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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

"What's on your wall Wednesday" and more frames!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the first "What's on your wall Wednesday" hosted by Barb http://gritsglamour.blogspot.com/. What fun! She has a great blog with lots of wonderful ideas, please pay her a visit!

First I want to show you this mirror my Nanny (who recently passed away at 98) gave to me several years ago. I have it in my entryway, so it's the first thing you see when you walk in the door. I bought the topper at Hobby Lobby, it mimics the design in the mirror. I swear Sassy jumped up on the bench right when I started to take this picture! lol



These are some pictures that I recently inherited from Nanny.


This watercolor hung in her bedroom.


The birds hung in the diningroom. I glued them in another frame to make them a little larger.



I love plates on the wall. This niche was supposed to be a closet, but Sherry suggested this to add a little more character to the house. Remember..... we built this house off a model home so there are many more people in the area with the same floorplan. We tried to add some things to make our house a little different. The oil painting is similar to the one on the mantle. I just love colorful landscapes!



This picture is one of my favorites! I was intantly drawn to it (at Kirkland's) because of all the color. Mom got it for me for my bithday when we moved into the house. It's a little contemporary..... honestly, I like contemporary, I tend to like lots of different styles!


I'll have to show you more on a different post. My house isn't big, I need something to show you next time! lol, Great idea Barb!

Now for more frames...... This is what I came up with for the initials. Of course there are many different colors this one could be done in. I did this one to match my house. I can do any initial you would like! This one has 3 different ribbons and a B on snake skin paper. I painted the edge of the frame gold.



When Sherry and I went to market we saw some frames with rhinestones in the middle of the bow. They were so pretty (and pricy). You guys suggested dog frames. I found the rhinestone paws at market and came up with this. You can put your own picture in this one, it can be for a dog or cat! I can also put your pet's name in rhinestones like I did for Sassy. I will also be making some in different colors. I also have rhinestone Fleur de lis, butterflies, hearts, crosses and adorable baby carriages I will be making soon. This isn't the best pic of Sassy.....everything is still on my camera!


I think we are all ready for spring!!



And easter.....what a wonderful time of the year!



I will be listing these on my Etsy store if you are interested. My store is listed under "My Links" right under "My Followers" on the left hand side. If you have a special request just let me know! Thanks again to Barb for hosting "What's on your wall Wednesday!" I hope I can blog tomorrow, we are in the middle of an ice storm and I'm just hoping the temps stay up so the ice will melt. Hopefully our power won't go out! Have a great week!


40 comments:

Diane said...

What a beautiful post! I love all your Nanny's cherished pictures & mirror. Your house is just gorgeous!

Great job on the frames! Sassy's is just to precious! ♥
Diane

Melissa Miller said...

~GORGEOUS Kristen! :)

I have a thing for mirrors and yours being from your Grandma is extra special. It is so pretty and detailed. the topper is really pretty too.
We really like alot of the same things.
Too funny!

The frames are stunning!
I'm going to email you what I want in more detail.

Talk soon, ~Melissa

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Kristen, You are so lucky to have your Nanny's things. She must have been one classy lady. They look lovely in your home. And I bet they make you smile.

I love lots of styles, too. Don't you wish we could afford homes for all of our different styles. And maids to clean them of course.

I love your new frames. i hope they do well for you. You are so talented.
Hugs, Terrie

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Your dog looks so...well...Sassy! :-) Thank you so much for participating in the first WOYWW. And what a first post it is. I, too, love landscapes and I am always scanning thrift stores and eBay for them. I love what you did in the niche - very unique. BTW, the color of your home is Bee-u-ti-ful!!! :-) Ok, I will order one of the initial frames. I LOVE it!!!
Blessings, Barb

marty39 said...

Such gorgeous treasures from your Nanny, and they look so beautiful in your home. Marty

Nancy said...

Love all your pictures! The frames looks fab too! Blessings, Nancy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kristen, what a beautiful post. I love all the beautiful things from your Grandma. They are priceless. I love that Sassy had to get in the picture as well.. :-) Your frames are gorgeous girl..
hugs ~lynne~

The Southern Housewife said...

BEAUTIFUL home! So glad that I found your blog. How funny that I posted pics of my home over at my place. Come visit for a bit! ;0)
The Southern Housewife

kbbryant said...

Thanks for letting me walk through your home. I enjoyed your pictures and frames too. I like your wall color.

Kathy b

Happy To Be said...

Just Beautiful Kristen...love your Nanny pictures the best...but I love all family things..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria love the doggy frame

prof en retraite said...

Hi Kristen...I love yuor Nanny pics...especially the water color! Cute frames..you are so talented!...Debbie

Bo said...

Hi Kristen...Precious memories you have hanging in your gorgeous home...I really like what you did with that niche! The frames you make are adorable... ;-) Bo

Dawnie said...

your pet frame is awesome..what a neat idea.
having pictures from your grandma is such a neat gift isnt it?

Paula said...

You really inherited some neat things from your grandmother. Wouldn't she be pleased to know that people from all over the world are admiring her things through your blog?

