I must admit I had a hard time getting myself going with the decorating after Christmas. I had bought a new mirror, and some large candle sticks for the mantel, but after that I was stuck.
I’ve been slowly transitioning from primitive country to a more industrial/salvage/urban farmhouse style that my home seems to be asking for. Yeah my house can talk, can’t yours? hehehe
I went out and about yesterday to see what I could see. Lo and behold, the thrift/antique fairy sprinkled dust on me, as she’s want to do at times, and I found some treasures to spark my decorating mojo.
I found this AWEsome little pelt at the bible thrift for 4 dollars.
If pelts don’t scream freezing cold winter, I don’t know what does. I kinda felt sorry for whatever little animal this was, but it was already dead, and I knew I would treat it nice, so I took it home.
I was wondering what to put in the wooden crate, and this got me started.
I added some ironstone, collected some twigs from outside and added some silver candle stick holders found at the same thrift.
I copied someone’s idea of hanging a boxwood wreath on my chalkboard then scripted the words “winter blessings.”
The silver deer antlers are left over from another arrangement I had for Christmas and are hanging way too high, but I already had a nail there. So to save The BG from having an apoplexy from making too many holes in the wall , there they will stay. LOL
On the VERY SAME DAY, I found this tattered old globe for 10 dollars, and it was in the same color way as the candle sticks I had bought for the mantel.
I found one little tealy blue book and then I was on the hunt for more…. I gathered quite a few blueish books. The first few were from an antique store which were around 3 bucks a piece, but then I hit the thrift store and WOW thrift store books are only 1 dollar a piece. Note to self….only buy books at thrift.
Here’s the mantel put together
Swinging around to the love seat area, I just added some tealy pillows to try and tie it in.
To carry on with my globe and book theme the coffee table has things a scholarly traveler might need, like journals, a quill, some binoculars (a 3 dollar thrift store find,) shells one must collect, and the scale for I don’t know what?? HA maybe to weight his biggest shell?
Behind the love seat is a mish mash of things I had around and a paper mache 3 I tried to make “rusty.”
Now it’s on to the family room. I’m having fun!
I’m trying to practice with my Christmas present from my fabulous husband, a fancy dancy Rebel T3i dslr camera. Wow am I intimidated. So far I can click the shutter button. LOL!!!!!!I better get out there and watch some videos!!!