Blog Parties

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Who doesn't love roses, mirrors & cherubs?

Today is Tuesday so I am joining two blog parties today. Three or More Tuesday hosted by Tam at The Gypsy's Corner and 2nd Time Around hosted by Diane at A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words. Be sure to click on their blog names or logos above & you will be whisked away to their blogs where you can see who is all participating this week. It's fun to see what everyone is sharing.

This week I am going to show you 3 items that I love to collect which I have 3 or more of. And most of the frames came from a thrift store (hence 2nd time around).

All these items happen to be in my office at work. I work in a small insurance agency selling personal lines insurance. Since I live in a family of all men at home, they don't like all my girly things. So I bring most of my girly things to my office at work.

I love collecting rose prints or paintings (must be pink or white roses), fairies or cherubs, mirrors (I'm really not vain, just need to make sure I am still alive). And of course I love shabby chic, or anything cottagy or frenchy. So the walls of my work office reflect this. I also sometimes sell on ebay & the items on my wall are the types of things I normally sell on ebay.

Here is one of the walls in my office. This is the biggest wall. It is to the right of my desk. I'll show you each piece individually.
I bought this picture off of ebay. It is like a shadowbox, so it has a framed girl with roses within a larger frame. I love this picture. I think I paid about $7.00 for it. I usually don't buy framed prints off of ebay as these are the type of items I sell, but I loved this frame so I had to have it. Plus the print has pink roses.
This rose painting I bought at Ross a few years back. I Can't remember what I paid for it, but since I am so cheap, it couldn't have been more than $10.00.
This cherub picture I bought at a thrift store for $3.00. I am so upset that I broke off & lost the flowers from the right hand side of the frame. Do you ever do stuff like that? The cherub is raised up off the backing for a 3D effect.
This rose picture I bought from Ross years ago.
This is my ultimate most favorite picture. It belonged to my Great Grandma. This is the print that got me loving roses & collecting rose prints.
This frame I purchased at a craft/antique show for $3.00. I printed out the rose print from my computer & put it in the frame.
This frame came from a thrift store for $2.00. I printed out the fairies/cherub print from my computer & put it in the frame. The glass in the frame is bubbled out. That is why there is so much glare in the photo.
This frame came from a thrift store & I paid $5.00 for it. This is my largest framed print. I love the fleur de lis's on it, very frenchy. I bought the rose print at an antique store & it fit the frame perfectly. I snatched the glass from an old print that I no longer liked. And ta da, I have a beautiful picture. I had to take the photo at an angle so there would be no glare & you could see the print.
Can't remember where I got this little mirror. I just loved the shabbiness of it.
This is another wall in my office. This wall is the one I look directly at.
This rose painting came from the thrift store. I paid $5.00 for it. I accidentally scratched off some of the paint on the urn. Boo hoo. But since I like anything shabby, the scratch just adds to it's character (I'm trying to make myself feel better about scratching it).
This frame my sister in law gave to me. It originally had some print in it that I didn't care for, but I liked the frame, so I printed out a rose print by Catherine Klein to put in it. This particular rose print is my most popular print that I sell on ebay. Note to self, need to start selling on ebay again.
This clock came from Michael's last year. I love the colors, the shabbiness and because it is Frenchy. It also has a crown which I love. So how could I pass it up? Plus I always need to know what time it is. Don't want to miss out on my lunch break.
This came from Michael's last year too. I love the cherubs!
I got this mirror a few years back from an online website called ABC Distributing. I love how it has tin. I always wanted a tin mirror, but I really want one made from an old ceiling tin, but this one will have to do until then.
These next 2 photos come from a third wall in my office (which is the smallest wall). I didn't take a photo of this wall as it only has these 2 items, plus a calendar and the temp control for the heater. Not really much to look at.

These cherubs I bought off ebay to use at my wedding reception about 3 years ago. I never did use them, so I brought them to work to brighten up my walls.

This mirror came from ABC Distributing. I love the shape of this mirror.

So I have shown you that I have at least 8 rose prints (of which 6 are 2nd time around), 3 mirrors (sorry but they were all new) & 4 cherub or fairy items (only 1 was new item) hanging on the walls at my office at work. I don't have a real office at work, it is more of a pass through that we made into an office. But hey, it's mine!!! And I get to decorate it however I like.

Decorating my office with the things I love makes coming to work a little easier. We should always surround ourselves with the things we love. Don't you agree?

Be sure to leave me a comment & let me know which item was your favorite.



  1. Oh my word, each and every one of them are just stunning. I kept think each was my favorite, but that would really be hard to pick. What a wonderful wall to look at in your office. You have arranged them in such a lovely vignette. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Marty

  2. oh wow! look at all the frames with roses on it! and the mirrors.. just wonderful and so beautiful too! am drooling at all the roses print! and the clock just lovely! my fave post!

  3. Good Morning Miz Kim,
    Wow what beautiful wall groupings you have! I think if I had to choose a favorite though it would have to be the arched topped mirror. It just reminds me of windows found in Gothic style structures and conjurs up all sorts of thoughts *smiles* Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures!

  4. You have a large collection. Thank your for sharing it. I hope you had a Happy 2nd Time Around Day.

  5. Several favorites but if I can just pick one...the large picture in the middle, the oval and roses are quite stunning. Great focal point! ;-)

  6. The theme of roses pulls it all together. Very nice. Do you end up with a bunch of holes in your walls trying to find the perfect spots for everything?

  7. I like that clock too! Such pretty pieces, all of them. This is why I have my "garden room" where I can decorate however I please.

  8. Everything was pretty in the whole wall view. But goodness!!! They are all beautiful up close. You have some really lovely, special pieces.

  9. Hi Kim !
    I am in love with rose pictures too - in fact I want to paint roses like those you have....practice practice practice - one day...In fact I sit here, read blogs and paint in between - got paint on my keyboard....thanks for sharing - love your style !

  10. I love grouping paintings! I love the print in the large fram with the fleurs on it!