June 3, 2016

Dressing my Walls

Decorating with Audubon Prints

I have been wanting to add some artwork to my dining room, on each side of the china cabinet. I have sourced prints online and in boutiques and they are trés chers. So when I saw someone making a gallery wall using Audubon prints I thought I would give the website a look.

American White Pelican

I discovered the Audubon Website when reading another website and I learned that you are allowed to download the full plate images from the website for your own personal use just by signing up. I did. 

American Flamingo

Besides looking at beautiful bird prints, I am thinking of creating some prints to frame for my house. I love shore birds...so I am looking at those. There are many "birds of America" from which to choose on the site. 

Common American Gull

The website also offers a wealth of knowledge for those who love to bird watch. I am going back to study them in greater depth so that I can recognize what I actually see. 

Great Blue Heron

common american gull

example of full plate, Common American Gull

You may read about John James Audubon here

More great links at the same website...
Birds of America...http://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america
State Birds...http://www.audubon.org/birds-of-america/state
Guide to North American Birds  http://www.audubon.org/bird-guide
Audubon Priority Birds (with audio)...http://www.audubon.org/birds/priority
This is so cool...Ospery Nest Live Cam  http://explore.org/live-cams/player/osprey-nest
Raven or Crow?  http://www.audubon.org/news/how-tell-raven-crow
Conservation  http://www.audubon.org/conservation
Gorgeous! 2016 Audubon Photography Award Winners http://www.audubon.org/magazine/may-june-2016/the-2016-audubon-photography-awards-winners

American Avocet

I am sure to find some shore birds to print and frame for a touch of traditional in my house. I have some older frames that I may be able to redo to use for my prints. I will keep you up to date as I move forward.

I hope this gives you an idea or two if you need some traditional style prints.

Thank you to everyone giving me sympathy for my "summer cold." I finally went to the doctor on Thursday for a consult. This recovery will just take a while. My sinuses and ears are being stubborn. ha!

Thanks for visiting!

Blog link parties June 6, 2016

Linking with...  
Love of Home, Sundays at Home party (Sat 8 pm linkup)
Our Southern Home, Inspiration Monday (Sunday afternoon linkup)
I Should be Mopping the Floor, Inspiration Monday
Life and Linda, Dishing It and Digging It Link Party
Dwellings, the Heart of Your Home, Make it Pretty Monday
Marilyn’s Treats, Over the Moon Monday
Between Naps on the Porch, Met Monday
Coastal Charm, Show and Share Monday
Julie’s Lifestyle Blog, Cooking and Crafting with J and J (Monday Linkup)
Our Home Away From Home
Cozy Little House, Tweak it Tuesday
A Stroll Thru Life, Inspire Me Tuesday
Stone Gable Blog, The Scoop, Tuesday
Dedicated House, Make it Pretty Monday
Celebrate and Decorate, Share your story Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style, Wow Us Wednesday
Marilyn’s Treats, Wonderful Wednesday
DIY By Design, Swing Into Spring Party (tues pm linkup)
21 Rosemary Lane, Share Your Style Party (wed p.m.)
The Dedicated House, Before and After Wednesday
In The New House Designs, Inspiration Thursday
+Marilyn’s Treats, Thursday Favorite Things Party
Between naps on the Porch, Tablescape Thursday
Peonies and Orange Blossoms, Favorite Things Thursday Blog Hop
At Home With Jemma, Thoughts of Home on Thursday Party
Poofing the Pillows, Thoughts of Home on Thursday
Rooted in Thyme, Simple & Sweet Fridays (linkup thurs)
Oh My Heartise Girl, Wonderful Wednesday
Oh My Heartsie Girl, Friday Features
Rattlebridge Farm, Foodie Friday and Everything Else Friday
Charm of Home, Home Sweet Home Party Friday
Have a Daily Cup of Mrs Olson

Chic on a Shoestring
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday
21 Rosemary Lane, Share Your Style Link Party
My Turn For Us, Freedom Fridays
Ms Toody Goo Shoes (Friday p.m.)
AKA Design, Weekend Retreat Link Party
The Boondocks Blog, Sweet Inspiration Friday
Friday linkup Designthusiam, Share it one more time party, Friday linkup
Sits Girls Saturday Sharefest
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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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