When I bought a dark green peacock shawl in China a few years ago, I admired the beautiful details. In the back of my head, I knew I probably wouldn't wear it often. Actually, I knew it was possible that I'd never wear that shawl. Still, I HAD to have it. I even bought similar models for friends, in other colors. I bought a lot of "stuff" in China. Then, I came home. My lovely shawl has been crumpled up in a corner since 2008.
All of the lovely items I bought in China are back on my radar for two reasons: I want to get rid of everything I'm not using and I'm sick of seeing the same decorations each day. Sometimes, fabulous fabrics can add a touch of character to your room. Figuring out how to display fabrics is the challenge. Find a piece of silk art framed on a wall. A picture can't even compete. I decided to take advantage of the mannequin that I just happen to have in my home. Everyone has one right? I threw that shawl over "her" shoulders and styled the display with some jewelry. If I ever buy a custom frame for the peacocks, I will let you know. The rich colors and details in a long frame could transform a room. For now, I'm happy that I'm just using that shawl in some way. The same scenery has greeted me in my bedroom for more than five years. That changed this week. A little change can do you good.