Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Whats on your walls?

Today I decided to post about what we put on our walls. Yes I do have a few standard type pictures but also have a few "odd things " to decorate the walls. I love this embroidered tea cosy, egg cosy and tray cloth. It was a very cheap buy in Lady Heyes ( Craft and antique centre in Cheshire) several years ago. Didn't really know what to do with it so put it on bathroom wall. Bathroom mostly white so need some colour to relieve white.



Our bedroom wall with little embroidered bits. The old frayed ones were found when clearing out my mother-in-laws sewing box. The one in the centre is beautiful silk embroidery found in an old copy of Shakespeare given to me by an aunt when I was at school. The sampler was bought in France some years ago. I have to own up that the lower 2 on the left. They are cross stitches done by me in another lifetime. Embroidery is not a strong point with me.

We both love all things nautical. This was a birthday card given to husband. It lives in our study.


Old mirrors abound. How difficult is it to take pictures of mirrors.



Beach hut postcards again purchased in France. Also live in the study with the boat curtains from Ikea.


Another study pic. Another card now framed.






This is my favourite. It hangs in the long stairwell. This was painted by my uncle and I think is inspired by my sister and brothers on the beach in Devon when we were children. He gave it to us as a wedding present. When I first picked up a copy of the Shellseekers you can imagine what I thought.




And finally this sits on the wall in our shower room. I would love a beach hut but I think I would need to live nearer the sea. I can dream though can't I ? Whats life without a few dreams on your walls?












17 comments:

Papoosue said...

Ahhh, so that's what you meant by the 'madness of Mary' (the tea cosy in the loo)!!! I love the nautical too Mary, I blame my departed father for that - not that I'm complaining you understand. Nice to see your pictures and things around your home, thank you!

Mary said...

Mary,

We are fond of beach scenes, too...lighthouses and such. Dunes. It soothes me - being at the beach. Sadly, we left the beach areas two years ago and I miss it. Now we are three hours away. Not a day-trip anymore.

You taste is mine. I like what you adorn your walls with.

beachhutman said...

Found the beach hut mention. Nice stuff.

You would like the art of Alan Hayball, see
http://www.ahayball.co.uk/

From Tim Baber, see my beach hut website at
Http://www.msbnews.co.uk

Tim

Ragged Roses said...

What a lovely collection of things on your walls, I love everything connected with the beach and I think my favourite has to be your uncle's painting, it is beautiful and very reminiscent of the Shell Seekers.
Kimx

Leigh said...

It makes your house interesting having all those different thing on your walls. You are very creative :-)

Sandi McBride said...

And here I was thinking I was the only one who found some post cards to beautiful or whimsical not to frame! Lovely
Sandi

KARA said...

i love the idea of having such different things than piccy's on your walls, they look great, i have hardly anything on the walls as its not our house, but my whole hall is pictures of family and friends posing and doing random things.
Kara
x

Sandi McBride said...

Mary, that last picture, are they cabana houses or bird houses? Either way somebody's a lucky duck! The pictures are lovely
Sandi

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Hi Mary,
So nice to see things other than pictures on the walls. Love that tea cosy combo - very unusual!. That shell seekers picture is just gorgeous - it's one of my favourite books.
Hope you have a great week-end.
Hugs,
Sandi x

Papoosue said...

Quilt show eh? Can't wait to hear about that Mary!!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Love the seaside picture-loved the Shellseakers too!! Mary, I loved the glimpse of your iron bed...can we see more please.......

Lori said...

Mary, What a delight to have you visit me! I loved your blog! You've awesome enamelware, beautiful flowers, lovely stores to take me away with, and such precious kitties and home. I felt I just had a great visit minus a cup of tea! Please visit again and let's get get aquianted! Lori

Papoosue said...

hello again Mary. I iron the carrier bags between two layers of baking parchment so they don't stick. I cut off the bag's handles and bottom, turn them inside out (so ink doesn't get smudgy), layer two or three bags on top of each other, then iron them in the baking parchment sandwich. Start with a nylon/rayon setting and if you need to increase the heat, do so slowly. That is basically it. It does take quite a while to make sure they are all bonded though!

andsewtosleep said...

Hi Mary (my namesake). Just heard about you from Gill at Lucy Locket. Lovely post about 'what's on your walls'. Made me take a closer look at mine - you stick things up and then forget about them. Hmmm I feel a post coming on! I'll pop back soon.
Mary.

Papoosue said...

Sorry to hear you've got rain too Mary, it's stopped here just now but everything is so soggy.

Angel Jem said...

Love the collection of pictures, and I don't think the teacosy in the bathroom is mad at all...

nĂ  said...

ahhh, so you're another sea-dreamer then? hooray! me too!