Thursday, January 20, 2011

{a lovely artwork alternative...}

Last week the lovely and uber talented Erica of Moth Design gave us a tour of her fabulous closet, and I haven't been able to get it out of my mind since!


One of the features that truly caught my eye was the wall feature: Erica used simple white ikea frames to display shopping bags from her travels:



Don't you love this idea?? I had to do some searching but I finally found a wall that I had seen similar to this featured in House & Home, it belongs to Krista Webster and was designed by Jessica Cotton:


I had the picture above stuck in my memory for some time! Now I feel happy that I have saved some of my favorite shopping bags!! If only my closet had the wall space ...


How feminine and fun! I guess I'll keep saving up my pretty bags :) To see more of Erica's gorgeous closet go here, and if you aren't following her lovely blog you're missing out!

20 comments:

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I've been drooling over that closet since I first saw it too- I so so need an overhaul on mine and will definitely be saving some bags from now on- sad that I've thrown out so many now that I see how adorable they can be framed and displayed.

Heather said...

oh wow, i LOVE that idea, i wish i had saved all of my bags...now i will, i am off to check out her blog! thanks!

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Although I am guy, I have quite a few shopping bags. I was lamenting over what do with them. I think this is the perfect solution. Imagine a wall filled with framed Hermes bags or the Tory Burch bags....

Mr. Goodwill Hunting

things that sparkle said...

So gorgeous. I absolutely loved her closet

Kathysue said...

Pretty spectacular!! Love this idea,Kathysue

Bethany Dirksen said...

I agree...that's an ingenious idea. Easy and cheap. Well, not cheap if you shop at some of those stores! Haha ;)

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Such a great idea! I have lots of shopping bags but not the framing kind - I guess I need to frequent these stores!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

This idea is so much fun! Thanks for sharing!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

Brilliant! I love the idea and I LOVE that closet!

Splendid Willow said...

Good morning lovely friend!

Wasn't that a great idea! I will now also start saving fancy bags like a squirrel!

ox, Mon

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

That is such a great idea! However, I don't think my closet wall would look too impressive with framed bags from WalMart, Loblaws, and Home Depot ;-)

Melissa Hare said...

I love this post! I'm totally inspired to pull out all my pretty bags and frame them!

Kae said...

what a lovely idea. absolutely perfect for closet decor!

Erica said...

Thanks for the shout out! You are the absolute sweetest Nancy! xoxo e

http://moth-design.blogspot.com/

lisaroyhandbags said...

I know, I love this idea! I had seen it in House & Home and am currently in the process of framing some of my own bags. My closet isn't anywhere near as big and glam as that so mine will be on my bedroom wall instead. Such fun! :)

Anonymous said...

I thought I was crazy to love bags so much and collect them in all shapes and sizes; I call my self the bag lady, it just never felt right to through away a nice bag, but I never thought of framing them. Wow good idea I will do that for sure.
Thank you Nancy for sharing; you are awesome.
Margo

Mo @ mofunkdesignsblog said...

This is a great idea, especially when some of those bags have memories attached to them.

Laura said...

now this makes me want to frame my tiffany's bag big time! so beautiful and a great momento :)

Seedplanter Designs said...

I had to laugh at Kelly's comment because I was thinking the same thing: Hmmm, how would my Target, Home Depot, and Staples bags look in clean, white Ikea frames?

What a fabulous closet, though! I love her organization. I could use a bit of her organization.
Great post - just the inspiration I needed!

Kati at sohappyhome.com said...

I just knew those bags from all the fancy chocolate stores would come in handy! This post just inspired me to find and frame specialty food bags for my kitchen! Thank you for sharing the idea!

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