DEAR Readers – A reader wrote to me TODAY – asking me about a post I wrote – years ago – and in the process of tracking it down – I stumbled upon myself – 8 years ago – Oh My GOD – I am so glad I have this blog!!!!! – There were so… Read More LITTLE DARLING
SOMETIMES IT TAKES MONTHS OF PLANNING, research, shopping and strategizing to make a room transformation. and SOMETIMES – one relatively small change can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE!!! Such is the case with my NEW/USED Studio Table. I saw THE PERFECT table months ago at the Greenwood Country store but the price was just too high… Read More THE STUDIO TRANFORMED
BY NOW, if you have followed this blog for any length of time – you know that I POST HARDLY EVER BUT I post daily on 3 different instagrams : @leslidevitopaintings @myoldcountryhouse and @leslidevito – which hopefully makes up for it – maybe just a little? Still I miss blogging and YOU like heck! I really… Read More WHAT IS ON THE (HOUSE) HORIZON FOR 2019???
HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2019 IS GOING TO BE AMAZING! ALL MINI PAINTINGS ARE 50% OFF THROUGH JANUARY 4 DOG-A-DAY IS BACK! I will paint a dog each day for the month of February ! I AM NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 DOG-A-DAY PAINTINGS. ALL PAINTINGS WILL BE THE 10 X 10 SIZE AT THE… Read More 2019 IS HERE AND DOG-A-DAY IS BACK!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2018
This is my 8th Christmas with My Old Country House 8 years! Every Christmas for the last 5 years I have shared my wish for Christmas. Not surprising – it is always the same. This will be the last Christmas where I have a child living at home/ So very Much is going to change… Read More ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
I have never been this behind on Christmas EVER!!! The combination of an ART show that opened December 1st and ALL OF MY pet portrait holiday commissions set me behind and I am SCRAMBLING to make Christmas happen. I KNOW I KNOW – it isn’t about the stuff…and we have dialed back dramatically but… Read More TOP 10 HOLIDAY SHOPPING LIST FOR TEENS AND COLLEGE KIDS
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!! I was looking back at the very first thanksgiving post – I wrote for this blog in 2011 “HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I am watching the MACY”S parade and thinking about how I have so much to be Thankful for this year. My Kids (2012) …. My Family… my Home…. my Friends…my Health my Dog…my… Read More HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving!!! I feel like I have been punked and someone removed 10 days from November because I cannot believe it is already Thanksgiving. IT WAS JUST Halloween! We have two college students coming home so the excitement is building and I swear even the dogs are getting ready to greet the kids! My stretchy pants… Read More Upcoming Art Show and Black Friday Sale
NOVEMBER 5, 1994. Our wedding day. 24 years ago TODAY – my best friend and I tied the knot – got hitched – stood in front of our closest family and friends and vowed – “for better and worse…and all that jazz!” And here we are – 24 years later. Has it been easy? Hell… Read More HAPPY (24TH) ANNIVERSARY – WEDDING GIFTS – WHAT WE STILL USE!