Rose Fisher might have been my earliest creative inspiration, after my parents and siblings. She's Aunt Rosie to me, my mother's sister. Both of my grandmothers and all my aunties filled my childhood with handmade quilts, clothes, toys or treasures, but I spent more time with Aunt Rose than any of them, so whenever I threatened to run away, it was usually to Aunt Rosie's house I planned to go. (Probably inspired by this threat) Mom actually did trade me to Aunt Rose for one of her kids at least once, though only for a week or so.
|Rose Fisher's home reflects her beautifully.|
|A cozy corner in her bedroom is enhanced by more of her artistry.|
|What would you do with a small herd of elephant plant/candle stands on clearance? Rose Fisher added a couple of plywood circles and some upholstery to create this charming footstool.|
|The iris painting hangs above this little restyled gem. You can find similar pieces at tag sales and thrift stores, and paint them completely, or just dress them with bits of color on the detail parts.|
|This little dresser, painted the same colors as the accent table, was strie'd on the sides, and combed on top. The effect is timeless.|
|Close-up of the combed top.|