Sunday, February 3, 2008

Architectural Pieces

It is so nice and sunny today, for a change, that it almost seems spring like! The house seemed so bright and cheerful that I thought I would take some shots of some of my favorite architectural things. After I started taking some pictures I realized that I may have a problem....
These corbels I have in the entrance of my dining room. Nice and chippy with a touch of green paint coming through.
On this one I cheated...The frame isn't old, but the painting is. I wanted an old frame but couldn't find one this size. It is pretty big. So my father made me the frame and I just painted and distressed it. I use old porch spindles alot for candles!
Love, love, love Dryads frames. Have them all over the house! This mirror was a window that we got in Cape Cod on our honeymoon. Believe it or not, my husband talked me into it. I wasn't sure about it at first.....what was I thinking? The sconces I found, right after we got the window, at Anthropologie. Perfect match!

This old piece of molding is over the bay window in my dining room.


This is my most recent purchase. I got it a few months ago at an antique shop. Was pretty cheap too! Everyone who sees it seems to make a perverted comment...dirty minds!
This morning my son was laying in bed with my husband and I heard my husband say "I don't know, ask mommy". "Ask mommy what?" I said. "Why don't you have a picture in that frame?" I said, "because I love it just the way it is!"

Yard long above my bed.

Sconces above my dresser.


Yes, I have a park bench in my bedroom!

Little old childs chair and an old draw front. See the keyhole?
In the mudroom where the boys hang their jackets and backpacks.
I love this scalloped piece. it hangs above the TV in our den.
I could keep going....Maybe I do have a problem...You should see my attic!

15 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

I love it all!!! I want to do this too...what inspiration! I love the look of old and this surrounds you with it. Beautiful, Jennifer ~ xxoo, Dawn

Debi said...

Love your architectural pieces and just about everyting! I am new to blogland and really enjoyed reading and lookng at all your beautiful pictures!Oh to live in a small country town must be wonderful! I am adding you to my favorites :-)Will be back!
Kindest Rgards,
Debi

Kim said...

If you decide to decrease your inventory of architectural bits, send them my way! I think you have them just fine... or maybe you need more... Kim

cindy said...

Jenn, I love it. I have a "wire basket" thang...and I was just thinking about going through the hosue and showing all my baskets. Loved all the pieces, thanks for sharing.

c

megduerksen.typepad.com said...

this is all so pretty.
i love chippy paint.
it's so nice to see something that has been "loved"
-meg

Jerri junque said...

My kind of house. I love all these pieces, these are the types of things I like. Wish I had a whole shop full, but I just find them a few at a time. Have a good week.

Dona said...

Love all the pieces, I would be right at home in your home. Keep it coming. I think it is wonderful.

Dona

Joy said...

O.K. I love EVERYTHING in this post! Everything! :)

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hello! So happy to have found your blog!! Love all your architectural pieces!! I have a few and you have inspired me to photograph them now!
Michelle

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

I really love all of your yummy architectural pieces. Love how you have used them.

A Thing for Roses said...

I would love to see your attic. Please show us!

Lisa

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Great ideas. You have done an excellent job!! I really enjoyed my visit and will come again. Connie

Miss Sandy said...

Oh, we have the same sickness, is it not wonderful? I too collect a varitey of salvaged bits and pieces and use them to decorate with. Love you style!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I cna't get enough salvage eitehr, I love the stuff. You have a great collection! I sold all of my frames made of old wood and am kicking myself now, your wall full of them looks great!

Haus Frau said...

i found your blog by way of a bunny-trail . . . and am enthralled. what joy you share with others. love it. i'll be back. that's a promise.

blessings...

btw, i happen to love your 'empty' frame. :o)