We are finally at the fine-tuning stage of decorating our house. The majority of the big things are set, and I am enjoying playing around creating pretty little moments. Truth be told, I am not normally about the details. I am a terrible shelf stylist, and I can’t hang a gallery wall for the love of Pinterest.
But, in the past few years I have collected some meaningful treasures and pictures of my loved ones, and I am enjoying displaying them throughout the house more properly than I have in the past. Part of that is because we have more breathing room here. Our old entry was purely utilitarian- more of a mud room. Here, we have a mud room at the back so I wanted our entry to feel lovely and inviting- a reverse mullet if you will. Business in the back, party in the front!
We just started carrying one of my favorite lines, Match, at Biscuit and I mixed some of their pieces in with our entry vignette for a Mother’s Day edit. We only used one of the images for the site, but I liked the others so well, I thought they were worth sharing here. If you already got this email from us, I apologize, but this is what I had written for the newsletter:
“My Grandmother spent her entire first paycheck on a pewter candy dish. Growing up, I remember visiting her house and sneaking Krackles and Mr. Goodbar’s from that oyster shell-shaped container on a side table by their front door.
She gave the candy dish to me when I made my debut, and it now sits on the entry hall table in our home- always fully stocked. I love how seamlessly it blends with my more recent pewter purchases- good craftsmanship is truly timeless. While I will probably not pass down the same financial advice, I will give this sweet family heirloom to my daughter Grace one day.”
The pewter dish in the pictures is, probably obviously, the one I was referring to in the newsletter. My Grandmother gave it to me as a present for making my debut back when I was in college, told me the story behind its acquisition, and I cried like the tender mushy heart I am. But I was in college, without an appropriate place to display such a treasure, so it went into a box stored for safe storage at my Moms house. It’s so special to me to have the dish out on display now.
I love the way it works with my new pewter frames- which, brings me to something I have to ask from all of you:
Where do y’all get your pictures printed? I have been derelict in printing since the invention of Instagram. I looked around the other day and realized the only framed pictures of the kids I had were gifts! Shameful. But! When I went to go print some, all of my old photo stores were gone!
Are there any online resources y’all like for printing photos and/or putting albums together?