Your frames are so creative and would make great gifts.

Chris said...

A beautiful post,I love your Nanny pictures. I'll be joining in on this as soon as I get my walls done. I just bought a ton of things from Kirklands. I needed to update my house some. I do love your frames too. Come by when you can, I have an award for you.

Hugs,
Chris

coco said...

Love it all...how great for you to have those beautiful paintings from Nanny. Love the new frames...can I ask where you got the letter for the first one? I was looking for letters that size at Christmas time and couldn't find any.

Momovthree said...

Kristen,
Your wall art is all beautiful! I especially love the mirror picture with Sassy sitting there. It looks like you posed her that way!

Great job on the frames, they are so creative.
~Michelle

squawmama said...

Good Morning my sweet little friend... I loved what is hanging on your walls... Very nice and how cute was Sassy getting into the picture... The frames are so awesome... Loved them... Have a special day... Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

You have some wonderful paintings. But Sassy, she's so cute I had to enlarge to get a better look at her. ;o)

Love those frames! Happy WOYWW!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh how pretty Kristen! I love your entry way! a perfect place for a mirror :) and all your paintings are so perfect too! I love the Frames on them! and of course, I love the frames you do also! Such Talents sweetie!

Hugs, Cynthia

Tootsie said...

your home is fantastic and your wall art is so beautiful...but is especially lovely because it comes with so much sentimental value! thanks so much for sharing....oh and give that little fur baby a tiny kiss on her nose from Tootsie!

Kristen said...

What beautiful walls you have...just as I knew they would be.
The topper over the mirror is perfect...and Sassy is sooo cute!

The frames are great!

Lynette said...

Very pretty Kristen! I really love your wall displays and love your new selection of frames - esp. the "welcome spring" one!!

Hummmmm - I'll hop to your store soon.

Linda said...

Beautiful mirror and other things from your nanny, made more special by those memories of that person!
Thanks for sharing them with us.
Linda

Miss Janice said...

Thanks for sharing all these lovely prints and the mirror. Bless your nanny's heart! It's all beautiful. I love the frames, especially the initial one...going on my list list right now!

mbkatc230 said...

What beautiful pictures. I especially love the watercolor of the old home, just lovely. And your framed items are so cute! Great post. Kathy

shaybert said...

It's because of you, Kristen, that I participated in WOYWW! I had no idea today was the first! Beautiful home. Happy Wednesday! Blessings, Shay

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Beautiful artwork, you and your nanny have great taste! I love the embellished frames too.

Angie said...

I would love to see your house in person because it is just so warm and beautiful! Your pictures are so pretty and the plates too! Love all the frames, especially the pet one! Love that rhinestone paw!

tam said...

Hi Kristen! Really enjoyed your mirror and pictures-very pretty-! And how special they are from your Nanny to have these hanging on the wall is a sweet way to honor her.
And ca I just say WoW your frames just keep getting better and better if that is even possible.
Have a terrific Thursday!~Tam:D

Lori said...

Kristen,
Thanks for visiting! I have been to your blog often, and I love your home and your decorating skills. I wish I could be as crafty as you! I love all of your frames. Come by any time. I'll be back for sure.

Chari said...

Good Mornin' Girlfriend...

Just wanted to stop in and say "Hi"! Girl, your home is fabulous!!! I love, love, love your style and all of the colors...ahhhh!!! Your wall art is beautiful and I love all of your Nanny's pictures...what a treasure!!!

Your initial frames turned out beautiful...love that pretty red croc leather for the background! But I must say that those pretty "Spring" frames that you did in the greens and pinks are fabulous...love those pretty bows on them!!!

Well my friend, hope that you're having a terrific Thursday...
Chari

~CC Catherine said...

Kristen, Love your Wednesday Wall post! Lovely items, especially the mirror and pics from your Grandma. I also have heirlooms from my Grandma and they are my most special items that I cherish. Blessings... ~CC Catherine

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

You have the neatest pictures, Kristen! Love the mirror and the bird pic. Oh, and i love the grouping of plates. I have an area where I want to do that too.

Your frames are so fun. You will do well.

Thanks for the comments about my dining room to be. :)

A Hint of Home said...

I love all your art work and how you decorate. Your new frames are very cute.

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hello kristen! you have beautiful artwork! And what a great idea you had with the little bird one - mounting it in another frame. You are very creative and so talented as evident by your beautiful home and the adorable picture frames you make. Everything is beautiful, cheery & welcoming. :) ~ Laurie

Raxx - A day in the life said...

You really have a gift with your frames! I am learning so much form your beautiful and inspiring home!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Love the pictures from you Nanny and love those great picture frames you make with such a flair!

blessings
mary

kimmcl said...

Hi Kristen,
I would like to order an initial frame similar to the one on your blog with the B. I want it for my kitchen hutch. The colors in my kitchen are olive green, brown and black with some red accents. I trust your judgement. Let me know how to pay and I'll take it from there.
Thanks so much,
Kim

kimmcl said...

p.s. oops! I forgot to give you the initial I need (duh!). M
Thanks!
Kim

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