via Little Brown Pen
When it comes to hanging pictures… I’m equally torn by feelings of I-hate-these-bare-walls-get-something-up-and-do-it-NOW and the idea that each picture should be perfect. Perfect for the space, perfect for me, perfect for us.
The problem seems to be that I don’t like over half of our pictures we brought with us from Ohio, for one reason or another. The ones I do like, I’m not sure have a home here in North Carolina (at least, not right now).
And the biggest problem is that we have a TON of picture frames. For all those friends and family reading: I mean no offense. However, we probably received frames for over 60% of our wedding presents. We had no dishes, or glassware (I don’t think), nor silverware. We had no linens. But we have frames. Tons of frames.
So many frames that I, a girl who loves pictures, is intimidated by the amount of frames we have. Another problem is that 50% of the frames are those wedding blessing-type frames. The pastel or white or silver frames, some adorned with pearls and others with “love quotes.” One or two of those can be sweet. Just not necessarily an entire gallery wall of them… So… we have all these frames, none of them that match, and that makes it slightly hard to justify to myself (or my husband) why I need to buy a new frame. Or a print/picture that doesn’t belong in one of the 100 that we already own.
That hiccup doesn’t preclude me from looking at new prints, quietly pinning a print here or there that I think may fit into my new aesthetic, new frame of mind (I swear I’m not trying to be cheesy today). Below is a little round-up of some favorites of mine.
Also, the top picture is a set of postcards I bought recently from Little Brown Pen. I had been coveting those for awhile. I think they belong above our couch, in matching white frames with white mats (which I don’t own. yet).
via Keep Calm Gallery
Kate Spade print via Felt & Wire
seen many places, but this one via Modern Chic Home
via The Wheatfield by Katie Daisy (her etsy shop is girly but gorgeous- go!)
“She Rides Above It” by Keep Calm Gallery