Madigan made… changes to the clipboard wall with calligraphy pages.
I know I asked this on Monday, but do you decorate your home for the season this month? Besides the little snowman vase that I showed you, I’m not sure I’m going to do much in the way of winter decorating.
If you remember last January, I set out some of my milkglass trees and decorated the former chalkboard with snowflake plates for winter. But this year I am feeling a little different. All the Christmas décor is packed away. After the assault on our senses that is the holidays… the lights, the songs, the presents, the treats… I wanted our home to feel clean and quiet.
So, when I recently found this calligraphy instruction book at a thrift store, I knew the pages would be the perfect transition on my large clipboard wall from the winter into spring.
If you are a book lover with a squeamish stomach… look away! I did take a blade to the book and removed pages that caught my eye. I thought about crafting with them… but the pages were so lovely by themselves. I wanted to show them off by clipping them up for display.
The scene in our kitchen does not necessarily scream a ‘winter’ vignette. Instead, there is just lots of cream and stark black lettering. That contrast reminds me of this time of year… when you think about the silhouette of barren trees against a cold skyline. So, for me, this calligraphy décor is perfect for January.
Cream colored doily placemats that I already owned seemed like an appropriate compliment to the fine details and colors of the calligraphy images.
While I loved the holiday images I used last month on the clipboard… I think I love this wall even more. I can’t stop staring at each clipboard. Each page is like a little work of art!
Are you like me? Do you prefer things quiet and simple around the home this January? Or do you decorate for winter or Valentine’s right now?