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beachesinaz

We have art and some knick knacks all over our house from our travels. These pictures are just a small sample. Practically every piece displayed around my house is from a different state or country we’ve visited. I love telling people where we bought something and from whom. I also love to look around my house at a certain piece and think back to that trip, that city, that day and remember it fondly. Some of the items pictured are from Caribbean islands, Mexico, French Polynesia, Peru, New Mexico, Catalina Island, Palm Springs, Oregon, Puerto Rico & Germany. I move art around and rearrange if need be when we get new pieces. I have tried to arrange them by color and theme. There are many more in my kitchen as well as the bedrooms. My master bedroom is beige and aqua and contains most of my beach theme art and items from different islands and trips to the coast. Our home office is where you’ll find all of my cat statues and pictures together, along with pictures of Ernest Hemingway (one of my husband’s favorites) from our trip to Key West. Our other bedroom has about 10 framed Disneyland ride poster art along with many other statues and baubles from Disneyland. I can’t stand clutter, so I usually try to purchase souvenirs that can be hung on the wall. I will gladly ”clutter” my walls with memories of all our wonderful travels!






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Deborah lippitt

Wonderful..great article! No minimal for me...so pleasant to see ideas for people with well loved items! I want more homes that are lived in!!

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ronnie1950

Great article. One thing I love to do with my pictures is to rotate them. If they hang a long time in one place, people stop "seeing" them, and they become background rather than center stage. Most of my frames are wood, with a few black and gold. I haven't purchased new art in a number of years, but after I rotate, a visitor will remark, "Oh, I like that. Don't remember seeing that before," when the picture had been in the bedroom or down the hall and moved to the living area. They are larger size, and all hung. Lots of paintings of nature, birds, and water. Also, some sketches. I even have a few I only bring out for holidays or seasons. Keeps thing fresh for all of us. I do have multiple nail holes behind the pictures, so I can hang each one at the proper level for viewing. Only have to store the 3 holiday pictures. I am lucky to have the wall space.

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