Monday, November 14, 2011

A Brand New Life


"Pay close attention now: I'm creating new heavens and a new earth. All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten. Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I'm creating..."
Isaiah 54

On this trip, I was anticipating  visiting the shop of Ruth Hamner and seeing what she had created. I don't think I have ever posted this many pictures at once! But I couldn't help myself, all her creations were beautiful. I actually had to remove many other pictures to get it down to this number. It felt like a whole other world in her shop, whimsy and beauty everywhere!!! Her name is Ruth L. Hamner, and her shop is called Ruthie's Rembrandt's. She collects very old antiques, and gives them a new life. Her slogan is "If it's not moving, paint it!" She paints every and anything, including furniture, tools, canes, and hard hats. My last picture shows her in one of her mirrors. I did not buy anything, because it was all pretty expensive. But I'm thinking of returning and getting something small. Since I'm so clumsy, maybe the hard hat in my header. A header for the head. Ya think?

"Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we've been given a brand new life and have everything to live for, including a future in heaven-and the future starts now! God is keeping careful watch over us and the future. The day is coming when you'll have it all-life healed and whole."
1 Peter 1:2,4

38 comments:

Bobbi said...

I love it Ginny! Everything is so colorful!!

reanaclaire said...

Yes, I agree with you.. she is good in making the things look lively and colorful... expensive? how expensive is it?

SquirrelQueen said...

I love her creative approach to updating antiques. Those little stools are so cute especially the way they are display in the shelves. I can see why you posted so many photos, I would have done the same because I would have had a hard time choosing. Each piece is interesting.

That hard hat is so cute!

Nature Rambles said...

What a talented lady! Everything looks so beautiful and exotic! Love the hard hat on your header!

Maple Lane said...

I love her work - so fun and colorful!

From the Kitchen said...

Go for that hard hat! I love it all. Is the shop near you? It's kind of like being in the kind of shop that a Cirque du soleil performer would shop in.

Best,
Bonnie

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Great post, Ginny!! She is one creative lady! I love that table with the polka dot mugs on it!!! This was a treat for the eyes. Thank you. blessings ~ tanna

Arti said...

What a colorful and bright post. The lady seems quite artistic! Loved her work and your too!!
Have a beautiful day Ginny:)

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

WOW! did you happen to see the Mad Hatter running through the store? That is one fun place. I like seeing all the ways to decorate up old furniture. I would love to do just one room in my house fun and funky.

Hope your day is good!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

You always find such fun little shops!

LC said...

I have seen antiques and collectibles painted before, but not so much exuberance and joy in one place. Woohoo!

Sandra said...

i so wish i could have been with you sister chick, we would have had a blast. i came here right away because Tammy commented you and i must have coordinated our post today, which we did not. so all these amazing and wonderful things would be what you would find inside my houses from the village of the arts. our minds are connected through the miles.
to funny on the painted HAMMERS. looks like a place to spend hours just looking.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Fannnnn-tastic!!! What a glorious, colorful, whimsical, and fun post today Ginny. How fun. And I loved your 'journey' share below this one also...the beautiful Autumn Foliage.

I feel I must apologize for not stopping by recently. I've actually been busy doing nothing. Just one of those weeks I guess. And computer time has been almost nil for visiting friends. So, just wanted to stop by today to leave a big TEXAS HOWDY!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A lot of time and thought has gone into these things. The love she has for what she does,shows through.

Fred Alton said...

I loved the bold and contrasting colors. Ruth has created (or is that re-created?) many beautiful items. All the paint and decorations reminds me of something I learned long ago from a car salesman - "A little putty and a little paint, makes 'em look like what they ain't!"

Roean said...

I love it all!!! And I want one of those footstools. Wonder if I could order one. Hmmmmm.

BTW ... I played that hymn on Sunday. Went over very well. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---that is awesome, Ginny.. Ruth is a very creative lady.. Love seeing what all she does with paint.... The colors are fabulous. Thanks for sharing..
Hugs,
Betsy

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I smiled when I saw your colorful header! Then I liked all the beautiful photos...Nice to see

Stephanie V said...

I so want the table and the 'girl' chairs. I don't know how to play backgammon but I think I could learn with such a beautiful table to play on.

Remington said...

Beth here....thanks for this post -- gave me some great ideas! THANK YOU!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I'd love to browse that shop! And I could use a pink hammer, too. Maybe if I had one, the hubby would leave it alone and I could find it when I needed it!

Ann said...

that's the fanciest hard hat I've ever seen. That sure looks like a fun shop to browse in. Such cute things.

George said...

There's no doubt you would look good in that hard hat! I must admit that I like Ruth's slogan. Her creations are beautiful.

Darlene said...

Now that's what I call colorful and creative! Gorgeous!

Treasia said...

I want one of everything you've pictured. I love her stuff. It's so me!

Nezzy said...

This was simply a wonderful post sweetie.

I adored seein' the wonderfully bright and beautiful rebirth of the items in the shop and your so very eloquently turned sight to what the Lord has done for us.

Fantastic sister!!!

God bless and have a marvelous day my friend!!! :o)

DawnTreader said...

I can't think of anything better to say than repeat what I just wrote at Sandra's blog: "WOW that's colourful! Love it!" (Did you two PLAN on posting explosions of colour on the same day?!) Very creative!

Neal said...

So colorful...can't help from liking all that stuff.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Thanks for sharing that delightful gallery. Have a fabulous day tomorrow!

Filip Demuinck said...

Very colourful, my favourite is the horse.

Greetings,
Filip

Chatty Crone said...

Ginny what a cute shop with such nice things. I have never heard of her though. So when are you going back? So very colorful. Sandie

Rose said...

Ginny, these sure made me smile! I so enjoyed these.

Karin said...

I've never seen anything like this! That game table is my fav!

photowannabe said...

Absolutely love the whimsy and color of her things.
It would be fun to have sone of those side tables or little step stools to spark up a corner.

Melanie said...

Wow, that's a lot of color! I like the swing with the stuffed animals.
I'm looking forward to my 'new life' in Heaven! :)

Deborah said...

OMGoodness, I love this store...the problem is that I would buy this stuff then it wouldn't match when I get home! LOL
xxoo
Deborah

Joanne said...

I love those foot stools. She is so creative!
Blessings, Joanne

Lynn said...

What a delightful find this shop was. Love how she made such cute whimsical new creations from old more than likely dark antiques. Sort of Mary Englebreit style on some. Really cute things. Those little footstools are darling. Do you remember the price on those? Just curious. Personally, I think you are to beautiful to use the hard hat. Perhaps a functional but very pretty item she decorated would work. Wonder if she has a website, think I will check this out. Thank you Ginny, you find the neatest things to share with us.
Lynn