I had every intention of the items being temporary until I painted something else or had more pictures printed–but to my surprise, I totally dig the vignette I ended up with. I layered art and mirrors and objects and photos and they all magically worked together. Even better, they are out of reach of little hands. Ahem, Greta.
Nothing is new, but from left to right we have: Chris’s guitar that must remain handy because he plays it frequently, two candlesticks that I snagged for pretty much free, a mirror I covered in fabric that goes so nicely with our new blue wall, an aquatint print I did of my parents in college, a painting I did of our last name and anniversary, two small photos of Chris and I on our wedding day and on our cruise, a matching mirror, my favorite penguin, and a clock that balanced out the guitar.
The only thing I hung was the clock, but I will also hang the guitar slightly off the mantle so it is more secure. Everything else is leaning up against each other like best friends all huddled around the sectional. We plan to address the lighting situation here, as well.