Monday, April 27, 2009

silhouette wall

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss my Gram. So maybe it was being inspired by Stephanie's silhouette wall months ago that came to mind as I was blasting some 1940's music (can you blast 1940's music and still be cool?) that made me finally do something with the silhouettes I lovingly stare at every couple months. Ken and I had ours done about ten years ago (the smaller ones in the photo). Shortly after that I received the ones of my Grandparents. Last week I bought two oval frames, lined them with craft paper and carefully placed their profiles. They might be hung wonky and add to my Olivia Walton-esque living room but they make my heart happy. I hung a velvet handpainted flower done by a distant relative that passed away years ago. I never met her but her art work inspires me to no end, she ties in all in because she is family. And family is what's most important, right Unc J?

Back to Mrs Walton...I put crocheted doilies on the back of the couch because of her. I picked this flowery couch four years ago because of her. I wear aprons with bias trim mostly because of her and this summer I will shell peas on the porch while my kids play all because of her.

Hope you are having a good week!


Jemm said...

I love your house. It is SO homey. You know I've only recently seen the Waltons. Growing up, we didn't have cable. The Waltons were only on as reruns by then and didn't play on our channels. Missed most of the Brady Bunch too.

Lavender Dreamer said...

Your home is lovely and I know you enjoy your wonderful memories. I love being surrounded by memories of my grandmother. She lived next door to me growing up and I'll never forget her influence on my life ...and it lasts a lifetime!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Ohhh, I love your floral couch!! I have always wanted something pretty just like that, but they are hard to come by over here in Germany, where leather is more the in thing. The doilies look fantastic on the back!! My sister makes doilies, maybe I will get some larger ones from her so that I can use your idea and display some on my couch too. It sure won't look as pretty as yours tho. And the silhouettes are great. I had one done during my kindergarten years and have always regretted that it got lost. I would so dearly love to have it now. Your silhouette wall is just lovely. What a nice thing to post about and share with us!!! take care, Debby