Living room fairies

I am constantly surprised by the variety and inconsistency of things that appeal to me. A little living room shuffle happened last week when I brought home an armful of antique paintings (only wanted 2 but had to take all 5).
These strange little cherrubs/fairies/I-have-no-idea-what-they are’s were in the bundle of tag alongs.
The corner wall under my ‘ghost lamps’ sees a lot of furniture traffic. I am not sure why but I never seem to feel content with the situation there. I think it is because I don’t push the sofa all the way back to the window so then any dresser/ furniture seems too far away in comparison.  I usually just rotate through things that are on hand to complete that little spot because I know I will tire of it or not be all that excited with the results so why spend money.
I guess I am not all that creative at the heart of it, because it had never occurred to me to use outdoor furniture for such a spot, or any spot really. Once I took down the previous ship painting (to add it to my expanding ocean wall on the staircase) I needed to throw something up and these little guys were my best option. I give them full credit for working their magic in getting this space up to snuff.
The table is part of a little bistro set I scooped up for $25 about a year and a half ago. It saw some use last summer, but this year it was sitting dormant in the basement now that we have a patio set like real adults.
The painting worked out to be $12, and while the general consensus on instagram was that they were creepy little dudes (at times I wholeheartedly agree, at others they charm me with some sort of spell), in the end I kind of adore them. It seems to be an awfully old oil painting, and I find it so interesting that cherubs would be wielding wands. So I call them my little fairies instead.
A pile of old keys from France, my Restoration Hardware lavender and some random candle sticks all came out of the basement.
Back when I did my ghost lamps I didn’t twine the cords all the way down since I knew they would be covered by a dresser. Now I have to break out the glue and twine again to git’er done.
I hope my fairies/creepy little dudes put a little magic in your day!
Living room fairies

14 thoughts on “Living room fairies

  1. The space is great and truly like the painting too. Please tell me more about the lavender; is it real? if not, would you share where to purchase. Best I've seen yet.
    Warm Regards, Lesa


  2. Hi Holly,

    I also live in Edmonton and needed to tell you to go check out the Ross Creek Market if you haven't already been, it's super cool. Maybe 45 minutes out of the city and so big you could spend a whole morning out there. I was dying to tell you this lol


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