Black and White

Since my motto is "Mix the Old with the New" , thought I should put my money where my mouth is and show you some ideas taken from my home. :))

Stacking is a great thing to do and gives you extra storage. Here I used an antique shabby white trunk I found years ago. On top of that is a drawer from an antique sewing machine that was refurbished.

The black shutter in the background came from my childhood home. When Mom and Dad updated I took the old shutter, painted it black and voila..... it makes a great place to display artwork. The artwork here is pieces of an antique cutter quilt that was black and white. The pieces were framed in simple black wood frames.

And finally, as an accent, I placed a small vintage glass lamp, with a new black shade, and used my old college books as a riser. A fun thing to do is recover old books in vintage sheet music. The little lamp makes a great night light and very soft evening light.


Anonymous said...

You are very talented.Great job.

BittersweetPunkin said...

That is a really neat idea for the shutters! I am always on the prowl for old shutters at fleas and thrifts but have never been able to spot any! Love the stacking trunks too!

kari and kijsa said...

Grapevine wreaths....antique quilt pieces! LOL....101 to dress up a shutter! So cute and we love the covers on the books.

blessings, kari and kijsa

Unknown said...

You have some of the best ideas Lynn! I love that vignette. It just looks so homey and inviting. Very pretty. I love qults and quilt pieces. They are comforting.


Lori said...

Delightful blog! I'm so envious of your property and the lovely seclusion you have!!I'd give anything for a long driveway, animals as neighbors, no lOUD muic!, and the beautiful views! I will continue to come back for a great sense of leisure! Love you decorating ideas too! Lori

kari and kijsa said...

We would be so excited and blessed to be on your blog list. We would love to add you to our blog roll as well.

blessings, kari and kijsa

Simply Me Art said...

I am a Shutter Person, I just Love them to death. I Love how you painted it Black and that it came from your folks house is even better.

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