3/15/11

I'm Back With a Few More Tweaks!

Hi again!  Told you I had another post for today & you didn't believe me.  Last week when I did my Hippity-Hoppity post, I actually had several more pics to share but decided to save those for another time.  Well, another time is today.  You lucky ducks, or should I say "lucky bunnies" considering Easter is quickly approaching?

Here is my little thrift store cloche again.  This time, instead of lemons & limes, I added faux eggs.  


I also changed plates from my red rooster one to this bird plate & backed it with a periwinkle Fiesta plate.


Changed out this corner, too.  Took some of my egg stems (from Michael's sale last week) & just added them to this small apothecary jar.  The other jar has some tea bags with cinnamon sticks mixed in.  Here's the little nested bunny that was residing on the white buffet until last week.  



I don't think I've ever shown a closeup of this plate.  I love everything about this.


Now on to the living room.  This is how I had my sofa side-table a couple of hours ago.  It's okay, but not making me jump for joy, ya' know?  I know some of you would be in favor of removing the tissue box, but I NEED my tissues close at hand, so it stays!


I really like this print.  Becky Higgins, a good bloggy friend, made this available for anyone to copy who found it appealing & I did.  It's a simple collage of fabulous doors that she photographed when they were visiting in Estonia.


I really love the colors & the shape of this pitcher which I bought on sale at Kirklands over a year ago.  I'm a real candle-nut & love having a candle burning when I'm sitting & relaxing at night.


Anyway, back to my not being thrilled with how this was looking which took me on an excursion to my decor closet.  I've had this tealight holder for years & the colors are similar to the Kirkland's pitcher.  The wheels were starting to spin.


Then I spotted these little mini-vases that I bought at a swap meet 6 for a $1.00.  They are nothing special, but I have used them so much, usually when I'm trying to stretch the life out of a real floral arrangement & there are just one or two flowers still salvageable. 


So this is what I did.  I used a tiny drop of hot glue so they couldn't be accidentally knocked over by the little "fuzzy snoop" in this house.  I then foraged through what's left of my pitiful supply of faux florals & found just the right size.  I liked adding a bit more turquoise to this vignette.  I also used an easel to raise the "Doors" print a bit higher.


My "oh, so thrifty" tweak!  What do ya' think?  Be kind, please!



That wraps it up for now.  Thanks a bunch for stopping by and please come again soon.
CAS

I'm happy to be linking to:
Tabletop Tuesday-A Stroll Thru Life
Tutorial Tuesday- Little Birdie Baby
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
Whassup Wednesday-Elements Interiors
Tablescape Thursday-BNOTP






At The Picket Fence-Inspiration Friday
Fridays Unfolded-Stuff and Nonsense
All Things Inspired-All Things Heart & Home
Tidy Mom-I'm Lovin' It
Saturday Nite Special-Funky Junk Interiors











25 comments:

Cindy said...

I also really like the plate...Peace and Plenty...love it! Your mini vases look perfect added to the tealight holder...GREAT idea!
Blessings,
Cindy

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love it all, but my fave is the eggs. They look real!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your vignettes are all so pretty. You do have some fabulous accessories and you display them beautifully. Very creative. Love them all. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Janet said...

everything looks great. What a neat collage of door photos.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love the print of the doors! Also the mini vases...great idea with them!

Rondell

Sue said...

I love the colors of the pitcher, and the "doors" print:)

Mallory said...

Love the doors picture. Great colors!

Rachael @ The Little Birdie said...

I love it! What a great idea, and sooo clever using an extra dot of glue. My furry friends are the reason my tabletops stay bare, haha! I would love for you to come link up at The Little Birdie this week, we have lots of women decorating their homes for spring who would love to see this! :)

Here's the link to the linky party:
http://littlebirdiebaby.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-tuesday-dressed-up-hand-towels.html

Nancy's Notes said...

The print of the doors is fantastic! I have to say, this is my first time to visit your blog and it's great! I love your awesome header! I'll be back again!

Nancy

bj said...

Thanks so much for coming by and following. I am now following you right back..hope we run into each other. :))
I love the plate and the little vases.
Pretty blog.

Stephanie V said...

Your plate is lovely. Such a simple, heartfelt message.
We have a jug like your Kirkland's. Well, same colors but slightly different shape. It's an antique, though. You have a great eye for decorating.
And, yes, to the tissues! Gotta have 'em.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

Susie said...

This is awesome. That plate is simply stunning the colors are so vibrant!

Kathie said...

Cas,
As usual I love everything, especially love the egg stems, and the tea light holder with the Kirkland pitcher in the background, the colors meld beautifully. Thanks for always being so generous in sharing your world with your readers!

Sandy said...

Hi Cas.. I had to stop by and say Thank you for your comments and I will be back to read more of your blog.. been busy worrying and it's really keeping my mind spinning... Thanks for following
Sandy

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Thanks for visiting me and becoming a Follower. I am going to start following you too, I don't want to miss any of your clever and fun ideas!

Robyn said...

Hi Cas. Thanks so much for visiting "Out Of Ours" and becoming a follower. I have enjoyed reading your blog and have become a follower myself.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

And make it 152!
Nice to meet you!!

Hey are those doors your front doors?? Or the doors to your yard? I love them!!!

Donnie said...

Beautiful post. Happy St Patrick's Day.

At The Picket Fence said...

Hey there! I think I have those same eggs under a cloche in my house too! :-) Michaels? And I love the egg stems in the apothecary jar. Great idea! Thanks so much for being such a faithful friend to us At the Picket Fence and for linking up to Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Gloria Fox said...

I love that doors print. Do you still have a link to it so I can print also?

Thanks!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

All your tweaking paid off! It all looks beautiful! You just got a new follower:)

Thank you for linking this up at Whassup Wednesday! I hope to see you again this week :) Great Post!

xoxokara
I'd love to have follow me:)

Robin said...

I love those tiny vases! That was so smart to put them to the candle holder!
Everything looks like spring, all happy and light!
xo
Robin
All Things Heart and Home
(I'm following :) xo )

alison said...

i love all the little changes you made...and i had to laugh at the tissue box because we have to put them in every room to handle the allergies in our family...tee hee...thanks so much for linking up to fridays unfolded!

blessings,

alison
stuff and nonsense

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

love your little displays and i love the door picture you have . i love old doors.

lauren

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