I just love this book, with all it's beautifully framed and hung artwork. I probably have way too many pieces of art on my walls, and I find it hard to resist any prints, watercolors or needlework that I find in my thrifting jaunts. Here are a few of the things that hang on my walls:
Old family photos. This is my great aunt as a child, with her mother. I love old photos, even if they are not any relation. But having some relations in old photos is almost as good as having paintings of your ancestors. If I had any of those, they would take pride of place. But alas, my ancestors were all poor immigrants. I guess I'm lucky to have the photos.
Architectural prints. This is one of a pair from Dublin. I love to bring home at least one old print from everywhere we have visited.
Botanical prints. I have a major problem passing up any I see. This one was about $6. at a flea market/antiques fair. Frame and all.
Hunting prints. I used to ride when I was growing up, so I love hunting prints. This one is from England, where we visited just before my son was born over 20 years ago. There were a series of these in the shop, and I would have loved more, but we could only afford one.
Pressed flowers. This is a rather recent obsession, started last year when I found a few pretty examples in the thrift store. I love to think of someone taking the time to pick and press these, and then to frame them in such a loving way.
Embroidered pictures. Again, I love the care that went into making these. I love flowers in every form, so that is usually what I gravitate towards.
Watercolors. Nothing too fancy, just amateur works that are inexpensive but show a love of place or subject. I'm definitely a country girl, so I love landscapes and natural subjects. I posted about this painting here.
Beadwork. I guess I am drawn to the domestic arts here. Something you would see in an old English country house.
Something small, something French, something fabulous. I love this little barnyard scene. Whimsy called to me here, and the fact that there are roosters pictured.
I have lots more (too many, really) to show you, but I'll save them for another post. What sort of art do you hang on your walls?