Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Sampler Arrangement

Over the last couple of days I have been compiling all of my samplers, with a few new additions, to make an arrangement down the basement steps. I always think that collections should be arranged together to achieve a greater impact. Before I had samplers in different rooms all over the house. Now they are all together and I think the arrangement turned out really well. I have some nail holes to patch and paint now, but it is worth it. Let me know what you think!

























I also wanted to tell all of you about a new blog that I enjoy reading and following. The name of the blog is Stairway to Home. The author of the blog is Janice. She is a special education teacher like me. The outside of her house and beautiful! It reminds me a lot of mine. The inside is fantastic! She is a very talented decorator. You will not be disappointed. Tell her Dan sent you! To visit Janice, click here.

Thank you for visiting Yesterday Once More! I really appreciate you stopping by, and I hope you will come back as often as you can. Never forget how special you are. There are a lot of people who love you and who are counting on you.

My Best to You Always,
~Dan~

23 comments:

Palatina said...

Hi, your sampler sure look good!!! Greets from Germany, Ingeborg

JenR65 said...

Love the samplers all in one spot. It is tricky to get things hung going down a stairway and yours looks great! Have a great day!

Lori said...

You did a great job arranging your samplers, Dan. It looks really nice.

The Sacco's - Our Life said...

The sampler arrangement is great. You amaze me with all of your collections and how they are arranged. I love your blog!

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

I love your sampler gathering, it looks wondeful!
I'm going to hop over and say hello to Janice. I'll be sure to tell her you told me to stop by.
Have a great day,
Linda*

Janice said...

Dan- The sampler wall looks fantastic! I need to collect some more to copy your idea somewhere! :)
Thank you so much for recommending my blog! You are such an inspiration to me, all the hard work you do really motivates me!

Mrs. B said...

Your samplers look great. You have so many amazing collections. I also enjoyed the blog you recommended.

Violet said...

Beautiful! I also love collections gathered together for impact.

simple~needs said...

looks great!!!! i agree its much more impact when they are grouped together like that. :)

Lori said...

Super duper! Just like most of your home. I used to spread my collected things around the house too. Now I realize they have more impact if displayed together. Since I hadn't been by in a while, I took the opportunity to read previous posts and the story of Jeff's piano is bittersweet, love the new garage doors, good choice.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Oh Dan, It does make a Big Impact!!
I love it.
You have quite the collection. You did a fabulous job of displaying them.
TFS,
Tam

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

you did a fantastic job on the sampler wall...how long did it take to get it right? your samplers are fabulous!!! have a great rest of your sunday and a great week ahead.:) give those puppys a pat on the head for me.:)

Janie said...

Another decorating win!!! The samplers look great all grouped together.

Have a great one, Janie

Paula-Pieces from the Past said...

Hi Dan

Love it-looks great grouped all together!!! I collect samplers too. I wish I had a staircase to display them on. Looks awesome!!!

Paula

Denise said...

Hi Dan, just hopping over from Melissa's blog and wanted to say hello while I was here :) Love your pics in the side bar, my daughter is learning the piano - I love your music room.
Come say hi
Hugs
Denise

~Kristen~ said...

Hi Dan!
I found my way to your blog from Melissa's blog. I am so happy I did! Your blog is just all kinds of wonderful! Your home is beautiful and I am in love with your dogs...soooo cute!!! I am following along now and I am looking forward to reading more from you. Feel free to visit me at my blog anytime you like!

Hugs!
Kristen
scrapbliss.blogspot.com
snappinbliss.blogspot.com

Melissa Miller said...

Very nice Dan! I think you did a great job and they are truly beautiful. I'm inspired to try something like this leading up our stairs now.

Oh Kristen is the sweetest blog friend. I'm so happy she found you. You will adore her too.

Thank you for the kind visit and welcome back.
Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Melissa Miller said...

Denise as well! She is a sweetheart. Blog land is a wonderful place to make new friends. :)

The Charm House said...

Love your samplers. I also placed all of my samplers in a hallway together. It makes a stunning gathering of my cross stitch. have a great day!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi'ya Dan,

I think grouping your samplers together creats a greater impact for them. Each sampler is a personal story/history that tells of a time when folks had the time and patience to work on them. You are very fortunate to have such a lovely collection.

Love your blog so much!!

Smiles,

Susan

Lynn said...

Your samplers look great arranged like that Dan! You are sooo good at decorating, no doubt about that! I always enjoy coming here and visiting your blog! Your home is beautiful, both on the inside and out!

Thank you for visiting my blog today! I always love having you stop by for a visit!

Have a great evening!

Blessings,
~Lynn

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Wonderful samplers...Love how you displayed them!

Angie Berry said...

Yes, it does make a great impact! I love all the black frames, it makes a solid statement. I have been trying to figure out what to put up my staircase wall and I just can't decide... decisions, decisions. I love the sampler idea!