I have a weird streak.

Im not the type of person who wants to be weird. At least not from a home decor standpoint. Some people go out of their way to put in a quirky touch of personality that goes against the grain. I always admire those homes and think "how cool" but its just not my way to do it in my own house. Im too busy trying to just get it to look the way I imagine it. While I don't stop myself from adding my personal treasures, I don't feel it necessary for every room to scream that I live there. I know I live there. But I have recently discovered that there is one area where I diverge from my tendenancy to be mainstream. I like spooky paintings!

At first I thought it was just a one off. My father had this painting hanging in his house and I always liked it. He picked it up at some sort of junk market. I always found it hard to look away from it because it captivated me. When he passed away, I knew I wanted this painting and kept it for the day when I would be able to use it.
I think its safe to say most people would not like this painting but I think its striking. I can't wait to hang it! Its going to go into the middle room, aka the music room which is across from the built-in unit.

I figured that was the extent of my freaky collection. But then earlier this week I discovered this on ebay. Naturally I got outbid a long while before it hit its max price but Mr. Limestone knew I wanted it and bid on it at the last second.
Im not sure where I will hang this. I'll have to see it in person to determine which lucky room is getting her. Any suggestions?


  1. You are hilarious! I love your take on things. I, too, go through 'weird' taste streaks, especially when it comes to art. I usually go in for traditional and rather safe colours, but then something will come along and speak to me and it will totally surprise me. Love your blog!

  2. thanks emily. Ive been lurking on your blog for ages...you have a great eye.

  3. Anonymous3:13 PM

    Perhaps you could hang it behind your bed


  4. Oh I love it, my father has an old painting of a clown is is most creepy , but I love it.
    I think it adds cheekyness to your home.

  5. Sorry Chris - clowns are strictlly forbidden from my house. They freak me out!! Although mean old ladies and frightened children are hardly calming images. haha

  6. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Above the potty that your guests will use, until you find a better home. It would be interesting to hear a man's comment after...

  7. But it's a sad clown, it frightened my sister for years, she never said anything though.

  8. Anonymous12:12 PM

    lol behind your bed...I guess to ward off nightmares???

  9. She looks like the nun who taught me in second grade. I always hated that disapproving bitch!

    Above the bed is hysterical but not conducive to procreation.

    i say in the library. She looks like a nasty librarian anyway.

  10. after visiting all those museums in paris, i find that i LOVE random portraits of people - the one mr. l won on ebay for you is perfect!

  11. love them.
    the lady portrait, in the dining room.
    the children in the library or hall...
    they look like they are running away
    a la hansel and gretel-

  12. You don't think the woman is a little to scary to be staring at you in the dining room? I was thinking either my office or the hallway but I have to get it in here to see.

    Yes, the first one is very grimm brothers to me. Im going to put it opposite of the built ins in my middle room. I guess I should start calling it the library although thats kind of pretentious since its just a tiny room with a few books in it. haha

  13. LondonHIM suggested above the toilet. Then we read anons comment for the same thought. Ha,Ha.

  14. Anonymous12:35 AM

    That's someone's dead relative. I don't understand why you want that in your house. It looks like it belongs in the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland!

  15. from_Bucyrus9:52 AM

    The lower level bathroom. Her face clearly says "Did you wash your hands?"


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