If you’ve sent me a card with a lovely image on it in the last ten years – I’ve probably still got it. I just can’t throw away pieces of card that make me happy when I look at them, and I often buy postcards that I like the look of too. It can be anything. A goose, a lemon, snowdrops, vintage adverts, a lady in a dress, a girl holding a balloon or a bicycle. I now have a large collection of beautiful images carefully stashed away in a jiffy bag (I said carefully) that I am desperate to display in my house, along with some family pictures and pictures of my late grandparents. I want them to be part of our home. I’ve been called a magpie more than once due to my love of pretty things and desire to collect small knick knacks.
I’ve been getting some ideas together of how I can display them to minimise clutter and maximise impact, as I like things to be visible, yet out of temptations way of a two year old. I never thought my house would be so white, but I love white walls at the moment as they allow so much more freedom with fabrics, pictures and accessories – perfect for displaying an abundance of random photographs, postcards and cards.
As usual Pinterest didn’t disappoint and I am now feeling more pressure than ever to create a space that does my beloved pictures justice. I look through my jiffy bag sporadically and it appears I have a weakness for birds, flowers and black and white images.
I love the use of ledges, not only for pictures but for keepsakes, treasures, flowers and ornaments. They are so versatile.
I love the use of frames – large ones, glass ones and the use of an old window frame.
Pegs arranged in slightly different ways can create such a different effect.
All images via Pinterest.
I love florals and botanical prints and the haphazard way these are arranged.
We’re going to go with some ledges and a door surround, but we can’t agree on where…and I’m sure ours will not be very Pinterest-worthy!