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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......

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


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

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

  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

  4. Your place is always so amazing.

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

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


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