It's All in the Details

Coming soon ~~ A fun new blog party ~~ It's called "Share Your Style" and it's all about your style in the world of decorating.  Hosted by some of the most popular home styling bloggers and created by my friend, Sherry of No Minimalist Here.  I will be a host too and I can't wait to see you.  I am so excited about this!  Hope to get the first party started Feb. 19th so mark your bloggy calendar and please share the button on my sidebar

And now for today's blog post

Bringing a room together can sometimes come down to just one tiny little detail. It's often the tiniest detail that makes the biggest statement. Quirky placement of objects catches the eye and pleases the soul. Today's blog is about some of the little details around my own home, that I hope make a big difference and maybe will inspire you.   xo Enjoy! 

I love frames and I really love a collection of empty frames on the wall.  They make a funny little statement.  I bought these frames exactly as you see them and added them to a small collection on the half bath wall.   The "W" is a prop from the movie 'The Silence of the Lambs' and the black and white prints were a flea market find.

Who would expect to see a candle wall sconce right next to the fireplace on the brick surround itself?  Think of unusual places to place your objects.

Don't forget the valuable real estate on top of an armoire or hutch.  Here you can place one large prized possession or a vintage of smaller items, as I did here

And pictures or photos don't always have to be on a wall or table.  Here I placed a black and white framed family photo collage on the window surround.

Mundane, everyday objects can often make a fun statement in your home.  No need to stash your paper napkins in a drawer.  Stack them, as I have, in an ironstone bowl with some other small objects.  This way, I see them all the time and remember to use them. :) 

More valuable real estate in my dining room, on top of a primitive cabinet, other wise I would have had no where to put these antique pieces that I so love.  An antique Sunday afternoon oil painting and old wicker covered demi-johns and some dried hydrangea.

this little Christmas decoration, that I could not bare to put away, adds a little black and a little bling to this otherwise solid white cabinet, calling your attention to the sweet worn catch.  A detail that might have been totally lost, otherwise.

This tiny little painting of a bird nest and egg is a mere 4" x 6" but placing it among my collection of worn old silver pewter heightens its sense of importance.

Tassels, I love tassels.  This one hangs from an antique secretary in the family room.  It was handmade by a blogger, a long time ago, and I have sense found the old metal tag with my hometown stamped on it....how fun is that?   Small items such as a tassel give a very elegant look to a piece of furniture, a lamp or a door knob.  

This worn old child statue, which I am so fond of, gets an elegant addition of a vintage child's pearl rosary.  Just that simple little addition adds so much charm to an otherwise, statue on a pedestal.  :)

I am so fond of using these old corbels as a place to rest a painting rather than just hanging it on the wall.  I especially love the vintage cherub shelves.  This one has a gorgeous patina on it of vert-de-gris.   Really gives the painting a sense of importance.

Make a simple stack of dishes and beautiful old  silver take the spotlight by placing it under a cloche.  I brought two garden pieces inside for the winter and made a simple vignette on the dining room table.  No floral arrangements needed  :)   

Look around......I bet there are many ways in your home you can make the ordinary......extraordinary.    
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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Lynn, Thanks so much for helping promote the Share Your Style party. I am so excited that you will also be hosting. These are all great ideas and everything you do is beautiful.

Blondie's Journal said...

These are really cute ideas, Lynn, I've seen a lot of them when you've shown pics of your home. The unexpected...it makes people feel you know something about decorating that they don't! I do a bit of it but I'm not as creative as you with vignettes. I should step that up a bit.

Thanks for coming by today! Your link up party sounds like fun. I will be sure to join in!

Jane xx

Sarah said...

Lynn, I like your style and look forward to the new party. I smiled the way you suggested prime real estate to be found within our homes. My husband says I can't leave a flat space empty. You know, he is absolutely correct! Why waste prime real estate?

SImple and Serene Living said...

Thanks for all of your wonderful ideas, Lynn and congratulations on your new party. xo Laura

Donna Wilkes said...

Lynn, this was a very inspirational post. My favorite (because I LOVE frames) is the tied bunch of frames. My head is spinning with ideas around the house and my booth.

Robin said...

so many gorgeous details...you inspire me xo
thanks for linking to Shabbilicious Friday ~

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