Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Royal Treatment

I've been coloring with crayon on our wall.  Kids - do as I say, not as I do. 
Yes, I stenciled in two crowns on our dining room wall with brown CRAYON.  On purpose. 

Here is our Blessed Mother fittingly displayed under one of the crowns:

The wall surrounding the white vintage mirror just looked a bit bare, and needed something.  I was inpired by an old Jeanne D'Arc Living magazine to stencil in two small crowns alongside the mirror.

And if I don't like it after a while, I can just wipe it off.  That's the benefit of using a washable crayon.  It also gave a more rustic texture than paint:

The stencil was made from a clip-art crown image I found online, cut from sturdy card stock.  I just colored inside the shape.


I haven't had a chance to decorate too much for Easter, since we just finished celebrating both my fellas' birthdays - phew! 
But I did put out a few items here and there...



And this spring china looks cheerful peeking out of the box I got from the White Elephant outlet:

Speaking of cheerful, here's a sneak peek of what's coming to my Etsy store.  I'll let you know when the 'Garden Party' collection has been listed:
 

I hope you all enjoy a Blessed and happy Easter!

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21 comments:

Cape Cod Washashore said...

What a beautiful home (I'm sure I've mentioned that to you here before, too)! I just LOVE that shade of blue, especially paired with the creams. Your new pillows look lovely and cheerful!

It's me said...

What a beautiful corner in your home........love from me....xxx..

Vintage Market Place said...

oh I love the crayon stencil, what a smart idea!!!!
Yeah, I haven't had the energy to do anything springy...the house is not decorated...my little one is just taking all of my time these days.
Happy Spring
AMy

All Things Chic 2 said...

What a great way to crown our Lady!!!
Have a Happy Holy Week !!!
Blessings Lori

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks pretty--those pillows for your Etsy shop are lovely!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

How pretty Susan! And I love that you can just wipe it off when you are tired of it!

Hugs,
Judy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

That's an awesome crayon crown. Everything is so beautiful.

Anne said...

What a fun idea and so simple too.Love your sweet Mary statue.Pretty pillows.
Anne

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

That is a lovely vignette. The Blessed Mother Mary is a great piece.

Gail Peterson said...

Hi I think I have a
small floral platter like your in the crate.
Really pretty collection... Love *
xo,
Gail
casualloveselegance

Gail Peterson said...

Hi I think I have a
small floral platter like your in the crate.
Really pretty collection... Love *
xo,
Gail
casualloveselegance

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

Gorgeous Susan! I love how you bring in the pale blues with your whites...so breathtaking! Happy Easter to you and your family. I can't wait to see you at the White Event. I'll be there both Saturday and Sunday. And yes, I'll be glad to take the hug. Sending you an email shortly.
Blessings & hugs,
Karen

Donna said...

I bet you felt like a kid again when you were using crayon on the walls, Susan! I am in love with your pretty vignettes, especially the blue eggs in the silver pedestal. Love! Happy Easter to you, too!

About Vintage French Hen said...

What a clever idea! Yes, our queen of hearts the Virgin Mary should always have a crown in my opinion. Happy Easter! Marcia

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Susan...let's hope the kids don't follow suit since it's washable!! I love the way the crowns look, perfect finishing touch for your display! Happy Easter to you and your family and I am looking forward to seeing you and your picker sister next week!

tara said...

gorgeous mantle display and a crafty idea to use crayons! although like you said, do i say not as I do, cause my kids would want to HELP me!! lovely photos as always~ Tara

Roselle said...

So beautiful!
Your new pillow line is amazing and gorgeous!
Roselle

chateau chic said...

Hi Susan,
Looks like you're having fun with the washable crayon!
Love it.
Mary Alice

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a wonderful idea the stencils are! They are so delicate looking. I love the texture too. Your new pillows are DREAMY!!!!

executive master in business administration said...

Home plays vital role in every person's life. I like your home. All things is too good and wonderful in your home. Specially I like your post pillows.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

I love your creative crayon crown idea. Looks great! You're right, the texture is something paint can't offer. AND washable, too!

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