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wallyfeatures Wed 13-Sep-17 14:21:02

Looking for inspiration as to what to put on a long window ledge in the living room. There are only so many candlesticks and flowering plants one can use. What interesting art can I put on there? Or what else? I look in the shops and just see a pile of wank. What is tasteful and timeless?

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wallyfeatures Wed 13-Sep-17 17:32:57

What, no one? I want to see your ornaments. Please?

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wowfudge Thu 14-Sep-17 23:12:04

We don't have anything on the main one. On the two side window ledges we have copper glass storm lanterns with led candles in them. The copper goes with the fire hood.

MamaJaye Sat 16-Sep-17 19:35:54

Small decorative boxes, photo frames and a variety of plants on mine! Have you tried TK Maxx?

wallyfeatures Mon 18-Sep-17 09:43:54

wowfudge That sounds lovely. We have such a long window ledge I just don't know what to do. It has a couple of orchids on there and a lattern but because it is quite low it is just a dumping ground for kids' stuff.

MamaJaye I like the photo frames idea but but gets direct sunlight for most of the day so I think it would fade them terribly. Sadly our nearest TK Maxx is nearly two hours drive away. I guess I'm after some nice sculptures. Back to the drawing board.

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JoJoSM2 Mon 18-Sep-17 10:54:51

I keep them clear not to obstruct the view and the light. Small decorative items tend to be in shelves or the mantlepiece.

OverinaFlash Tue 19-Sep-17 13:34:21

How about an wide shallow bowl, decorative glass etc for ornamental effect (depends on how deep the ledge is of course)? Can always fill it with water and put floating candles in when you're sitting in there.

Veronicat Tue 19-Sep-17 13:39:17

Spider plant's. Hundreds of the buggers!
And on the really really long one, Geraniums.

MissDuke Fri 29-Sep-17 21:50:03

There's nothing on my large bay window sill but I really don't like ornaments.

GertiesEyebrow Fri 29-Sep-17 21:51:49

Nothing. Nice and clear.

LoniceraJaponica Fri 29-Sep-17 21:54:44

Another nothing here. I dislike stuff on windowsills. It gets in the way, blocks the light and traps dust.

Ruhrpott Fri 29-Sep-17 21:55:02

A cat

Crumbs1 Fri 29-Sep-17 21:58:00

We don't have a living room. The winter sitting room has a couple of photos of the family. The summer sitting room doesn't really have window ledges as such so nothing obstructing light. We don't have ornaments of any sort. I have fresh flowers on entrance hall desk, kitchen window ledge and vestibule cupboard and in summer sitting room table always.

Chewbecca Fri 29-Sep-17 21:59:13

Nothing at all. I don't like toot.

Snap8TheCat Fri 29-Sep-17 22:02:41

My god. Could that be any more pretentious?! grin

Mistressiggi Fri 29-Sep-17 22:03:22

I was just thinking about this tonight <spooky> amazed anyone else is! For me the item/s will be more visible from outside than in so I have just gone for a nice flowery plant pot. Could get kids to make sculptures in playdoh I suppose!

Crumbs do you have many visitors to your sitting rooms or does everyone think you have pretentiousness coming out of your arse and avoid?

Ruhrpott Fri 29-Sep-17 22:03:40

The cat doesn’t like anything being on her windowsills

Longdistance Fri 29-Sep-17 22:04:38

We just have photos in frames, and at the moment birthday cards.

Bloomed Fri 29-Sep-17 22:06:43

I don't blame your cat ruhrpott. That's a gorgeous view.

Alexindisguise Fri 29-Sep-17 22:07:03

We have conkers and leaves in the autumn sitting room and bulbs in the spring one. Sorry wink

Bluntness100 Fri 29-Sep-17 22:08:42

Summer sitting room = conservatory
Winter sitting room = normal living room

Just curious grin

ThierryEnnui Fri 29-Sep-17 22:17:22

What is a fish fork?

Alexindisguise Fri 29-Sep-17 22:26:01

Thierry they're kept in the same place as grape scissors.

donajimena Fri 29-Sep-17 22:27:20

gertie I have serious view envy!

AnneGrommit Fri 29-Sep-17 22:29:04

I think Crumbs1 is Mrs Dalloway.

(Either that or a massive twat.)

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