22.12.09

magic on the shelf

Geoff hung this picture rail above the couch yesterday. We have so many small framed things and pretty books that we'd like to display, and this is an effective way of changing things continuously. I was getting a little tired of the torn "What We Get From Trees" poster, which will find a new home on another wall. We own many books that are lovely to look at, but they are lost on the shelves.

And do I ever have beautiful things to display at the moment: a print from Sonja (I like the glare on the glass, actually, because this picture was taken at my favourite time of day); The Photo Album from Frankie magazine, which I ordered by impulsive "accident" one day, although I'm glad I did; an Ontario embroidery that Erin sent me in exchange for an Ontario stocking. I think I made out best in that trade! Thank you, Erin. I love it.

16 comments:

  1. great idea! a nice way to access those books too, without them taking up space on a table.

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  2. Cute! I've been meaning to order a Manitoba one. This will get me in gear!

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  3. Oh I love the Ontario embroidery! I've been making eyes at it for the longest time! So glad you have it.

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  4. i really really really need to get my hands on that book!

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  5. This looks stunning. It's simple, decorative, and practical.

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  6. looks fantastic! makes me totally want a picture rail to show off some of my favorite books and little things (since we don't have a proper coffeetable.)

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  7. Love everything about that setup! We got the same one from Ikea (http://www.flickr.com/photos/daraweinberg/4101295140/in/set-72157622115624554/) and it made it SO much less stressful to get things up on the wall. The embroidery on yours is the CUTEST.

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  8. teehee! that ontario embroidery makes my day!
    have a great day, anabela! :)

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  9. i don't know, i am still so delighted by the cover of that book. the neon pink letters and lovely photo of the girl? effin genius

    hurrah ontario

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  10. Is that an Ikea picture rail, or something fancier? I love it and want some - apartment twinzzzz!

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  11. AHAHAHAA I love how I didn't even click the link! Doy, sorry...

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  12. Yeah, those ledges are awesome! They come in three different sizes and are super inexpensive.

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  13. i love the ontario embroidery! and it's nice to give your walls a break from little nail holes - the shelf looks great!

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  14. What a great idea on how to display favorite books and photos!

    Happy bloggin' and holidayin'!

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