Do you ever just find yourself puttering around the house re-arranging vignettes, and swapping out items from various places in your house, and/or adding in some natural elements with things
This seems to be one of my many addictions.
Never can leave well enough alone.
Must constantly tweak.
Does this sound like you too? Tell me that I'm not alone!
This morning I was puttering around, drinking my latte, (thanks to my Nespresso machine) when I started fussing with the dining room table.
I have A LOT of random ironstone around, so I pulled two pieces, and layered them with an odd mix of things I had on hand.
I had some burlap ribbon, and some burlap I got as part of the SWAG from the Haven conference, and then I went outside and clipped some leaves from my Camellia bush.
It's sort of rustic, and simple, but I like it.
At first I had layered a scarf underneath. But I think it was just too busy. And even though I am NOT the queen of minimalism, I decided it needed to go.
I also used a little piece of an old dictionary page under the spoons.
Don't ask me why!?
I have no idea why my mind works the way it does...
To see the book page wreath I made with the rest of the pages, click here.
But I think, things don't always have to make sense!! Sometimes it's fun to make something pretty out of nothing.
Sounds good to me!
Then I decided that I could use the dictionary pages in my little cloche on the sideboard.
I had a thrifted pedestal dish, and ironstone bowl, and some collected shells and rocks from a beach day.
I ripped up the dictionary page and wrinkled it a little, and then arranged it in the bottom of the bowl, and laid the shells
Cute and simple.
This room gets a lot of light in the morning, which makes it impossible to get a good photo!
I think it's enough to get the idea though.
So then I had to fuss around with that large scarf/wrap I removed from the table vignette.
Today it's sitting in a chair in the living room.
The same chair that is patiently waiting to be reupholstered in a lovely brown and cream buffalo check.
Once I finally find the fabric...
Sorry about the cruddy iPhone pictures! Plus, it's very hard to get a good shot with the light in here.
This corner is a work in progress, but for now it holds the chair, my son's first pair of cowboy boots, (with more random dictionary pages rolled up inside) and a jar of feathers that holds a giant curved branch I drug home one day last year!
The hubs just shakes his head when he sees me dragging this stuff inside.
I love nature. What can I say?
So, as soon as I find the fabric I'm looking for, (Ballard USED to carry it...) the chair will go off to the upholsterer.
Do you shop your house, and use organic items like twigs, rocks, leaves and shells in your vignettes?
Nothing like a new look! And it was free!
Don't be surprised if it changes tomorrow!
Have a great week, everyone!
Between Naps on the Porch-Metamorphosis Monday