Here are some screen shots from the finished product-- while the lighting wasn't perfect, it was WAAAY better than the quality of the photos I usually am forced to take in similar lack-of-light situations (all the best camera light parts of the day are when I'm at work!). And you get to hear my squeaky-yet-low voice blithering on about whatever came to the top of my head regarding these pieces. Which may or may not be factually accurate!
The sectional, which I incorrectly refer to as having hairpin legs...turns out, there is no good name for what these are called. "Angled, tapered mid century legs" was the best I could find online, and still it doesn't have the panache of the wrong term I was using. Le sigh. Can you see Jingle from my Christmas post making a cameo appearance? I didn't have the heart to put him back up in the attic, so he can hang out in my Jungle Room set up for the time being. Red and green go surprising well with leopard print! (Make a Christmas note to yourself about that for future holiday parties).
Excepting the skinny, painted Thai wooden figurine, the brass Mayan guy, and the big straw hat, every other piece on that wall came from Goodwill! Including the giant wooden head. I'm telling you, there's gold in those hills if you're willing to dig. I'm particularly attached to that hat, as it makes this weird, sculpture-like statement coming out of the wall to a point like it does. And as much "wall clutter" as you more minimalist decorators might see this layout as being...you SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE. Yeeks! Give me a hammer and a nail and I will make a wall disappear. But I'm learning editing, slowly but surely.
One of my favorite video moments-- when I straight up Alzheimer's blank on what this kind of textile is called. It is a buggy blanket, or carriage blanket, and I bought not only this one but one more at a Family Tree sale out in Franklin because a) they were ten and fifteen dollars apiece, respectively, on the second day of the sale, and b) I had driven all that way mainly to see if they were still there. The other has this design of a 1920's cartoon puppy looking at two kittens playing in flowers...oh, I am still so happy I have these.
Some other highlights from the wall decorations, which for some reason, I keep calling "accessories" (I was nervous!):
That's all for today! If you're not scared away by my frenetic speech patterns, I'll see you back here tomorrow!