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Posted by lovemrmewey
Fri, Aug 15, 14 at 11:19
|a little 'whimsy'? I love to see a little something whimsical in every room. Be it subtle or focus, it really adds something in my estimation. If this applies to you, please share your pictures! Thanks!|
|Show us yours, why don't you?|
|A cow sliding on my FP mantel clock|
|A bird on my LR mirror. I tell little kids the birds flew in the window one day, chose their perches, and never left.|
|I have an ornament we got in Istanbul hanging from a lamp. When we get rid of that lamp, I'll probably just put the ornament away.|
|Bird # 2, perched on a primitive nail on a ceiling beam in my LR. I have quite a bit of whimsy, including a rooster named Irene, which is most unfortunate - being a rooster named Irene - but he was given to me two days before Hurricane Irene, so really, what choice did I have? Wasn't my fault it was a female-names year for hurricanes!|
|Absolutely! I totally agree. Here are some of my heart-shaped rocks.|
|And a display shelf ... All of these pics are from our beach house, where I am now, but I have plenty of goofy and whimsical decor at my main house too. |
Yes, there are Simpsons Pez dispensers here. I don't know why. The kids have helped with the decor!
|And part of the mantel with a vintage Bobbsey Twins book.|
|Do action figures on the coffee table count as whimsy? As in: we-have-no-children-and-I-put-them-there action figures.|
|See no evil table. |
|Concrete pig at my desk |
Big Boy in the kitchen
Artwork in the kitchen
|Tibbrix....you and I have an identical mirror. How interesting to see it's twin, 14 yrs old. Mine finds different places in the house about once a year. A heavy guy with a lot of interesting impact. Now I want to see your house, am a mixture of rustic/transitional.|
|Sueb, love the heart rocks. I live on Cape Cod. You've given me an idea! |
technicolor, I knew someone else here has the same mirror. That was noted on another thread a while ago in which I posted another photo which has the mirror in it. I got mine on CL. I think the shutters make it look bird-cagey, so out came the glue and up went the bird.
|Hanging in my powder room.|
|Oh louisilnus, where did you get that? I want one! |
A friend of mine has an actual sign that says, "Beware of Pickpockets and Loose Women."
|I bought it at an estate sale. The same estate sale were I bought the rug I posted about. The artist is Boris O'Klein. He was a French artist who made prints for tourists in the 50's. There is whole series called "Naughty Dogs" or something. You can often find them on eBay.|
|I have a few things, but they are mostly small and would be easily missed by folks not having an eye for detail. Please pardon the construction dust--husband is actively cutting up tile and whoknowswhats as I took the photos (for when only the freshest of dust will do....) |
Three small metal mice play on our clock and mantel. The dog, less than 2" tall, looks up at you with kind eyes when you grab a Kleenex. The gecko peeks out from the lower shelf of the coffee table. And the birds through the fake window and flowing out along the wall was just something I did in the upstairs landing area when we first moved in--and I decided to keep them. They blend in well with the wall color, and provide just a subtle shape decoration when the lights are off.
|I have the wood frame that matches Tibbrix's mirror. It is in the windowless guest bath, acting as a window. Because the other art in there are Ruane Manning giraffe and zebra prints, I wanted an African acacia tree view. After searching for more than two years for one to use in the frame, in desperation, I finally just took a few hours and painted something myself! The "doors" stay closed most of the time--the view isn't too bad through the bars. ;)|
|I love it as a picture frame! I get so many comments on my mirror. |
You did that painting? Wow. Jealous.
|How interesting, there are 3 of us with the identical mirror. And at different ends of the US. I usually have mine somewhere to reflect a window/outdoors.|
|In our downstairs (basement) bath I have a small green metal chair sitting on the vanity counter. It usually holds a folded facecloth, but this is how it looks without: |
|Thanks, all! I am blown away by your 'whimsical' dĂ©cor! Since I posted this, I have encountered a front yard illustrating how a broken sewer pipe can interrupt your normal routine. I don't know that my whimsy can compete with yours but will post a few when I have resolved this water issue (soon, I hope). Why do dire happenings always occur on the weekend?|
|Thankfully, silhouettes are very forgiving to non-artists, Tibbrix. |
Love your "fresh berries", tomatofreak. Such an expression!
You are so creative kswl. How can anyone see that and not smile with delight?
A shame about your pipe, lovemrmewey. Hope the repair goes smoothly, and quick.
|I have this Dia de los Muertos art in my living room. |
A piranha in my kitchen
And my collection of monstrous finger puppets, my flame breathing wind-up Godzilla, and an Opus figure I made in high school. All with a picture of my dad.
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