Wednesday, July 13, 2016

6 More New Works, Ice Cream, a Home Tour, an art party, and a Flea Style Summit!

Here are my latest works as far as art for your walls goes...
"Dallas Strong" 24x36
"Dallas Strong" will be auctioned off at this year's Summer Colors Art Auction benefiting Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.  (check out all the info you need to know to attend Summer Colors here and here.)

Limited Edition 9x12 Prints of "Dallas Strong" are available for purchase here.
**A donation is made to the families of Officers Brent Thompson, Patrick Zamarripa, Michael Krol and Sargeants Michael Smith and Lorne Ahrens for the sale of each of the "Dallas Strong" prints.**
"Aplaya I and II", each 11x14 in natural floater frame
 "Aplaya I & II" will also be auctioned off at Summer Colors.
"Banana Tree" 24x36 - SOLD

Limited Edition 11x14 prints of "Banana Tree" are  available for here.

"Biological" 11x14, Commission
"Tipiliuke" 11x14, Commission

 Check out my home tour on the Flea Style blog here and read all about the cool Summit coming up by Flea Style that you creatives and flea junkies can attend!  Tickets for the Summit are here.
And join me for ice cream on Saturday!  Richardson Mercantile hosts goodies, games, giveaways and of course ICE CREAM this Saturday.  You can check out the Uptown Country Home booth while you are there! 

Monday, June 20, 2016

12 New Works from the J.Grumbles Studio

Of the hats I'm wearing right now, besides mom-dom, painting art is becoming my favorite.  This favorite is definitely in competition with my love for painting furniture and selling Uptown Country Home treasures, but when I ran the Uptown Country home storefront, I didn't have as much time to for this kind of art. Now I do! So, in this post, I present to you my 12 most recent works.
(and don't forget Dallas, you can come bid on some more new works of mine and other local artists at the 8th annual Summer Colors Art Auction in July!)

Bobby Boy & Daddy 11x14, commission

Ellen's Dallas24x36, commission

Gya 18x24, sold

Holt & Daddy 12x16, commission

Honey and Papa 12x16, gifted to Honey and Papa

Pikachu 24x24, commission

Nelson 8x10, commission

Parade 16x20, sold

The Barrett Grandchildren 18x24, commission

The Gold Experience 12x12, sold

White House 11x14, commission
Boat Baby 16x20, gifted to his GG and Papa

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

It's Back! Summer Colors

My favorite event of the year is just around the corner...Summer Colors!

Summer Colors is a silent art auction featuring fantastic works by local artists.  All proceeds benefit Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. There are multiple reasons to attend this event: support the hospital, support local artists, wine and dine one food that is so yummy and pretty it is an art itself, and score some unbelievable art.

Here's a look in behind the doors of my home, which shows what a true fan of this event I really am.  Every year, my husband and I bring home a piece (or two) that we won at Summer Colors.  Nearly all of the art in our house is from the annual Summer Colors event.  It is so special because each of these pieces were created by Texas artists with the children of TSRHC in mind.  Every time I glance up at one, I am reminded of the big hearts of these artists and just how important their work truly is.  

Summer Colors 2016, July 21st at 6:30pm!
So here's a look into my home featuring works from Summer Colors past...
From Summer Colors 2012 - by artist Nicole Morrow
From Summer Colors 2013 - by artist Karley Kiker
Custom Silhouettes from Summer Colors 2011 and 2015 - by artist Allyson Hall
Painting from Summer Colors 2011 - by artist Casey Weigand and Painting on silk in acrylic frame from Summer Colors 2014 by artist Megan Adams Brooks
Painting on silk in acrylic frame from Summer Colors 2014 - by artist Megan Adams Brooks
Commissioned Portrait by Summer Colors artist Desmond Blair
Pair of small abstracts on square canvas blocks - by artist Caroline Quisenberry
Check out all of the big-hearted, super-talented artists joining us for Summer Colors 2016 below and click here to buy your tickets!

The 2016 Summer Colors Artists are...


Friday, April 22, 2016


TGIF because the new issue of Flea Market Decor is out and well, you know my mom??? (Fran Thompson Holley/ Frantiques/ supermom/ supergrandma/ junker extra-ordinare that taught me everything I know about thrifting and painting furniture and creating fab living spaces out of trash?) 

The same lady that made my sister a really cute cradle back in 1978 out of a banana crate?
 Well, she has a 16 PAGE SPREAD on their ranch house she designed out of junk galore in the new issue.  Check it here below.  

Oh and if you are in the Dallas area - you don't want to miss her FANTASTIC FRANTIQUES GARAGE SALE tomorrow (4/23/16) on Merrilee Lane, 75214.  Happy Earth Day for the love of recycling junk.  And peace!