Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Accessorizing the Picture Ledges

When I shared our new Picture Ledges last week, I wrote the whole post as a tutorial without showing any of the things that have landed on them.  That jumping horse is a Steiff piece from CG's great aunt's home.  She loved throwing a Derby party each year, as do we.  This year we'll be sure to raise a mint julep to the sky for her.

They're most of the way dressed now.  After having a Picture Gallery Wall for so long, I wanted to have this as a mix of both pictures and bits & bobs of sentiment.  I started with a few pictures.  This grouping is mostly vacation pics, whether it's camping or the cottage.

I dug into our box of honeymoon stuff and found this cruise ship collectible and a vial of gold flakes from our honeymoon in Alaska.

Remember that big box of silver that I received from my MIL?  I picked 2 teaspoons engraved with 2 separate monograms that can be traced way back in the family bible and matted them on some teastained passport scrapbook paper in a shadow box.  I used glue dots to keep them in place.

Keeping this a family wall I created a piece of typography artwork with our family name.  These are diecut letters matted on fabric from my neverending fabric stash.

I wanted to keep this a light and fun mix and love the juxtaposition of my very formal wedding ring pics right next to this fun pic of CG and myself dressed as Obi Wan and Darth Maul one Halloween.  I spent an hour braiding cornrows to go underneath the skull cap and applying my makeup.  CG clipped on the jedi braid and was done.  WD was Anakin that year, but we don't have a pic of all 3 of us for some reason.

Thanks for popping in and accessorizing with me.  Don't forget to come back tomorrow with your before blogging projects for my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays linkup party.  I'm linking this up to No Minimalist Here's Open House Party.
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  1. Your photo ledges and wall are turning out great! Can't wait to see the whole thing when you get finished.

  2. Hi, I love the photo ledges and how you displayed the silver spoons in the shadow box.... I love accessorizing with shadow boxes,as well. I'm following you from Judy's DIY by Design and I hope you will do the same for me... have a nice day, Poppy

  3. Great looking photo ledge and show box!


  4. Decorating the ledge can be so hard and you did a fabulous job!
    Thanks for linking up!

  5. You've been busy!! Take a break and relax...I promise I wont tell anyone!!

  6. Super! I love all the personal mementos you chose. I really love the way you framed the spoons. I've enjoyed reading your blog and I'm happy to be a new follower!

  7. Looks great! I love how all of the special things relate to your family!
    - Andrea


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