Sunday, 19 July 2015

The precious trend: Graham and Brown

With living in a Victorian house I gravitate towards old items and have quite a lot of treasures that are precious to me, usually with a little story attached to them. 

 “Precious is an appreciation for all things vintage and antique. W​hether you are redecorating, buying a few wall art pieces, or simply making a statement of your attic treasures, make sure you have fun with this one. Create your very own museum of you, full of memories.” – ​The Precious Trend

My house has been called a museum on more than one occasion and I can't deny that I have a bit of an obsession with creating vignettes for the seasons or for putting together a little collection. I tend to do this on the mantle, the dresser and in the printers tray on the wall. I collect such an array of trinkets and have great enjoyment in what I call faffing. 
all my homely treasures
Some of my absolute precious items are: my photos of my Nan and my Grandad when they got married, my holiday mementoes, Alice in Wonderland items, junk shop finds and historical treasures. They all tell a story and are part of me. 

It is hard to pinpoint an area of the house that they reside because there are so many of them but I would like to create a new little display area in my bedroom inspired by my new wall art  - Oswald Owl and Ziggy Zebra, quirky pieces that are right at home in my little abode of artefacts. 

Zebra print Graham & Brown Victorian style wall decor owl wall artWhat I would like to do is have a little shelf underneath the owl to display my black and white photos that my Nan has given me as they are currently dotted around and i'd like them all together. I think a monochrome feel will gel together really well and I'll be able to see them when I'm lay in bed. To me there is nothing more precious that the past, the memories, the nostalgia and of where you have come from. 

What items are precious to you and how do you display them?

26 comments:

Ness said...

What an absolutely magnificent building. I love the story of the church bringing hope just by seeing it. Inside with no people in it it looks so peaceful and tranquil.

Loopyrach said...

WOW I love there is so much to look at in your photos I love them.
Currently the only thing on display in my house at the moment it lego....

JuggleMumBlog said...

I love your quirky style- so much personality and fun. I too love to keep jewels and hang them from hooks, it reminds me of being in a vintage shop!!

Laura Asbury said...

This is so cute! I love it!

Phoebe Thomas said...

I have a ton of "junk" that I've collected from my travels all around the world which I couldn't live without. I love the way you display your precious items, you have a great sense of style.

Michelle Ordever said...

Photos are the most precious to me - once we re-decorate I'm planning a photo wall going up the stairs. At the moment, photos are in frames on most free surfaces in the living room! x

Oana79 said...

Beautiful place to visit, ticks all the boxes really and what stunning pictures!xx

Suzanne Whitton said...

I love that you describe it as 'faffing' - a great word! Photographs all the way for me. So many great memories to be stored.

Hannah Wood said...

Love pictures one of the most important items I so love.

Andrea Dodd said...

Nothing like Family photos. You can't beat monochrome either, so timeless and Classic.

Sonia said...

The only things that are precious to me are photos, I don't own anything else except lots of precious memories xx

LucyDorrington said...

It's so much nicer when collections are arranged together in purposeful groups. To me, that's the difference between collecting and just plain hoarding!

JuggleMumBlog said...

Fuzzy cuteness! They are adorable! Great photos there.

Jen Walshaw said...

I love your collections. I am married to a man that hates clutter. So I show my side in the kitchen which is full of kitchenalia

Cass@TheDiaryofaFrugalFamily said...

I think your collections look fab - I'm torn between loving that style and liking a clutter free house x x

Claire Toplis said...

What beautiful pictures I love visiting farms

Stephs Two Girls said...

This looks like such a gorgeous place! Back to nature indeed :)

Sarah Bailey said...

What some gorgeous pieces, I love the owl and the zebra. I have a few of my favourite things on my wall. x

Beautyqueenuk said...

If I lived in a Victorian House, there is no doubt I would do the exact same x

Kara said...

I would love to live in a Victorian house - my pictures are my treasures

Charly Dove said...

Oh I love it all, what a beautiful collection. I love Victorian houses. We live in one now and used to when we were in London to :)

bettynz said...

That sounds perfect 'The Dome of Home' . I know it was a great comfort to many a sailor. What a beautiful place and so well-kept.

Erica Price said...

Some lovely things - I have an Edwardian house and I like to fill it with older things.

Thou Shalt Not Covet said...

You have some lovely things! I love the owl and zebra! xx

Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth said...

Your collection is so pretty. I love to admire such pieces, but won't be able to place them in our fairly 20th century built home!

Helen Peakle Pie said...

This looks great and it is on our list for places to visit in the holidays now!

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