Monday, February 22, 2016

Thinking Spring~

With our warm Texas weather lately,
I can't help but

What does that mean??
For me,
it means decorating and giving the rooms a freshen up.
 along with doing just that most of our mild winter,
now it means, 
changing up color by adding  accents.

That's been the ease for changes since going neutral
in the background of each room
with paint color and window treatments.
I had to learn this about myself over the years.
Being a decorator,
I like to change things up a lot.
So having a neutral canvas
works best and allows me to work the accents for change.
Even wall decor can be changed out!!

Here in my dining room,
I start by giving the table a lighter look.

My dear friend Sue (she doesn't have a blog) who has been my adopted sister
for years and years,
gave me a pretty cake plate pedestal for Christmas.

I love the galvanized look and the gorgeous plate that came with it.

When I'm not serving something yummy on it,
I give it another look
adding a nest, vines and a pretty bird.
This makes the perfect centerpiece.
I can even weave ribbon around the edge for a different look.
At times I pop a cloche on the top too.
The ideas with this piece are endless.

Then, for my birthday coming next week,
Sue gifted me with a pretty set of
Waverly Dishes
in the basket weave pattern
along with 4 lace place-mats.
The little vintage rose bowls, I already had
and added them for a pop of spring color atop the salad plate.
The stripes around the rim of the bowl, are black.

Love the basket weave pattern.
Notice under the salad plate
is a candle ring of greens.
I brought these back from 
Magnolia Market and The Silos.
Joanna on Fixer Upper has shown these many times
on the show when setting a table.

The layering of the plates with the ring
is such a fresh farmhouse touch.

Thank you Sue, I love this set and the place-mats!!!

Lace napkins pulled through simple grapevine wreaths
add another element of nature 
coordinate with the centerpiece.

To a chair or two,
I sometimes add a pillow.

This is one I created adding
my grandmother's crocheted lace to each side
a pretty doily I hand painted with a single rose
sewn in the center of the pillow.
This designs plays off the pretty rose bowls.

To this corner,
it was time to change out the pillow shams I use on this chair.
Using a simple place and tuck, ( a difficult technique) lol~
I can change out the look with the seasons on this chair.
This set is a red toile with cream background.
 To my tall French metal pitcher,
I added a few long stem magnolia leaves.
This is another find brought back
from Magnolia Market at The Silos.
They look so real.
I have a Southern Magnolia Tree
and holding these next to it, you can hardly tell the difference
but these will stay green forever.
On a side wall going into the living room,
I added this wall and metal basket
filled with long stem cotton balls.
This sight fills me with sweet memories
from my time living in West Texas.
Again, another find from The Silos.

Now you know this room will change again before Easter,
but for now,
this transitional look is making me 
Think Spring!!

We've enjoyed days of  near 80 degrees 
but colder temps are predicted later this week.

Are you 
Thinking Spring??

Have a great week 
see you next time!
Celestina Marie


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