I’ve been working on this wall in my living room for the last couple of days.
First I tacked the quilted throw up with thumb tacks. But it looked kind of lonely all by itself. So then I added boho wall decor on either side of the quilt, reminiscent of another time.
But something still didn’t feel right. So I ordered these metal flowers from Amazon.com and hung them over the quilt with jute.
Remember The Term “Flower Child”?
Decades ago, there was somewhat of a “movement.” I was a bit young but I still recall some of it.
Flower child originated as a synonym for hippie. Especially among the idealistic young people who gathered in San Francisco during the Summer of Love in 1967.
It was the custom of “flower children” to wear and distribute flowers or floral-themed decorations. These flowers symbolized the ideals of universal belonging, peace, and love.
Much of the 1960’s bohemia came about due to an activist movement of “love not war.”
My metal flowers represents the flower child.
I still wasn’t quite happy with how things looked. So I added a faux lamb’s ear garland I had in my closet. It seemed to add a soft frame to my boho quilt.
It is so cozy sitting in my chair. Gazing out the French doors at the wind rustling the leaves on the evergreen tree that hangs over my fence.
The fireplace kept my toes warm and toasty.
I stared at my boho wall and thought that the world needs peace not war.
Right this very moment.
Especially this moment in time when there is so much suffering.
In this vein my flowers and boho wall is a symbol that what the world needs now is love, sweet love.
For your enjoyment this Saturday morning, here are the actors from “Broadway For Orlando” singing “What The World Needs Now Is Love.”
Turn up your volume and listen to the beauty of their different voices.
And know that one day there will be better times. That we will be in a better place. Even if that place seems faraway right now.
I’ll be working on other areas of this room and the dining room and will show you photos later.