Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving !!

Happy Thanksgiving !!!!!!  It's a beautiful day and I'm feeling festive!
Loved ones are coming in town, the weather feels like it should for this time of year, and I'm getting ready to bake my cranberry tart. We have so much to be thankful for. Today we will take Penny on a long walk, eat some pumpkin scones, and watch the Macy's parade before we jet off to celebrate with our families. It's one of my favorite days of the year and I'm feeling a lot of warm fuzzies like Wally and June in this picture... Happy warm fuzzy day of Thanks to you!!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

10 UNDER 100 DAY!!!!!!!!!


A special little perk is coming your way this afternoon if you are on my mailing list! Early Christmas shoppers, get ready!! And now... the moment we've been waiting for all year... the bi-annual 10 under $100! 10 NEW paintings never seen before for available to the mailing list only*. Oh, my, what will they be?? Join the mailing list to see!!!

*Paintings will be up for grabs for the mailing list only until Monday morning when they will be released to the world wide web for the taking.  Folks, seriously. This is pure awesomeness. Make sure you are in the know to get this email and other exciting offers this holiday season!!
Join here!! 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Speaking of Gratitude...

We bought ourselves a house and got all moved in this weekend! David and I now have some really great studio spaces and are excited about having people in our home again. We feel overwhelmingly blessed with so many people loving us by moving furniture, bringing us dinner, feeding the moving team, giving us such super kind and generous house warming gifts, and helping us paint into the wee hours of the night. I wish I could have photo-documented everyone who has come by to help out in one way or another, but here are a few photo shout outs to our dear loved ones. We are so thankful for you and for all your help and excitement for us. We are looking forward to many many more gatherings together at our new place. Our hearts are so full!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas Wrapping- It's Gift Time!

All that glitters IS gold this year! I dropped off my first load of Christmas presents this morning for a customer and am working on some commissions. This year, the wrapping is just as much fun as the painting process and I can't wait to wrap up more little gifts to share !!  

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Musings: Fox or Cat?

I snagged this amazing clearance find today on my favorite new accessory- a geometric fox, or so I thought. My brother is insisting that this is a cat and I can't see anything but a fox- I mean, look at that snout! Help solve a domestic dispute- cat or fox, folks?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas is Coming! Order Art Today!

Christmas is only 40 days away!! If you're thinking about giving (or receiving) art, the clock is ticking!

Great gift sizes in 12" x 12" @$95 and 6" x 6" @ $47.50 are available on the site.

The design (color scheme, subject matter etc) for a custom orders must be FINALIZED by December 6th, which means we have to start working now! Here's the process for a custom piece: Contact me with any questions! butler.hillary(at)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

A Secret Project: Vesta Show Home 2013 & Hillary Butler Art!

I've been keeping a secret for several months now and I can finally let the cat out of the bag! This year I had the honor of working with Chestnut Hall on the artwork for the mantle of their gorgeous show home, Mansion de Piedra, at the annual Vesta Designer Home Show in Germantown, TN. I worked with the designers' color palettes and swatches and we arrived at this dramatic touch for the entry living room. We even custom matched the stain on the frame to coordinate with the living room chairs. It was truly a piece designed for this room (note the gorgeous emerald settee!).  My favorite design team also took home the "Best of Show" title. It was truly a joy and a wonderful experience to be included on such a great project! 

Two other new paintings got shown off in the upstairs office nook. This delightfully sunny spot is calling my name!  

Thank you to Lana and Stacy for the opportunity to work with you on this- it was an absolute treat!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Casual Friday: Open House Attire

Open house day! Comfortable and cute is the mantra for a day on the feet and this is my outfit inspiration. I somehow need these shoes to appear in my closet tonight- they are way too rad and comfy looking!  Maybe the elves will make this happen...  Come on by Palladio's Christmas Open House today and tomorrow from 10-5. I'd love to say hey!
                                       Palladio Antiques: 2169 Central Ave, Memphis TN

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hillary and David Butler at Palladio's Open House !!

 We are all set up and ready for business for the annual Christmas Open House at Palladio Antiques! Thursday November 7th through Saturday November 9th from 10 am- 5 pm each day. David and I will be selling prints and paintings in all sizes starting at $45 ! Come check off a few loved ones early on your Christmas list with some special gifts of art! Preview our prints and paintings or buy some online if you can't make it to the open house:

Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Mornings: Gratitude

  "And when I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me," Ann Voskamp.  I had this quote chalked up last Thanksgiving season as the daily reminder that I need to be thankful in every tiny little thing. I like this other quote by Ann that summarizes the thought a little differently- thankfulness leads to the miracle of God growing in me. Our recent house hunt has led David and I to talk a lot about what is enough for us- how loosely are we holding our stuff and what does God's blessing look like in terms of things that we have. A recent piece of wisdom I found is that gratitude turns what we have into enough. I want to be content with enough. Today I choose gratitude and await a miracle to grow...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

RSVP Magazine Feature!

It's so exciting to announce a feature in RSVP! 
 I gave a sneak peek a few weeks ago of a behind the scenes shot at designer, Morgan Armstrong's  loft and the spread is out in print and online! RSVP Magazine sent out an incredible team who were so kind and delightful to work with and we were so very honored to be a part of this Room View feature! Morgan and her husband, Nick, have recently moved downtown to a sweet loft and in no time, Morgan had the place all shnazzed up and gorgeously decorated. RSVP gives you an inside peek at her place in the wonderful article here. Check it out!

 All photos by Nathan W Berry for RSVP Memphis