Sunday, September 21

Transitional Decorating Tips and Linky Party #194

Hello and welcome to the
 194th Masterpiece Monday!

I've been re-arranging my furniture this past Summer and also slowly taking my décor to a more modern look. I will always keep my family heirlooms, but that doesn't mean that I can't change things up. This week, I'm going to share part of the entry way and how I incorporated the old with the new!

This is the only before picture I could find, it's from last Christmas. But picture it without the tree and add lot of straw hats hanging on it instead.

I found this really great starburst mirror at Gooodwill for only $7.99.

I decided that I wanted to put it in my entry way. So, I moved my grandmothers buffet in place of the hall tree.
I added some mercury glass candle holders from the living room and an orchid (faux) from my bedroom.  I transferred the orchid to the clamshell vase and added faux succulents and moss to create a new arrangement. I set it on an ironstone platter from the kitchen and added coral and fishing floats from the living room. I like "shopping" my house to use things in new ways, for free.

Some easy tips to think about if you're considering a décor change are:
  1. Be patient, Rome wasn't built in a day!
  2. Take your time and collect things you love.
  3. Decide which pieces you can say good-bye to.
  4. Re-think new ways to use and display the pieces you keep.
  5. It's O.K. to mix old and new pieces together and be unique.

I'm really happy with the change, I love the new mirror. I like the dark buffet against the white wall and the buffet stands out better here than where it was in the living room.

This weeks features

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins | Natural Chow | 


  1. The starburst mirror is awesome and for $7, WOW!!! I love the piece of furniture from your granma with the mirror, as lots of them had them in those days. What a fun pumpkin patch, very unusual, my goodness.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Have a lovely week.

  2. Great features this week! Thanks for hosting the party!

  3. I love the mirror too. I'm so ready to hang some stuff when are painting gets done.

    Big Hugs from Oklahoma,


  4. Thank you so much for hosting. Have a wonderful week. Cathy

  5. Thanks for hosting the party and have a nice week!

  6. Hello cute lady! It is always a pleasure to be a part of your party. I hope you get a chance to stop by our party tonight at 7 pm. We would love to have you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  7. Your new mirror is incredible! It looks gorgeous!! Thanks so much for the party~

  8. I love the sunburst mirror! Such a fun and pretty look!

  9. Good morning Mary, thank you for hosting today, a pleasure to join in. Love seeing your transitions and mix of family treasures and new finds.

  10. Great Party! Thanks for hosting.

    Locksley Lane

  11. That mirror is amazing! It looks beautiful!

  12. Mary, I love your mirror--great find! Thanks so much for including my pumpkin patch in the features! Blessings, Cecilia

  13. Thanks for hosting! Have a fabulous week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Loving all this fall stuff...thanks for hosting!