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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