Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Indianapolis Home Show 2014

The Indianapolis Home Show has come and gone for this year. We attended the first day when the crowds were light. Ashleigh was there representing CV Art and Frame which is the gallery where she works.

CV Art and Frame had this rooster piece by local artist Sally Mills on display. The texture on it is amazing.

I hope to have one of her art works someday.

The home show was huge and we spent most of our time in the art and decorating section. I'll show you some other things I saw there: a gigantic sock monkey relaxing on a sofa,

repurposed silverware,

and this lovely scene of delicacies.

We sampled delicious little cookies and our eyes feasted on the many varieties of cupcakes from Mammaw's Sweet Shop.

The colors were so pretty I had to take a closer look.

Wine & Canvas offered a free painting session at certain times during each day. I wrote about how I participated in one of their classes before here.

I joined in and thought of my grandson while I painted this cute little snowman. It was relaxing and fun. Even though it was a simple painting, I learned some painting techniques that have helped me with other projects I have recently made.

I was drawn to this photo op

and then Dan joined in. It was just fun to browse and check in with Ashleigh from time to time.

I walked through the model home there to get some decorating ideas. Right inside the front door was a half bathroom. I liked the newsprint in cream colored frames.

Across the hall was the dining room.

Of course I notice the faux sweets. They were so pretty and intriguing. I am in the process of making faux doughnuts I will show you soon.

Then in the kitchen I saw these interesting jars.

There were four bedrooms. I didn't get any pictures of the master bedroom because there were too many people there, but I did get a few pictures of the other bedrooms. This was the teenage girl's space. 

The inspiration for one of the boys bedrooms came from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The other bedroom had a Beatles theme.

In the hallway was a study area.

After we toured the model home, we returned to Ashleigh's exhibit and said good-bye.

Did you make it to the Indy Home Show? What did you like the most about it?


  1. Patty, What a fun time you had. Every thing looks so good. I like the chicken picture too. xoxo,Susie

  2. What a fun show - my favorite was the repurposed silver. I would love to be able to use some of my old silver in a different way.

    I found out that there is a workshop called Craftcation right here in Ventura for 4 days in March. I am too cheap to pay the cost of attendance although they give locals a discount. I just applied to volunteer in the craft area (they also do food/business workshops). If I volunteer 2 days then I get to attend 2 days of classes for free. Kaari Meng of French General is one of the presenters so I hope I get to do her workshop.

  3. Hello from Spain: the monkey is very cute. I like pictures and photos. Great event. Keep in touch

  4. I usually attend the home show in Indy, missed it this year, looks like it was a good one. I love the rooster picture!

  5. Lots of great stuff here! I like that rooster, too. And your snowman is so sweet! Soon you and your grandson will be making art together. That's cool that Ashleigh works for a gallery--a great fit!

  6. Oh what fun! I LOVE that rooster painting! LOVE it!! Want it!!! What a fun place to walk around and see all of the pretties! You and Dan look so cute together. Remind me of me and my sweetie!!
    xo Kris

  7. Wish I could! Love those repurposed silverware and that newpaper print art! You and Ashleigh look so much alike Patty! She was probably your mini-me when she was little! Both of you are lovely ladies, truly.

  8. Looks like some creative inspiration. Where I live, home and garden shows feature mainly lawn mowers. Just sayin'.......thanks for giving us a tour! And now I am hungry for a cupcake.

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Thanks for all the great pics you took! It was almost as good as going to the show! Cheery wave from Bev

  10. Looks like it was a fun and inspiring show! I especially love the newsprint in cream frames - simple and different. Thank you for sharing! HUGS, Heidi


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