Sunday, July 7, 2013

Applying the Lesson

Back when I cleaned the bedroom and tidied the nightstands, I decided that I needed something to bridge the surface of the nightstand to the height of the lamps.

At first, I thought I would find a piece of artwork to put on the wall. Obviously, I haven't enough room to put anything on the nightstands proper. I'd forgotten all about these images with the mirrors:

source: Cote de Texas

I'm glad.

As a result of the tchotchke challenge, I realised I didn't want a meaningless mirror or a mass produced piece of art. Instead, I wanted something personal. Fortunately, Ikea had a sale on frames last week, so I picked up a few. Then, I set about looking for photos of landscapes I've taken and had them printed up as 8 x 10s.

 Moose Lake, Mount Robson Provincial Park

Looking south towards Montana at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park

I took these on two separate vacations.

Some people would prefer pictures of their kids, and that's fine, for them. My bedroom, though, is my sanctuary and at the moment, my kids are not what I think of when I think "escape" and "calm."

Last night I fell asleep with a huge smile on my face.


Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

that looks lovely!

Alana in Canada said...

Thank you, Lisa!

onshore said...

Beautiful pictures, this reminds me that I was supposed to get a big print of one of our trips and hang that in the living room.

Alana in Canada said...

That would be lovely. Glad I reminded you!

Carol-Anne said...

Such a good idea! It looks great!

(PLEASE get rid of your word verification. such a pain!)

May said...

Good call. I bet those landscapes will sweeten your dreams too.
I have a pair of those very same lamps in my family room!

Rita@thissortaoldlife said...

Had to smile at your comment about your kids. I'm so there with you these days.

I really like your prints. The look great!

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