If you have been here with me for very long, you will remember me frequently mentioning my dad's relative who passed down many of our family heirlooms. So much of my furniture, art, china, etc., came from our "Cousin Ruth," and each piece is treasured.
She was also an artist and I fell in love with a couple of paintings my mother had over her fireplace. They were painted when Ruth was a young lady in finishing school in the 1920s.
There is something I absolutely love about these paintings. The scenes they depict could be here in our area, and the country aspect I just adore.
Since my mother was using the paintings, I had planned to photograph them and have them made into canvases. Because the originals were very dark, I lightened them up a bit for printing and really had no idea how they would come out, but was really pleased with the results and decided to use them in a gallery wall over Ruth's antique buffet.
I had also been looking for the little deer heads my grandmother always had on her mantel, and amazingly, my mother found them in the basement. I knew these would be perfect with the woodsy feel that was taking shape. I added a print my grandfather framed in 1926 to the mix.
The boy painting is also one of the first Ruth did, and I love having the texture of the frame mixed with the canvases.
I added the other deer head above another canvas of Ruth's work.
The antique lamp also belonged to Ruth, and I'm so happy to have it here in this vignette.
I could not be more pleased with how my gallery wall turned out and I am really enjoying just looking at everything. I deliberately chose mostly large things with just a few small accents so it didn't look too cluttered.
I also chose not to let it get too symmetrical...because I wanted to keep it interesting and keep the eye moving.
What an easy project this was to accomplish, and it really makes a big difference on this wall.
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