Crafty Tuesday

I LOVE Anthropologie.

Love it.
Although I can’t go in and buy every single thing I see in the store,
just walking through and browsing is {happy-dance} relaxing to my senses.

The smell.

The texture.

The décor.

It does it for me (and I know I’m not alone).

Which brings me to my circa 1970’s condo which has no interesting history and leaves me feeling uninspired - but I have a great fireplace that works – I love that! However, fireplace mantles have always been a bit of a challenge for me and then I was motivated by a post from a Facebook friend and a couple blogs I happened upon all within a 12 hour period of time. 

One day later I had my own Anthropologie inspired wall.

flower diptych

I used clip earrings from the collection I inherited from my mom. They get to sparkle with a new, repurposed life!

flower collage1paper_bag_flower_ web

I used old sheet music for the carnation shaped flowers because I just couldn’t bring myself to tear out pages from ANY of my vintage books I have laying around. 

flower triptych

As proud as I was of my new decorations, I didn’t say a word to the Guy-I-Dig. I wanted to see his reaction… Ironically, even though the fire place is the first thing you see when you walk into our living area, he didn’t notice for two full days.

He even set down and picked up his glasses from the mantle.

Three days later, as I sat at the table working with Harrison on something, I glanced up to see him looking intently at the wall above the fire place, “How long has this been here?”

“All weekend.”

He laughed, “DOH!”

I love my husband.
…and he gave the wall décor his two thumbs up.


Carrie said...

Oh. Love. I actually love Anthro too and it is my favorite place for ideas. But this! I may have to take my mantle inspiration from you!! It's gorgeous. Seriously.

Heather M. said...

oh my gosh, it's so awesome! i love it and totally want to do mine like this too. between your son's room and now this, i'm wondering if i could just hire you to come and decorate my whole house. pretty please!

Rose said...

Aw, thank you Heather! I have moments of inspiration. LOL

And if either of you do anything on your mantle or walls, I want to see! :)

Jen said...

So beautiful. I could look at your mantle all day. Decorating is SO hard for me. I just don't have an eye for it. My husband probably would have done the same thing.

Sue-Anne said...

Wow Rose! This looks amazing!! Want to come over and decorate my house too? :)

Tracey said...

Okay, When I first pulled this post up on my phone I thought, "What magazine is this from?!?!?"
You are amazingly crafty and motivated! Wow. This looks beautiful!
Had to laugh at the delay in your hubby's response. Mine would have taken three weeks. Ha!

Just Rhonda said...

SO Cute!!!!!!!!! And my hubby is sooo the same. Takes him a while to notice things around the house (unless I point them out )

Lukas VanDyke said...

Very fun! Looks great!

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