Monday, June 21, 2010

So…I have some art

maybe too much art.

but…can one have too much art?

and am trying to place it in the newly painted and happy Living room

It’s just that I don’t know what to use…and not to use

So... up went the gallery shelves

just easier for me than a gallery wall…cause it will change. a lot.




Then I found this great brass wall light at

Habitat Homestore


Missing a little knob


So I got online to Neeson…the manf.

and looked this baby up…in hopes of finding a knob

what I did find is that it sells for $900 clams!

It’s all brass…heavy.

I paid 10. Say it with me


This door/art will find a new home in the room maybe on the wall…who knows

It was done by the daughter of a friend

“adore” series.

and it does not look grubby in real life…trust.


I also have a HUGE B&W/sepia horse photo that is being framed

it will go over the little desk and replace what is currently there

I think.

The other side of the room is looking like a gallery

with the work of Ginny Piech Street …quite luminous!


Embrace art….better yet

hang it...give it a real home!

Now back to the hundreds I have laying around waiting for a home.


Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I love the ledges..., and you can re-arrange as often as you want! The lamps that light your beautiful art collection are very neat!!

Anonymous said...

You KNOW I LOVE Ginny's art!! Looks wonderful!!

Anon Susan

Cindy Sue said...

I agree, sow it off! Sport it if ya got it...

Janell @ House of Fifty said...

The ledges look amazing with the collection of art and small sculptural pieces placed on them!! Janell

rjerdee said...

What an amazing job you've done of hanging the flexible with ledges.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Yipee! Great lamp find!!
I think the ledges are fabulous! Love the way you have it put together! Great collection.

The Red Umbrella said...

This all looks so good! And that lamp will mix right in.

Sharon said...

The ledges are very clever solutions indeed. Your walls look magnifique! I was wondering, how did you manage the lighting part?

Catherine said...

I absolutely love how you've displayed your art!!! I too have LOTS of art - so much that there are many pieces just propped up against the wall. Your display gives me some ideas though as to how to get them up and hanging!

Happy summer to you!

Denise Punger MD IBCLC said...

Please tell us where you got the legdes! I have hesitated to hang up my art because I can't make up my mind.

My Castle in Spain said...

Love those last paintings! and your art display on the shelves is very pleasant to the eye..great light too!

Farmgirl Paints said...

You've got quite the collection. You know I love art. Good for you. Display it proud and true. Love the fancy lighting and that bargain find!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

There is NO way you can have too much art! We spent some time to get more of our framed and on the walls in Florida this trip! I love being surrounded by beautiful art! You have a wonderful collection! ♥

annechovie said...

Love your gallery shelves and art, Linda! You've done an amazing job of displaying your pieces and what a bargain on the brass lamp! xx

Mango Gal said...

Score on the lamp find! That's awesome!

The Florida Blogger said...

I hope to some day festoon my house with art and photos.

Lindsey E. said...

Love your art wall! It's all so interesting and I'm sure each tells a great story. I always think that makes a house feel like a home. And SCORE on the brass lamp.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

The gallery shelves look amazing. You have done a fantastic job styling them!

Kristin Lea said...

I <3 art work too!!

Melissa said...

Great inspiration! I have a lot of art and "stuff" and have been wondering what to do because we have so many windows and so little wall space. This kind of shelving might be the perfect answer!

Sally@DivineDistractions said...

What an interesting collection of wonderful art. I'm a big fan of local artists, and I do some of my own work as well. I think I'd love to spend some time with your collection. I'm glad that you have it out where it can be enjoyed every day.

kj said...

linda, ah, i see black window frames. they look GOOD!

i love the art shelves. what a flexible excellent idea.

i have at least two dozen wonderful paintings and pictures to hang here at # 9. you've gone and inspired me again.

i think you and i should sponsor a 'show your house' contest. or show your favorite room. or your favorite window.


kj said...

oh, how could i not comment on the brass lamp?

that is DELIGHT.FUL.

i love finds!

