Friday, September 16, 2011

Decorating with Anything (and Everything)

Just a corner of my livingroom/studio. I have "no problem" with hanging vintage toys, dolls and cardboard box tops, along with my paintings and assembled artwork. I find three-dimensional pieces hanging on a wall very eye-catching and attractive. The butterfly is a child's pull-toy. When it rolls along on the floor, the tin multicolored wings flap up and down. I believe it's from the 1930s, although I've found replicas for sale online. This is an original.

Another wall in my livingroom. I hang vintage beads and crafts I made as a child, and I also use fabrics hanging in doorways to "cozy up" the place.

Collectibles, old postcards and strands of beads co-exist peacefully.

A Ty's Beanie-Baby Fly rests atop a 1920s Borden's horse-drawn milk wagon. More beads and one of my hand-painted vases add color and texture to the walls.

I also like to have a lot of house plants situated all over the apartment. My violets are just beginning to flower again. This closeup shows the almost glittering appearance of the petals.

4 comments:

  1. The Violet might looks cool near they butterfly as they both juxtapose themselves very nicely

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  2. Always love taking a walk around your place Casey..thanks!
    I miss my violets...makes me want to go out and buy a plant! :)
    FUN! Thanks..
    Mare

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  3. IF I EVER GET UP YOUR WAY, CAN GRAMPS AND I COME TO YOUR MUSEUM? THE ONLY THING IS I MAY NOT WAIT TO LEAVE.

    LOVE THE PICTURES.

    GRANNY

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