We’re settling into our new home and I recently created a dining room gallery wall with vintage thrift store finds. I had a very similar display in our previous home, but here I wanted to add more items. This past weekend’s Goodwill visit resulted in a couple of new items.
You know how much of an Anglophile I am (a lover of all things British). I have a collection of vintage English countryside prints, So when I saw this gold framed beauty, I knew I had to have it. It’s a long horizontal shape so it fit perfectly at the top of these other two prints. They’re also from thrift stores.
The second item is this cute ceramic plate and cup that is actually a small planter. I had never seen one like it and thought it was so unique. It’s small and I don’t plan on putting soil or a plant in it. What I think I’m going to do is place a small Air Plant in it. Air Plants don’t require soil, I think that will work perfectly for this planter.
Having this wall here really makes this apartment seem like a home to me and so familiar to my old house. It was hard for me to leave that home and having familiar things that are special to me makes the transition easier.
I do rotate the teacups that are on display on this little shelf. With no display hutch, I think I may need to get a bigger shelf so I can display more treasures.
Gold frames may be out of style, but I just love them when they are showcasing a beautiful country scene or still life. These are original paintings that I have acquired through thrift stores or Etsy shops.
The lighting fixture that came with the apartment is definitely not my style and I hate how it hides some of the wall. But, the management has given me permission to switch out the fixture to something more my taste. It’s my expense, but one I’m willing to do.
I hope this gives you some inspiration and ideas on how to create a dining room gallery wall. I’ve used vintage plates and artwork, things that I love. That’s the key to a beautiful gallery wall, use items that you love and make you happy when you look at them.
You can also check out my Pinterest board for even more inspiration…
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