Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wall Wednesday

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to What's On Your Wall Wednesday.
Our hostess is Barb at Grits and Glamour.
Pay her a visit for a full list of event participants.
Thank you for hosting Barb!
One thing I noticed after looking at our walls
was that I could divide everything into four styles.
Mirrors, iron, wood and tuscan art.
It seems I have many items on my walls.
This wall grill is directly above when you walk in.
The scroll wall art in a deep brown is from QVC.
The tuscan style cafe' print is in our dinette area.
I found the topper above it just recently on Ebay.
The tuscan print is on a wood carved shelf.
It came from Kohl's. I love that it looks really old.
This wood mirror came from Target and hangs in our entry.
The gold mirror is from Kirklands.
The plate racks hold more tuscan style artwork.
All from Kirklands.
Our wedding and a Marine Corps Ball photos.
I also have a fairly large collection of initial items.
A few made it on to the walls.
The black and gold M print is from Ballards.
More tuscan style abstract artwork.
The large print is from Kirklands and three
dimensional ivory art is from BB& Beyond.
Have a wonderful week!

95 comments:

Dawnie said...

I love all your things..your decorating is awesome!

I might do this one--I have some neat things on my walls..meaningful things to me!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Melissa, I love your home and wall art. I especially love the one from QVC. You and the dh make such a cute couple. I wish we had a Kirklands.
Hugs, Terrie

~Vanessa~ said...

Gorgeous! My walls seem so bare..... thanks for the inspiration!

kbbryant said...

Your walls look just lovely. I like the variety of pieces you have. A very nice mix.


Kathy b

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh, you have the most beautiful everythings on your wall! The pictures of you and hubby are outstanding. You're just so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

marty39 said...

Melissa, you home is so warm and welcoming, and all the wonderful artwork you have is always just the right touch. I especially like the iron pieces that you sprinkle throughout your home. You and your DH make a gorgeous couple and I love those pics. Hugs, Marty

Sidney (Sixy Mama) said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! Do you use much of the blue in your home? My home is decorated in the same colors as yours, but I find I'm wanting to incorporate more blues and creams. Just curious!

imjacobsmom said...

You have great style! Not to mention you are such a cutie....Robyn

xinex said...

Everything is so pretty, Melisaa. I wish I could see a close up of the photgraphs...Christine

mbkatc230 said...

Melissa, you have some lovely things on your walls! I love all of the iron and grill work, but my favorites are the beautiful pictures of you and hubby! These things make a house a home. Great post. Kathy (ps I see from one of your comments that you're from PC! small world, we drive through every year)

Ma'dame French said...

I love your wall things;) i would love to see a close up of that wedding pic it looks divine and you look beautiful;) French

Shelia said...

Hi Melissa! Oh, to answer your question - I use little plate stands. I know how hard it is with these glass shelves. A man must have invented this! lol Now I have a place on my top shelf with a little lip of wood and then the glass. I can prop a plate up there. But the little stands work great. When you get yours ready, make sure you let me know!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Rose Haven said...

What beautiful wall art, Melissa!

Diane said...

Great post Melissa! The wedding & ball pictures are so very special. Hmmm, if you find an empty spot where the cafe picture hung, don't worry, I'm taking care of for you...
☺ Diane

PAT said...

Beautiful wall decor, Melissa!

Daphine said...

Girl, I am just in love with your home. Your walls are just beautiful! You seem to have a very warm inviting home. I wished we were neighbors so I could steal more ideas from ya.

Have a great evening friend!

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

Melissa, Melissa! I see that you are very much like me. We will have many, many postings for WOYWW. :-) Thanks so much for joining in. I loved seeing your wedding photo and Marine Corps Ball pic. You have a wonderful collection of "toppers." I can't wait to see everything you post in the future b/c you have so much great stuff! Blessings, Barb

Jules said...

You have decorated your walls so beautifully. I love the grills, tuscan style print and your wedding and ball photos. So pretty!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Melissa, I love all of your wall art. I love the picture of you and hubby. And all the initial things are "great". I sure hope you have another one to add soon. :-)
hugs ~lynne~

AndreaLeigh said...

i'm also a huge fan of iron work and bronze pieces. I have them all over my house.

Linda said...

Melissa, I just love seeing your beautiful home, all your things are fun. I like that arrangement in your dining room. Beautiful photos of the two of you!
Then I had to have a cry too, your music playing, that song always reminds me of my brother who passed and got to me. Partly because of hormones this week too! Gees, I could cry at anything then.
Thanks for the fun tour.
Linda

Lady Katherine said...

Love the mirrors, the iron. The Tuscan, I adore!!! Such a lovely wedding picture!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Melissa I just love your home..you do a wonderful job of decorating it...and girl you and honey looks so special together..My grandson was in the marines also did 2 tours in Iran..same one thats the daddy of baby Kyra..loved all of this thanks for sharing..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Linda said...

