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:

  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.
    FABBY

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

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

    Big Hugs from Oklahoma,

    Valerie

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.
    Joy

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  10. Great Party! Thanks for hosting.

    Paula
    Locksley Lane

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  11. That mirror is amazing! It looks beautiful!

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

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

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

    ~Trisha

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