Sunday, March 23, 2014

Corners of My Home 5

Last week I shared my stairway with you. This is at the bottom of the stairs (you can see the risers now!) - a glimpse into the laundry room.

This is also where I store all my canning. :)

Sources: the print is of a painting at the MIA (Temptation, by William-Adolphe Bouguereau); shelving and baskets.

See all the corners of my home here!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Corners of My Home 4

This is the stairway down to the basement.

The ceiling is low, so when I first moved in my mom stenciled this on the wall for me! (My parents found the pig head at an antique store in northern MN and gifted it to me. I love pigs!).

The painting is by my great uncle, who was an artist.

I had the carpet ripped up from the stairs and then I painted them myself. The tread is red, as you can see, and the risers are white (but not visible in these photos).

See my other corners here.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Corners of My Home 3

I decided, after my last 'corners' post, that maybe the next corner to share would be what was in the background behind my garland. So here it is!

This bookshelf is in a corner of the dining room and shelves most (but not all!) of my cookbook collection.

I was inspired to make the bird tree after seeing Abbey's version on A Beautiful Mess.
The branches are dead ones from the oak tree in the front yard, the moss is from this Etsy shop, and I have been collecting feathery birds at antique stores. It's a work in progress...

Sources: metal bird found at an Italian flea market; oil lamp, feather birds, and teacups are all vintage from various antique stores; candle holder (no longer available); curtains; book print.

See all my corners here.