Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finally....An Aha Moment

I wandered around aimlessly half of the day trying to figure out what I was doing wrong. I couldn't really put my finger on what the problem was. I've searched blog after blog, magazines and books. After complaining to mom she graciously volunteered to come over and play!! Yay! After we talked, we figured out what it was! I need to decide on a style. I love cottage but, I want a little elegance. I don't want too much elegance because I like rusty, and old. So, after an evening spent rearranging...(almost everything) this is what we came up with.
A bowl full of grandma's goodies.

A mix of old and new.

Still loving Hobby Lobby. Isn't this plaque wonderful (minus the glare)?

A mix of colors. Can you believe this pedestal was $5.00 at a yard sale this weekend?

Creativity with the $4.90 towel rack.
I was afraid it was a little much but, I'm liking it now.

Well, I'm liking things .....so far! I'm having issues with the wall over my couch and still have yard sale finds I can't wait to share! I'm also thinking I need to change the wall color....hmmmm if I could only choose a color!!
Please join Kathleen @http://FadedCharm@blogspot.com for White Wednesday!


  1. Hi Crystal:)
    Love what you have done with your vinettes! Very creative and fun:)
    Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

  2. Hi Crystal,

    What a fun project with your mom!


  3. What great treasures of your grandma's! And how awesome that is to decorate with your Mom. Happy White Wednesday!

    Back Porch Blessings,

  4. Awesome Post ~ Love the bit of Elegance you added..... I wish I could call My Mom for a Play Date, But Heavens at bit far & I'm sure she'd rather Stay there & Play.... Have a Wonderful Week

  5. What fabulous finds you found from the garage sale! I looove that your Mom came over and helped you, your vignette's are so pretty and I know what you mean about color, I think it's hard to decide what to do, (especially for me), I live with a house painter, he always wants to change our living room/dining room, he thinks the white looks dirty, but I chose it because it looks like lace to me and then I took a true white and stenciled a light & airy design around the whole room and I looove it! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  6. Wow! You have such good luck at sales! I super like the pink -- it looks like the inside of a flower.