The shadow of silhouettes, that is. I have mentioned before how I love silhouettes and make them myself.
When we had our floor redone upstairs, we changed my quilt studio and the guest room around. I wanted to be sure this room was cozy to sleep in. But I also had been wanting to create a silhouette wall for some time and thought this room would be a perfect place for it.
To think that a silhouette was the poor man's portrait in the past. And I suppose making them myself means it is the modern day poor man's version as real silhouettes are not for the faint hearted wallets. *wink*
I just adore these shadows of the past. I mixed my wall with a few portraits with them.
There are a couple more needing framed so I can develop this silhouette wall even farther.
One trick to making them look great is to hunt for really good dark (preferably black) and gold frames. I am always on the lookout for nice frames.
My other love in the guest room is my starting collection of Persephone books. If you are not familiar with them, you can brouwse the bookshop site here. They are a joy to behold for any book lover. Since I only order two a year, my collection grows very slowly. I dream of being able to visit the bookshop on Lamb's Conduit Street or Kensington's Church Street in London. *sigh* Do any of you out there in blogland also have a weakness for these beautiful editions?
I do love using books to decorate in each room in my house. Do you have any special tricks for decorating with books? I will show you more of how I use books in my next blog post. Until then, I hope you are having a great day!