Melissa, song is fine, I like Celine Dion really well. Just certain songs still do it to me everytime.
I will be ok!
Linda

Kristens Creations said...

Melissa, your wall art looks beautiful! Love all the iron, and the pictures of you and your hubby are beautiful!Kevin and I don't have a big one of us. I've been meaning to get our wedding one blown up.....for 15 yrs. lol!

Glad you liked the initial frame! I can do one just like it, I already have the frame and "M". I admit I was thinking about you but thought "M" would be a good one to try anyways.lol! Sassy got a hold of some of the ribbon, but I can get more tomorrow. Is it ok if the frame is turned the other way? the "M" is wider than the "B". The letters seem to fit well in this particular frame. Just let me know. I can get it shipped out before we leave on Sunday. Thanks, Kristen

Pug1 said...

Hi Melissa! beautiful decor! CHEERS! Michele

prof en retraite said...

Hi Melissa...You have so many wonderful ideas! I love your toppers. You know what my toppers are...yep, you guessed it! Plates! Hi to Mr.Chestnut from the gang...Debbie

Boosalis Bloggle said...

I could stare at your walls all day long! =)Gorgeous!

Bo said...

Hi Melissa...I couldn't help myself...I had to click to enlarge your wedding & ball portraits...I do believe you are the prettiest bride I've ever seen...ever! And your dashing Marine husband is so handsome too. Mr. Bo was a Marine so we think they are special...
Your home is just gorgeous! ;-) Bo

The Blonde Duck said...

Georgeous! It's all so elegant.

April said...

Melissa~
Your decorating style and talent makes me SO jealous...REALLY, it does! Rub some of that off on me, will you? I can use all the help I can get! Everything looks just beautiful!

Wibeche og Rune said...

Gorgeous, Your walls is just lovely.

Wib

Chris said...

How beautiful. I'm loving this new What's on your wall. I'll be doing it soon. Gives me so many new ideas. But, my house is small so I don't have to much room, but I still love to look at what everybody does. Come by, I have an award for you.

southerninspiration said...

Your home is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Suzanne

Momovthree said...

Everything looks beautiful! I have a thing for initials as well. It can be hard to stop! Thanks so much for sharing.
~Michelle

squawmama said...

Good Morning Melissa... What beautiful walls you have... I loved all of your wonderful decorations... And girl I would love to see you photos closer... You look stunning in them... not to mention that good looking honey of yours... Thanks for the tour... Love ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I love both the initials & the metal pieces.

What a beautiful bride you were...truly stunning!

southerninspiration said...

Melissa, I don't know where in NC you are, but I have a good friend who lives in Sanborn, who is also a military wife and also a SLaHOME consultant. If you wanted to have your own party, I can put you in touch with her!
Thanks for your kind words on my blog today!
Suzanne

Lori said...

Melissa,
Thanks for the visit. I have secertly stalked I mean visited your blog for a long time. Your home is so beautiful. I have also seen some of your rooms on RMS. It is very nice to formally meet you.

"J" said...

Love your walls!!!! =)

I love Kirklands!!! LOVE IT!!!! =)

Kristen said...

I love your walls!

You guys look great in the wedding and Ball photos!

What a fun thing to look forward to on Wednesdays!

Lynette said...

It's always so nice to get a peek inside your gorgeous home!! Thanks for posting such pretty pics today!!

Have a good one ~

Oh, and thanks for visiting Lori's new blog - she was super excited!!

Lori said...

Melissa,
You even posted a comment or two on my room! You will just have to wait and see tomorrow! Now do I have you real curious????:)

Miss Janice said...

Melissa, I love the all the grills and artwork, love the wedding portrait and Marine Corp Ball pictures. I just saw some cute initials for the wall in Ballard's catalog the other day...yours are cute!

Sweetie said...

Your home is so lovely that I am in awe each time that I visit you. I love your wall art.
Hugs,
Sweetie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Melissa, your home is just as beautiful as you are! I love what you've done. It's tasteful and elegant, yet comfortable, and I like your wall selections. Very nice indeed!

Sending much love your way...

XO,

Sheila :0-)

ceekay said...

I love your wall hangings. All of them...and your wedding picture is precious.

shaybert said...

Melissa,
Your home is gorgeous! Thank you for inviting me. And thanks for stopping by my place! Happy Wednesday! Blessings, Shay

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

What pretty things you have on your walls. I really enjoyed the peek!

Melissa, your wedding picture and the ball picture in your red gown are breath taking. WOW!

Thanks for sharing with us.

Mama said...

