Here is a picture with these in context.
I also got this silver beaded candle holder and it was pretty when the candlelight flickered.
Another, more recent favorite wall hanging was inspired by a childhood memory. At the house I grew up in, there were these bushes that flowered and smelled so good to me. I remember cutting off some of the little white and pink bouquets and bringing them to my mother. Or putting them in a cup in my room to enjoy the scent. A few years ago, I remembered them and had no idea what they were called. I searched online looking at the pictures, hoping to recognize the flowers. I remembered that they looked like little puff balls or little wedding bouquets. I even went back to my old house on a covert mission, but sadly the occupants seemed to have just bulldozed the bushes out and all that remained were shreds of dead wood. My friend and I even stopped along the road a few times thinking we had found it, but they didn't have the scent. Finally, I went to a nursery and described the flower and scent, sort of similar to lilac, to the guy there and he knew exactly what I was talking about - the thing I was searching for was a Viburnum Carlessi Bush, otherwise known as Koreanspice Viburnum. This bush only flowers for a few weeks in April of each year AND to my delight they had some bushes for sale! Even though it was past the time of flowering for the year, I was in heaven. I promptly asked my good friend, who was driving around with me trying to find them, if she would plant the bush in her yard if I bought it for her. She said of course. I had to wait almost a whole year but sure enough it bloomed with the beautiful fragrance I had yearned to experience again. So, for the last couple of years, "Ilana's Viburnum bush" has happily flowered. I tell you this story because I want you to understand the importance and meaning this flowered bush has for me. Naturally, I kept a clipping and pressed it and now the Viburnum has a place of honor in my home the whole year through, a little reminder of something that made me happy in my childhood (I'm getting teary). I found a great big frame at Joanne Fabrics and a matte that had an 8 X 10 opening. I found a pretty pearlized textured stationary sheet of paper from Michael's to serve as a background and elmer glued the pressed flower to the stationary paper and then put it all together. It is now hung in my dining area. I wanted white on white and remember that there will be the Graham and Brown Darcy wallpaper behind it eventually (www.grahambrown.com or see previous posts). Here are the visuals, I wish I could somehow post the scent too.
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