Friday, January 27, 2012

Updating My Decor/Primping for 2012

Do I have enough Ball jars or what? LOL I’m serious I have to many, I have three more on the bookcase in the diningroom, but I love them and the neat aqua glass!
I’ve been redecorating on the cheap which means I’ve been using things that I have or shopping in the basement, when I changed styles I kept things that were just to good to sell at a yardsale. Like the large breadboard under the Ball jars on my Hoosier, I’ve had it for years and can’t remember how much I paid for it. Not much I’m sure.P1212091
I found this placemat at Macy’s on clearance for $2.49! I’m all for bargain shopping!
I think the sconce and picture are going to go, I’m visualizing some subway art there instead.


I did change the centerpiece and put the zebra runner back on, the white rooster, mercury votives and greenery are sitting on an old oblong box, which says varnishes on the side of it.
I’m on the look out for a new tray for here, I had one in my hand at TJMaxx and put it back; it was only $19.99 too :( The reason I did put it back on the shelf is because I thought it would be to big, like I would have had to remove the picture, it was hammered steel/aluminum and would have looked great. I know it still isn’t there…sigh!
Here’s a sneak peek at my Valentines mantel, I’m keeping the mirrors on it because it takes away from the brown brick that will be Cottage White come warmer weather. BTW didn’t January fly by or is it just me? So maybe that warmer weather will be here before we know it!
So that’s what I’ve been up to, how about you, been restyling your home?
I’ll be playing at these parties:
Potpourri Party
Inspiration Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Treasure Hunt Thursday
Show and Tell Friday
Home Sweet Home
Fridays Unfolded


Shabbygal said...

It all looks so nice! Love your Valentine mantle! Traci

NanaDiana said...

It looks really nice all updated and refreshed. Looks like you are getting all ready for Valentine's Day. xo Diana

Debbiedoo's said...

Love your primping Rondell. What a cute chalk board too, with LOVE! I have one too I will be showing soon.

Gina said...

Everything looks great with the primping you've been doing! I love all the Ball jars on your Hoosier.

Katie Goldsworthy said...

I hear ya....I keep trying to find something else besides balls to put in things....but, I'm having a hard time cutting down on mine. lol
Your place looks great!
@ Creatively Living

Doll in the Looking Glass said...

The white rooster is wonderful! So much character.

Visiting from The Charm of Home, Debra

It's Overflowing said...

Definitely Nice and Pretty!!! I wanted to stop by and just assure you that the Shutter Speed will come together when you have more control of the amount of light you let in...basically when you are shooting in 100% manual! No worries if you don't love those pics yet...getting the concept is a huge step in the process!!! Glad you're sticking with it!!!

XO, Aimee

Pamela said...

Everything looks just terrific! Thanx for coming to the party!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

I keep forgetting this is YOUR blog!! I love it all, esp that adorable white chicken, where did you find it? Your blog is just lovely!!

Gail said...

All your updating looks really nice Rondell. I love your ball jar collections. I have a few and I have mine displayed too. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend,

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You can't ever have too many blue glass jars! It's in the blogger guidebook. ;0)
I like all your changes! Very fresh looking.

momto8 said...

everything looks fabulous!! I have a basement stash too!

Debbie said...

You sure have made a change at your house, Rondell. From just a year ago!
Everything looks so different!
LOVE all the Mason can NEVER have too many.
You must be so pleased with everything. It all looks wonderful.

Ryan said...

It all looks so nice. Great pictures!

Kelly said...

I like the direction you're taking that room in. I love touches of black and white. That is such a great hoosier cabinet too!

Brooke @ Spruce Your Nest said...

Love it! I love Ball jars as well, I'm jealous you have so many :-) I am following you back!