Hello Melissa I came by last night to look at your beautiful wall art but ran out of time, which meant that I could return today, you really are very talented, I love your home, your wedding and marine ball photographs are awesome, have a wonderful day, hugs, Kathy :)

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great choices, I love your style. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love your wall art! Especially the mirrors and scrolled art. Thanks for stopping by today and thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Sandi

Kathysue said...

Melissa,It is funny when you are so use to seeing your own things it doesn't dawn on you until you do a post how consistent you are in you design sense.I Love what you have done and I find you consistently wonderful.kathysue

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Melissa, Your walls are decked in fine decor! They are all beautiful! Love the plates and racks, ...and your wedding picture is gorgeous! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

carolinajewel said...

Love all your wall art! You and your Marine are a lovely couple!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog, fellow North Carolinian blogger! :D Jewel

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Melissa

Your home is so gorgeous, and all your wall accessories are so complimentary and beautiful!

I love your wedding portrait! What a beautiful dress you wore, and your roses are stunning. Your husband looks so handsome in his Marine uniform. What a lovely couple you make!

Hugs, Pat

Connie said...

Hi Melissa ~ I was so glad you came over and saw my bathroom. Those large mirrors -- who needs them !
Now to soften it a bit...... I'll post again.

Do want to thank you for being such a supportive visitor and such a nice person. I think I will move South if everyone is as welcoming as you.
I appreciate it ! Thanks.......

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Melissa, I'm glad it arrived. I hope it's what you expected.. Can't wait to see it on your wall. :-) Thanks for the interest darling.. hugs ~lynne~

The Muse said...

what a delight! sure glad i was able to stop in :)

Lori said...

Hi Melissa,
I've just posted my room! Please come by and she who I am on RMS!!

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Just stopping by to say Hello...how are you doing today? I just love your "Whats on your Walls Wednesday" post...I remember all of these pretty wall pieces from RMS...they really stick in my memory because I love all of the decorative ironwork too!!! I love your pretty initial art also...I think I'm going to have to start looking for some for my place...love the look!!!

Well Sweetie...hope that your having a terrific Thursday...
Love ya,
Chari

Lori said...

Thanks for coming by today! I knew you would remember. Your comments on RMS were really sweet as they were today! I love your home!

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Your art is beautiful. I love Kirklands. Also, you made a lovely bride. Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

Melissa, This has be so much fun to look at! I love it all! Your home is beautiful! Blessings, Nancy

The Muse said...

The catalog for Ballard's Spring collection just got off the press...the items are fantastic...and so reminded me of your spaces!

tardevil said...

Love the artwork. I think I have that same iron piece you have on your red wall, but have no where to put mine in this house. Love the one you just got from eBay too, and your wedding photo. Reminds me of an Officer an A Gentleman. To answer your ?, I haven't seen many movies (unless they're Disney, since I had my kiddo), but I need to see that. I know alot of women think BP is cute, but fortunatley, he doesn't do much for me! :O)

Carol said...

Melissa,
Your wedding picture is beautiful!
Smiles,
Carol

Lorrie said...

This is such a fun post Melissa, I really enjoyed seeing all the things on your walls. You have such a flair for decorating.

~CC Catherine said...

Melissa, Love all your items! You have gorgeous wall displays! Wonderful post, and the colors of your walls are really lovely! ~CC Catherine

tardevil said...

We all have our addictions. At least toppers are pretty harmless! :O) I have a few myself. In fact, I have a few iron wall grates & mirrors I haven't hung in this house b/c I don't have a place for them. Are you still moving?

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh Thank you Melissa, I'm glad you like part of the new merchandise.. that's only the front part of the shop. This time of year I have a tax business as well..so I'm truly meeting myself coming and going..lol hugs ~lynne~

Chari said...

Hehe...just left Mary's place and came back to mine to find your note...Girlfriend, I know that we have the same decor taste...hehe!!! Aren't those crowns just adorable?

Melissa, my friend...I was just looking at the photo on this last blog of the pictures of you and your husband...Girlfriend, you are absolutely gorgeous!!! You look like a beauty queen...and the best thing is...that you're just as beautiful on the inside!!! Just had to say something...

Okay, where is your new topper? Are you going to post on it tomorrow? Can't wait to see it...

Love ya,
Chari

A Hint of Home said...

I love your pictures and iron work decor. Our tastes are similar. Your house is decorated so pretty.

Tootsie said...

I think my favorite is the one on the bottom! I have lots of those big heavy looking pieces...but use plate stands to hold them on the kitchen counters!
thanks for the visit! hope you have a great weekend

Envoy-ette said...

Wall art to me is like the stars in the night sky. MORE is prettier! I like the color of your walls, and how you accented them with the iron. Mirrors- you can't go wrong! AND-the wedding photo! OMG - you are gorgeous!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Hi Melissa!! Great Walls!!

