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

Backwoods Babies

My Thrift Store Addiction
 
 
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins | Natural Chow | http://naturalchow.com 
Natural Chow
 
 
..: Transitional Decorating Tips and Linky Party #194

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 | http://naturalchow.com 
 
 

14 Comments:

At September 21, 2014 at 10:36 PM , Blogger FABBY'S LIVING said...

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.
FABBY

 
At September 21, 2014 at 11:54 PM , Blogger Marijana said...

Great features this week! Thanks for hosting the party!

 
At September 22, 2014 at 5:14 AM , Blogger Valerie Ratliff said...

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

Big Hugs from Oklahoma,

Valerie

 
At September 22, 2014 at 6:05 AM , Blogger Cathy Carroll said...

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

 
At September 22, 2014 at 6:14 AM , Blogger Julie Corbisiero said...

Thanks for hosting the party and have a nice week!

 
At September 22, 2014 at 6:25 AM , Blogger Kimberly Lewis said...

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! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

 
At September 22, 2014 at 6:35 AM , Blogger thepaintedapron.com said...

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

 
At September 22, 2014 at 7:30 AM , Blogger J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all said...

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

 
At September 22, 2014 at 11:01 AM , Blogger Joy@aVintageGreen said...

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.
Joy

 
At September 22, 2014 at 11:29 AM , Blogger Paula Driesell said...

Great Party! Thanks for hosting.

Paula
Locksley Lane

 
At September 22, 2014 at 1:23 PM , Blogger shannon said...

That mirror is amazing! It looks beautiful!

 
At September 22, 2014 at 2:06 PM , Blogger My thrift store addiction said...

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

 
At September 22, 2014 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

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

 
At September 23, 2014 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Trisha said...

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

~Trisha

 

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