Southern Style Stylewall Grouping

Vintage Floral Painting Canvas
The wall grouping is still part of my work in progress, but I wanted to blog about it anyway while I wait for the final piece. The grouping can be found in the hallway right outside our bedroom. It is so lovely to see it every morning when we wake up.

I placed the crackled art in a Michaels shadowbox at (50% off).

To secure it in position, I just used one of the tiny pearl-headed screws that came with it:

I’ve found that I love a piece that is a little feminine/vintage. It’s best to balance it with something modern/contemporary. Kevin hasn’t spoken it but I believe he appreciates this type of balance.

The beauty of this particular shadowbox is the depth. I was able to display some items in a completely different way. I brought up a couple blue &white bowls from downstairs. They added dimension to the ensemble.

The tray with hand-painted flowering dogwood trees on it comes from the same fleamarket that the crackled canvas painting.

It was marked at $12, and then reduced to TWO DOLLARS. Is that not amazing? I did not notice the dogwoods on the pieces until a few weeks later. It was a wonderful discovery. The original handle of the tray was made of orange-toned oak, but I decided to paint them with some of the “Rosemary Gallery”. This would allow them to blend in better with my collection.

I’ve had the white plate for forever (it came from a flea marketplace find, too), so I’m excited about adding a tiny vinyl graphics to it when it arrives later.

I had a lot of fun keeping the grouping to a “front yard” theme. It needed to be this type of vibe.

The “Front Porch Farmer”, book and the old flat-sawn porch baluster were found at a local fleamarket a while ago. The book was on our Christmas mantel.

The “tone-nut” in me loves the fact that book pages are the exact opposite color to the baluster – LOL!

The vinyl graphics I’m adding will have something to with sweet tea…I’ll be back on Wednesday and share how it turned up!