Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Decorating International Style


I am not a collector of things, nor do I enjoy decorating with knick-knacks. That would require extra dusting and monitoring my children. However, I really admire these things in other people's homes, but it is not my personal style. I'm more a bold color, keep-it- simple kind of girl.

However, I have found myself with a small eclectic mix of items from around the world. Some of these are from missions trips or gifts from missionaries or international students we have worked with. There are items from Spain, Latvia, Ukraine, Chile, Korea, China, Haiti, Thailand, Mexico and Russia.

When my friend Cindy decorated her guest bathroom a few years ago so wonderfully I stole her idea and went with it. I blew up some of my favorite pictures and placed them in black frames. We installed an inexpensive glass shelf to display some small items. Ever since we have continued to add to our collection.It is always a conversation piece for guests and a reminder to continue praying for those around the world.

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7 comments:

Hadias said...

It looks great. I can't wait to get started on my own bathroom.

Heather L. said...

I love your bathroom, and I love international!!!

Jane said...

This is a great idea! I have lots of neat stuff that people have given me from their travels and it's basically in a drawer somewhere. This really honors those friendships too.

jen said...

Funny - that's exactly how I've decorated our powder room! Same reason too! I also put some old maps on the ceiling; that always gets a comment.

shay said...

What an amazing idea!
I love decorating with some meaning and am married to a hater of all thing knick-nack lol.

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Great idea! Soon I'll have a "new" house to decorate ;)

Sniz said...

What a neat idea to remind you to pray for those around the world!