Marie

Shelia said...

Hi Fabby! Oh, your painting is lovely and what a beautiful frame! You made your artwork just pop! Your home is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pattie said...

You have a beautiful Home so glad you came to visit me I am now following your blog thank you for the nice comment you left me have a good evening

Pattie

JudyBug said...

Such a lovely painting. Love how your framed it. My favorite piece tho is that lamp!! I adore that table lamp!

So sorry about your pug. I can just think about losing Boudreaux and start crying. Did you get another?

Liz- said...

Hi Fabby- Your room is lovely and you have a treasure of wonderful paintings! I love that your husband had that scarf framed and I agree it represents the time you were in!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: What an amazing home you have. I love it all. You are a lucky lady. Blessings, Martha

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi Fabby... I specially love your golden framed Art Work it is so so beautiful... normally I dont go for golden framing but it looks fab... love your family room you have a very cozy and inviting place

I would love if you please peek a little at my ever first T-tablscape
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

eileeninmd said...

Lovely home and artwork! Have a wonderful week!

Sweetladyelaine said...

You did a fabulous job with the painting! I love it! Thank you for sharing your family room with us. I am always inspired by you.
Blessings My Friend,

abeachcottage said...

Lovely painting and your home is beautiful!

CIELO said...

Fabby... lovely home and that picture... one can almost feel being there just by looking at it!Thanks for participating in our Show Off Your Cottage Monday and brining me here! Have the most lovely day

Cielo

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Hi Fabby,

How lucky you are to inherit such a special painting! It's just beautiful, and so different from anything I normally see in the region where I live. That's one of the great things about blogging -- we get to see the artistic, cultural, domestic, and geographical aspects of other parts of the world. Thanks for sharing the history of this painting and artist with us.

Your family room is so nice, Fabby. The fireplace with its beautiful molding and built in bookshelves is wonderful! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I always appreciate your visits and your cheerful comments. Wouldn't it be great if our group of bloggers could meet in person some time? You never know. Hope you have a great week!

Denise

SmilingSally said...

I love seeing your home with its touches of blue.

Happy Blue Monday, Fabby!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Fabby,

Your room is so inviting! I really enjoyed your blue picture too.

Hope you week is wonderful,

Kathy M.

Fighter said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for letting me into your beautiful home. The style is not so Swedish
;-)

Take care!

Beeutiful by Design said...

Sigh I adore your mantel. and your lamp. and your artwork. okay I adore everything! Jennifer

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

What beautiful treasures to have...really is gorgeous art work. I am glad you joined my newbie party. Please add my link or button as well.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your family room! Everything is so beautiful.

laurie said...

beautiful,, such wonderful art pieces,, I love that you decorate with what you love,, it is such a comfortable beautiful room,,

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Everything looks so lovely! Such gorgeous artwork, what a true treasure. Have a great week!

Daniella said...

You were very lucky to get such a wonderful piece of art!!
I LOVE the new frame!!
xxDaniella

Liz said...

Wow! That beautiful painting really pops now. That is a gorgeous frame. You have some amazing artwork! :)

Thanks for sharing!
Have a great week!
~Liz

Lorrie said...

Lorrie@The Victorian Rabbit said....Wow what a picture frame. It makes the room.

Deanna said...

Fabby, Thank you for sharing. Enjoyed seeing the artwork and your special family room!

God bless.
d

Miva said...

HOLA FABBY

ESPECTACULAR TU SALA!!
CON MUCHO GUSTO, ELEGANCIA Y ORDEN!

SABES QUE HICE LAS GALLETAS DE GRANOLA CON TU RECETA QUEDARON BUENISIMAS, NO DURARON NI 24 HORAS!!!
TAMBIEN LE COLOQUE AVENA Y YA TE DIGO, LAS VENDI TODITAS!!!!

UN BESOTE Y FELIZ DIA
MIVA

lina@happy family said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful home :)

Miva said...

HOLA FABBY
LO DE VENDER LAS GALLETAS ES UN DECIR, ES QUE ESTABAN TAN BUENAS QUE SE ACABARON RAPIDO, CASI QUE MIS HIJOS SE LAS COMEN CALIENTES!!!
SALUDOS
MIVA

Susan S said...

Thanks for the tour...lovely!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Great looking art! I dig the 70's one. Too cool!

Dee ☮

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your Home is SO Beautiful and Comfy! I LOVE the painting over your fireplace. AND I LOVE the wood details on your surround. I LOVE WOODS and I like them dark. I find they add such richness. Oh Yes, you will LOVE a flat screen TV, they are wonderful!
Thank you so much for sharing all your treasures. I LOVE looking at your pictures and studying the details.
Big Hugs,
Donna

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

What a fabulous painting in a fabulous frame befitting of it. I love the Phillip Stark lamp mixed in and of course the Peter Max scarf/picture. Love how you've mixed the old with the new in your room. Thanks for linking up in my Mod Mix Monday party!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Gorgeous colors in that painting! I really like the wood work on the fireplace wall too. I spy Fox news! woo hoo!

Poppy said...

You are so lucky to inherit such a wonderful treasure from your mother-in-law. Such gorgeous artwork and its beauty is enhanced by that equally gorgeous looking frame! You have a lovely, cozy and inviting home...loved the lamp and the woodwork of your fireplace mantel is sooo beautiful! Thanks for sharing your cozy corner with us and I really appreciate your sweet comment at my effort in organization. Have a lovely day, your visits always warms my heart!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Dawn said...

Thanks for the nosey around the front room hun and lots to see.

love Dawn xx

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So gorgeous- the frame you chose is just incredible too! How lucky to have such beautiful artwork in your home! Thank you for sharing at FNF this week:)

Owatrol Paint Conditioner said...

What a fabulous house you got there. I love how you manage the paintings to incorporate it with the other household appliances and decorations. Love it much that I would want to have some paintings for my room too.