Aug 22, 2012

~ moving things around

I'm kind of weird about getting my vignettes just right. As I've mentioned before, I'll spend hours staring at a space and trying different ensembles until I get it perfect. The problem is, perfect changes. I will admit, my vignettes are lasting much longer than they did when I first started obsessing about this activity. In fact, I haven't changed the set-up on my living room coffee table since I moved in a decade ago! Until today...

I've spent the last 12 hours moving things around. I'm exhausted! The worst is when I realize it's time to take Jonathan to football (3pm) and I'm still in my pajamas, and there are decorative objects all over the kitchen, and all over the dining room table, cabinets are open, you get the idea...
I'm not sure there is anything more fulfilling than getting the vignette to a point where I feel satisfied. I suppose photographing the vignettes is a close second. Although it may appear that there are multiple repeats, there are no copies. I just take photos in circles. I go through the house and photograph my favorite things, and then I do it again. 





















So that's what I accomplished today. Really ridiculous. 
Hopefully tomorrow is a bit more productive. If my family asks me when I'm going to the grocery store one more time, violence may very well come with the answer.

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10 comments:

helen tilston said...

Hello Jan
I would say you had a very fruitful day. Your collection of pottery is magnificent
I also love the large painting.

Helen xx

Marina said...

I love those rich colors. Your pottery is just fantastic...

carolyn bradford said...

We have very similar tastes! These are beautiful! I'm glad that I have a shop that I have to be at or I would never get out of my pjs! You've done a great job!

michele said...

such warmth and charm--loving those lamps!

smiles.

michele

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Stunning vignettes!

The enchanted home said...

You have been a busy lady....well however long it took you (even if all day in your pjs) just know it was worth it...they all look fabulous and perfect!

David & Dianne said...

I hear ya' .--don't get me started. I hate the clean up part when it's done! Looks stunning as always--have I seen that green bowl??? Wow! Love, mom

Decoratopia said...

You have such wonderful things to photograph! I never get tired of looking at your vignettes - rearranged or not.

Sarah said...

I can do the same for hours. ;-) Been obsessing on some things in the sitting area of our kitchen. Everything you've shown is perfection. I think your home is full of charm. I've been scrolling back up and down admiring all the pretty vignettes, especially the collection of boxes. I like the look of stacking the small round boxes on the larger. And of course the touches of Courtly Check are catching my eye.

Shelia said...

Well, with all of your fluffing and moving things around - everything looks wonderful. I adore your hutch and how you've dressed it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)