Friday, August 7, 2009

Change Is Good

Last year I bought this darling birdhouse---at a real store, not the thrift store.
Yes, I occasionally do that.

It looked wonderful on my mantle decorated like this:When the holidays came, I put it into my "inventory room" (hubby's term for our messy storage room).
I recently pulled it out of storage and once again placed it on my mantle. It's the same birdhouse, I didn't alter it a bit, but I did alter how I decorated around it.
Do you change the way you decorate or does everything stay the same? If you're a "stay the same" decorator, why not pick one little area of your home to change up this weekend. I'm not telling you to go out and buy a bunch of things. No, not at all. Everything on my mantle was pulled from what I already had.
Come on, try it!
Take things from one room and put them in another. Pull together a whole new vignette using your same old stuff in a new way.
It's fun! It's challenging! It's rewarding!
Change is good
for you and your home!

20 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

I don't have a preference on the mantel decorations... because I like both so much! very cute bird house!

Gwen said...

I like the new look.

I am always changing things up. Come to think of it, I do it every time I dust. Maybe that is why things are always in motion:)

Kris said...

I am a totally change it up kind of gal!! Love the new look!

Jennifer said...

Change is good! I am constantly moving things, adding things, taking things away... Great way to keep things looking fresh!!

Brenda said...

"CHABGE IS GOOD"! I like to move things around, especially for the seasons like you have shown. It's amazing how different things look with new ribbon, garland etc.

Brenda said...

Sorry, I guess I should learn how to spell "Change"

The Tidy Brown Wren said...

I love to change things up, too. It makes me feel like I have something new when it's really just a new way with something old.

The only thing my husband objects to is moving the furniture around. He kept tripping over ottomans and coffee tables when he awoke at 5:00am! He doesn't ask for much, so I oblige.

Jo - To a Pretty Life said...

I'm usually a stay-the-same kind of decorator, because it takes me a long time to get tired of something once I've arranged it (and I don't have a lot of inventory!). But then after a while I'll suddenly change things.

I like both ways of using your pretty birdhouse. It's adorable!

Darlene said...

Love it!!! I try to change it up and definitely do for holidays!

bj said...

Haaahhaaaa..I had to laugh when you asked if we change things up..I change things ALL the time. Now, it may be just rearrange something on one tabletop...but I adore change. It can make your room feel new again. When we were much younger, it was furniture rearranging...Bill said he would NEVER try to walk thru our rooms at night without first turning on a light.! :>)
I love the second photo best...I like lots of interesting stuff!!

Aunt Spicy said...

Oh, that is a fabulous birdhouse! And I love both ways you have used it, so lovely!

NicNacManiac said...

Both are gorgeous....it's nice to move things around, gives you a fresh outlook and also makes you smile!!

TidyMom said...

I'm usually one who rarely changes things - and that's why I'm loving my new office project!! I'm decorating in a new style and taking things from other parts of the house as well!!

~TidyMom

Amy said...

I definitely fall into the "change is good" camp--I love to make changes to my home.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hello. This is my first visit to your blog--great photos of your home! Love your creativity.

I have added a link to your fabulous suitcase stack in my "Alternative Home Decor Database" on my blog. Hope that's ok!

:) Amy

Dawn said...

I love that little bird house! Everything looks great!

I am ALWAYS changing things up!!! My daughter's bff said she loves to come to our house because things are always changing!!! LOL!

Aimee said...

Thanks for you comment on my dresser re-do!

I have a church birdhouse on my mantel as well! But I have to admit...your mantel looks alot better than mine. I'm ready for a change but can't decide what exactly I want to do. Mantels can be so tricky!

Cheri Peoples said...

Very cute birdhouse. I love to change things for every season.

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Melvin said...

Both are awesome...
And cute house to...

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Love to decorate said...

I am always changing the way things look. I guess that is why I am love to decorate. I love your ideas and have started using the top of my entertainment center as a mantle. Love your blog.

Laura H said...

I just found your blog and I love it. I guess I'm in the minority because I NEVER change anything. Thats why I love your blog. I need help and I think your the gal to help me.
My new motto is "Change IS good."

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