Monday, January 17, 2011

Thinking Ouside the Box

Amy, over at Four Sisters In A Cottage is always selling sweet antiques either through the internet or at her store in Iowa. I recently spotted the cutest little picture and I knew that I had to have it. I had no idea where I was going to hang it, but figured I'd worry about that later. It arrived and was indeed sweet as can be. It looked like it should hang in my master bathroom because of the colors and the other decorations I have in there but I'm getting short on wall space.

What's a girl to do? Well, I've been taught very well by my BFF and my sister to think outside the box, so that's exactly what I did.

A couple years ago we had the bathroom remodeled and a new window put in. I tied a silky ribbon to the wire on the back of the picture and hung it from the window handle. I think it looks darling! I usually always have flowers sitting on the window sill, courtesy of Trader Joe's and it makes such a cheery welcome as you enter the room.
The window still operates just fine. I don't have curtains on the window as the glass is frosted. I think it's called rain water and you can't see through it so it's nice and neat and clean.

Another item I wanted to hang in the bathroom was this blouse. My husband's Aunt Gina gave it to me years ago. It belonged to her mother and is from turn of the century San Francisco, complete with bone buttons. It's very delicate with pin tucks and eyelet lace and I treasure it so much. I bought a 3M hanger in nickle that matches our fixtures and hung it on the shower glass.

Here's another view of the bathroom. The color of the walls is called Grasslands by Kelly Moore Paints. I love that color so much that I have painted the living room, our bathroom and the master bedroom in it. It's a soft gray sage green and to me, is the perfect shade. Our next project is to strip the wallpaper in the hall bathroom and guest bedroom and have them painted. I am so tempted to paint them the same color, but I know I should try something else. I have gotten color help in the past from Penny and I will probably go with a color she has used.

This little guy was found at Home Goods and holds my bowl of potpourri. I love bunnies and have them all over the back yard so I thought he would look just fine inside the house.

Now just so you don't think that I have forgotten to put a Scottish Terrier in the bathroom, here he is!

Tell me, what have you done to "think outside the box" when decorating?


FourSistersInACottage said...

Thanks so much for sharing.... I LOVE IT!!!
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Miss Jean! That's the cutest idea ever -- and truly thinking outside the box. You're brilliant! I love that you have a little scottie there too -- what a fun idea. To have a thing that you really love and just put a touch of it in every room. Thanks for the inspiration!

Nicole said...

What a great solution to hanging your new picture! Your colors and decorating are so pretty and soothing.

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love, Love Love the way you hung that pretty picture!! Your bathroom is lovely....the color wonderful.

I think you will be very happy in your hall bath and guest bedroom with the "other" color :-)...thanks for the mention!

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Very pretty Miss Jean.......Our ma hung an apron that belonged to her sister in the den on that same type of hook! Great minds must think alike!
Beckaroooo and the G-dog

FourSistersInACottage said...

WHERE did you get the hollyhocks picture? I am JEALOUS!!!!
I keep coming back to your blog and looking at your bathroom. It's so pretty, peaceful and calm.
Lucky You!!!!
Hugs, Amy

Dawn said...

Your bathroom is so pretty Jean!

Anonymous said...

Lovin` it! It looks so relaxing it says to me...... Keep calm and carry on :)

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your bathroom is gorgeous - like the other one! Great find from Miss Amy girl! Super cute how you hung it
"outside the box!" lol