~A House Portrait by Fifi~


Molly’s House

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A few weeks ago, Julia of Hooked on Houses presented the giveaway of a House Portrait, painted by fabulous artist Fifi of Fifi Flowers Design. I was absolutely thrilled, when I won this wonderful giveaway. Fifi and I corresponded through e-mail. I sent a photo of our home and one of Molly. After all, this is Molly’s house!

I’m adding this post to Julia’s Hooked on Fridays; because Fifi’s painting of Molly’s House made me so very happy!! Visit Julia’s, every Friday, for more Hooked on Friday posts.

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Because we were spending several days at the lake, last week, we had our mail stopped. J picked up the mail, Monday morning. There, in the stack, was a large manila envelope from California. I could hardly wait to open it. Inside was Fifi’s beautiful painting of Molly’s House!

I’ve been in the process of “building” the picture wall, beside the pantry door, for awhile. I’ve tried several ideas. I knew Molly’s House would be perfect on this wall. I did a little rearrange of the prints, replacing a print of Charleston’s (SC) Rainbow Row, with Molly’s House. I placed the Charleston print below a poster, from Missouri’s Saint James Winery, we bought several years ago. The poster is a former St James Winery label.

Fifi’s painting is at home, in this setting. I’m looking for something to hang under the green matted print, on the opposite side of the door.

Click the image, above, to visit Fifi’s. You will enjoy!

Thank you Fifi! And thanks to Julia!




Preview of Upcoming Posts


A little silk floral arrangement, I put together yesterday, is a hint of the tablescape, I’m working on for an upcoming post.


This is J’s project. The desk was purchased during the 1970’s. It was once used in a school. When we acquired it, the oak finish had been altered, with an antiquing kit, popular during the 70’s. J is in the midst of sanding and preparing it for painting. We will have the painting done at a local car body shop, where we had a headboard painted, last year. When the desk is finished, it will be moved to the hearth room.


Adrienne said...

Congratulations on your win! The portrait of Molly's House is so special. It's perfect on the wall where it now hangs. Can't wait to see the desk and chairs when they are finished. ~Adrienne~

Sharon said...

Congrats on your win.
I like the way you have done the wall it all fits so nice.
I can't wait to see the finished desk.
Have a great weekend.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, I'm so glad to see how it turned out, Pat. It's beautiful! Love that you have your pup included in the portrait, too. It's really perfect hanging there on that wall.

Fifi is amazing. The painting she did of my childhood home makes me happy every time I look at it. :-)

Southern Lady said...

What a lovely gift you won, Pat! Fifi did an excellent job of capturing your beautiful home and Molly in her portrait! And you found the perfect place for it.

I'll look forward to seeing your and J's projects soon.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Fifi did an amazing job of painting your beautiful home and Molly. Love the frame & mat and it's so perfect on your picture wall. ☺♥☺ Diane

imjacobsmom said...

Pat, Fifi did a marvy job on your home and the addition of Molly was a great touch. You've found the perfect spot for it , too. You've peaked my interest....Robyn

Anonymous said...


Fifi is amazing what a talent. I was the Susan Lucci of Blogland until a month ago when I won her giveaway. I can't tell you how thrilled I was...

Congrats to you...

I want to thank you for telling us about the JCPenny weds. sale...

Have a great week-end,
Kathy ;)

salmagundi said...

How lucky are you to win the painting? It is perfect. Looking forward to your future posts. What a tease! Sally

Terri and Bob said...

That painting is COOOL. I love it. I had a pen and ink drawing done of two of our homes but I haven't had a watercolor before. I love school desks. Wonder why?

Rhondi said...

Hi Pat
What a wonderful thing to win!~ I'm sure you will treasure it.
Hugs, Rhondi

Beverly said...

Congratulations on being the proud owner of this wonderful painting of your home. Fifi is so talented, and she is very generous, too.

The painting looks perfect where you have it placed.

I have one of her paintings that I need to have framed. I am hoping to get that accomplished very soon.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I so enjoy Fifi's work-- aren't you a lucky and proud owner.

Looking forward to the up and coming.

Always a fan.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Lucky you got a Fifi painting too! Love your flower arrangement, I really thought that was real at first glance. Can't wait to see the newly painted desk. Have a great weekend, Pat.

sinnlighet said...

Your blogg.......Nice nice nice!

Regards from Agneta & Sweden

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

I was so thrilled when I saw that you were the lucky winner, Pat! It turned out beautifully!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have been the lucky winner of one of Fifi's paintings too. She is amazing. Your house painting looks great in your picture arrangement!

Can't wait to see the desk and chair finished.

Rosemary said...

Congrats to you. How nice!

