Wednesday, November 19, 2008

winter trees

Whoops, that wasn't supposed to be a mini-break. Work kind of exploded (kind of, not literally - although in my field that is occasionally a possibility) and I haven't had much energy at the end of the day.

Anyway. Do you need a gift for someone just like me? Are you decorating on the cheap and totally enamored of Mad Men and all things 1960's? Do you think it would be totally exhausting to live with me? (Okay, that's unrelated. Check yes.)

Last year I bought a series of three Giclee prints from modernarteveryday. I framed them and DJ hung them level on a blank white wall. Of all the miscellaneous stuff and artwork in our house, those three prints get the most compliments. (Photos from MAE's Etsy shop.)

They are also less expensive than they look - all three prints for either $25 or $40, depending on size (if I remember correctly). A gift certificate to a framing store (Michael's, JoAnn Fabrics, Ikea, Hobby Lobby, Target...) would be a very nice addition to the box.


lilac_leaf said...

I keep thinking about this, and maybe you have seen it: using bare branches set in pots as decorations for your wedding. Spray paint them white and throw some sparkly stuff on them, or glue flowers to them. Wrap the pots in tulle or spray paint them. Stick posts in the middle to hold up your chuppa-idea. Super cheap and really pretty.

I can't find exactly what I'm looking for, but I bet you can see what I mean.

This looks like something you could work with too:

Anonymous said...

I love these. Too bad any and all creativity and money lately goes to decorating the wedding and not the house. Oh well. maybe when we move it'll be different.

Glad you're back!

Jenny.Lee said...

I can definitely see why they would be so popular. They are simple yet elegant...can't go wrong there!

Allie said...

This really inspires me to get some of my Etsy-purchased prints into frames so that they're ready for hanging. I had a plan to purchase a few more and do an arrangement, but I might as well start with the ones I already have. Yours are quite lovely.