Nov 7, 2013

~ decorating with the same old stuff

I did some redecorating this week and didn't spend a penny! 

After completing such a big volunteer job, I feel what wedding planners must feel after the wedding… What the heck am I supposed to do now?

So after a year of neglecting my house, I started moving things around. Here's the "new" look acquired by thoughtfully, painstakingly, and neurotically moving "old" things around! 

A rose medallion bowl, collecting dust on top of a secretary, is now the centerpiece and focal point on a chest at the end of my hallway. 

Which prompted me to hang the rose medallion plates I remembered were sitting in a cabinet ~ I love them on the wall!

And so the chain of reaction began…

This is the chinoiserie box that used to be on the chest at the end of the hall. 
Love it in the dining room!

 Different flowers :)

And here are the green pots that used to be in my dining room…

Love the collection together!

See the pair of green pots on top of the secretary? That's where the rose medallion bowl used to sit! 

I saw this new Mackenzie-Childs tray recently and thought it would be perfect to house my collection of glass tumblers… (I did have to pay for that..)

 More random moving and new placement of old things...

While I was uploading the photos for this post, I remembered a rose medallion piece still hidden away. Got that sucker out and filled it with hydrangeas! 

I'm tired of moving things around. Thank goodness I found a spot for almost everything. I still have a few spaces I'm working on, but they'll have to wait until the mood strikes me again...

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Lady of the Woods said...

Its wonderful to move our 'old' things around and feel like its all new! A mystery actually how that works. My mom did it all the time for years but every single time it felt like the house was "new and fresh"! Its amazing. Your things are gorgeous! I just bought a bowl because I understand now that every home needs at least one beautiful bowl, and your medallion bowl would be even more wonderful filled with water and topped with a floating flower and a floating candle. You could take apart the petals of a small hydrangea and float them. I just did one on my table and even the housemate when he got home from work chose to sit on the sofa and just stare at it. It a wonderful welcome and a meditation and "sacred space".

michele said...

shopping your own house is such good medicine (and my husband is happier when i choose this option!).

hope you'll have a moment to stop by and see what i have been creating:

smiles to you.

hello lovely

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL as always Jan!!

therelishedroost said...

I love that burnt orange Abstract painting!!!
Great pieces you have already , you did a great job of creating lovely vignettes!

Rita Key said...

I love your home! You should write a book! By the way, we came from mid-Missouri to your antique & garden show this year & it was wonderful!!!

Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

Very Nice. I wish you could come over to my home and help me do the same! In a rut!

BRASWELL said...

isn't moving things around just the best? i have a client that does shop in her own home at least once a week!