His collection of money began with a trip to Japan at age eighteen. Interestingly, I too had saved many types of currency from my own travels. Together, we have turned much of it into some of our favorite art, but that is a post for another day.
|Sunday's new selections.|
Many years ago we used to vacation regularly in Cape May, New Jersey. My husband's family had been vacationing there for decades. One year before we had children, we stayed in a beautifully restored historic hotel. I remember the newspaper display in the lobby for guests was amazing. I saw something similar again in France during a trip in 2001 and then again in March of 2009 during one our trips to Charleston, S.C. We were in a favorite shop and the shop owner had her tissue paper hung on rods and in that moment I thought about newspapers again. I knew as soon as we got home exactly how the papers in the A&A house would be corralled. As luck would have it, I found the perfect bars to hang the papers.
|Next to the window, the best place to read.|
|A glimpse of the newspapers on the right December 2009. |
I was trying to capture a photo of the backyard just after a blizzard.
So much has changed in this room since this photo, including the addition of curtains!
While I've been sick the past two weeks, I managed to rack up quite an order from Amazon.com including Charlotte Moss Decorates. And there on page 191 were the rods again. It seems CM did this for a Kip's Bay showhouse in 2009. And here I thought I was being so clever. Sometimes, it really does seem like there are no new ideas in decorating!
|Charlotte Moss design|
Anyone that comes over always remarks about the hanging newspapers. It really does become art on the wall as well as solve the problem of where to put the papers. It has been great for my kids when they have needed articles for current events. For parties, when time allows, we will hang up some of the old papers. I just love to see people's reactions. After the initial confusion, it always gets a laugh! Hope you had a relaxing Sunday morning...reading all your newsworthy papers.