Wednesday, March 18, 2009

What's On Your Wall Wednesday

I wanted to do something different and more light hearted today.

So, I'm participating in a meme called "What's On Your Wall Wednesday". Barb of Grits and Glamour calls the art and wall decorations in our homes "home jewelry". She writes that it sets the tone for our homes.

Well, I love artwork. And my home has many paintings on the walls. Today I wanted to share a wall collection that I have on one of my living room walls.

In this day and time of trying to not spend lots of money, here's an idea for you.


I purchased an old book that contained pictures of botanicals from a specialty bookstore in Scottsdale, Arizona. I removed each page from the book, being very careful not to tear the delicate pictures. I took them to a framing studio so they could be displayed in the best way.

You can probably save some money and do this yourself, if you're a visual person. I need all the help I can get. I think they look great arranged in this space using six of them.


I even had extra pictures from the book so I used two more to display on my guest bathroom wall. I tried taking a picture of the two of them but kept getting glare but I think you can get the idea. You can see more of the detail in this closeup.

The focus of Heart Choices isn't art. But art can be so soothing and relaxing to me and that's good for my heart! With spring in the air, I love to look at the flowers outside and the botanicals on the walls of my home too.

You can check out other blogs who participated in "What's On Your Wall Wednesday" by linking to Grits and Glamour.

14 comments:

  1. How fun! I may do this on my blog too. I am not a fan of wallpaper because I like plain painted walls in order to showcase art.

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  2. I love botanical prints & yours are fabulous. Grouping 6 of them together makes a great impact. It is hard taking photos of pictures with glass. Hard not to get any glare. Mirros are even harder when trying not to get yourself in the photo. lol.

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  3. Botanicals are some of my favorites. I'm guessing you spent much more on the frames than you did on the prints, but frames and matting can make or break your display.

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  4. This is beautiful! I love the flowers. Excellent idea.

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  5. That's a great idea! And being lighthearted is good for the heart!
    Blessings,
    Kim

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  6. Debbie,

    This looks great...I love it! What a great idea!

    Big hugs to you today!

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  7. Great post. Love good ideas. I have actually done this before when I was young and first married.
    Linda Q

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  8. Wow, fantastic. Thanks for sharing...

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  9. Very pretty. Even before I got to the point in your post where you described the botanical prints as soothing and relaxing, I was thinking those same words. I am working on painting and redoing our bedroom, but haven't made any solid decisions on wall art...this may be the answer.

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  10. Dear Debbie,
    I like your botanic photos. Flowers are good for mind and soul.
    There even is a book about the flowers from the Bible. (I have not got it).
    Most of our hospitals have paintings and artwork around. It cheering up the patients.
    Gunnar's aunt has been in a nursing home for four months. The wost about her room is that there's no paintings, only white walls. (We have brought some, but were not allowed to hang them up.)
    Art & heart are a good combination.
    From Felisol

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  11. I LOVE home jewelry!!! What a great idea and very pretty display!

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  12. This looks great! I do a lot of this kind of decorating. I use scripture in a lot of my decorating too.

    I love the grouping!

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  13. This is a great idea. I love pretty art work. I featured some more Thomas Kinkade things on my post today.
    Charlotte

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  14. Debbie - botanicals are some of my favorites! What a great idea. I have framed pages from vintage children's books before. I love this collection and how its displayed. Thanks for sharing!

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