Friday, December 16, 2011

I Think I FINALLY Got It!

 A new look for my living room wall that is! This has been a wall that always bugged me & I was never really happy with it. Anyone else out their have this happen to them? Well I think this new look is a definite keeper.


 The Thomas Kinkade painting is an original and was a gift from my FIL our first Christmas in this house, so it has to stay. So working with it I added these two new sconces from Ballards and some blue transferware plates that I found in a local antique shop. The man that was selling the plates gave them all to me for $25!

BEFORE




 I love these sconces. It is hard to see in this picture, but the mirrored background has that aged look to it that I love!

 A few night shots.


I am ordering a slipcover for this couch after Christmas.

Like I said I think this look is a keeper. What do you think? Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super weekend!!
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 LINKING TO:
At The Picket Fence~Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage~Feathered Nest Friday
2805~Potpourri Friday 
My Romantic Home~Show And Tell Friday







45 comments:

Heather said...

Wow, you got a great deal on those plates, and they look so pretty with the painting. The sconces are quite lovely too. Your new arrangement is definitely a keeper!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks great that way! What a wonderful deal on the plates.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Beautifully done Martina! I love the painting and love the way the blue plates make everything pop. Lovely!

Pam

At The Picket Fence said...

Definitely a keeper Martina! I love how it looks and you know I'm a sucker for some blue and white plates. :-) It all looks beautiful and thank you in advance for linking it up to Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great, Martina. Love the transferware and those sconces. Good job.

Kelly said...

I think it turned out so pretty. I can see why you're finally happy with it. I love transferware plates grouped around mirrors and pictures. Those sconces are pretty too. Love the night shot.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Looks beautiful, and I would say you got it down too. I love decorating with plates too Martina!

Susan said...

Oh your wall looks gorgeous!! I am so in love with your Thomas Kincaid painting!!

Andrea said...

I adore the transferware! I often have that happen to me-trouble over a specific area, and once it comes together, it's magical!

Cindy said...

I think it is a keeper, Martina, it looks beautiful. That is a gorgeous Thomas Kinkade. I love it!
Hugs, Cindy

Savvy Seasons said...

You got it, and it looks FABULOUS!! Love your Kinkade painting. I have always wanted that one. The plates and scones balance it all out, love it!
xoxo ~Liz

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love this...mostly because of the transferware but also because it's symmetrical. Perfect!

Shelia said...

It looks beautiful, Martina! I love it too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Terry said...

I love the combination of the blue plates (I also have the one with the carriage and horses) with the framed print. The sconces add to the touch. Well done.

Maria Elena said...

Martina, it just looks beautiful! I love the plates!

Nancy @ Nancy's Daily Dish said...

You know I love those plates up there! Definitely a keeper! It looks great!

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Martina,

It looks perfect and so well balanced...
The new plate collection is lovely!
Have a great weekend too!
All the Best,
Christine

sissie said...

Your livingroom wall looks so pretty. I love the addition of the plates and those sconces are beautiful.

hugs
Sissie

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Simple, but elegant! I love it!

Gina said...

Definitely a keeper! Your living room wall looks wonderful. I love the sconces, the painting & the plates. I have a living room wall that drives me crazy too. I really need to do something about it.

KATHY said...

I think it looks fabulous with the plates!! I always have the same problem,what to put where.

Kathy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I collect blue & white transferware and have plates hung in a similar fashion around the arches to the living and dining room, so of course I love your wall arrangement! Visiting from FNF.

pam {simple details} said...

I know that feeling all too well! I think you've got it! The plates are beautiful and if you were to change your mind, they would look great anywhere!

Blondie's Journal said...

Martina...this looks lovely! The painting is just beautiful and I love it under the light! What a great deal on the plates, I like them a lot!

XO,
Jane

Judy said...

This look is definitely a keeper. I love the plates and the sconces. Just gorgeous. What a difference the right arrangement on the wall makes.

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

So beautiful, Martina! I love the look!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I so agree, it is lovely. Your plates and sconces are wonderful and the painting is so beautiful. I do loe the collage. Hugs, Marty

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love the added plates you have here. I have some in my shop for sale...just waiting on some smart gal like you to come along:)

Blessings,
Linda

Marianne said...

Hi Martina, yes, it is a keeper. And since I am a blue and white lover, I just love what you have created.
Marianne :)

Connie ❀ said...

I just love Thomas Kincade and his work. Lucky you.......

Robin said...

Your right, it looks amazing. I have a wall like that too. I'm constantly changing things up but I still don't like it.

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

Definitely a keeper! Your new sconces are lovely and the blue plates pick up the colour in the painting beautifully. Altogether a very elegant look! In case I don't manage to visit over Christmas (school holidays and a house full of visitors) - Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and we will chat again in the New Year. x Sharon

mrshinesclass said...

Those sconces are great! I love how well they go with the beautiful painting. The scenes on the plates are so charming. You did a great job of putting it all together. It looks great.
Please come link up your beautiful home at my Show & Tell party on Wednesdays. Its at mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

Sharon

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Beautiful Martina! The plates were the perfect addition, great price too! Love your sconces, they are so pretty with the mirror background. Can't wait to see your slip cover...have a GREAT weekend!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martina...

I love it, my friend! Of course, I love decorating with pretty plates...you just can't go wrong. The blued transferware plates look really beautiful with the blues in Thomas Kinkade's painting! Ohhh..and I love your new sconces too! A beautiful wall gallery, dear friend! I think you done it!!!

Warmest Christmas Wishes,
Chari

Debbie Refreshrestyle said...

Martina, I love it. I know it feels great when a plan comes together. Have a great weekend!
Debbie

Pam said...

I think you are right, you have got it! It looks great. I adore those sconces. I thought they were vintage until you said you bought them at Ballard's. Love that bird pillow on the couch also.

Kristen said...

the arrangment looks beautiful!!!! and the pillow is the perfect holiday touch on the couch! you inspired me, i am going to look for one to go on my brown couch!

Dear Lillie said...

I think the new arrangement looks fabulous, Martina! I hope that you and your family are having a fabulous December!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

I'm thinking of hanging plates around our tv in the bedroom. Love your arrangement around your gorgeous painting.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The new wall looks gorgeous Martina!

Merry Christmas!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Martina, love the plates in your wall arrangements....that was the perfect touch. Also, I KNEW that was a Kincaide by the light shining through the windows of the cottage. What a wonderful gift! Linda

Becca said...

I'd say you "got it," too! It looks fabulous, Martina! The plates truly are the crowning touch ... beautiful painting.

Bristol said...

I love how you placed the plates. I always have such trouble with that~ Looks pretty
Bristol

Honey at 2805 said...

It's beautiful, Martina!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

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