My Favorite Things…

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Bright metallic tree trunks and Nordic patterns of does
Tall natural ladders with bulbs on a string
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Cream colored linen and wire pendant lights
Stars made from tree limbs and metal lamps shining bright
Lush boxwood wreaths that form an elegant ring
These are a few of my favorite things

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Scandinavian trophy heads placed high on a wall
Animal skins and cowhides reflecting the colors of fall
French Country fil de fer, such an elegant thing
These are a few of my favorite things
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Books piled high in a vertical way
Lavender bunches in purples and gray
Colorful pom poms and pillows that remind me of spring
These are a few of my favorite things
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When the laundry piles up
When the kids scream
When I’m feeling mad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

DIY Lettre en fil métallique

Last year when I was visiting family, I came across this very cool wire letter at a store called Nathan & Company located on Coolidge Avenue in Oakland, California. It inspired me to look into interior decor utilizing fil métallique (metal wire). Below, are some incredibly unique ways of incorporating fil métallique in interior design.

I love these wire chandeliers by Zoe Rumeau.

The wire work of Marie Christophe (below) fuses decorative art with sculpture.

I also love the creations of Marie Bossee. Her lights, mobiles and decorative objects are inspired by nature.

Other exciting and unique fil métallique pieces….

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I was so inspired by all of the above fil métallique art, sculptures and light fixtures that I was motivated to create my own lettre en fil métallique. I began by printing out a large letter “P” (my last name initial) on my computer using Microsoft Publisher. The size was 24″ x 32″.
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Using it as a template, I laid my wire mesh on it and cut it to size. I used wire cutters and wore garden gloves to protect my hands.
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I cut out two “P” shapes and two five inch strips.
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I made sure that the ends that met would consist of one side having teeth and one flat. Using pliers I bent the teeth around the flat side.
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I love my lettre en fil métallique. It is a very unique sculptural piece of art.
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Metalinitial@Globalknockoffs2Metalinitial@Globalknockoffs3I am so happy I came across that very cool wire initial at Nathan & Company. It inspired me to look into interior decor utilizing fil métallique and motivated me to make my own lettre en fil métallique.

Fil De Fer – Wiring Up Your Decor

Fil de fer, literally meaning Thread of Iron, is a prominent feature in French Country décor. It incorporates containers of all kinds made of iron, metal and wire (i.e., baskets, strainers, racks, trivets, etc.). However you describe it, it is a rustic yet elegant element in interior design.

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I’d love to see how you’ve incorporated Fil de Fer into your home décor! Please don’t hesitate to share.