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corbels, garland and goth

October 15, 2011

One of the treasures we were fortunate enough to locate at Round Top a few weeks ago was this very pretty pair of corbels.  (sorry about the price tag, that’s a relic left over from a previous post.  I’d have to do some editing on the image and that’s just not going to happen.)

In a departure from my standard procrastinating tactics, I had them installed within 2 days after purchase.  Amazing, I know. I placed them over the interior hall doorway off the main entrance hall.

Hmm.  Not quite right.  Cristybella and I thought it over for about a week and decided on a simple garland between the corbels.  Seasonal.  Organic.  Home sweet homemade. Exactly what we both love.

It started with woven paper oak leaves on string

some gauzy fabric scraps

and old white buttons.

The keys were an afterthought, but they add the perfect touch of goth, reminiscent of the faded grandeur of the corbels.

This garland did not evolve the way the I originally envisioned.  I was attempting to integrate some twig bundles with acorns.  But the final result makes me smile.  It’s sweet and soft and just a little bit spooky.  {This button garland’s first cousin (the Halloween version) is here.}

Happy autumn and hope you’re having a fabulous weekend!  Thank you for dropping by 🙂




sharing with
Nifty Thrifty Sunday at Nifty Thrifty Things
Tuesday’s Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Inspiration Board at homework
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Sat Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors
14 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2011 4:15 pm

    love it!

  2. October 16, 2011 12:05 am

    LOVE the corbels, Diane!

    They have that wonderful distressed look that I like.

    And it’s funny, because when I scrolled down to your second photo of them above the doorway, I thought to myself, WoW…I could really see something hanging from them, and VOILA!…your third photo down revealed your awesome garland!

    What a lovely touch! Great idea you and Cristybella had! LOVE the keys! And you’re right, it is…sweet and soft and just a little bit spooky.

    And the really cool thing about it is that you can change the garland for each season or holiday!

    Another FAB creation, my friend!

    Hope you had a stellar Saturday!

    X to you and C!

  3. Mel permalink
    October 16, 2011 1:08 am

    Ohhhhh…… THAT’S what they’re called.

    I see them with bitty shelves slid across. But I like this! AND you can change the garland for the seasons–that’ll be cool!

    I like skeleton keys.

    You’ve now given me an answer on what to do with some of the ones I’ve got stuck in drawers!! 🙂

    Oh–this could be wayyyy fun!

  4. October 16, 2011 2:04 am

    Love it! Love them! The only corbels I can find here are outrageous:( but I’m patient.

  5. October 17, 2011 1:18 am

    As a former goth chick – no really! – I give your display the goth seal of approval! Nicely done! Coming over from Met Monday…


  6. October 17, 2011 1:21 am

    Love it! The corbels are terrific and so is the garland!

  7. October 17, 2011 3:28 am

    They are so pretty and what a great way to add architectural interest!

  8. October 17, 2011 11:39 am

    I like this. It makes me keep looking.

  9. October 18, 2011 1:12 am

    loving the keys addition!


  10. October 19, 2011 12:58 am

    Diane, your link-up caught my eye over at Homework. Those vintage corbels are gorgeous and I love the way you hung them and adorned them with the old fashioned trinkets and whatnots! Beautifully done!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  11. October 19, 2011 10:08 pm

    I just love watching as your decor evolves.

  12. October 21, 2011 8:26 pm

    Ok, you have done a beautiful job with your garlands! Would you guest post for me on these?? Huh? Huh?

  13. kharismatickayteh permalink
    March 29, 2012 1:44 am

    Woahmigosh. That is wicked cool.


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