Monday, February 23, 2015

Unexpected Art

Recently I shared ideas with art in unexpected places.  If you missed the post, go here.
Today, I'd like to share how I display art in my own home.

I have some sea life prints in mirrored frames.  Since there's a field in my back yard,
 I chose to leave the windows drapery free and placed the frames directly on them.
I also have a large vintage classroom pull-down map between the windows.

Art on Windows in My Sun Room

A Closer Look

The Other Side of the Sun Room

In my living room I layered a print over a garden gate.

A Garden Gate as a Back Drop

A ceiling tile is my art on my screened porch.

Ceiling Tile Art

I had a map framed in quadrants for our master bedroom.

Framed Map in Our Master Bedroom

I found this wonderful chunk of wood.
 It was almost two inches thick and already shaped into a half circle.
 My artist friend painted a scene on it for me.  It's layered in front of my pier mirror.

Art Hand Painted on a Board in My Living Room

I used an old door as a frame for this pair of prints.

Art Inside a Door Frame in My Upstairs Hallway

I add art as well as books onto bookcases.

Art On One of My Family Room Bookcases

Art On My Other Family Room Bookcase

I also applied architectural prints to the spines of books.

Architectural Prints on Book Spines in My Laundry Room

How do you like to display your "art"?


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Monday, February 16, 2015

It's Time For Our Monthly Vintage Tag Sale

It's the third weekend of the month so we're having another sale at Sweet Clover.  
My fellow vendors again have outdone themselves.  
I'm sharing images from my space on the blog, but make sure you visit the Sweet Clover website to see the whole store album.  There's something for everyone.  We have a great vintage decor mix.

Three Drawer Chest

I added a faux tortoise shell, some books and a skull to this terrarium/atrium.
I also added some greenery to some gathered lab bottles.  I spy an octopus.

I added wheels and a glass top to a file drawer section to create a coffee table.

Union Jack Coffee Table

I updated this antique oak dresser with charcoal gray paint  
and changed the hardware to new mercury glass knobs. 
 They're a great contrast to the dark gray dresser.

Updated Antique Dresser with Carved Mirror Frame

Iron Bird, Vintage Books, Brass Frames on Dresser

Antique Brass Frames Gathered with a Ribbon and Vintage Hat Flowers
Velvet Belt and Buckle Around Vintage Books

Bed Crown and Pillow with a Nest

I've posted about my navy bow front dresser with a natural top.  Here it is again. 
 If you missed the whole post, go here to see how I did it.

Love my Santos.


Antique Fan Framed in a Shadow Box

This writing desk would be perfect in a kitchen or bedroom.  
The gold-dipped legs match the gold in the painted Italian chair.

Writing Desk from Ballard Designs

Cubbies and Drawers on the Writing Desk

Vintage Child's Picture Puzzle Blocks

Jewelry Crown, Mini Mirrors and Cow Giclee

Antique Chandelier with Crystals

Iron-Based Side Tables with Nail Head

Nail Head Trim on Tables

More Lab Bottles with Feathers and Greenery

Chinoiserie Umbrella and Cachepot

Carved Mirror with Shelf, Kantha Quilt, Caned-back Chair

One of a Pair of Vintage Caned-back Chairs with Velvet Down-filled Cushions

Caned Chair Detail

Canvas and Leather Tote
Hook with Numbers

All the accessories are for sale too.

Ebony Bocce Balls in a Dough Bowl

Lift Top Piano Bench with Grey Linen Fabric and Cording

Steer Giclee and Trophy

Hope to see you there.


4051 Stanford Ct
Frederick, MD

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Design Musings--Arrows in Home Decor

I usually post some pretty hearts on Valentine's Day, but lately I've noticed arrows in home decor.

Hearts aren't the only design associated with Valentines' Day.
Arrows say it too.  Here are some hearts and arrows.



Now to my latest design obsession:  arrows.






Arm knitted scarf.




Pottery Barn
(You can buy these arrows from me at Sweet Clover Barn)

Happy Valentine's Day


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