The Daily Prompt. Suppose I can do this one – not much else happening…

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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.

25 comments on “Walls…

  1. What’s wrong with being comfortable? I can’t stand impersonal and sterile rooms where you can’t sit down nor relax. I don’t have photos on the walls either. For one thing, I don’t like making holes in the plaster and another, I don’t have a lot of wall space. My place is one open area without inside walls.

    • I have absolutely no problem with hitting nails in the walls Tess 😉
      Especially since it’s my own walls, and I can!!
      But yes. Comfort is always the one thing I feel in my house 🙂

  2. I wouldn’t put up pictures just because I’m not a picture person! Sounds interesting what you’ve got up, think ill have to check it out one day 😉

    • As one guy said, whatever you have on your walls should tell a story, regardless of what it is.
      And I do think, as time goes by, you will have at least some stories to tell 😉

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  5. I don’t have ‘family’ pics on walls either, Ghia… I have lots of pics of them in the computer and quite a few in an album however, I’ve never been one for taking pics. I think it’s ’cause I have a great imagination and can visualise them quite easily – hence, no real need for them (photos, that is).
    Your home sounds real comfy… somewhere you can relax…!

    • It’s absolutely a place I can relax Carol 😉
      I sometimes feel that I should have pictures of the family on my walls, but I just never get around to doing anything about it – I have a lot of pics of them all everywhere else though 🙂

  6. I don’t have family pictures on the wall, but have a few of my children and grandchildren on the top of a wooden chest in the corner of my office. Don’t see any point in having pictures of my husband, as I see him every day. I have got a picture, not displayed, of him sitting naked in his office at his computer, having just come out of the shower and gone to check if it worth doing a deal on Forex before breakfast! This is a new obsession and still holding my breath for the real money to come in, but at least he’s being cautious and is showing a small profit after two months of learning about the money markets!

    There are some pictures on my walls — mostly restful scenes containing water. Also some haiku art, plus a very funny picture on my kitchen wall of a cockerel crowing, along with the words “I’m the boss in this house, and I have my wife’s permission to say so”. One of my friends gave us that picture for our wedding present. She was a woman with five sons plus husband, and no daughters. Say no more.

    • I like those gag gifts – they add something to a house. I have one in the kitchen saying, “You can’s fire me, slaves have to be sold”
      And the naked pic of hubby – might be handy in a blackmail situation one day 😉

    • I’ve heard something, but I have no idea what it’s supposed to be, but no, I’m not really superstitious.
      Now those African masks, although beautiful, them I will never hang inside my house at all!!

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