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Mirror Gallery Wall

Monday, June 23, 2014

I know it seems like Colleen and I are posting a new gallery wall from our homes like every other week.  At least it feels that way to me.  But this is actually only the second one I have done and Colleen has done 2 as well (one being gigantic) so that adds up to 4 in total between the two of us.  So basically we don’t have 80 gallery walls like it seems.  I promise.  Anyways, there are several reasons I decided to do another one.  The main reason being I had all of these pieces of art purchased on travels that I had nowhere to put.  Also, I have been wanting a full length mirror on this wall in my bedroom for several years but never really found one I wanted that wasn’t at least 50 million dollars until I discovered this oval one at West Elm and conveniently had a gift card to help bring down the cost even more.  Since it is so nice and simple, I thought it would be perfect to put a gallery wall around it.  So that’s what I did.

Mirror gallery wall full | Two Delighted

mirror gallery wall dumbledore | Two Delighted

mirror gallery wall left | Two Delighted

mirror gallery wall right | Two Delighted

mirror gallery wall top | Two Delighted

Mirror gallery wall full 1 with numbers | Two Delighted

Here are some sources for things that are available.  Obviously a lot of these things were photos that I took, art that I bought overseas, or calligraphy that I made including that Dumbledore quote which I am kind of in love with if I don’t say so myself.  Colleen and I are working on trying to make a shop for purchasing art and wedding calligraphy.  In the mean time, if you have any interest, just email us.  Currently, you can buy her photos here, but that will probably be moving soon as well.

1.  Old floating frame from Target (no longer online) with photo by me from Notting Hill

2. Gold frame with Eiffel Tower photo by Colleen

3.  Target frame with print from Ireland of the Cliffs of Moher

4.  White Frame with photo by me from Trinity College Library Long Room in Dublin

5.  Target frame with print from Bath of the Abbey

6.  Frame from antique mall and calligraphy art by me

7.  Art made for me by my buddy Taylor :)  We loved Now and Then growing up

8.  White frame with Letterpress print Colleen bought me in SF of the neighborhoods. Similar here

9. Target frame with Cappuccino photo by me.  My last morning in England before flying home and the barista made my coffee with a heart.  I thought it was the cutest and reminds me of how much I loved my trip.

10.  Custom frame with lavender fields watercolor that Colleen brought me from Provence.  One really obnoxious thing about art from other countries is that they are always random sizes and they require custom frames.

11.  Target frame with mushy boyfriend picture

12.  DIY art by me.  Tutorial coming this week.

13.  Frame from Dick Blick with calligraphy by me from the great Dumbledore

14.  Frame with photo by me of garden gate with wisteria in Castle Combe, England.

15.  Mirror


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Semi-Annual China Cabinet Restyle

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

My china cabinet always ends up being a place where I put a lot of random things.  The main reason for this is cat troublemakers that like to try to eat/break things.  So when I need to put something away rather quickly, the china cabinet is typically my dumping ground.  As a result it is always looking a fuss.  Poor china cabinet.  So a few times a year, I try to clean out some junk and make it look lovely again.  Styling shelves and surfaces is, in my opinion, one of the hardest parts about decorating a house. It is always a struggle for me to figure out where to place each item to make it look fancy like the homes in the magazines.  So after a good bit of moving around, I came up with an arrangement I am pretty happy with for now.

china cabinet 1 | Two Delighted

China cabinet b and a_edited-1

china cabinet close top | Two Delighted

china cabinet close stacks |Two Delighted

china cabinet close down | Two Delighted

china cabinet photo | Two Delighted

I finally printed out some of my England and Ireland photos and chose this one of the London eye to go on top.  I like how the slight bit of blue in it feels cohesive with the rest of the cabinet.

china cabinet straight on | Two Delighted

Much better, right?  We will see how long it lasts.


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Planty and Home Things

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Sometimes I will get on a random home improvement kick.  While I don’t really have anything huge left to do to my house, it is fun to make small changes from time to time.  After Colleen did this post about cat friendly plants, I decided that maybe my little house needed some of them.  So I bought two little ferns and a couple cheerful patterned pots from Homegoods to put them in. If I am being honest, the reason I bought two pots is that I couldn’t really remember the exact size of the larger fern.  Luckily, I like it so much I decided to just go ahead and keep both.  With adding these to the couple of other indoor plants I have, this is definitely the most plants I have ever had at one time.  I must be feeling brave.  Aside from that, I finally got around to repainting the trim around my front door left from when I painted my whole house last fall.  It looks way better than the chipped up and dingy paint that was on it before.  I am always amazed what fresh paint will do for something.  Last but not least, I bought a full length mirror to hang on the empty wall in my bedroom and decided that it would be a perfect place to display some of the art and pictures from my trip last year.  I am pretty excited to put it all together and I will be sure to share it with y’all when it is done.

planty things rabbit foot blog

A rabbit foot fern.  This literally has these furry white protrusions that come from the roots that look like rabbit feet.  I am trying really hard not to let myself get freaked out by them.

planty things button fern blog

A lemon button fern.

planty things window sill blog

My peppermint and the air plant that I have kept alive for over a year lookin good on my window sill.

Front door trim

Sooo much better.

calligraphy desk antique

And I found what I believe to be my perfect calligraphy desk at an antique mall the other day but I am being financially responsible so I did not buy it.  I am pretty bummed.  Financial responsibility is the worst.  Maybe if it is still there in 6 months, I will get it.

Mirror gallery wall mid blog

 I am still waiting for some frames and photographs but the mirror looks pretty good.  I bought it from West Elm with a gift card.  I like the simplicity of it and that it is an oval.

Also Juicy is the biggest camera ham.  I struggle to take any pictures of my house without him butting into them.



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