Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
for 0.98 cents
and made this...
For $2.23 + tax.
Not bad for a day's work.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
~ Mirrors ~
and one just like it at Target for $79.99!!!
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Here are some pretty black and white things...
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Here are few tips for displaying your collections on shelves, walls, etc. I'll do a separate post soon about Holiday Displays!
- For the most part, scale objects from largest to smallest, from back to front.
- Maintain a cohesive look by using a theme- either similar items of shape or color.
- Windowsills can double as shelves.
- Add a few items of interest in as well.
- A fluid display can be created by combining round plates and square prints, with a similar theme, in a repeating pattern.
- Display small items on top of pictures and door frames such as architectural elements, keys, etc.
- Look for unused walls in your home such as the staircase or hallway to display family photos, plates or mirrors.
*ADD ACCENTS TO DISPLAYS FOR BALANCE AND INTEREST*
Other Ideas for Displaying Collectibles:
- Use a contrasting backdrop to accentuate objects displayed.
- Fill a large glass container with glass ornaments combined with rocks, shells, or other elements from nature.
- Place a mirror on a flat surface. Then combine a candle garden (a group of candles of different diameters and heights).
- A wagon or baby buggy are creative items to display collections in.
- A very small plate, on a stand, can adore one side of a pedestal sink. Reserve the space on the opposite side for a decorative soap, or soap dish.
- Display vintage clothing on a dressmaker’s stand, or use a hanger to suspend apparel from the stem of a wall sconce. A hat on top of the stand finishes the appearance.
- In a kitchen: a hutch, a baker’s rack, or a desk with shelving above.
- Fireplace mantels are always an obvious location to arrange a display.
- In a room with limited space, place a console table against a wall, position a sofa in front of it, and display a collection on the shelf you’ve created behind.
- Use an armoire, with the doors left open. In addition to placing items on the shelves of the armoire and a Secretary’s desk makes a fine display case in a living room, family room or study.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
So let's not wait any longer to get a good look at this beauty...
The Chesterfield sofa conjures images of formally attired gentlemen sequestered in a dark paneled study, sipping brandy and smoking cigars. Throughout history the Chesterfield sofa has come to represent many things to different people. The Victorian era saw the Chesterfield as the key piece in living rooms, where gentlemen relaxed while their wives sat in chairs crafting needlepoint. Throughout the years, Chesterfield sofas have graced the palaces of royalty, prominent business offices, hotels, restaurants, gentleman's clubs and luxurious private homes.
Today the Chesterfield is synonymous with elegance and class in interiors all over the world, of every architectural and decorating style. Regardless of what it represents to many, the Chesterfield steadfastly remains the sofa that embodies the perfect blend of comfort and sophistication. It's a classic and worth the investment.
Here are a few more in other pretty colors..
and this one from Restoration Hardware...I want my room to look just like this...
Friday, October 1, 2010
To find out about this week's Thrifty Thursday find, click on my Interior Alternatives Facebook Page to become a fan! I'm shooting for 100 Fans!!
But for today, it's a fabulous Fall Friday and it's sooo beautiful outside!~! It's supposed to be a gorgeous weekend and mine starts now...
so I'm off to see...