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!!!

17 comments:

Nancy said...

Hi Kim, I Looooove your plates! Plates are one of the best things to decorate with!

Smilingsal said...

I think it looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

Your accessories are so very pretty Miss Kim! Love all the good deals!
~Misti

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I understand symmetry. I am the same way. You won't be able to tell in todays post. But, I really am very traditional. I love your plate. And you did a great job with your display on the hutch. You have some beautiful things. I really enjoyed your blog!
~~Terrie~~

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Kim, I love it all! I love the dishes....and I adore that hutch! Great decor!

bj said...

ummm...your walls all look FABULOUS, girlfriend...I just love your style of decorating. Thanks for this wonderful post...
xo bj

susan said...

Kim I am a symmetrical girl who like decorating with dishes too. Your walls look great! Thanks for visiting. As I write, a REAL bird has flown into my house and is locked in my bathroom. I think I've had enough of birds :)

Happy To Be said...

GM Kim...thanks for another great post girl..I love your plates and your DR is just beautiful girl..I want to see it all ha ha!! I'm a nosey old board what can I say...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Blue Eyed Tango said...

I really enjoyed your post, you have a great sense of humor! The plates look great and I love your header photo! Luanne

Shady Creek Lane said...

Love the plates, I can relate to your love of them. Nice post.

Lisa Shatzer said...

I love the idea of hanging trivets on the wall. I wouldn't have thought of that. BTW that black cabinet is gorg!

Kelly Knox said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

I love plates on the wall. I use them alot in my house too.

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Hi Kim! Oh man, you would die watching me hang pictures! I'm the kind that holds the picture up with my finger on the hanger and then just make a dent with my fingernail where I want the nail and then just nail it right on in! Even when I'm hanging things together! I think I'd do a terrible job if I had to involve all that math! Your plates are beautiful!!!!God Bless! lauralu :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great find you got on those first set of plates, and they look so pretty on the wall. I love to hang plates on the wall too. laurie

xinex said...

Beautiful plates!...Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Kim! I love those plates and you know I LOVE plates! Everything looks so lovely! I adore your header with all those vintage mirrors!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)