After we purchased a large mirror for the dining room and figured out a way to get it installed securely, it seemed that just a tiny bit of decoration swagged from the top of the frame would set everything right. But what? My inspiration, described in an earlier post (March 12), manifested in the sweet beaded garland pictured here. Old beads combined with ordinary twine, cotton string and bits of leftover lace.
I have been inspired by the pretty garlands and banners I see in a variety of decorative blogs. So last Christmas, I made an attempt at a starfish garland for one of the trees and was supremely happy with the results. The following project is a variation of the starfish garland theme, but features paper hearts. This soft curtain (overstock.com) adorned with the sweet garland provides a lovely drape behind the bed.
So, my next mission is to create another garland to adorn the large mirror in the dining room. The heart garland is not the answer for this room. But I am inspired by an old beaded necklace of mine whose clasp broke a few years ago. I was unable to repair it but unable to part with the pretty beads. And now, thankfully, I believe that the lovely beads will return to life. My targeted idea (described below) is in part, inspired by decorative trims pictured at decoratingstudio.com.
The results will be far far less elegant than those pictured, but (hopefully) will give my room the touch of homemade elegance that I seek. Work to commence after a quick visit to Home Depot for a roll of rough jute or twine.