Post # 1
What items do you have in your home that make it unique, that make you feel at home, and show off your personality? And where did you get them?
Or what items do you want?
My favorite “personality” pieces in our house are FI’s Maltese Falcon statue and his giant university professor style globe, and our giant plastic ice cream cone 🙂
Things I want
A penny floor
Teapot wall hooks
And some fun switch plates
Post # 3
Right now we don’t have a lot of kitschy stuff that makes our home unique. Maybe once we buy our new place and get to decorating!
Post # 4
We have a giant underwater decal on our dining room wall
Post # 5
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: We’re in the same boat. We live in a cramped apartment right now, so we’re waiting to really make things our own until after we’re in a house or at least an apartment we know we will be in for more substantial amount of time!
Post # 6
I love that our home is a juxtoposition of modern and antique. Modern colored walls and furniture in the living room coexist with an antique accent pieces (small furniture pieces and decor), and black and white wedding and family photos from previous generations. Every room in our house has an old piece in it (minues my sons room), and I LOVE that. My favorite is a bronze statue of a lovely young woman sitting on a pile of rocks, her dress draping almost to the point of exposure. All the old pieces in our home came from the homes of our older family members.
My favorite thing however is that there is not a single area/room in our house that doesn’t have a family photo or snapshot of us. I love being able to look at our memories every single day just while I am sitting around the house.
Post # 7
Does, dirty boxers on the bedroom floor, count as ‘personality’? I hope so!
Post # 8
@Mollytov: lol Then our apartment has a lot of personality and character! 😉
Post # 9
I think that since this is our first home together we just wanted something that stayed true to the house period. Cue woodburning stove, slate fireplace, oak flooring and a nod to victorian style floral wallpaper. BUT, it just has that modern, but cosy look to it I think (sorry for rubbish blackberry photo)
I just love we could pick what we wanted and started from scratch and I love home decor!!
Post # 10
@kala_way:A penny floor! When we finally buy a house I totally want to do that! And your globe rocks!
We have this awesome photoframe chess/checkers set (the red squares are clear with space for photos). We haven’t filled the squares with any photos yet!
It’s on our living room coffee table, and you can see our awesome zebra rug. I haven’t vacuumed the styrofoam up yet–we unpacked the last wedding present this morning–a china hutch from Mother-In-Law and Father-In-Law both. They went in on it together.
Our ketubah and our “practice contract” from the rehearsal are on our little mini wall by the front door so we see them every time we leave the house or come home! The photos didn’t come out well.
Silly little kitchen jars (not yet filled, probably one will be M&Ms and one will be something else fun) from my Maid/Matron of Honor.
@MrsSl82be: That is an awesome painting!
Post # 11
I’ve always collected egg plates, so they’re covering our dining room wall.
Post # 12
I don’t have a picture of just the room, but here they are in the background.
Post # 14
I have vintage prints from books framed and hung up of various places I’ve traveled with my dad. He frames them as he finds them and sends them to me, so I’ve got some from Venice, Germany, France, Switzerland, I think? We have a huge framed sea chart of the Savannah River and Wassaw Sound hanging above our fireplace since that’s where we’re from. I have a china hutch full of different china plates I’ve thrifted, plus mercury glass and milk glass pieces, and crystal and china from our wedding now. And in our front entryway, tons and tons of framed family pictures.
Post # 15
@artbee:I love the egg plates! Very cool. Deviled eggs themed party! lol
Post # 16
Our latest printed painting that we purchased. Looks flipping awseome… I just changed the frame so waiting it to come back from the framers.
We have a lot of paintings. However I have kept them in all white frames and they don’t bombard our wall.
We live in a rental atm, so I cant wait till our house is built (were in the middle of it) to do these paintings justice and hang them somewhere really nice!