I used the huge space over our TV to set up a gallery wall. Most of the photos were taken by Clif in Spain. I bought the Madrid map print on Etsy. My mom painted the “Birds on a Wire” piece for me several years ago. I love the rich orange texture of this painting. The brass swans, pitcher and apothecary jar on the bookshelf are all vintage items that I’ve collected. On top of the bookshelf is a vintage Mahjong set that I just love, which was also a gift from my mom.
Set the Mood If you live in the city, use water features, such as fountains and bubblers, to mask street sounds so you can enjoy the great outdoors in peace. Outdoor sound systems are also a great way to camouflage unwanted noise. No matter where you live, dress up your deck with a water feature or use one as a focal point in the garden.
Years ago, we used these paper dolls for Flat Stanley. Where we sent our little guys around the world to stay with other families for a week, while theirs stayed with us. They went with us everywhere and then after the week each family sent their Flat Stanley home with pictures and items from their adventure.