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Sunday, September 23, 2012

A NEW LOOK in the dining room

HI, YA'LL This cooler weather sure has me in a WORKIN' frame of mind.... Fall....Autumn....what a lovely time of the year. I absolutely LOVE decorating my dining room. Mr. Sweet calls it my 'playroom'...and I have been getting it's FALL on.



I have had this magnificent, hand quilted QUILT that my mom made years and years ago, hanging on one of the dining room walls.

It hung there for almost 8 years and I was
  getting really tired of it and wanted to shake things up a bit....

The quilt will hang in the master bedroom for awhile.....



This creamy white wall looks a tad yellow in this
photo but, it's not....lighting, I guess.

It IS, however, a CLEAN SLATE for me to
work a little FAMILY MAGIC on..

nothing more important than family....
and nothing more FUN than PHOTOS of family....
BLACK and WHITE photos......with big white mats...
and just the right size BLACK frames... not too thick...not too thin, but just right....
ok, then....
.....HERE WE GO
 EXCUSE ME WHILE I FALL IN LVE.....
♥ ♥ ♥
I am buying my mats and frames from HOBBY LOBBY 
and altho they are trying to special order the amount I want,
they are FALLING DOWN ON THE JOB....
the frames AND mats are trickling in and I am spending a
lot of time WAITING.
...just as well as it gives me time to save a little more money for them.
Everybody in the family that's seen this LOVED, FUN FILLED WALL
 is lovin' the new look.
 I'm totally in love with the CLOSE UPS...taking part of the faces off...
I just LOVE this look.
(pardon the glare of the lights on the glass)
.....hahhhaaa....just take a look at that one of CATE THE GREAT
with her daddy....LOVE IT
...special "photo moments"....no posed pics here....just ones caught at 
fun times and don'tchaknow I love that kind of photo.
I'll finish out that bottom row AND.........
I have enuf great pictures to add ANOTHER row at the top..
 ...they are just waiting for FRAMES....
GREAT photos...
 ... like THIS....
 




and like THIS....













Can you see why Mr. Sweet and I stand and just STARE at
this ALMOST completely finished wall ?
OOO, yes...
WE ARE IN LOVE !!

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 HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR SWEET GRANDDAUGHTER, JESSICA.
She is the one that belongs to CATE....:))
We love you both, pretty girls, and are so proud of you.
LOVE FOREVER AND EVER.....♥

37 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, BJ! This looks fantastic. I love the frames and mats and the way you cut the pictures off a bit. I don't think I could ever do such a neat job like this! The wall looks wonderful...you have a beautiful family!

XO,
Jane

Vee said...

Oh it looks fabulous! Amazing even. What a nice job of hanging and spacing and all the technical stuff. How are you keeping them all straight on the wall? Tips?

Your mother's quilt is simply gorgeous as well. I'm sure that it will be beautiful in its new home.

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful wall. Photos look great too. Wonderful idea. xo

LV said...

BJ, that family wall is a grand idea. I would have never gotten that many mounted and straight. I am sure Mr. Sweet did it tho. I can also tell you are not having any problems with new blog version. I do not have any idea how you get the pictures in groups. I loved all the shots you shared, but the last one is precious. Guess you have a special place for that one called Depp. HA

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love your family wall, as well as that beautiful quilt!

Willow said...

WOW. It looks fantastic. I also think the quilt is so pretty.

xinex said...

I love your gallery wall. BJ. Beautiful family!...Christine

TexWisGirl said...

really love the b&w photos. so pretty and a great way to show off the beautiful family. :)

Sharing Shadymont said...

Truly fabulous! Love it! You're doing a great job. Gorgeous family.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Such a great wall BJ, love it! Lots of great memories too I'm sure-enjoy:@)

Stacey said...

Awesome awesome awesome! Are the pictures off center in the mat? It looks so good BJ. I like your frames and the pictures you chose very much!

eileeninmd said...

BJ, your wall looks wonderful with your lovely family portraits. It is a great idea. Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi BJ: That is such a great thing to do. I love family photos and I love them in black and white. I bet your food gets cold while you sit and look . That is a beautiful quilt too..Happy Sunday..Judy. Happy Birthday to your little granddaughter.

Theresa said...

Beautiful Re-DO! Love the picture wall! Happy Birthday Jessica! Have a blessed evening dear BJ, HUGS!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love quilts BJ but I love your family gallery wall much better!

Lea also known as "CiCi" said...

That is so, so lovely! I love family pics and have a lot of them but all in sit around frames.

What a fun post! Blessings for this new week!

20 North Ora said...

Love your family wall!!

Judy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

bj that looks fantastic. Love black and white photos and framed perfectly! What a statement they make! hugs, Linda

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

BJ!! That looks fantastic. I love the black and white photos, frames and mats....perfection!

Irene said...

I love black and white photos, they look classic. Your wall looks great. Good job.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Your framed, matted photos look great. Do you think that you are going to change them out as the years go by, or keep the same ones? Either way they will be fun to look at for years to come.

Pondside said...

I love your 'family wall' BJ! You've got it just right - size, subjects, framing - it all comes together beautifully.

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

What a fabulous gallery you've created! This is exactly what I want to do with our photographs. Thanks for the inspiration!
Visiting from Mosaic Monday.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!

You are so clever!!!!!

"Auntie"

Jo May said...

BJ...we are toooo!..."FALLing" for this sweet wall of LOVE!!!!!

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Black and white framed photos are always so elegant and beautiful. Love the wall of photos!

Audrey said...

oh bj ... Love the quilt you Mother made but the wall of photos is so refreshing and so beautifully done. Just fits so well with your black and white decor. So perfect. You are really blessed with such a fun and happy family.Happy Birthday to that precious granddaughter.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Madeline's Album said...

I love the quilt your mom made for you. Your wall with the black and white photos is amazing love it. Have a blessed day and wish your granddaughter a happy birthday from me. Madeline

Madeline's Album said...

I love the quilt your mom made for you. Your wall with the black and white photos is amazing love it. Have a blessed day and wish your granddaughter a happy birthday from me. Madeline

Bead and Needle said...

Just when I was looking and telling myself it would be hard to top that gorgeous quilt, you've done just that! The photo wall is EXQUISITE! I just recently went to the same sort of frames for photos in a hallway. Now that I'm back from a summer of travels, you've given me some huge inspiration! Happy Monday, BJ - Tanya

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
I adore your family wall of LOVE!!! Yes...i can just see you two standing there smiling!!! Happy Fall, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Whimsey Creations said...

So pretty - I love the change!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Love it...crazy about it...amazing...and totally you!! me too...but, I don't have a wall...so I will enjoy yours vicariously!

Alice said...

Love the picture wall! Will look different without the quilt. It's a good feeling to change things now and then. The door is always open here at the Price/Virden home and hope you can come soon! Love you.

Kathleen Grace said...

I am in love right there with you BJ, what a gorgeous way to display all the lovely family you have! I may have to steal this idea!

Beverly said...

It looks fabulous, BJ. So many sweet faces to love.

Happy Birthday to your granddaughter.

Adrienne said...

I LOVE the new look in your dining room! Your photos are fabulous - just what I'm planning to do above our new, ginormous TV in the living room. The quilt is a treasure, for sure!
~Adrienne~