Art Fare Profile! Sarah Van Raden Part Two

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Welcome back to Part Two of my profile of Sarah Van Raden. If we want to talk about filling our homes with art that means a great deal to us, then we should definitely be talking about Sarah. Her home is full of beautiful mementos and art carefully picked. But before we dive in I have to ask a question: True or False - You want to gobble up the two little girls at the top of this post. TRUE. I mean. Could they be any more delicious? Ok you guys are going to love the rest of this profile.

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SVR: I bought this picture for my husband Paul for Valentine's Day. When I saw it I originally thought it would be perfectly suited to him because he lives in a house full of women. I also love that's all different shapes and sizes and I kinda like the girls growing up seeing that and being ok with that.

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This picture I fell in love with at an estate sale but it was a bit too much for me to afford. Then my mom went back and surprised me with it for Christmas. I grew up out in the country, and this just looks like a scene from every morning of my childhood. Old soggy barns and misty mornings in Oregon. All these little pieces on the shelf are things that I've made over the past year. Most of them are part of my collection for my ceramics line. Up top is a paper air balloon that Lou, my older daughter, and I made together. Our first big craft project when she was about 3. We did paper mache and then found that little bird's nest and attached it for the basket. It's got her little finger prints all over it so it's pretty special to me.

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Do you see that gorgeous dark cup to the right of the above image? I have 8 of those beauties that I use as wine glasses. They are thick and heavy and rough on the outside but smooth on the inside and I am so happy when I use them and proud to serve them to others. I think thoughtful pieces like this are so easy to incorporate into our lives. How much more joy do I get out of these cups over the ones from Crate & Barrel? A. LOT.

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This is the children's room. So sweet and lovely. So perfectly them. Sarah made the canopies and garlands herself. The framed art was made from an old Yoshitomo Nara calendar that Sarah framed. Um, what a good idea is that?? Take apart a calendar that you love and frame a few of your favorite pages up together. Genious!

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I'm going to end this profile with one last image that I think sums up Sarah's experience in her home, and that is the magic is in the details. She lays things out that mean a great deal to her family in such a loving and thoughtful way. You can tell it inspires and motivates her in her work and beyond. Thank you so much Sarah!

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