Monday, January 5, 2009

A Little Cabinet Re-do-a-do

Taking down all the Christmas decorations lends itself to "fluffing" and revamping spaces. Do you find yourself looking around at your home and desiring some changes? I find this to be, especially after all of the seasonal decorations are put away. It is always great to go out and find new stuff, however I like to just move things around to give favorite display areas a "new" look.
A little vintage soap tin is placed on top of an old match holder. I found this vintage
"for rent" sign at a flea market and have it placed on the beadboard ledge above the la-treen. I hope it conjures up a smile, or two, and maybe some quarters left for "rent".
A Victorian souvenir wall pocket is hung from a knob on a cabinet. I tucked old millinery flowers inside.
The little cabinet I like to re-vamp every so often. At Christmas it held little cottages and bottle brush trees.
This is my favorite little picture that I leave up all year. My favorite old photos are the black and whites, especially of children. Their expressions really are so cute!
A little soap vignette and the scotty was a gift from my friend, Sarita.
Don't forget to deck out the tops of a shelf. Here is an old shabby white gesso mirror that is displayed behind some old vintage Big Ben clocks, an old door stop and my favorite little white creamers.
The clocks don't work, but I don't care. They are just little treasures that make me smile.
So for some "fresh" looks, how about pulling out some items that you have tucked away in a cabinet or closet? Move some things around that maybe you have had in one place for awhile. You will be surprised how a little change will do you good - for a good feeling and at no cost at all.

26 comments:

cindy said...

Ohhhhhh, I like your clocks!

c

Leigh said...

I love the clocks too. I think they add such a classic and "timeless" charm.

lorhen82 said...

What a beautiful cabinet - love the clocks!

good goods & co said...

I can't remember where I read this but i thought it was such a cute idea for non functional clocks-the gal had set each clock to the time an important event took place-well, hers were set to the birth times of each of her children. Isn't that sweet????!!!

Linda said...

Love the clocks! It's fun to fluff, putter and change things around....a whole new look and it doesn't cost a cent...hugs, Linda

Storybook Woods said...

Charming, I love it. I have been shopping around my house lately to. Clarice

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Everything is so darling...love it all!

the wild raspberry said...

I haven't wanted to take down my christmas stuff because of all the holes that seem to appear afterward...you've inspired me.
If you saw my old post on things I love, you know I'm a sucker for little clocks. Yours are super duper!
(P.S. We are having a give-away this week!)
chas

Anonymous said...

Becky, You are so right! A little change will give you a big lift. My change cost me under $20.00 though. I went to JoAnn's yesterday and bought new pots for my two African Violets. I feel so good each time I look at my newly potted plants. Now, I will fell really good if they start blooming. :-)

I loved the pictures of your cabinet. You are so sweet and so talented. Thanks for sharing. Love, Debbi

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I'll most likely wait to the weekend to bring down the decorations......but you are getting me itchier to do so :-)

Liz said...

This is the best part of putting the Christmas away. You have such a great way stuff! : )

~Liz

MyJourneyBack said...

oh I love the virtual tour. Your house looks so charming. I always enjoy my visits.
Thanks for stopping in to see us.
We'll be back soon.
Blessings,
Sherry

Jean said...

You make me want to take my christmas down NOW, but I can't since I have company coming next week to see my Christmas decor. I have never collected clocks but now I feel the need to have all those different clock faces looking at me. You have some great ones. I love the soap display with the scotty. Everything looks wonderful.
Have fun fluffing!
Jean in Virginia

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Isn't it nice to redecorate for "free"!!
Love the pictures.
Brenda

Sue said...

Love the new logo!! It's so cute and thanks for including Sophie on the sidebar....Giveaway drawing will be on Saturday!!

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Very nice. Love the cabinet.

starsfault said...

I collect old Big Bens also and love how the clock face lights up a vignette and draws attention. Your fluffing looks great, and I am in the process of doing the same myself. Just finished my entry way and plan to do the sutdio this weekend.

Blessings ~ Eileen

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So much beauty. I love the music...m...

Simply Dandy said...

Hi Becky,
Happy New Year! I love your new banner!! Well of course taking down the Christmas stuff makes me tweak....what doesn't make me tweak? I think I might need tweak therapy.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Our Back Porch said...

Uh, YEAH! That's me. As soon as I got the decoration down, I started moving furniture and treasures all over the place. My pie safe is now in the family room, and I have some plans for it.....hmmmm.....I also started pulling out my cherubs and hearts. lol Oh for the love of decorating. lol

Huggles,
Rebecca

Rochelle said...

Hi Becky
I love your cabinet and your little vignettes that you have created.....i need to do a little bit of that in my home now that the Christmas decorations are put away!
Rochelle

A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Becks, I love it all * Especially your new look on the bloggie!!! BEAUTIMOUS!!!!!! xo P

Lallee said...

First.....wow I love your new banner. It is perfect!!!

Your bath looks so great with all your special touches--always love the clocks you collect. Is this the bath you were redoing this past year? Did you do a reveal and I missed it by chance? I love how moving our old collections to new places makes them seem new again.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the frame on that mirror. Your home is looking so fresh, can't wait to freshen mine up too.

Sheryl said...

I collect vintage travel clocks. The ones that do not work are set to 6:30, the moment our wedding began almost 25 years ago.

glimpse of my world said...

stopped by your blog by way of cherry hill -- love your blog..