Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Does It Make You Smile

I recently changed out the accessories in my bathroom. A while back I had placed a weathered blue lantern on the counter with a candle and a pencil starfish inside. It was simpe, beautiful and beachy.But I found myself looking at it and thinking, "Blaaaahh." Maybe it was because, with the kids going back to school, I'm not in a beachy mood. Maybe it was that it had been sitting there long enough that I had begun to look at it as clutter instead of beauty. Or maybe it just didn't have enough layers as I find myself being drawn to in my accessorizing these days. Whatever the reason, it no longer made me smile. So it was time for a little change.
I pulled together a collection of white soap dishes, added in some wonderfully smelling decorative soaps, fake pearls, faucet knobs and a delightfully fragrent candle. Then I placed them a top an old china platter, layered on a tarnished silver tray.
Now that makes me smile.What about you? Do you have accessories that you feel Blah about? If so it's time to make a change. Rearrange items, pull things from other rooms, give them a new coat of paint, or live without any accessories in that spot for a while. Whatever it takes,
give yourself another opportunity to
smile about your home
.

18 comments:

Darlene said...

That looks so pretty. It's about time for me to decorate for Fall!I'm trying to hold off a few more weeks but then a re-do!!!!

Emily said...

LOVE it!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

Very Pretty!
But you are so right. There are a ton of Blaaaaahh's at my house. Time for me to de-clutter I think! :-D

Grits414 said...

I have been layering lately too! Love the new look!

kimmcl said...

That is so charming. I love the idea of layering trays like that. I've been accumulating so many tarnished silver trays and cannot find a darn use for them! Now I have one! Thanks!
Kim

Gayle said...

LOVE the faucet handles - it all looks good to me!

Lynn from For Love or Funny said...

I agree- it's amazing what a little rearranging will do to the whole feel of a room.

Robin said...

Very Smile Worthy!

adsgram said...

Yup...that is better.. I am anxiously awaiting Fall to do some more tweaking, too!


Lynne
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Wendy said...

Very pretty! I've been feeling pretty Blah about most of the house. It's been the same for the most part, since we moved in 2 years ago. I am slowly making changes though.

bj said...

Most ANYtime I walk into one of my rooms, if I don't have a fleeting thought of "I LOVE this room", it is time to tweek a little.
I'll wait a few more weeks before changing out too much...altho I AM going to makeover my dining room just a tad...nothing serious or big...just have a few things I'm needing to redo.

Cottage Rose said...

I loved the first look with the candle and star shell. But I really love the new look, those handles are just great, and the soaps are so pretty,,, great job... I do the same thing some times,,, drives my hubby nuts..lol

Hugs;
Alaura

NicNacManiac said...

As the seasons change...gorgeous!!

AnneYarbs79 said...

So pretty! There's nothing like "shopping the house" ! My husband doesn't quite understand why I have an entire armoire filled with different frames, candles and such, but being at home all the time- sometimes you just need to switch it up!

saad said...

That's really some pretty piece of styling.
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jenjen said...

So pretty. I was looking at my mantle today and wanting to get my fall stuff out and change it up. I guess I am ready to let go of summer *sigh*

XOOXOX
Jen

Barb said...

cute tray idea.

barbara jean

Ianny said...

Those are really interesting pieces. Are you planning a nautical- theme for the bathroom? You can use a nice size photographic print of jellyfish, sea-dragon or dolphins as enhancement.

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