Friday, September 16, 2011

Take time to DECORATE...of course!

I love getting back to Florida and ‘playing house’!

When we leave for a few months at a time, I like to put things away, or cover things up! It keeps the dust off things and if things are put away, I can start fresh and change things up a bit!


I took the time to put things back on my dresser today


and I’m sure I’ll be ‘tweaking’ things in the next few days.


I told my girlfriend, Ricki Jill that she inspired me to try a different runner on my dresser.


It’s a brown wickery runner...from Pier 1 Imports.

 I would still like to make something else but this looks nice for Fall!


My beautiful jewelry, hand made by my girlfriend, Della

from Del’s Shells is out and ready to wear!


Here’s something I made awhile back that I wanted to share!

I can’t wait to get back to crafting!



I’m a member of the Shabby Chic Girls Club and

I am excited to link up with the Oh la la Party!


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JOIN US and enjoy your weekend!

Will you be doing any Fall decorating?


Cindy Adkins said...

Oh gosh, such beautiful treasures about here, Diane!!! Thank you so much for all the "Ohh-la-la" elegance and for joining the party!!

Barbara F. said...

Everything looks great! I love your angel! xo

sonya said...

Hi Diane,
Love all the treasures on your dresser! Love what you made too!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh such yummy goodness! I am part magpie, and all sparkles catch my eye! Looks great. Welcome home.

Ames said...

Welcome back! I love all the pretty stuff, but I swear I live in the dustiest house on earth. When the neighbors get together we compare notes and we all have the same dust problem. I think it's the train that devides our little town and all those rockets going off across the river. So my dust catchers are limited. But that doesn't keep me from admiring yours!!~Ames :)

Ames said...

Welcome back! I love all the pretty stuff, but I swear I live in the dustiest house on earth. When the neighbors get together we compare notes and we all have the same dust problem. I think it's the train that devides our little town and all those rockets going off across the river. So my dust catchers are limited. But that doesn't keep me from admiring yours!!~Ames :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Hi there Diane, I love your little treasures. It must feel good to be back in Sunny Florida. I may be a snowbird myself someday! Have a great weekend.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D I love the runner on your dresser. I think it gives it nice texture!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Looking good. I can just "see" some white pumpkins along with the other treasures.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I see you're settling back in to the Florida lifestyle. Things are looking your pretty angel!

Cozy Little House said...

I cannot wait to be decorating instead of packing!

Betsy said...

You must be having so much fun arranging all your beautiful treasures. I love that little purse and your pretty jars.
Hope you have a great weekend.

Cindy said...

It's always fun to get back home and redecorate, I'm going to do that soon. Time for some fall touches.
Hugs, Cindy

quiltingnana said...

looks like you are having fun...I'll be hanging the fall quilt for my entryway

Heather Jacob said...

wow oh wow !!! such wonderful divine treasures .... so worth showing off .. love them ... I always wonder about the history of ole wares where they come from etc. fascinating thanks for sharing .. hugz x

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Oh your decorating is gorgeous. love all the details and little vignettes you share. So pretty. Looks like you are having lots of fun too. Love Cindy's club. I was late to enter the party this time. But having fun visiting.

Thank you for sharing. You have such a great eye for display.
XO Celestina Marie

Joanne said...

My husband and I were talking about when we retire. he asked what would I like to do...I said live the fall and winters in florida and then spend spring and summer upstate. I love your runner!
Blessings, Joanne

Dianne said...

I ADORE your vintage purses! And everything looks so lovely....

helen tilston said...

Hello Diane

The runner is very complimentary to your display of beautiful jewellery and those vintage purses are delightful.
Today I was looking at pots of mums for my balcony
Helen xx

Ginger Zuck said...

Love all your vintage things. Very lovely. Love the runner, looks great. Very homey and hopefully settled! Enjoy... have a great weekend and walk on that beach for me, pleazzzzzzzzzzze!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I did leave out a few seashells. A great reminder of my wonderful trip to
Florida this past May....I am doing some Fall decorating...slowly...very slowly!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Welcome back! I wish you would have brought the cooler weather with you!


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh everything looks so pretty!! I am sure you are glad to be back.

Cindy said...

Oh so pretty! I love your pearls! I miss crafting, too...must make more time for it soon!

Kasia said...

Well isnt that sweet?! I adore the dresser, especially those two gorgeous embroidered pouches and the mirror!!! Lovely!
Having fun in Florida again I see ;) Th collage is very sweet! :)


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

I loved seeing your Fall decorating and your pretty jewellery and pearls out on your dressing table.
I have been gardening today, planted two rosemary bushes and a lily of the valley.

Happy weekend

Ruth Welter said...

How nice for you to be back in Florida LD, seems like just yesterday I read you were leaving and heading back to NC. Time really flies. Enjoy getting everything up and running.


Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. I thought I'd return the favor! Love your dresser, especially those beaded bags - gorgeous! I like your blog because it has such a relaxed feel to it.

Donna said...

You are so lucky to have a Florida home! And another home to have fun decorating, too:) I am in love with your gorgeous vintage beaded bags!!

Della said...

Welcome Back! I love how you have your dresser arranged with the pretty beaded handbags, jewelry, and flowers! The candelabra is gorgeous, too. Thanks for the mention ;) you're a sweetie!
I'm glad you are back in fun and sunny Florida!

Creative Breathing said...

What fun to have two homes. I would have one completely different from the other and enjoy as much as you do tweaking all the little details. Enjoy your stay! Elizabeth

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Good to have you back blogging from the sunshine state!!! I'll be needing lots of sunshine (and warmth)... to get me thru the New England winter.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It must be fun to have two homes, Diane. Double the decorating and double the places to enjoy around town. We had a chilly weekend so the fall waether arrived early here.

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! I love your new blog header. And I can't wait to see you back in crafting too. I would like to see your works. Have a great weekend!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Loved seeing all your lovely treasures, Diane. Everything looks beautiful! Interesting dresser runner, very unique.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

I am visiting from Cindy's link party.
What beautiful photographs you have shared with us.

Linda M. said...

Hi Diane, Thanks for sharing photos of all your treasures. The angel/fairy piece at the end is beautiful, I love the wings and the arches. Linda

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2amscrapper said...

Stopping by from Cindy's Oh La La Link Party. Such pretties!