~Written and edited by Veronica Clark ~

Monday, 17 October 2011

Screenplay in my Lounge...

Good morning friends. It is a wonderful spring day in Cape Town and so far no wind!! So, we are making the best of it while it lasts.

Do you decorate with screens? Or do you have a wonderful antique that has been handed down to you? In that case I am seriously envious. Screens are wonderful and can add another dimension to a room lacking in architectural detail. Some screens are carved elaborately, or have the most divine fabric covering them. I love the pattern, texture and depth that screens adds to a room. In days gone by they were mostly functional and oh so beautiful, whilst being functional, but today we seem to use them mostly for eye candy....

I only have one screen in my home, which I bought at a closing down sale. It was tucked away behind a pile of boxes and I spotted it on my way to the ladies room! Sometimes the call of nature can be most profitable!!

My screen has had a tour of duty all over my house and currently it is presiding over my formal lounge.

It brings interest to an otherwise dull corner and is a focal point when entering the room.

I love the detail...

It shows off my favourite urn perfectly...

...as well as the urn shaped lamp...

Here are a few screens that I found on my Pinterest boards...

Hard to choose a favourite.... I can surely find a space for each one, trust me! I simply love the one used as a head board in the first picture to the left and the pink room's screen behind the bed is exquisite!

I was very fortunate to find my screen at a bargain basement price tucked away behind boxes to be thrown out! The shop owner was quite astonished, believe me and I got a further discount for locating it! So it was a win win for both of us!

Live Well



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  1. Love the detail...love all things wrought iron!
    Have a happy week...you lucky..it's windy here in the Bay!

  2. Your Screen is beautiful and I love your art
    work. It's cold dark wet and windy here. Have a great week.

  3. You found a treasure, it looks wonderful in your beautiful home.

  4. I'd love to have a screen and have just the spot in mind for it. Yours is perfect for your room.

  5. Beautiful screens always call my name. We are ex SA living in Australia now, but I will keep my eyes open in case I find a beauty like yours one day too! God bless x

  6. What a beautiful screen. Great job. I have found and am following you through Debbie's Newbie Party and hope to visit more often. Please come and visit me. I would love to have you. Hugs, Chris

  7. Love the pictures on your banner! The screen is great too. It is always fun to visit a blog on the other side of the world, thanks for sharing, Laura Cottage and Broome

  8. I have 2 screens but they are not ornate! I love to decorate with books and see that you have some wonderful books in your decor! Happy Fall! ♥

  9. So beautiful ~ I LOVE LOVE LOVE that your pics are so big I can actually enjoy every detail ~ I'm going to have to take a mental note of that next time I post!!! I love your blog and am your newest "follower" ~ hope you'll stop by again soon and "follow" me!

    Aimee @ ItsOverflowing

  10. What a great find! The screen is really beautiful. I really need a screen at my house to place near my front door - I might have to go and locate one after ready your post. I have often thought of creating one from my own images.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi, and for your lovely comments. It was great to hear from you. Enjoy your weekend.

  11. What a great screen! A perfect match for your decor. LOVE your pinterest board as well.

  12. What a lovely screen and it really does brighten up that corner of the room. It adds that extra special touch to a great looking room. Love the screen mosaic too!

  13. What a lovely home you have! The screen is great. What a keen eye you have to have spied it. Great find! It's so fun to see inside other bloggers homes. Thanks for sharing :)

  14. I've always loved screens, but have never owned one =( Maybe one of these days! Love your screen! Great find!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Wow! What a great screen! It looks perfect in your room! Thanx for coming to party and have a fabulous weekend!

  16. Such a lovely screen. It is really so pretty in your home and I can imagine it in so many different rooms. Great find. Hugs, Marty

  17. I love the classy design of your room, you really made my day with this stuff!