Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It's the Little Things

I love old windows. They make me feel whimsical and dreamy. They force me to wonder what they must have experienced and seen. I can't help but imagine who has gazed wistfully through them and what stories they could tell if only they could speak. Old windows are interesting and fun, and thus I often use them in my decor. I've always known that I'm a bit on the unusual side, but here's another reason why - I don't like artwork. It is incrediby rare for me to find an actual painting or picture that I would consider, even for a fleeting moment, displaying on my wall. Therefore, I'm always on the lookout for things that I can hang on the wall that I do enjoy seeing. I usually use things like metal trays, plates, scroll work, ceiling tiles, clocks, items meant for the garden, mirrors, sconces, etc. What is your decorating quirk, and how have you solved it?


12 comments:

Meg said...

I love old windows.

Bella said...

My quirks come and go ;)

One thing I do know, I prefer gold over silver frames, so I can't wait for them to come back into style :)

You are lucky that you never liked pictures...I have spent a pretty penny on having prints framed...I still like most of them, I kind of change them around, makes them seem new when they come back out :)

Your table and window setting is beautiful :)

Leah said...

just about any item in my moxiethrift store on etsy is what i would use in my house. since i take photographs, i am super picky about what photographs go on my walls, mine or others!

Employee No. 3699 said...

I totally love that window on the dresser as opposed to, say a mirror.

I only have one painting/print in my house (It'll be on Friday's post) and I have some matted and framed photographs my husband has taken on a few walls.

My quirky things are cow skulls, framed arrowheads and fossils. Lots of ceramic bowls, platters and pitchers.

Dani said...

I like windows too I have two up in my house I will have to show you one day soon.
I like your window it looks great.

noble pig said...

I love wine bottles...THEY ARE EVERYWHERE HERE!

Bee said...

I don't care for artwork either. I prefer old windows, clocks, and other unusual items to hang on the wall as well.

Crystal said...

That is really cute. I don't really have a quirk, maybe that's why I'm not very good at decorating.
I enjoy your blog a lot and I wanted to introduce others to your blog too. I left an award for you on my blog! Hope you will drop by and pick it up.

Liz said...

This looks lovely! I just bought an old window last week on a whim and have no place to put it! Wish I had a cute little buffet like this.

Angie said...

Mine's not so much a decorating quirk as an inconvenience - we live in an A-frame house and it's way too much of a hassle to hang stuff on the slanted walls. The stuff we do have on the interior walls is mostly northwoodsy decor (ducks especially) and I also get a kick out of framning my kids' artwork in black frames with white mats so it looks all formal and professional, even though it was finger-painted by a 3 1/2 and a 2-year old.

Amy said...

I don't really have any quirks about decorating so to speak...but I do love when people turn old window frames into mirrors...I found one at an estate sale, and I love it.
You wonder what man years ago put it in his house.....and what did he look out and see....just stuff like that.

This isn't about decorating but,
I also love to see like old barns falling apart as you drive down the highway, and you realize, at one time there was a proud family building that barn...it was probably bright red, smelling of hay.....They probably spent most of their lives in it.....and now it is just falling apart on the highway.......It's interesting.

I like everything that you show in your home. You have lovely taste.:)

kate said...

I love windows too! My decor quirk is that I can't ever make up my mind. I I have redecorated our front living room oh, a half a dozen times in 2 years. I just completed it again. Hopefully it will stick this time! (I think I said the same thing last time...)