Saturday, June 9, 2012

Gallery Walls and Fingerprints

I  have a "thing" for gallery walls.They intrigue me in a variety of ways!
I love a little something unexpected, and they offer that in spades!

I love it that you can assemble deer antlers,
a vintage Souvenir de Paris,
house numbers and thrift store mirrors
and somehow make it work.

Gallery walls  tell more about who we are,
where we've been and what we like
than any single art piece can do. They are
as unique as their makers. No two
are ever exactly alike - just like fingerprints.

At least that's what Ky told me.
She's making herself at home on the new sofa.
I have a piece of plastic floor cover on it that
deterred her for a while. Now, she's ok with it.

I enjoyed hanging things on the wall this week.
So much that I also did another little gallery across the room...
It's not finished and won't be for a while, but I have kept you in suspense
for so long I decided to show you some progress this week!
If you look closely, you'll notice items from
my garage as well as recent thrifting adventures.

UPDATE:  Several friends reminded me in comments
another reason I love gallery walls: they are able to evolve.
Just like our lives are added to and changed, so are they.
We can tweak one part without changing the whole thing.
Soon, I will be experimenting on the sofa - something I've
seen other bloggers do. If it doesn't work, I'll redo it.
Check back this week for more living room details!

Word for the Day:
Psalm 42:1
   As the deer pants for streams of water, 
so my soul pants for you, my God.

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Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like collage or gallery walls too! I was just tweaking mine in our bedroom the other day.
I should take a picture of it...I moved some things and added a couple--I like it!
I like yours for a couple of reasons...1- the little mirrors (I have some too) 2- the letters and numbers. I like ephemera and signage!
--have a great sunday!
You should link this to Sunny Simple Life--it's her first blog hop! This is perfect--Simple!


outjunking said...

Good morning, I want some of those antlers on my wall somewhere. I do like the personally that shows up in your gallery wall. Fun, unexpected and adventuresome.

Sandra said...

Revi your wall is beautiful!!
Love the combination of variety.
Hugs from a cold South Africa

Liz - Imageremix said...

I love it too! So fun to see the bits and pieces put together to say something big! Will you eventually cover the whole wall? I'm leaning toward doing this in my florida room or on the wall by my front door since it's pretty well nearly covered as it is. Did it take you a long time to decide where to put everything. That's my trouble. All the deciding.

Anne said...

Your vignette looks great!The mirrors give it a little sparkle too.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D I wondered where you were going with the finger prints.....I love it when people's homes reflect who they are, so I agree with you about gallery walls...

lynn said...

you did a lovely job putting these all together, revi! love the look! such a sweet face on ky and she does look cozy:)

must love junk said...

I love how you positioned everything on the works!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Revi,
I'm loving your gallery wall! I was going to do a wall of mirrors but now I don't know,... I love the variety of things you have used. It looks great.
Big hugs,

Liz - Imageremix said...

Thanks for the kind words, re: the map and the loft and me looking like a college kid. Ha! Obviously you forgot your glasses! That's okay. I prefer the whole world go without glasses when in my presence. Soft focus is the only way to go these days.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I always love gallery walls! Yours is well done!

Laura said...

I love gallery walls and yours is amazing!

I have a gold initial too-
I am inspired.

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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love gallery walls too - just so interesting! You did a beautiful job!