Monday, November 21, 2011

~ A Bit of Tweaking Here and There ~

Hello everyone,
I hope you had a fabulous weekend. Are you busy tweaking your menus, getting your tables ready for Turkey Day or enjoying a lazy Monday? My list of things to do is quite long day, I'm hoping to knock all of them out. In the mean time I wanted to share a little vignette I recently changed up.
The plate under the cloche dome had been there seemed like "forever". You can see the plate in the dome HERE. It seemed to work at the time, I'm glad I made the change. :-))  Sorry for the glare, I could not get a picture without it it seemed. :-(
The table the squirrel sat on has to be moved for the Christmas tree to go up, I've already started shuffling things around preparing for  all the that "fun" decor. :-))  I moved the squirrel over on this sweet side table with these beautiful silver candlesticks. I found them recently in an antique store for $2.50 for the pair. Can you believe it? I almost didn't until she rang them up. Can you say "bargain"?
I love mixing the shiny silver with the muted tones of the squirrel and pine cone, takes it up a notch or two.

I always try to have a family photo sitting here and there. This time of year I get a bit melancholy, a little on the nostalgia side, this is Mother and Daddy's wedding picture. They are both gone now, I miss them terribly. There is so much I would love to share with Mother, I often wonder if she would be proud of what I've become and what I do for a living. She really wanted me to go into the health field. I took up accounting at her suggestion, not that I would say I enjoy it, my passion is in decorating, I'm so glad I have the shop as my "fun" job.. the accounting, that fills in the gap. lol
Out with the blue fruit plate and in with deer. I love this Spode plate.
I took the lid off for a better shot. Isn't he stately? The color tones flow much better than the fruit plate, I'm not sure why I hadn't done this sooner. Just a simple change with a big impact. :-))
I wanted to share the curly edge of the cloche dome. I'm thinking about painting it black? What do you think? Black or leave it as is?  hmmmmmm
My daughter picked up the dog for me a few years back at Nell Hills in Briarcliff. At the time you could purchase just one, now you have to buy them as a pair, I'm looking for it's mate that faces the other direction. :-))
So there you have a little corner in the living area where I sit and read a few books and enjoy my coffee. After looking at these photos, I think it's time to move the blue plate hanging on the wall, I believe a couple of plates closer to the decor I'm using on the table. Another thing to add to the list. lol


Veronica said...

Hi Lynne... This is such a coy corner and I love it to bits. the colours are wonderful and there is loads of interesting things to keep me swooning. Off course I adore cloches...wonderful how evrything under a clocge always looks extra special!!



Glenda/MidSouth said...

You are way ahead of me. Main thing I need to do is get the turkey, so it can start thawing.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous Lynne!!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, what a cozy nook! Such pretty vignettes all around! Love that Spode plate! Thanks so much for sharing!

Judi said...

Hi Lynne
I have to say I adore the table your vignette is on. It is just beautiful, the lines, the colour..I would love one like that.

Your vignette is very smart also. Beautiful picture of your mom and dad and the squirrel is perfect there. You could paint the holder of the dome black I think. Either way its very nice but I think black would look stunning. I really like your clock too.

I love decorating too. Fun to change up now and then isn't it.
Happy Thanksgiving and have a wonderful holiday..

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lynne, you have such lovely things and I love your vignettes. Your changes are just perfect. I like the new candlesticks, elegant and the pinecone and squirrel are so cute. Such an inviting spot to sit and relax. Thanks for joining TTT and Happy Thanksgiving to you and all your family. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

As always just beautiful my dear friend..I love the silver candle sticks and what a great price on them..I pray all is well in your world my friend..I hope your Blessed this Thanksgiving and each day to are the 2 B's doing?? Sorry it's taken me so long to come for a visit just not up to blogging right now..I have been trying to just dust and my chest is killing me ha ha!! How long did it take for Mr.B to heal girl?? This is the worse thing I have ever gone through..oh well I know it will get better..Hugs and love to you my dearest friend..Gloria

lvroftiques said...

Lynne I love your cosy corner! What a SCORE on those candlesticks! Love the cloche the color it is *winks* And love the picture of your parents. I'm so sorry they're not here with you any longer.
I'm not doing Thanksgiving this year (Going out for dinner) so I'm just bein' lazy as usual *winks* Vanna

Dolores said...

I love what you've done! However, our taste is similar and I love your home and shoppe...whatever you do, I love it.

I have the same dog....only I had 2 , and I broke one...I cried. Mine is blue instead of black.

I love the handsome picture of you mom and dad!

Hoping you have a wonderful holiday!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Lynne, I love this vignette on the table and wall. You and I have the same little squirrel. My poor little fellow has been knocked over a few times and has chips.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OK, where do you get your energy, girl???? Can you bottle that and send me some too!!:) I love your cozy corner and how you have it set up. I can just picture you there.....realxing??????? HA! I want to wish you and Mr. P. a happy, blessed Thanksgiving. Hoping it will be a wonderful day for you. I am SURE your Mother would be VERY proud of you!!!!! They are a handsome couple!!!! XO, Pinky

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Forgot to say, I like the cloche base at it is.

Blondie's Journal said...

You made some great changes. You have so many pretty pieces, I like your taste!

This year will be bittersweet without my father, but you learn {slowly} to go on. My mother has been gone 10 years and I REALLY miss her on holidays. She had such presence! I wish I had a good picture of them together.

Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am tweaking my grocery list...I am always short on something!


Designs on 47th Street said...

Lynne, I am so serious when I say how much I LOVE your style. Everything is so elegant but yet cozy. You are a very talented decorator. Thanks for sharing. It's all so beautiful!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Lynne! I love your new candlesticks..a real bargain! And yur dog is so cute! I became a teacher because my dad suggested, made me promise...but I have enjoyed it. There wasn't a lot to choose from for women back then. Thanks so much for your congratulations for my! Thanksgiving is almost here, so I wanted to send my best wishes for a wonderful holiday filled with family, laughter and...of course...good food! Happy Thanksgiving!...hugs...Debbie

Chubby Chieque said...

Lil & the pinecone, are my fave.

The edge cakestand with a cloché is stunning. I would suggest to keep that way. But, it's only you who can decide, your choice.

Happy TTT,

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lynne...

Ohhh...this little corner of your living room is sooo beautiful, dear friend! It looks sooo warm and cozy...perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee and a book! I love that big ol' easy chair and ottoman and the black cabinet! Love, love, LOVE the beautiful wall gallery above the cabinet. You know, my first thought when I seen the photos...that this looks just like an English Country manor! It just has that sweet ambiance. Ohhh...and I love the Spode deer plate! It's gorgeous displayed under the cloche. Which by the way...I love the pretty ornate stand just as it is...I wouldn't paint it! Just my two cents worth! Hehe!

Well dearest friend, I do hope that my note is finding you all doing well. I'm sure that you must be very busy right now. Sending you, Bill, and your sweet family warm wishes for a blessed and happy Thanksgiving, sweet friend!

Love ya,

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How I would love to have a set of that Woodland china. It's fantastic! Everything looks gorgeous! TWEAKING is good. :)


How did I miss this great post! I must've been totally blind!! It's gorgeous, everything in it, wow! I'm in love with the woodland china, and the staf. dog, they're gorgeous! Your living room corner is stunning, just lovely. Thanks for coming over my friend, let's keep in contact with our dog collection, lol... Happy Thanksgiving again. FABBY