Saturday, September 4, 2010

Rediscovered Bird Art

My husband and I have had these bird plates for many years. You'll notice there is one for almost every season. There is a nuthatch plate as well, which represents Fall nicely. It's round frame had broken, and these frames are pricey, especially since we have to special order them. So I need to get a new frame, actually, you might see it used in some of my fall decorating, before being mounted in my bedroom.

These plates have been in several places in our livingroom, until we rearranged our artwork and found we no longer had a place to put them. Don't you hate when that happens? So for the past 4-5 years they've been stacked in my closet, not even packed nicely, I'm embarrassed to say. Then this week, as I was digging for a piece to put on a few spare inches of my bedroom wall, I came across them. I have a rather large area of wall space in my stairway, and had that Eureka! moment, why not place these plates there?  The stairway gets a lot of direct afternoon sun, so I hesitate to put anything there which would fade or age in strong sunlight, but these seem the perfect solution.

Here is the grouping, on the wall leading down my staircase, lower level. It's a very tall wall area, so this just covers the last lower portion, but it gives something pretty to look at on your way. It also takes those lovely plates out of the shadowland of my closet.

I'm linking up to Show-and-Tell Friday with Cindy at My Romantic Home.  Sorry to come to the party late, I want to join every week, and Friday always comes (and goes) so quickly.  See ya there!


crazymotheringchick said...

Oh my gosh, those plates are gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen them before, have I?

DesigningLadyJane said...

I don't believe you have seen them. We got them when the kids were little, you may have a seen a picture when they were on the walls, not sure, it's been a few years.

Vickie said...

Beautiful plates-so glad you found a place to display them.