Wednesday, September 1, 2010

our gallery wall

ever since becky and i decided to move in together, we dreamt of two things: a gallery wall, and a new orleans-style mantel we could decorate with odds and ends. the apartment i found for us was perfect in all but one aspect: it did not have the mantel we'd envisioned cluttering with our crap for so long. so, we set out on a search for a mantel we could install on one of our many 12-foot-high walls and discovered that old mantels are actually quite pricey. well, you know how when you stop looking for something, you find it? when my dad was in town, we spent some time in magazine street's many antique stores, ogling at the prices and trying not to knock anything over. then i discovered this garage, and lo and behold, what do i find but our dream mantel. the price wasn't right at first, but with dad on my side, we quickly negotiated a fair price and hit the road with our steal.
our gallery wall is made up of art from new orleans, originals by becky and my mom's best friend, and gifts from friends
becky's custom-made simon piece
on the right, a sculpture becky made.

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