When we finished the update in the front room from sunflower paradise to sophisticated study, I wanted to bring in some personal touches. We bought this A letter stand for a wall shelf, and will be purchasing these K and D aluminum letters at Tweed when I can catch them in stock to be used as book-ends. I also wanted to tie in our wedding date in the room somehow.
A few months ago, Kara told me about a new shop, Posh, that has fabulous home accessories, jewelry, a baby section, and great odds and ends that would make great gifts for just about anyone. I spotted these awesome balls that looked like vintage Bingo balls that would spin around in a cage - they had letters and numbers, so I picked up 2 1's and a 5 for our wedding date, along with a K and a D.
I thought they'd fit in a champagne glass we had leftover that couldn't fit in the stemware holders in the new wine cabinet, but when I got home, I realized they wouldn't all fit. But we also had an empty Mason jar hanging around waiting to be used for a project, so I used it to hold my balls. :)
Here it is in its new home, right next to some yummy Montepulciano wine.
Also at Posh, I picked up this awesome map paperweight. I'm going for an old world feeling in the room, and even though the US is the new world and totally contradicts what I thought I wanted, I needed it.
It sits on the side table with the awesome tripod lamp.
I'm still working on some other ways to personalize the room, like a couple pictures of us, but I don't want to go overboard and clutter up the room. We'll see what I come up with.