Shelia said...

Afternoon, Dear Pat! Oh, congratulations on your great painting from Ms. Fifiness! She's great! How pretty your house looks and there is that little fuzzy face right up front!
Now, Pat, those flowers! It's hard to believe they're faux! They do look so real!
Can't wait to see the old desk finished!
Hope all is right in your world.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;0

Gaston Studio said...

What a darling painting! I can see why you'd want to put it in a place of honor.

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I too got one of fifi's painting ! I just love it. Your's is great!

Pamela said...

that is a wonderful painting - you were blessed to win!

We have a huge oak coffee table that was once a dining table -- and it had that antiquing on it that was popular in the 70s

I should photograph it someday. But, I don't have a b4 photo

I got home last night from being a full time grandma

Debra from Bungalow said...

I love Fifi's work. How lucky you are!

Kat said...

Lucky you! Fifi is amazing! It looks like you found the perfect place to hang it too.


Judy said...

I can't think of a more deserving lady to win the picture. I love her work!


prof en retraite said...

Oh Pat! Is that not so cute? I love it! And Molly in the front yard...the perfect touch! Congrats on your win! Have a great weekend..hugs...Debbie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, you lucky girl! That turned out beautifully, and it looks great hanging in your picture grouping! Congratulations! (I'm envious). laurie

Suzy said...

Your new painting looks great on the wall with your other findings. Congrats on a Fifi original!

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm sooooo pleased tha you like the painting... LOVE to see it hanging in your home... the frame and mat looks GREAT... ENJOY!

Jasmine @ The Suburban Sentiment said...

How lovely! I think it's quite a unique and special item to have an illustration of your own home, and it looks fantastic.

Love how the frame compliments it so well too.

Allidink said...

Aw what a pretty painting :) I love the doggy in the picture! I am totally looking forward to your upcoming posts!

All the best,

jeanne said...

Hi Pat, Fifi's painting of 'Molly's' house is lovely. She is so talented. I also like where it is hanging. Your flowers are lovely and I know they will be a lovely centerpiece for your tablescape. I know the desk will be awesome too.

This will be my last night to have a computer connection until we get home. We will be high up in the mountains for our last week. A bit of a bloggy break. I have pre-posted some.

We have really loved out vacation and I'm not homesick yet. We will not meet Bo after all. She was not able to adjust to the high altitude and went back to Texas early. I am so sad about it. Such is life some times.

Take care and I will see you when I can.



The painting of "Molly's Home" is just the right thing on your wall. It looks like J is going to be busy with the desk. I have one from the elementary school I attended. The finish is removed but that is as far as I am with it. I have so many projects in mind but that seems to be where they stay - on my mind.

Have a great weekend.


DesignTies said...

You won a fantastic prize -- Fifi's paintings are outstanding :-) And how great to have a personal, custom piece of art, right down to Molly sitting in the front yard :-)

I'm sure you'll treasure it forever :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Chandy said...

Wow, great prize! Pat, Fifi sure did a wonderful job painting Molly's house! Congratulations!

BittersweetPunkin said...

That's beautiful Pat, how wonderful that you won!!

There are some very creative people out there aren't there?

I hope you have a GREAT weekend!

Cote de Texas said...

what a great win! One day I want to do this - cute to add Molly!!! Fifi is something else. She is so talented.

Kathy said...

Can't wait to see J's project when it's finished...I'll stay tuned! xoxo~Kathy@ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

amariaf2000 said...

Lucky Girl!! FiFi's paintings are awesome! It looks lovely on your picture wall!
~angela @ peonypatch

Mrs. Petrie said...

The Fifi painting is awesome! Your projects look wonderful. The desk will be amazing when you are done with it (or hubby). Stop by my blog, I'm hosting a giveaway. :)

cityfarmer said...

hey, we have the same camera!!!

AND I love the preview of the upcoming posts idea!!!

Dana and Daisy said...

your house portrait looks perfect there! Can't wait to see the unveiling of the desk after the paint job!

Things That Inspire said...

I love the house portrait! Art and architecture = the perfect combination in my mind! Have a wonderful weekend.

Mary said...

The fifi picture is just perfect! Your home exterior is as pretty as the interior and that's saying alot!
I can't wait to see your tablescape and Jim's project. It's great that Jim is working on projects too!

Catherine Holman said...

What a great painting of your beautiful home. It looks great in the arrangement around the door.

Suzanne said...

I missed this post earlier, what a great painting! Your home was the perfect one to win! Congrats!

The Decorated House said...

Hi Pat~
Since I've missed blog-hopping lately, this little post escaped my viewing. Your art wall is looking great. I love house portraits, and this makes your wall all the more special.