The Daily Prompt. Suppose I can do this one – not much else happening…
Missive : What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?
In thinking about it, I realise I have absolutely no photographs in my house on any wall. Not of my kids, not of my parents, none of my animals. No photo’s at all. Can’t say why that is, I’ve just never bothered with it. I have a lovely frame, with no picture in it – go figure!
What do I have on my walls then?
Well, in my bedroom I have 4 pictures – 2 the eldest made for me, 2 I bought – old prints from Vogue magazine, framed in cast off wood. I have a little paper mache shelf thing I made that houses my collection of miniature perfume bottles – I’m a sucker for a miniature!!
My lounge contains a Matisse print, a collection of peacock feathers that I framed myself, and some funky oil painting I bought years ago.
In my dining room I have a pink wall – eventually it will be covered from top to bottom with gold framed prints of Renoir, Degas, Monet and the like. Supposed to be my decadent parlour 😉
The kitchen contains mostly cupboards with tins and bottles on top, and one lone, very old, fish. One of those moulds that used to be so in fashion in the old days 😉
My bathroom has a little plaque with a pee rhyme on it – inherited from my gran’s bathroom. And the other bathroom has a huge underwater ocean painting – used to be in the eldest’s room, until he changed the colour scheme and moved away from dolphins to the more macabre. As teenagers do…
My house has no mood other than untidyness, oldness and fullness – it’s filled to the brim with all things old and mostly unwanted. But they’ve all found a home here, and when I’m here, surrounded by other people’s cast-offs, I have to say, I’m comfortable. More so than in any of those places where you’re too scared to sit anywhere, even if it’s a beautiful space.