Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Red Wall

I think I mentioned I was going to rearrange my home office wall with a great picture I found at the GW and it just didn't have the wow factor when I put it in there so today I rearranged  the entire wall again. I think all my odds and ends that have a gold patina looks so much better.
First here is the blank wall or as they say in home decorating shows , a blank canvas.

It took me 2 hours to get all these frames and mirrors back on the wall

I didn't have room for this mirror I purchased in St Louis  GW once so just hung it on the door. I do unusual things like this
I used all mt footed mirrors on this little chest. It was already painted blue so going to leave it this color till spring . Then it will be black

    See the extra candle laying on this frame?                                                  

The little frecnh  provincial chest is something new I have drug home lately. I think it is to big for this spot but going to be satisfied with it for now

I am going to bring my leopard rug back up to this room it is in the studio under one of my creating tables. And have the tray ready for some hot tea

I had several Pug pictures up here and still love them even though Sissy is gone I am keeping her pictures up > Her large picture is in my bedroom now                                                              
     I like this little cloth pug

Looks good to me since it was so much work
      I purchased this feather wreath at Joann's last week                                                           

  This is my next project to makes drapes for the yellow  bedroom

  I am looking for a large red & white checked material to mix with these because I have a red area rug in this room . It will look good together if the reds match

           Linky parties I am joining  
The Shabby Creek Cottage                                   The Thrifty Grove
  Somewhat Simple                                                My Romantic Home
Between Naps On The Porch / giveaway                French Country Cottage
Beyond The Pickett Fence                                     The Shabby Nest
Branbleberry Cottage                                              Dumster Diva
The Vintage Farmhouse                                          Steam Tea Travels
  The FRench Cupboard                                       The House In The Roses
Commond Ground                                                 House of Grace How Sweet The Sound
A Beautiful Mess Giveaway                                     Capers of The Vintage Vixens
                                                                                 Reluctant Entertainer has a giveaway

Restore Interiors

I wanted to mention that it is 11-11-11 Vetrans Day besides just 11-11-11

My niece  Jessica was in Iran for 18 months and made it home safe


  1. Everything looks lovely - well done!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Well, this is FABULOUS!!!!! And, with the leopard spotted rug - WOW! Working my way (slowly) back through blogs, since I've been MIA for awhile. Yeah, the red wall made my day!

  3. Well little lady you sure keep at it. I love read and think every house should have a bunch of it. I have used that Staffordshire dog fabric before when I had my country cottage, Nancy has those pillows now. I sold them to her. I will have to get up there one of these days to see it all in person. Hope you have a great weekend. Susposed to be nice. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  4. Janice I LOVE your red wall of gold frames! And the leopard rug would be perfect in here! Of course I love the Italian and French sconces in the golden frames *winks* AND the staffordshire puppy fabric...and the green leather wing chair and....and...Well you get it...I LOVE everything! *winks*

    About the drapes you asked me about? Yes they're dupioni silk and the pilla is aubusson. I got it at TJ Maxx a long time ago. I've been looking for more of them ever since but they're always so stinkin' expensive!
    And it's funny when I was a kid someone would compliment my mother on something, and she'd say " Oh I only paid $2 for that" And it would make me feel soooo embarassed! Now I'm just like my mama because I'm happy to find my stuff at the Goodwill (Aren't you?) ...Why pay too much?...And it leaves more money for LV *winks* Vanna

  5. Love the red walls the gold frames look amazing against them. Love the mirror on the door too! Laura

  6. The red and gold look fabulous together. I love the variety of items you have included. Looks like you have more projects ahead! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Your red wall of gold mirrors is stunning.
    The walls of our sitting room are red but with 2 walls of large windows and 2 of bookcases I have had to be content with standing 1 large gold mirror on the mantle piece and one, which is just a tad smaller, between 2 of the large windows.
    The mirror on the door is inspired!

  8. just beautiful--i esp. love the sconces inside the frames:)

  9. Mercy me! The red wall is gorgeous. You are very talent at this kind of thing. I can't wait to see the curtains in the yellow bedroom. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  10. Hello there!
    Or Ahoy! --take your pick . ;)
    We over at Steam Tea Travels invite you to rethink you idea of what might fit with our themes of Steampunk, Paris, Victorian taste, and teatime.
    After all, your lovely pictures were fun viewing, showing things Victorian, along with your tea tray!
    So you do fit right in as far as we are concerned.
    And Thank You for playing along!
    Also, you might wish to join us again, as we are set to travel to 1890's London for a Christmas gathering with full, formal High Tea in a grand setting, along with jaunts in the out of doors for some wintertime fun.
    Hope you'll be available beginning the afternoon of Sun.,Dec. 4th.
    Happy Traveling!
    Rose & Co.

  11. What a beautiful, bold colour and beautiful decor!


  12. Janice, this is just beautiful...looks like a magazine! I have the same cloth cute! And we keep portraits up of our dogs that have passed, too...still miss them!

  13. The gold looks so elegant on the red wall! I can't believe you didn't link this up to Rednesday, lol!

  14. What gorgeous frames! The wall looks amazing! Well done! Thank you for joining us at TTF and have a great day!

  15. What a gorgeous wall...and only 2 hours?! You asked about my newly married is their 1st wedding anniversary...they are doing great...and so very happy...which makes me very happy:) Thanks for asking!

  16. Hi Janice! I am Hope (Pixie), your tag swap partner. Sorry I didn't speak up sooner, but I have been working all weekend. So glad to meet you! I am going to make your tag tomorrow so I can pop it in the post this week. I do hope yoou like what I make! I will email you to give you my address....

  17. Well first let me say Thank you to your niece for her service:) Glad she made it back safe:) Now, let me tell you how gorgeous your room looks. LOOOOVE it:)What a great job you did.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  18. I love the wall full of mirrors and the way you've got one of them around that sconce. Very striking!

    I'm also pretty crazy about that dog fabric! I saw some once that was on a red background and I wish I'd bought it.

  19. Not a problem. So happy you stopped by to say hello:)
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  20. Those gold mirrors and frames look stunning against that red wall. Gorgeous.

  21. That red and gold wall looks absolutely stunning!
    Happy REDnesday,

  22. How lovely your wall is. The framed light fitting is superb. I'm your newest follower

  23. Anything on a red wall will catch my eye, anytime!


    Just a pinch of scarlet
    To liven up the place;
    Just a hint of ruby
    Brushed upon your face;
    Just a bit of cherry
    Dancing round your toes;
    Just some sanguine colors—
    That’s the way it goes!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Autumn’s rubies here and here

  24. I think the wall looks simply gorgeous! You know how much I love gold gilt frames and crystal, so it all just makes me swoon! Definitely worth all your hard work.

  25. Wow, what lovely decor you have! And let me say it would have taken em WAY more than two hours to get that all back on the wall. I think it took me two weeks recently to redecorate my walls, I am so slow and bad at that. What you have here looks great. And is that brown transferware china? Im envious!

    Blessings and happy Rednesday. :)

  26. What an awesome gallery wall. I love how you have the sconce in the frame, looks cool!

  27. Your wall looks fantastic Janice! We love how you hung that mirror on the door :) very fun! The golds look gorgeous on that color of red - love it! We also love all of the pugs....quite regal we think!!

  28. Calling by to play catch up after completing our olive harvest, this red wall looks fabulous!