Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Just a little tweaking...

It's January! I LOVE new beginnings and getting things clean and in order! I love walking through my house and seeing what little things I can change to make a difference! And I've been going crazy these past few days! Yesterday I was up and down on a ladder changing things on top of the refrigerator! heehee! Today I'm in my closet organizing! lol

Awhile back I showed this pretty little flower arrangement that I put together using things I bought at Michael's. I saw one all made up....

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but I knew I could make one that I would like even better!

And I love red roses. The only problem was....

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it looked too small on the center of my large Thomasville dresser! I even asked in a post what everyone thought! (and got a few honest answers!)

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So I discussed it with my hubby (he really does have great style!) and off we went to Michael's, Hobby Lobby and Pier 1. My hubby chose the perfect vase....and even found the ivy at Michael's. I walked around and spotted the lavender flowers to add a splash of color!

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So now I think it's more balanced....

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What do you think? I'm sure I'll move some things around another day!

Here's a close up of the small Bible nearby (it's over 100 years old) ....

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some dried roses and 2 more old Bibles at the end of the dresser...

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And the small arrangement? It's on the piano....

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at least for now!

Do you like to move things from one room to another?

Have you been 'spring cleaning' in January?

I'm joining Kim at Savvy Southern Style  for the Boring to Better party!

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Enjoy your week! Happy decorating!

27 comments:

priest's wife said...

I love the changes! very pretty

Donnie said...

That really made quite a difference. I don't seem to have the vision when it comes to decorating and I thought the little one looked great too. Looks good.

Brenda Kula said...

Much better! I climbed up and down on a ladder yesterday vacuuming the tops of my kitchen cabinets. And my back will tell you I shouldn't have done it period!
Brenda

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

I am cleaning away too here. Everything looks so nice.

Shelia said...

Love your changes! I dearly loved that first little arrangement and it just looks perfect on your piano!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

koralee said...

I think everything is lovely!!!

I do love removing all the Christmas clutter and freshing up for the New Year...my home seems naked right now but I love it that way for the time being.

Hugs my friend and happy reorganizing. oxxo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Such a pretty arrangement and I love the old bible. Wow, that is really old and in good condition. Thanks so much for joining the party.

Vintage Gal said...

Absolutely love the old bible! what a treasure and I love the changes that you've made!
Marianne

Vee said...

Very nice substitution. Yes, I move things from room to room often. Shopping from home is so much easier on my current budget. The smaller vase looks darling on the piano as well.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I have actually taken a break from cleaning and taking all the Christmas decorations down.
It is always a good time to make changes and clean around the house.
Love your floral arrangements and the old bibles.
Happy week

Hugs
Carolyn

Green thumb said...

Hi Diane! What pretty flowers! Thank you for popping by, a very happy New Year to you and your family!
xxx

High Street Cottage said...

Hi Dear, thank you for your lovely comment on my orchids in the soup tureen. What a nice blog you have, and a pretty home. I love your new floral arrangement, it's gorgeous with the pretty purples. xoxo tami

Sherry said...

I love the new, larger, LAVENDER arrangement....the smaller one looks much better on the piano!
My favorite item, though, is the old Bible!
Sherry@Back2Vintage

Dishesdone said...

Love the new arrangement, so pretty! and balanced :) The roses look terrific by the piano! And the bible is just perfect, what a treasure!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Diane,

Everything is really lovely. The lavender arrangement is to die for!

My philosophy is simple and I have a design backgroud.....if you really love something, use it. It matters little to the heart whether it goes or not.

Such lovely pictures!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Sherry said...

Oh such a very pretty change. I also love the dried roses in the bowl. I recently dried some roses and have been contemplating what to do with them.
Sherry

A Color Specialist in Charlotte said...

I was going to suggest that you prop the roses up a bit on books - you're one step ahead of me! :-)

Shellbelle said...

I love both arrangements, but I'm most impressed that your hubby helped you with them. Kudos to the man in your life!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very nice!!! Love the colors too.
Warmly,
deb :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I believe that size suits the area quite nicely! I love love love your old Bible...what a treasure!

Happy New Year my friend!

Torie Jayne said...

Love the new arrangement!
Have a sweet day!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Everything looks beautiful, Diane! The new vase is perfect and I like the flower arrangement in it very much. What a treasure your 100 year old bible is!

I am still taking down Christmas from my house ..perhaps afterward I'll have the energy to change things around a little. Still trying to recouperate from the holidays!

CAS said...

You're right, the new arrangement is much better in proportion and looks very pretty. Yes, yes & yes to all your questions regarding changing, organizing, just plain revamping for the new year. It always feels so great!
CAS

Anneliese said...

Just saying Hello... and thank hyou for leaving a comment on MGCC. I cleaned today too.. my bathroom cupboards. Feels good .. even though no one ever sees them but us.
Your larger arrangement looks nice where you have it and the smaller one on the piano is perfect there.
Happy New Year!

Beedeebabee said...

Happy New Year Diane! I hope your Christmas was just wonderful. Mine was so busy, I'm just now getting back into the grove of things...I love your new flower arrangement, and the little rose one looks perfect on the piano! ... I also love to move things around and change things up a bit. It's fun! Have a great weekend, Sweetie! xo Paulette ;)

Kimberley said...

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Kim :-)

Kaila said...

Love your changes. But I am jealous.

I cannot change anything on top of my refrigerator. That is one of the many places that Hunter (my cat) sleeps. Because of him, I have removed many items from tops of cabinets too.