Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Changes

Making décor changes
after the holidays
seems to be what we all love to do.
Nesting our way to a new fresh look
while waiting for spring.
I've been doing this a lot this season
and I catch this redecorating bug
every new year.
When the house is all cleared of the
Christmas décor
it looks so bare
and the perfect time,
having a clean and empty palette
to style in a new way.
I've moved tables and chairs around
from one room to another.
Changed wall décor from one
room to another.
Basically shopping the house.
I love seeing how an item takes on
a whole new look in a new spot.
To the left of the sofa,
I brought in this round vintage table
that I had in the master.
I love it here much better.
This table is 50 years old.
It was in my parents home.
It has a marble top
with wire on the door.
I painted it black with a little added distress.

On the other side of the sofa,
I moved this half table from the
family/library room and it is working
nicely here.

For the walls,
I left the window over the sofa for the winter
with the vintage pattern wreath
in the center.
I 'm in the process of creating a
rag wreath, but it's not complete.
To the left,
I hung a gorgeous fountain
my mother made in 1979.
I added glitter roses
with a black butterfly.
On the other end of this wall,
I found this Paris print
at the Good Will.
It had a gold frame,
so I gave it a neutral paint color
with a little distress
I love it with it's new look.
Across the room
is my vintage hutch turned entertainment center.
I added the vintage lace runner,
neutral pitches, and a gorgeous, now vintage,
pitcher and bowl created by my talented mother.
The lamps are miss-matched
in design, but the same height.
I added them after painting them white
and they blend nicely, although different.
The shades are the same
but will have a rag art trim soon.
I never had 2 lamps on this buffet top
and the change is working.
Here's that treasured piece hand created
by my mother
many years ago.
She loved white décor too.
I displayed this with my recent
platter purchase
from Rachel Ashwell's
Shabby Chic Couture.
They look like they were made to go together.

I found this lace runner
at a favorite antique market
some time ago.
It has been on the fireplace mantel
in this room.
Change was welcome here
by placing it on the hutch top.
These are the lamp shades on their way
to receiving a rag trim around the bottom.
I am working on it at the moment.
Pics to come later.
Moving around to the mantel,
it's more of a winter ~ in between look.
Black and white
not much color yet, just calm and peaceful
while nesting the winter away.
Bird houses
and snowbirds frame the ends
with candle sticks
and glass Swedish
snowball tea lights 
in the center.
I left the mirror
in place after Christmas,
but may or may not
change it for springtime.
I don't  often display evenly,
as I prefer uneven displays
in odd numbers 3,5 or 7
(learning's from my days in interior design)
However, this works because the number of things
is an odd number not counting the mirror.
You know there are really no rules if you love it!!

Adding a bucket of boxwood
long stems of spring hopefuls
help to fill the space
by the fire.

Thanks for stopping by
to visit my few little changes.
More to share later~
but for now,
I have fabric rags to rip
for the lampshades.
See you soon.
Stay warm!
Celestina Marie

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