Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Gallery Wall

In November I change out the artwork over my couch. 
The Fowl with Pearls print by Michael Sowa makes me smile every time I look at her. 
The wall is large is blank space.  I have always loved gallery walls and wanted to have one of my own.  It has slowly progressed and I plan to
add more as I find items that are meant to be.

Here is the progression:

The original art came from Kirklands.
I was never in love with it.

Here she is all by herself.




These belonged to my great-grandmother.
They have been in a drawer for a long, long time.


"The Bookworm" by Carl Spitzweg belong to my Mom.
I have looked at this all my life.  Thanks for letting me have it Mom!

I was thrilled to find this Santos doll at Homegoods.


These change often, I can't get satisfied with them. 
I am thinking of new lamps?
What do you think?

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20 comments:

The Copper Nest said...

I love it!!! So much better, I work at Kirklands and when I saw the first pic I said oh this is all wrong....but as I scrolled down I thought it was perfect! :)

Laura Wilkerson said...

Ok when I say the pic I had to smile too and even a little chuckle came out....it kinda reminds me of those pictures that no matter where you are in the room it's lookin' at you :) but when you added the other groupings, it's very captivating.
I'm lovin' it!

Pat said...

Lacy, your gallery wall is beautiful. I love the santos, also.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love it! I adore The Bookworm, and have almost purchased it many times, now wish I had. You are very lucky to have it. The sweet small round picture frames are wonderful, I adore the dog pictures. I could go on and on..... thank you for swinging by and leaving such a sweet comment. hugs ~lynne~

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Fabulous!!! I love the wall grouping and every item that you've included is wonderful. Such a lovely composition and so interesting to see. Love the table vignettes also. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Emily@SENSELESSsophistication said...

Hey Lacy!
Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my score at Ballard's! I was almost jumping for joy in the store!!! Hope you are having a great week!

Olive Cooper said...

Your gallery wall is beautiful. That you have family treasures makes it all the more special. Well done♥

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love those round pieces that belonged to your great grandmother, and I love the way you've lined them up inside a frame. The wall looks great with all of your additions. I can't believe you found that Santos at HomeGoods. So pretty. And the balerina frog is the such a whimsical touch - love him! laurie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Lacy, I love the new look of the wall. Love the little round pictures. Glad you pulled them out to enjoy. Great picture that your mom gave you. You found a santos doll at HG, too. Lucky you.
Thanks for joining the party again.

Sue said...

Lacy, I think your gallery or "London" wall is turning out fantastic! You're using a nice selection of things and I truly love the whimsy of your "fowl" picture and her pearl necklace!

Have you considered using asymmetry as you continue to add on? I've always been a "balanced" decorator, myself, but lately have been finding myself going another direction. It wasn't easy, initially, let me tell ya! LOL

Re: your comment on my post about grout cleaning- there are commercial products you can use to clean it, but the consensus seems to be that steaming it brings the best results. I think it is working real well for me. It's just very time consuming! Not to mention hard on the knees! :-)
Thanks for your visit. ~ Sue

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Lacy, I love your wall collage! To me this is the hardest thing on earth to do and you did a fantastic job :D

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love it! She's a very regal gal! And a Santos cage doll at HomeGoods! I am jealous! Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Lacy, Your gallery wall is coming along beautifully! I really like the small round prints you hung in the larger frame - so smart. The duck (goose?) is funny :). Yes, I vote new lamps...your swirly ones would look cute in a bedroom. Blessings, Kim

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Your gallery wall looks great, Lacy! The Fowl with Pearls is just so fun and whimsical! But my favorite are your great-grandmothers miniture paintings! I don't know why, but I've always been drawn to things like this. So unique and sentimental because they were passed down. It's so cool you were able to use them!

Dear Sweet Home said...

Love the wall! And, the frog is too cute!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love your gallery wall!! Those little paintings in the chunky frames are so pretty and of course your lovely fowl in the pearls!! Everything looks beautiful- well done! Thanks for sharing this at my party! :)

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks so lovely. I look forward to you stopping by at My Dream Canvas:-)

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Your gallery of art is beautiful. What a difference change can make to the look of a whole room. ~~Sherry~~

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your gallery wall is wonderful, Lacy! I love the bookworm print and the minature paintings. The fowl with pearls always makes me smile!
Hugs,
Sherry

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the painting of the goose.

lisa