Mantlepiece finally

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Oct 9 2009
Our mantlepiece with yellow pieces with black and white vases

Since moving into our home, I’ve been changing displays on the mantlepiece above the fireplace constantly – an almost obsessed dissatisfaction with it… until 2 weeks ago!! I finally had $50 to spare to frame one of the items I’ve been wanting to hang… and I’m happy :)

It started off with just displaying some white china from what I’d already owned. Then I wanted to fill that space with some artpiece.

Loui Shabner

Then I scored Nicola, a Loui Shabner print off eBay last November. And hung it there for a while amongst some white china pieces I’d had here and there.

My Nicola, by Loui Shabner

My Nicola, by Loui Shabner, blogged here.

But no one in my family understood why I’d have a portrait of a stranger in a place of prominence… so after a while, I sold it off to Kim from Desire to Inspire.

My {Family} poster

I replaced it with my the {Family} poster.

{Family} poster

{Family} poster, blogged here.

After a while, I decided that it looked odd hanging there, something about the scale. The size of the wall verses size of the frame.

Yellow pieces with white and black vases

So I brought {Family} down, and gathered some other things around the place… a yellow cane mirror and a few black and white Raynham urns…

Our mantlepiece with yellow pieces with black and white vases

Yellow art glass

Then some time later, I finally had enough yellow-mustard art glass vases to display!

My beautiful collection of yellow art glass vases, along with my one pink decanter.

My beautiful collection of yellow art glass vases, along with my one pink decanter.

And up again went the {Family} poster… (yes I know I’m schizophrenic with these things!)

I really do like the art glass pieces there, so they’re there to stay (kinda). But the grey-brown wall is going soon!

Then.

Two weeks ago I finally got the spare change to frame one of my favourites, Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years. October 2008 they reprinted and I got my copy quick-smart!

Now I’m happy.

Happy at last. See my {Family} poster peeking at the side?

Happy at last. See my {Family} poster peeking at the side?

The size of the poster fits the mantlepiece and the room. I love it there. Now just have to paint the rest of the room the way I want it and I’ll be a really happy chicky!

Before we moved in

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The same space before we bought and moved in, taken from Real Estate

The same space before we bought and moved in, taken from Real Estate

I can’t help but think… well… it’s now way more busy… but also way more vibrant (schizophrenically)!! :)

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