Monday, December 21, 2009

Stairwell Picture Gallery

In her November 11 post, titled "Problem Staircase Walls" Susan @ Between Naps on the Porch showed how she solved her problem walls with family photos, interspersed with mirrors and wall shelves. This gave me the idea to take most of the nativity artwork (prints, paintings, embroidery) and display them all together in the lower stairwell. The walls were still bare from being painted this past August.

I didn’t take a before photo of the bare walls but did find a 2002 holiday photo showing the staircase with a few pieces of framed artwork.

Now I decided to dedicate it entirely to the nativity collection, since to the right at the bottom of the stairs is the room where the collection is displayed.
Here are views of the stairwell now.
On the left side looking down:

On the same side looking up:

On the right side looking down:

On the right side looking up. The first three pieces are embroideries:

The last two are: a brass rubbing from England, and above an original print:

My only concern about making this change permanent is the effect of light on the art work.

This post is linked to Metamorphosis Monday, hosted by Susan of Between Naps on the Porch. Go there for a listing of more transformations.

Thank you for visiting today. I wish you a wonderful Christmas and urge you to "keep Christ in Christmas"


  1. Carrie...this looks wonderful! Your collection is just beautiful...and I love that you see it each time you use your staircase.
    :-) I really like the pieces you chose to intersperse with the nativity's perfect! Thanks so much for sharing the finished it!