Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fill a Gap--Quick and Easily

Ever need a quick solution to fill a small wall space?

After I took down a holiday wreath I had on the dining room wall, I wanted a change from the picture I normally hang there. 

Without a specific alternative to fall back on, I dug into bits and pieces of things I have around the house for a solution.

This pretty vintage gold-tone frame has been hanging on a pegboard in the basement gathering dust for ages. A little scrubbing and it looks pretty good.

A piece of medium-wide grosgrain ribbon and some luxurious, sparkly vintage rhinestone brooches create an eye-catching display within the frame.

The amber/gold tones of the glittery rhinestones and the gold frame pick up the gold accents in the wallpaper. Looks as if it were all meant to be.

So what's going on with the bulb garden in my dining room window?

Funny thing about bulb gardens: everything blooms at its own pace. The first daffodils you saw last week are waning, the second wave is now in bloom. The white hyacinth is now the brown hyacinth.

But the crocus look magnificent and a large, regal purple hyacinth is powering its way to the sunlight.

Three tulips and a second large hyacinth are budding beauties.

Stay tuned for the next wave of glorious color.

Make it a great day!


  1. I have several pretty metal frames that I need to figure out what to do with and this is a pretty way to display family or vintage treasures as well!

    You're also making me wish for spring with your bulb forcings! I just can't wait for my flowers to be in bloom again....sigh!

  2. Ann,

    Thank you so much for being a part of “A Little Birdie Told Me…” at Rook No. 17!

    Even as the party continues to grow, I’m glad I still have the opportunity to visit all the amazing projects and soak up the inspiration that is shared each week!

    Hope you’ll join the fun this week too– the party is in full swing!

    Best, Jenn


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