This first photo is @ the top of the stairwell, looking down. I call this my "Stairway to Heaven". I keep all my religious art on the stairway walls. Religious prints tend to have a somber tone & I don't want them setting the mood for the whole house, so I group it all here. Almost all of the collection is on one wall....it's a 2 story wall & it makes quite a display. By the way, my walls aren't really white. They're a pale butter yellow, that using the flash washes out completely.
I made the Live Well, Laugh Often, Love Much sign to use as a "curtain rod" in a previous home. It was much longer w/ glass doorknobs @ each end that I hung curtains from, to frame a picture window. When we moved into this house, I cut off both ends, leaving the doorknobs in place to use as peg racks (one is out on my front porch ...I don't know where the other end is) .
The angel was a souvenier from an Ohio craft festival & it was made from 125 year old floorboards, out of an old house.
Mother Mary...love the depth these old prints have while still using muted colors.
Saint John, the Baptist as a boy...
Love these prints of the praying children!
"I will bless every house in which an image of my Sacred Heart shall be exposed and honored"
A beautifully colored print of Saint Therese.
Saint Anthony... by C Bosseron Chambers. Probably the foremost religious artist of the 20th century. I love his work!.
My favorite guardian angel print!
I hung the art all the way down to the baseboards. They're @ eye level when you are at the bottom of the stairs, so why not!
See! All the way to the baseboards!
Another guardian angel print.
Love this rococo frame!
I don't know if this would classify as religious art but it has the same feel, so I included it. The print is called Cupid Awake, Cupid Asleep & is by M.B. Parkinson. It's hung at the top of the stairs on a wall by itself.