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This is second in the”Interior Moments” series.  A small change and a major decision regarding some new art.  I need help!

First, Baby Boy and I took a trip to Home Depot and overpaid for some really cute tiny plants.  Baby Boy picked out his own tiny plants, and I knew just the planter to put them in.

Coffee Table with Small Plants / Pursuing Vintage

Mommys Little Helper

He put all the dirt in the different pots and helped do the planting.  Such a helper!

We also got rid of the dyeing plant from my bar cart and chose a “supposedly-hard-to-kill” Peace Lily.

Brass & Glass Bar Cart / Pursuing Vintage

Now, for the exciting part.  I purchased a new piece of art this week (a vintage oil on canvas) and I don’t know where to put it!

First, here is the piece of art that I’m replacing.  It’s actually on long-term loan from my sister-in-law, and though I love it, it doesn’t belong to me and should be returned.  I’ve been on the look-out for a replacement, but finding a large, original canvas at an affordable price is tricky.

So happy with the color on my vintage faux bamboo server. Now if I could just figure out how to cover up that annoying vent. Ugh!

Now, here is the new piece.  I just LOVED it when I saw it, and the price was perfect.  But when I brought it home, my older son said it best: “Mom, it doesn’t have any detail”.

Truth be told, that’s why I liked it.  I thought it wouldn’t compete with anything else in the room.

Landscape Painting & Console : Pursuing Vintage

I just am NOT loving it over the console.  First, I hate the stupid thermostat boxes, and the air vent.  If I could move those and center the piece, it might be better.

So, of course, I had to move the painting around my house and see if there was another place I could put it.  (Ignore the nail – I couldn’t get it on the hook by myself!).

Landscape Painting & Mantel : Pursuing Vintage

And then, here’s the last option: in the master bedroom – which is in the “scheming” phase of a major makeover.  Doesn’t everyone have paint chips taped to their walls for indefinite lengths of time?!

Bedroom w: Landscape : Pursuing Vintage

Here’s one last shot of the painting above the mantel.  I was thinking that it would be great because it wouldn’t compete with my favorite Kerry Steele painting that hangs above the campaign chest in the dining room.  But – the more I look at it, the more I think the mirror on the mantel is best.

Living Room with Landscape Painting : Pursuing Vintage

Living Room Mantel : Pursuing Vintage

What do you think?  I’d love your advice!  I’m struggling here!

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