Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Did you say, "I'm off the wall?" NO! What's on Your Wall !







If you'll look on the right of the china hutch wall, you'll see the tea pot and cup that I got at the Bombay Company a couple of years ago. I loved it, but as you can see, it looks a little lost.






I had grabbed a couple of matted frames with pictures I didn't care about at a garage sale.
Taking the picture out as well as the glass, I had the idea of framing the porcelain tea set. At first I didn't like the fact that it didn't fit inside of the mat, but after playing with it, I loved the idea of it coming out. I thought it gave it more depth.





Went back and bought another set for the right of the hutch!









Here's a view of it from a photo in my recent post: My love affair with Blue and White.


Thanks Barb from Grits and Glamour for sponsoring this great event!

53 comments:

mishebe said...

Excellant idea. Looks Fantastic. mishelle

~♥~ Monica S said...

What a good idea!! That is so clever!! :-) looks great too!

I love the lamp above your table!!!!

Monica

artis1111 said...

I love it!!!I pick up frames from yard sales or thrift shops all the time. Kathy

carolinajewel said...

That is such a great idea! I would have never thought of that, and I _love_ it!!!! :D Jewel

Loretta said...

Fantastic idea! The frames really show off the teapot and cup!

prof en retraite said...

What a great idea, Rose...I love it! See you Monday!...Debbie

KBeau said...

What a clever idea. I'll have to remember that.

squawmama said...

Wow! What an incredible makeover that was... It looks so elegant that way and really it dressed up the walls to perfection... GREAT job on that one...

HUGS,
Donna

~*~Leanne~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake~*~ said...

I love your idea!
~*~Leanne~*~

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Wow, that is so cute. Great job!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Good Morning SantaMaker! How perfect is that! What a great idea! And it looks beautiful! I do have a question for you..do you sell your Santas? I would love to have one of your beautiful creations! God Bless you today! Lauralu :)

Stacey said...

What a smart idea! It's very pretty.

southerninspiration said...

What a clever idea!!!! I love blue and white also!


Suzanne

Angela said...

Outstanding. Love your style AND your dishes!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

What a charming and clever way to really make those coffee pots pop!!
Beautiful dining room
blessings
mary

Helen said...

Delightful idea .... can't believe how much the dynamic is changed by the addition of the frames!

Susan said...

That is a beautiful idea! Thank you!!!

Olive Rue said...

Just wanted to stop by and say hi. Haven't spoke to you in a while. I'm looking forward to meeting you Monday! I enjoyed your photos!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Very creative way to display you tea pot and tea cup. I'm always amazed at the creativity I see every day. Thanks for sharing. Blessings.

ann said...

Great idea.It looked good before,but NOW it looks GREAT...ann

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Rose, that looks so fantastic!!!!!! I love it!

Justine :o )

mbkatc230 said...

This was such a creative solution to your problem. I love the way the set comes "out" of the mat. Wonderful idea. Kathy

Kim Chalfant said...

Great idea. I love how they turned out. I really like the one where the pot is tilted to look like it's going to pour.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Who but you would ever have thought of this brilliant idea? I love it (even though I do think you're a little "off the wall") LOL! laurie

Diane said...

You are just so clever! What a beautiful idea. ♥

Anonymous said...

I love it when a room reflects what the owner really loves! Thanks for visiting me....still learning and tweaking.

Shelia said...

I love this, Rose! You are certainly the most creative one! Not to mention you have the most gorgeous dining room!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

tardevil said...

So my ? is how did you get it to stay up there without falling off?

Jill said...

It looks great! I would never have thought to do that! It really changed things.

Bo said...

Hi Rose...This was just what the designers would hope to achieve if only they could have thought of it...wonderful! ;-) Bo

Shelia said...

Hi Rose! Oh, poor thing! Don't worry, I've put your name in the pot!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia :0

nikkicrumpet said...

You are just soooo smart! It took them to a whole new level! LOVE IT!

Charlene said...

They look soooooooooooo much better framed. I hate to be STUPID but, how did you mount them to the wall to begin with? Love your idea.

Scribbler said...

We never get tired of blue/white, do we?

My Q is the same as others: How did you make this stay on?

Scribbler

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very, very clever!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest idea! What a unique way to give a small grouping some pop, and the 3-D effect is emphasized with the handle overlapping the mat. Very cool!

xinex said...

Very nice! Great idea!...Christine

Kathleen said...

What a beautiful dining room! I remember all the pretty blue and white Bombay had...you had a great idea!

ceekay said...

Beautiful and wonderful idea. Thanks for your sweet comment about my tablescape and photography. I am trying to get better because of blogging!

Athella said...

Hi I haven't been to your blog before but I remember your posts on RMS...I love everything you do!
~athella

Picket said...

What a great idea girl...that looks fantastic! I need to look for some old frames! lol

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Girl, this is awesome!! I just love sassy lil Santamaker's :)
If you get a minute, check out the catering job I posted On Wednesday. Prince and I catered the Newnan High School Wim Team's banquet. We had a blast.
Your blog inspires me and makes me smile.
Take good care and.......

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Very, very creative. You turned a challenge into a conversation piece. Great job!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your nice comments. I do hope you'll come again.

Donna

Katy said...

LOVE what you did with the tea pots in the frames, this shows them off so nicely, great job!! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the comment on my blog as well. Have a wonderful weekend!! ~Katy

Happy To Be said...

Rose what a clever idea you had here...it looks 3-D I love those tea pots and cups...are they like wall pockets girl!!Rose your home is just beautiful..love your blue and white..but why would't I one of my all time favorite color combine..just beautiful Rose...thanks for sharing more a of wonderful home...I love coming here and just drooling...hope you have a great weekend dear friend..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

salmagundi said...

How clever you are! Those frames really made the pots perfect. Sally

Nancy said...

Oh it is all gorgeous!!! Love the idea of framing out the china! Blessings, Nancy

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Where is Le Madeleine's dear Santamaker? If I can drag myself out of Newnan, can I crash your lunch? (please hit me on on my side of the bloggyshere so I won't miss your answer :)!!
Not joking........you're fascinating to me :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Rose, I "love" what you did with the frame..what a wonderful idea..may have to borrow that idea..lol.
thanks so much for swinging by with your prayers and support darling.. It means the world.. sure wish I lived close by to be able to go to lunch with you gals..charge the batteries and don't forget the camera..
hugs ~lynne~

xashee's corner said...

oh that is such a GREAT idea and it looks ELEGANT too! thank you for sharing such inspiration! :) Have an AWESOME weekend!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love this! What a great idea, using those frames. Wonderful!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love this! You should link to it tonight for Met Monday...good Before and After! :-)

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a great idea! I love the way this turned out. I, too, love the handle overlapping the mat. It really does give it more depth and dimension.

Kady