Wednesday, April 15, 2009
What's On Your Wall Wednesday!!!
Welcome to another What's On Your Wall Wednesday (try sayin that fast five times!) hosted by the ever-talented, ever-popular Barb at Grits and Glamour. I encourage all of you to check out Barb's blog, if you haven't already that it, because she is one decorator extroardinairre! Her talents are endless. Also be sure not to miss the other WOYWW posts.
When it comes to decorating, I've always had a thing for symmetry. I read somewhere recently that people with traditional-style homes, usually implement symmetry into their decor. I am a traditional girl, and a quick look around my home would convince anyone that I like traditional decor, but I'm convinced that this balancing act has more to do with my being a bit "anal" than traditional. When I hang a picture, for instance, I don't just HANG a picture. First I get out the measuring tape, then I make a handy template, mark my hole with a pencil while holding the tape in my mouth, the hammer between my legs, usually while I'm standing on a step ladder. Lastly I stand back about four or five.......hundred......times to make sure it's even before putting a nail in my perfect wall. HA! Who am I kidding! Even after all of that "anal-ness" I still readjust the picture about four or five......hundred......times until my perfect walls are now looking more like swiss cheese. Needless to say, spackle is my best friend.
I recently did some rearranging of my walls, moving things from different rooms more so out of necessity because of this darned economy. Can't go out and buy a new print when my kids are in dire need of haircuts now can I??? I even had some of these things listed on Craig's List - thank goodness nobody else wanted them!! HA!
I love decorating with dishes, especially hanging them on a wall. These dishes I purchased recently at a yard sale, they were 6 for $2. The rest I have in my curio.
I bought the ones on my dining room wall off of ebay for a steal! They are Royal Doulton and I just fell in love with them. I didn't even know where I was going to hang them I just thought they were too pretty to pass up. They found a home next to my hutch.
From dishes to trivets! I found these cuties on a recent trip to Home Goods and of course I thought they added much needed "symmetry" to my kitchen hutch.
So that's it for this WOYWW for me! Thanks for checking in and be sure to check out other wonderful walls at Grits and Glamour! Have a great Wednesday!!!