Part folk art, part organizational decor, this display uses corkboard and photographs to fill in alternating panes of an old window from my sister-in-law’s house (thanks, Lena!).
Another option: Covering the corkboard with decorative or textured fabric, even changing out the fabrics for holidays, seasons, etc.
Southerly style tags: Reinventing the old; displaying collections and/or portraits; blending indoor and outdoor spaces; showing a little rustic charm and a little quirky individualism; balancing feminine and masculine sensibilities.
Close-up: Some bottlecap pushpins I made (perhaps up-cycled?) hold up a few favorite clipped cartoons and quotes. The pushpin on the left features random magazine cut-outs, and the one on the right showcases my daughter’s rendering of a strawberry.
The quote shown here is by Maya Angelou and was found in (or, as it appears, torn from) a Southern Living pamphlet for the Heirloom Recipe Cookbook: “You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it’s all right.”