February 11, 2016
Did you know that bookshelves were invented at the Bodleian Library in Oxford? Life before bookshelves? That had never occurred to me, but we humans evolve and now our shelves are much more than a functional way to store books. They aren’t just for books anymore.
Whether you’ve run out of room on your walls, or your shelves are cluttered and unsightly, we have the perfect solution to these dilemmas. ART! Is there anything that isn’t made better by adding art? I can’t think of a single one.
Your shelves should reflect your personal style, be aesthetically pleasing and have things that are special and sentimental. Are you minimalist or maximalist? Traditional or Modern? Cottage or Formal? Let the world know. The cliché about the eyes being the window to the soul? Well, so is your reading list, as well as your art.
Groupings of blown glass, sculpture, pottery or vases can give a room an organized, classic feel.
(photo by Kathryn Greeley)
Contrasting colors make an impact in this modern office.
Here are a few things from Spectrum Gallery that would be a fabulous addition to your shelves.
"Beach View" by Jaqueline Perry
6x6 Acrylic on Canvas
"Orb with Eroded Driftwood" by Linda Dalton
"Double Loop Spinnaker" by David Goldhagen
"Rainbow Exposed" by Nancy Noel May
8"x6" Encaustic with Gold Leaf
"Side by Side" by Kim Maselli
10x10 Acrylic on Canvas
"Opal Creek" Porcelain by Newman Ceramics
Blown Glass Vases by Lindsay Art Glass
Price Varies by Size
"Winter Mockingbird" by Michael Van Hout
So, jazz up your shelves to make the statement to the world that says, "This is who I am!" And all it takes is a little creativity, mixed with your personal touch and a piece of art from Spectrum Gallery!
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May 15, 2017
April 29, 2017
They summon us to eat, work, wake, pray and even gather; bells provide the music to the soundtrack known as life.
Back in February, when we went to Tucson, we discovered The Bell Collection. We were enamored by the display of dainty bells hanging from above, calling us to take a closer look at each one.
April 14, 2017
According to GIA, in 2015, Christie’s and Sotheby’s had reported an estimated $1.2 billion in gemstone and jewelry sales, in addition to the $70-$80 million by Bonham’s of London and Tiancheng in Hong Kong.
Gemstones and fine jewelry continue to set records at large auction houses by collectors all over the world. Gemstone collecting continues to grow in popularity and if you’ve wanted to start your own collection, but are unsure where to start, we’ve got a few tips on how to define a collection.