We've had some rainy days on and off which has kept me inside. I needed to catch up on cleaning and putting things away so it's a good thing. I finally put together an arrangement that I've had on the burner for several months.
Nothing super exciting but you know how it is when you get a vision in your mind you want to complete it.
I saw these big creamy white magnolias at Pier 1 a while back and grabbed them thinking I'd make up something for the mantel. A few weeks later I found the creamy white hydrangeas at Hobby Lobby and bought them to go with the magnolias. Everything sat in my office/storage/work space for a good while.
The container I used for them is an old one from Ethan Allen that I had removed all the florals from. It was filled with styrofoam that was real hard to poke into (I think it's that kind they pour in and it forms to the interior) so I cut and hacked away at it to remove it. Messy!
I always liked it because of the aged finish they gave it so I wouldn't let it go and now I'm grateful I didn't!
I can live with this a good while!
When I removed the round table by the entry door I found a spot for it in the living room and gave it to Dan for his guy stuff and he's real happy with that.
I only had to move the recliner a little bit so it could open and all is well!
I saw this wonderful faux fern at a store on one of my ventures and picked it up with no idea of what I was going to do with it. It landed in the big brown demi john style bottle that used to be out by the round table.
For my birthday my blog designer Linda sent me this centerpiece arrangement. At first I intended for it to go on the dining room table but one day I decided to pop it up here and found it to be a perfect size and height for this spot so here it will stay for the summer!
Thank you again Linda- I love t!
I like to sit here and read my magazines and have my coffee or ice tea.
This antique gold scrolling design candle holder came from Pier 1 too and I just love it's shape. I love things with flowing movement like this.
Everything is still where I left it a while back. I've been the most satisfied with this arrangement yet and if you know me you know I've scooted my furniture around a zillion times so this is an accomplishment for me! A few months ago we bought matching shades for all the lamps in this room. There are three different lamps but by unifying the shades it made it all flow nicely.
About that Shady Affair
The shade on the lamp on this wood top had to be changed because….
My darling, adorable, lovable, can do no wrong Teddy (aka the terrorist Cat) knocked over the lamp and the lining of the shade came apart at the seems- literally. I thought I could stitch it back together..ha ha… I think the lining was acetate and it shredded when I put needle and thread to it. I ended up cutting away the lining and continued using it for a while until the other lamps shades were changed. Anyway I adopted the shade that's on it now from one of the living room lamps and it worked out quite well.
So that's my Shady Affair…. sorry nothing very exciting!
I'll part with this- showing the candles lit on the new chest of drawers near the entry door. It's kind of like having a lamp. I love these ones from Pier 1 because with the remote you can dim them down so they're not super bright and it saves on the battery a bit too!
I'll be joining: