Sunday, May 7, 2017

Loving the Month of May

I hope you had a lovely weekend.  We have had some beautiful weather here in NC. The flowers are all in bloom and I have been busy taking lots of outdoor photos.

(Most of these shots were taken with my Iphone)









The weather has been perfect with sunny days and lower humidity.  It is nice weather to have windows open throughout the home instead of air conditioning!  Our community pool opens this week and I am looking forward to that also!





I have tea olive bushes around my home and the fragrance is wonderful!  I picked a bunch and placed in a mason jar in my kitchen!



I used an old step ladder and planted some herbs in terracotta pots for my patio! I prefer to use fresh herbs in my cooking rather than dried,








I am looking forward to going to Luckett's Spring Market in a couple of weeks.  The last time I went was close to five years ago so I am due for a visit!  Hopefully I will find some goods for my home!

I hope you are enjoying your spring, too!

Monday, May 1, 2017

My Gallery Wall

Hello,

Happy Monday!  

I have recently created a gallery wall in my home that includes many finds when I moved to the South, purchases while on vacations and finds from some of my favorite stores.










Before creating the gallery wall, I first started placing all of my items on the floor and traced each piece on paper and cut out. I then used painters tape to hang each cutout to visualize and get a feel for the layout.  This is the step that you may be rearranging a lot before you love the look that you are trying to achieve.

When creating my wall, I wanted to make it as personal as can be since since it is part of my home. This project is an ongoing one and something that I will change up at times.  Hopefully, I am looking towards  having the wall decorated from ceiling to floor with photos/art.

Here are some photos of what I have done so far.  I love thrift shopping for vintage items, so hopefully I will find some more unique treasures to add.

I first started with this print - (my initials) which was one of my largest pieces for the wall.  I especially love this piece since it was a gift from my sister.  She bought it in Charleston from a local artist who takes photography on various iron gates throughout Charleston.  This happens to be fragments of iron gates that spell out my initials!  How clever!!














This piece of art is actually hole punch art.  I found it at a local antique shop near me and she had to come home with me!!  Love those braids!!











This piece was also an inexpensive piece -- it is actually called a Theorem Painting - stenciling of soft colors in oils applied to velvet.



Nancy Thomas Art from our visit to Yorktown,VA.



I love this piece of art -- Royal Crown Cola bottle pressed onto barn wood.  I love the red faucet handles as flowers.










Above the initial art piece I added a corrugated tin heart for texture.  It was fun creating this space and I am looking forward to finding some more special pieces to add to it!


Do you have a gallery wall in your home? 


















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