Chari got 1st dibs on the Crown to the right- I still have 1 of the crowns that is to the left of picture. If you would like it let me know- actually could you either way as I have a few in the waiting for a chance at one if you decide not to get it.

My email is rosesandt@yahoo.com

blessings
mary

Lori said...

I can already tell I am getting really obsessed with blogging!LOL
I am having a great time and meeting a lot of fun people!
Have a great weekend!

Diane said...

Hi Melissa! Thanks for dropping by! I found the blue & white balls at Pier 1 last week. I wish they'd had a 3rd one! The crystal bowl was usually empty since I wasn't happy with anything I ever put in it until I bought the balls. It was whooo hoooo moment! ☺ Diane

Rose Haven said...

Hi Melissa...

Thanks so much for your visit and encouraging words.

I'm feeling MUCH better now. But, I do need to take some time away and get my TO DO list done!!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Melissa! Well you already know I love all your "toppers" but now I was really eyeing that carved wood shelf you got from Kohl's. Not to mention the mirrors and all the pretty artwork & plates...(um, I think I just mentioned everything?) but hey Missy, you need to show us a close up of that wedding & ball photo!! How beautiful you both look..and how romantic!...:) Have a great weekend. ~ Laurie

Kathleen Ellis said...

Everything looks so nice, Melissa!
I love mirrors, too...they really reflect the light around. Your open metal work pieces are very pretty, too! I love how you've used them!
Have a happy weekend!
;-D

Chrissy said...

What a great wall tour, love all your treasures... hope all is well, talk soon...

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Melissa, what is the name of your gold paint?
Thanks, Donna

DEB said...

Beautiful wall art! Lovely home.

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Hey Melissa,
Love your walls. You and I have a lot in common - color schemes, accessory and furniture styles. Love it! Hey, last weekend I found out that some really good friends of mine are moving to your town. Their daughter married a Marine and he is now staitioned there for the next 2 years or so. They will be moving in the next 6-8 weeks. Once they are settled I will popping over to visit them. I hope we can meet for coffee while I'm in town! How fun. Doesn't Barb - Grits and Glamour - live in your town too?
By the way have you decided on the items you want to purchase with your GC giveaway? Just let me know and I will get them shipped right to you.
Take care and have a great weekend.
Alisa - Carolina Panache

ceekay said...

I just love all your wall hangings. A lot of them remind me of my style. Great post!!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Melissa, it is so sweet of you to stop by to see the suitcase full of pink. I'm always amazed at how much pink I have around here. lol.. I'm looking forward to seeing your new pretty on the wall.. (did I tell you the check came the same day you recieved yours? ) I hope you're having a super w/k.. hugs ~lynne~

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Melissa- we ended up going to the big city and they had another crown like the one Chari got from me- let me know if you want it! There is also another one that I found that is looks very similar to this one except it is quite a bit smaller- funny thing is that it was the same price as the bigger one!


Mary

Shana said...

All the things in home are nice. I like your M's !

I think Marissa's friend need to start her own organizing/cleaning business.

ann said...

I of course,LOVE everything in your home.You have done such a fabulous job decorating it.I know your hubby is so proud for his friends to see it.BUT...your wedding picture looks like a fairy tale.Dear you are BEAUTIFUL.He's handsome too ,of course.But you take my breath...Ann

Liz said...

I love your wedding picture!!! You look like movie stars. : )

~Liz

PS thanks for your kind comments on my giveaway! Your name is in the hat!

kymber said...

Hi Melissa,
You and I are true kindred spirits - I love all of your ironwork and hope to eventually do what you have done on your walls. I have never thought to look for it on Ebay - I will have to check it out!
It all looks great! I want to show my hubby this post of yours because he seems to think that it will be too much if we have more than one piece in our home. I think the more the better - right?

Everything looks so beautiful - thanks for sharing!

I love the picture of you and hubby on your wedding day. You are simply gorgeous in your wedding gown and don't you just love a man in uniform?

Your picture of the two of you at your military ball brings back memories of past naval balls that we have attended. I will have to show mine some time. Military life is such fun - we miss it now that my hubby is retired from the navy. Such a close knit community of people!

Take care,
Kymber

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I'm really drawn to the Tuscan decor too. I have similar pics in my kitchenette. I was fortunate to actually find a print with our last name. Everyone thinks I had it professionally made. I've flanked it with my favorite Spode plates.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Tam said...

I forgot to mention today when I visited your blog...that I hope you do not mind me becoming a follower eventhough...UHMM I Support all our troops but esp the ARMY..since that is the way my Husband rolls but our nephew is in the marines...LOL

Vanilla Lavender said...

Your blog is adorable! I was looking for some Tuscan decor and I came across your page. Have a great day! Vanessa