Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Whatcha Gonna Do with All that Brick?

Here's a blurry photo of our living room and its brick walls. So far we only have one adornment, a 52" flatscreen TV which hasn't been mounted yet.

M has a ton of paintings and artwork from his family and thrift store purchases. Those will easily take up the walls that aren't brick.

What to do with those? I can't imagine picture frames are going to be easy to tack into brick. My friend has this 'bird wall' in which every image is a bird in a different picture frame. I love the idea of pictures in frames as 'wallpaper.' The pic below is from Domino Magazine's website.

I wouldn't necessarily do this in a bathroom as they have, but still worth investigating. This look is a bit cluttered for my taste, but trimming it down to a few choice images in huge frames would be right up my alley.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gift Giving Made Simple?

Alls of a sudden it's wedding season again.

Though really, it seems everyone's getting engaged and setting dates these days.

I've been fairly busy lately and last Friday I got notice that the month of April will be booked with Bridal Showers. I didn't even realize there was such a thing. What a novice.

I think I get one weekend to myself that has nothing to do with a wedding. That being said, it's a good thing for bridal registries because what do you get someone you've known for 20 years on their special day? It's a lot of pressure I feel.

Lord knows the suggestions on the web don't do much to preserve one's sense of pride and dignity.

I think I'd get laughed out of the shower if I showed up with this suggested item from

Or, for a more modern twist on tacky gift items:
Personalized caketoppers!
Just what every couple needs from their nearest and dearest!

Things that make you go hmmmnnnn....