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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Travel Themed Decor in the Family Room


I have been busy packing away Easter this week and today I cleared off the piano and continued the travel theme in the family room  that I started yesterday on the fireplace mantel,


I also cleared off the end table between the love seat and wicker chaise lounge and created a fun spring/summer vignette on it.


I thought a lamp would look nice on the table,  but I wanted something that didn't put off any light since it would be directly in front of my view of the TV and put off a lot of glare.    I had a pretty lamp base out in the studio that didn't have any 'works" left in it as I had intended to make a bird bath out of it for the yard.   By marrying the two,  it created a fun one of a kind lamp!


I put a bird and nest in front of my lamp and may make another one to put on top of the shade later.


Since a camera is something you always take with you when you travel,  I included some of my vintage camera's in the vignette I created on the piano.


I also added a Atlas of maps .....

I have a hand painted ceiling tile in the center of the piano mantel with two hand painted ceramic tiles on each side and a vintage camera in the front.


I used my old Brownie camera as a pedestal for a china sugar dish.....


And this vintage camera serves as the pedestal for the matching creamer.


Here's a close up of the map.....


If you missed my post with all the details on the fireplace travel themed mantel,   here is a link to it......http://penny-pennystreasures.blogspot.com/2017/04/maps-on-mantel.html

I hope to get the centerpiece for the coffee table finished tomorro!

17 comments:

  1. Penny,
    Love what you did with a lamp. The cameras are the perfect touch!! The painted tiles are stunning!!
    Hugs,Deb

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  2. Such a lovely travel theme, the cameras are wonderful!!!
    Thank you for sharing on Friday Features this week!

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  3. Penny, Everything is so special. Where do you store all your lovely things as you change them out. Thanks for sharing. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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  4. Your place is always so amazing.

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  5. The cameras are perfect for your decors. The travel theme is so lovely
    Hugs Alessandra

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  6. Love, love the "skeleton" lamp shade!

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  7. I love the marriage of the lamp and birdbath--so incredibly brilliant! My kids would destroy my house if it was anything as dreamy as yours. I will simply adore yours from far away. <3 Thanks for linking up to Friday Frenzy-you're SO inspiring. I pinned this as well!

    Laura

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  8. So lovely and feminine Penny. I adore the way you used your vintage cameras as pedestals to display that gorgeous china. So clever

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  9. This is so very beautiful! It looks airy and light -- just the spot I'd like to be on a summer day when it's a little too warm and humid to be outside. Lovely!
    ~jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy

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  10. I love your decor. I imagine that you have a nice smell of roses to go with that themed room.
    xoxo Marissa

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  11. Love your home/style, Penny! Do you make house calls? I am in desperate need of a little decor advice...

    Visiting from Link it Up Wednesday :)

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  12. Your home is lovely and I just love those vintage dishes. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party. We love having you.

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  13. I have always really liked the travel theme! Great touches Penny! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  14. Such a lovely setting, so much to see and I love what you have done with the lamp, it is so sweet!!!
    Thank you for sharing on the Oh my Heartsie Girls WW this week, I appreciate your visit!!
    Have a great week!
    Hugs
    Karren

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  15. Beautiful as always Penny! Love all the little travel touches throughout your home!

    Thank you for sharing your decor with us over at Waste Not Wednesday! Pinned!

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  16. Love how lovely your rooms also look. Love the way you used the camera.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon party.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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  17. Such a gorgeous setting that just shouts "springtime!!!" :) Thanks so much for sharing it at the Farmhouse Friday Link Party! Pinned and shared! :)

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