Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Decorating Above Windows and Doors & An Award

I love decorating above the windows and doors in my house. I like to use things such as shelves, iron pieces, plates, and signs. I like how it draws your eye up to see something interesting above a window or a door. And you know me, I'm going to decorate anywhere I have some space available. Below are some of the things I have in my home.










The picture above is in my son's room. I used an overhead projector to trace and then paint the saying above the window. Then I hung a picture on either side of our dogs. So, if you don't have stuff hung above your windows and doors, get busy hammering away!

Thank you so much Tam at The Gypsy's Corner for the award. She posted it back on Sept. 20th and I want her to know I had not forgotten about it. She has an awesome blog you need to check out if you haven't already. I am sending this award back out to all those people whose blogs I love to read daily, and there are many!!!

26 comments:

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Loved every single one of your ideas!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration Angie! Lots of new possibilites to think about. : )
M.L.

Chris said...

I love your stlye. Love being invited into your home to see how beautiful you make it.

Hugs,
Chris

Melissa Wertz said...

I have two of the second black scroll iron things over my back door and front door. I love them. They are beautiful. I love decorating with plates, swags etc over doors.

Marie said...

Congrats on your award!! I love all your decor above the windows and doors. So pretty!

Jacie said...

Congratulations on the award.
I'm loving the pieces you have above your doorways--especially the iron.

Sandy Toes said...

You have a very special touch with decorating above your windows. I have noticed this before...I love it! You are inspiring me...I am looking above my window right now...what should I do?
-Sandy Toes

Heather said...

Your little boy's room is too cute! I have some old records above the doorways in my living room, which go with the music theme I have goin' on in there...

Inspired Kara said...

I love that first pic!!!

Darlene said...

I just LOVE all the decorations above the doors and windows...it does draw your eye upward! CUTE, cute in your little boy's room!

Wendy said...

cute stuff!

joelandbecca said...

I love the iron piece in the second phote. I have been looking for something just like that. I love that you decorate above window and doors-it does lead the eye up, and is stunning!

Kudos on the award!

Sue said...

I love how you have put things above the doors and windows....especially in your little boy's room. This is too cute! You definitely have a talent for decorating.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

What a great door topper tour!! I love each one, so unique! Great job!! and the sweet saying over the door is so special too!!

ThriftyDecorChick said...

This all looks amazing! I like to do this as well, but haven't done it as well as you! I am all for finding new spots to fill with decorating! ;)

Mrs. Trixi said...

I love all the doorways. However, I really like the lettering in your sons room. I have not thought of an overhead projector. I was thinking of the vinyl lettering. Thanks for sharing.

Queen Bean said...

i just did my first over the door decor the other night and loved it. what great ideas you have given me for future over the doors. deana

Mimi Sue said...

I love stuff over windows and doors. It is especially great if you have 9 ft ceilings. The shelves are especially cute. One more thing to decorate. Mimi

Cheryl said...

Hi Angie,
Love your ideas! You have a beautiful home. The only thing I have above my doors for decoration is Cobwebs. Oh well, just in time for Halloween.
Just stop by to say you've been tagged.
Thanks,
Cheryl

Tricia Anne said...

Hi Angie!
Love the touches you have around your home! I have two of the black scrolls that you showed. I am glad to see your pictures, to inspire me where to place them! Can you believe I have had them over a year with out hanging them? I knew I liked them, but no idea where to put them. Sad huh? :o)
Have a wonderful day!!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Chris said...

Come over for a cup of coffe, I have an award for you.

Hugs,
Chris

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow, I love these ideas. Can we copy them? It makes me want to rush home (from work) and look above my door frames. I've got things I could put up there!!!!
Love it!
Debbie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Very pretty ideas and such a variety. Your home has such a personal touch. Jackie

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very cool...great ideas. cherry

Queen Bean said...

hi angie, kohls always has great sales. i only buy stuff there when it's on sale , usually 50%off or more. the art i bought was buy 1 get 1 free and i had $20 in kohls bucks. i just got a credit card there and when i used it i got a $20 gift certificate(kohl's bucks) which i used towards the art. check out their website for the sales by you. they also run 99cent shipping sometimes. happy shopping!deana

Beth said...

I love these ideas! I found you through "Shell in Your Pocket". Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Montsion said...

I love how you put plates on your ceiling. They look great up there.

lisa