Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shopping Your House

 Sometimes you're just (more than) ready for a change.  It doesn't happen to me that often but when it hits me -- it hits me hard.  



Lately I've been in that kind of mood but because I've been working on projects for clients, I haven't had time to "discover" 
new accessories for myself.  
The solution?   
Shop my house.  

I worked on the mantle and a spot or two in the kitchen myself.  Then my Mom (whose timing is always perfect) came for a visit and she shopped my house for me.  



By moving around some of the accessories already on the armoire in the master bedroom and adding things she found around the house she put 
together a new look for me. 


 The prints had been stacked next to the armoire for months, waiting impatiently to be hung...


I still love the vintage book planter so, of course, it had to stay...




And the sweet little picture of Mr. Lindy had to stay as well...


What a handsome little man.  
He still sticks his hands in his pockets just like that.
And believe it or not -- I knew him at this age! 


This birdcage was a Christmas gift. The potted ivy seems to show up all over my house -- I think I could use a dozen of them.





Sometimes a little tweaking is all you need.  



A Mother's touch doesn't hurt either...
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51 comments:

  1. A change is as good as a rest they say. This change is a good one for sure. The birds are a great addition.

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  2. When ever I say I have the urge to go thrifting hubby tells me to go thrifting in my basement! LOL
    He is right I have no idea whats down there and when I do go looking I find some great stuff I forgot I had!

    Smiles, Dolly

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  3. I love your birdscage.Its absolutely fantastic:)

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  4. Moms see things we miss. Shopping the house can be rewarding. Liked the stories of the photos.
    - Joy

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  5. Love the look,do you rent mom out. be great to have her for a day!
    Hugs, Amy

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  6. Everything looks fresh and lovely ~ your mom has a great eye~ ;-)

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  7. I always enjoy your posts! You've *almost* motivated me to do some spring cleaning with this one ;)

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  8. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree ... does it? Great job! Shopping the house is the way to go!

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  9. Looks good! I'm ready for a change also but I'm at a loss as to what to do. Still thinking on it though!

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  10. I love the birdcage and I just went thrift shopping in the room under our house last week. Found great stuff that I have never used that had been packed away for a while.
    Linda

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  11. Lindy I love your vignette! It is gorgeous!!

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  12. Your Mom can come and help me anytime. I LOVE your new look and I need to shop my house a bit for a change up too! xxoo Diana

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  13. Hi Lindy, It looks great! Aren't mom's the best!! I love your wire birdcage with the ivy in it and your books turned planter was always a favorite!! Would love it if you stopped by and became a follower. Have a great weekend, Martina

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  14. I like the before and afters! I'm with you...you can never go wrong with a little bit of ivy in a vignette!

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  15. Hi Lindy, Your new vignette is beautiful! Love the birdcage and of course the wonderful book planter.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  16. I feel like I'm in the same place right now, Lindy! I have done the same ~ shopped my own house and am trying to do things with what I've already got on hand. Your Mom did a great job! I love your wire cloche/birdcage piece; I am going to be on the look-out for one of those.

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  17. I am awarding you a Stylish blog award...I just LOVE your blog and enjoy reading it!

    Come by blog to accept it!

    Vicky

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  18. Isn't it fun to get a new look for free? I move things around all the time. Drives my hubby crazy. I just like change though. I like your faux twig post. I have no trees sadly in my neighbor, but my neighbors all have trees. Think they will notice a few twigs missing? Have a great Sunday and a awesome week.
    Hugs~ Amanda

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  19. Like Mother like Daughter! Looks like your Mom is just as talented as you are, Lindy! I'm with you...I'm ready for a change! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  20. Nice little table top (amoire in this case) vingette. So nice to get a new look with out shelling out any $$$ ... I see where you get your good eye for decorating.
    As they say, 'the fruit doesn't fall very far from the tree'

    blessings~
    Pat

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  21. Love the new vignette!! She has a great eye!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. Yay for Mom! Clearly, we know where you get your "eye" for design. Your new vignette is beautiful ... the prints are perfect there, as well. Have a great day, *Becca*

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  23. I love the after! The hanging prints just make it perfect!

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  24. How sweet of you mom to help. It looks great and I see we both shopped our house for a new look.

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  25. I love shopping my home. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  26. Hi..I'm bj from Sweet Nothings and I LOVE your before and after. Your mom DID GOOD!!
    I just became your newest follower..come by, follow me and maybe we'll meet in the middle. :))
    Going to read a little more of your pretty blog now.
    xo bj

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  27. I love the idea of shopping your own house. I especially love the books and the birds. I have been a follower for a while and truly enjoy your blog. I would love for you to come and follow me back at ww.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

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  28. changing for the best. i hope my moods changes into that before the week ends:)

    i am a follower now:)

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  29. Love the new look! Can you send Mom over to "shop" at my house?

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  30. The changes are lovely! I have just had the best time perusing many of your posts! Love the pillow with the airplane theme for your grandson! So nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  31. Lindy,

    I love the changes. The vignette is gorgeous!!!

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  32. I love the idea of moving things around the house instead of adding more "stuff" to the overall collection. Sometimes, we add stuff just to be adding, and that's wasteful when we have pretty things we can use from elsewhere. I love how you hung the prints - this is a beautiful vignette!

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  33. Great idea! I love the little bird statues.

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  34. Your vignette is gorgeous. I love the soft colors and the birdhouse is stunning. Your cherubs are such a wonderful accessory and you do have some of the prettiest frames. I really love it all. Thank so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

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  35. Looks wonderful Lindy. I love shopping the house.

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  36. I'm your newest visitor from wow us wednesdays :)
    I shop my house all the time! I love how you've used the bird cage to hold the plant such a unique idea. I'm all about birds I just can't get enough of them.

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


    *ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

    Missin you! You are always a treasure!

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  38. Wow, I love it, Lindy!!! It looks fabulous!!!
    XO

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  39. This is really pretty! Love all the details. Happy Spring!

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  40. Oh, could your mom come to visit me? You all did a fantastic job! The prints are hung perfectly for the placement of your treasures, and the birdcage is just darling!

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  41. Hi Lindy, I had to drop by again to say thank you for linking up to my new party! I would love to go shopping in your home. Take care.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  42. That really came out lovely.

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  43. How pretty! It is fun to change things up a bit every now and then.....what a wonderful gift from you mother to do that for you -- looks like you're both quite talented.

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  44. Am also new in your bloggie world and I found very interesting.

    Lovely the b4 & after. Changes makes life easier.

    Happy TS...

    Greetings & blessings from Stockholm,
    /chie

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  45. Lindy I love everything about it! The planter books are divine! Where did you find them? You are so talented! I'd love to have you share this at my VIP party today @ http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-7.html

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  46. Hi Lindy...

    My friend, your new spring vignette is sooo pretty! Don't you just love Moms and shopping your own house? Hehe! I love your new art...beautiful! And...I love your book planter...that's an awesome idea! It's all sooo very pretty! I think spring has sprung at your place, my friend! Thank you for sharing your new vignette with us!

    Happy Spring wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  47. The changes are lovely. You have a beautiful vignette. Love the birdcage with the potted ivy in it. The birds put a touch of spring to it!

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  48. Hi Lindy~ What a darling vignette!! The birdcage is so sweet and loving the ivy! The book is fantastic as well~what a great idea! Thanks for sharing this at FNF! :)

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  49. Wonderful Spring vignette...thank you for sharing your lovely design. Cherry Kay

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  50. So cute, I love the bird cage!

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  51. I became a follower. Love your blog

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