I have been reading sooooo many decorating, crafts and DIY blogs this past month (and enjoying it). I have been inspired! I'm pretty sure I will be trying chalk paint in 2012, maybe beadboard paintable wallpaper, and scouring garage sales and consignment stores in the new year with a little more gusto.
This has been a real departure for me from my usual source for new decorating ideas, magazines. I also used to be a faithful HGTV fan but programming changes at the network to an all contemporary, all the time format, and house staging and house hunting programming, none of which pertains to me, caused my viewing time to dwindle.
I like my home to be filled with nostalgia, pretty fabrics, pretty flowers, pretty colors, my personality, and probably lots more stuff than most people care to own, let alone display. I like my pretty things mixed up with distressed and a little shabby items for the contrast.
Imagine my delight when I read on Bab's Upstairs, Downstairs blog that the Polohouse blog would be featuring a "collections" link party on the first of January. I hope I can hook up with other crazy people like me that love collecting stuff.
Here is another one of my favorite collections, lady portrait plates. Someday I hope to have a very feminine bedroom decorated with my lady headvases, lady portraits, lady portrait plates, and lady figurines.
|This Mona Lisa plate is marked Limoge and I just picked it up in December at a consignment shop for less than $10.|
|Unmarked except for a number, but very beautiful. My favorite!|
|I have two of these from Salem China, just slightly different.|
And there they are, on display on my living room wall. I seldom add to the collection. I don't want it to get so large that it can't be displayed on one wall. I prefer many smaller collections to a huge collection of one thing that fills shelves or even rooms.
Hope you enjoyed my lady portrait plate collection!