Day Dreaming And Decorating said...

That door is wonderful! The ledges also look very nice, but that door, I love it.

Karena said...

One can never have too much art, just rotate your collection!! I love your choices Linda!!

Giveaway is on my site!

Art by Karena

La Petite Gallery said...

You can never have to many paintings, really like your art.

Barbara said...

You can NEVER have too much art. I adore what you've done with it, too!

Jo said...

Linda, I love your photos and your blog. It's so uplifting with all the beautiful color. You are a master in the use of color to create a mood. And thank you thank you for bringing some of your magic over to Style Key West while I was away. I adore the beach scene. The bright crotons bunched together is pretty darn special too.
Again, many thanks,

ain't for city gals said...

yippie for you!..I have actually never seen those gallery ledges but I love them...going to use that idea in "the house"...

Jules said...

Yippee! But $900? I really like the look of Ginny Piech Street. We have art everywhere and I am not terribly fussy about whether it is an original, a print, a book poster or a cutout from a book or magazine. If I love to look at it it hangs on our walls.

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Beautiful!! I wish I had that much art to show off. Love the idea of the shelves so you can move things around whenever the urge hits.

Simple Daisy said...

I love the ledges!! So gorgeous!!!

Jane said...

Love the ledges! Love the brass lamp!!! and I especially LOVE that you have so much art on display!!!
It's wonderful to be able to enjoy your collections all the time.

Jane (artfully graced)

Deborah said...

You do a house good. R E A L good.
**kisskiss** Deb

Stephanie said...

You do a beautiful job of hanging your lovely collection!
I really like the gallery shelves idea....may have to see if this could work here??

but, really

I need more walls

somepinkflowers said...


times 10!


{{even ~I~ feel happy about this;
isn't that funny! }}

prashant said...

The lamps that light your beautiful art collection are very neat!!
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Renée Finberg said...

i am so loving what you are doing!!!


SeaWorthy said...

Gorgeous Linda..You have such an awesome eclectic funky house, I love it..the vibe from the pictures is so fresh and fun.


Karen Deborah said...

love it. I get into that same dilemma. I like the shelves! I made those frame hangings in my hallway for some photos and you have me thinking about these shelves. I STILL have not finished putting away stuff from when we painted a LONG time ago. So girl you be way ahead o me! The room is lookin smashin darlin lets have a drink and celebrate!

Karen Deborah said...

ps way cool steal of a deal on the lamp. deals like that can make your month...

chris said...

I like the look of the shelves. Why not show off what you have?

Unknown said...

I agree, shelves are much more fun because you can change them whenever you want!

MB said...

Linda, your living room is lovely! You've done such a great job putting it together. I agree, you can never have enough art. At the moment we have more prints than paintings. I look forward to changing that as the years go by. Thanks for the inspiration. Your living room is going in my 'living room' file:)

Wahzat Gayle said...

oh wow loving the gallery shelves and the door art is wow!
and I cant believe how much you lucked on the lamp that is ridiculously amazing :)

Love your pineapple art by the way.
Did you paint the walls?

Renae Moore said...

I love gallery have some great art too!

Lucy said...

oh my goodness, your art collection is amazing. That is something to aspire to! The whole space looks wonderful.

Day Dreaming And Decorating said...

Thankyou so much for commenting on my blog. YOU WERE MY FIRST! I have enjoyed your blog for a few months now and since we both live in Florida I look forward to becoming bloggy buddies


Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

So happy to see you embracing art ....I love your creative ways of displaying it. Looks great! I wish more people felt as you do about putting up art.

Kathysue said...

Linda I love the way your art is displayed, You should have it all out to enjoy. I am glad you do!! the light was a treasure for sure, what a deal,Kathysue

Leah Moss said...

I love the way your home and your writing reflect each other, soothing and exuberant both at once :)

And I love your ledges! Sometimes I think picture ledges can look a little sterile, but yours are just perfect-- a great mix of three dimensional objects, paint, and black and whites. Congrats, it looks beautiful!


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