Now, back to the photo. You know, the more I get into decorating, the more I realize I don’t know. For example, in my living room, the fireplace is all the way on one side of the wall, instead of in the middle. I want the fireplace to be the focal point, but there’s this big empty wall next to it. How do you decorate that without competing with the fireplace? Seriously, if any of you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them. In the meantime I’m just throwing what I have on hand at it to see if it works, like this dresser vignette. The dresser doesn’t really physically fit in the room, but I like the grouping.
I love the clay spheres. They have such great texture. They remind me of something from some kind of archeological dig. And the garden. Which this room seems to want to have as its theme. I got them on sale at Jo-Ann’s for $1.99 each. The mirror was clearance Target, and the sun face (which is hiding a broken corner from the move, sigh) is from a craft fair. Everything else came from a thrift store:
Lamp base: $3
Lamp shade (still in the cellophane): $2
Buffalo china plate: $2
Embroidered vintage linen runner: $1
Admittedly, this stuff was collected over a period of a couple of years, but still, can you believe the stuff people chuck out? Especially the old linens. I’m always surprised when I find them that someone else hasn’t already snapped them up. But even in the city I find this stuff all the time. I have to buy it of course. It’s beautiful and ridiculously cheap. Unfortunately I haven’t found tons of ways to use or display it.
What about you? Do you have a problem wall? How did you solve it? Do you have any vintage linens? How do you use or display them?