Change Is As Good As A Holiday…so they say

Hey there!
Most of you know by now that I am a serial re-decorator/mover when it comes to vignettes in our own home…yesterday was no exception!!
Before I was bitten by the bug to move things around, this is what the top of our TV unit looked like. Some of my Ginger Jar collection lived up here where I could see them all the time…but I was bored.
This is what the top of the TV unit looks like now.
This zinc pot was one one the pieces my dear Mum and Dad brought down for me on their last visit and I still hadn’t used it yet. It is now the proud holder of my Hydrangeas. I did keep the shot from our wedding up here too. I love this photo and apparently it is great Feng Shui for this spot with the red around the photo…adding the round ginger jar and the little white artichoke was a given seeing I love these two together…and of course my little pewter Ampersand and some of my ‘white’ books.

I am quite happy with this paired back display now.

I removed my jug and bowl from this little table by the French doors and added this beautiful wire basket and my china balls.
Must get some more to fill it a little more!

You can see it here by the doors to the right.
The $5.00 sideboard didnt escape the change around either.

This is where the jug and bowl was moved to as well as some of my tiny china collection and some good books, including the Domino Book Of Decorating.

The other little cupboard by the back door had a change too. This is what you see through the glass in the door as you enter the room.
I brought in the blue and white floor cushions that the boys like to flop on in the afternoons to and they pick up my china so well.
You can also make out my little stool makeover I posted about a while back by the TV unit too.

Most of these Ginger Jars were picked up by my super-bargain-shopping Mum!
And the mirror was one of here $10.00 finds.
Mum is amazing when it comes to scouting beautiful items.

Really happy with this look and I feel like it has welcomed Spring too. I also lifted up the floor rug, which is something we do every year as it is much easier with the boys running in and out of the French doors when they are covered in grass etc to just get the broom out. All I have to do now is change the cushions and the prints in the frames by the doors and I will be happy.

Feels like Spring and Summer to me now.
Ness xx



27 Responses to Change Is As Good As A Holiday…so they say
  1. Jenny
    October 15, 2010 | 4:03 am

    Your change around looks lovely Ness. I especially like your ginger jars on the mantel with the mirror. Your mum is so clever, I think she should start a blog and let us in on her shopping secrets. She has managed to get you some great bargains. Have a lovely weekend. 😉

  2. * French Farmhouse 425 *
    October 15, 2010 | 4:13 am

    It looks lovely Ness~*~ Very pretty and so cozy! Hugs, Rachel

  3. Cynthia
    October 15, 2010 | 4:16 am

    looks beautiful Ness!


  4. A-M
    October 15, 2010 | 4:26 am

    So, so pretty Ness. You have the touch! A-M xx

  5. Sarah
    October 15, 2010 | 5:14 am

    I have just recently started reading your blog & am really enjoying your look. I am a real fan of the Blue & White china. It might have something to do with the amount my mum has in her place. Enjoy your little features this weekend, Take care Sarah

  6. Kerri
    October 15, 2010 | 5:26 am

    Looks lovely Ness – very fresh for spring! K xx

  7. Mimi
    October 15, 2010 | 6:01 am

    It looks lovely Ness, I too moved things around today, I know how good you feel. Mimi x

  8. Allison
    October 15, 2010 | 6:18 am

    How beautiful, Ness. Everything looks so crisp and fresh. I love your blue and white ginger jars and your china balls in the wire basket. Your house looks lovely! I, too, have been moving around things in my home this week. I’m preparing for fall.

  9. Kom Achterom
    October 15, 2010 | 7:43 am

    ooh you room looks so nice!! love the nice doors! and de bleu and withe.
    happy weekend

  10. Laura @ 52 FLEA
    October 15, 2010 | 11:28 am

    Hi Ness!
    I love blue and white!
    Just beautiful and…yes, change is good! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  11. Trish
    October 15, 2010 | 12:05 pm

    They all look lovely, your very clever with your vignettes, i especially love your hydrangea display.
    Love your style!!

  12. vicki archer
    October 15, 2010 | 12:33 pm

    I can’t help changing everything around either Ness….Have a wonderful weekend…xv

  13. Rozmeen
    October 15, 2010 | 2:27 pm

    Looks very warm, pretty and cozy.

    great job!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend,

    October 15, 2010 | 3:04 pm

    LOOOOOOVE the changes Ness! Beautiful!!! With All that BLUE, you NEED to CHECK OUT the GIVEAWAY on my BLOG!!! Its BLUE!
    Check it out and sign up! Would be perfect in your home!
    have a restful weekend love!

  15. Vintage Home
    October 15, 2010 | 4:55 pm

    I love Blue & White …This is stunning!

  16. lisaroyhandbags
    October 15, 2010 | 6:18 pm

    I love your “new” vignettes! I’m a huge fan of moving things around – I find I have a whole new appreciation for my pieces when I can arrange them in a new way. The ginger jars are beautiful btw 🙂

  17. raffaella
    October 15, 2010 | 9:12 pm

    Hi! I’m Italian and I follow your blog for a short time… but I think it’s great! You are really good!Your style is fresh and elegant and I love it!

    Bye and have a nice day!


  18. Third Avenue Style
    October 16, 2010 | 12:10 am

    I think you may be as OCD as me when it come to re-arranging. The room looks fabulous – bright & sunny, just the type of room I would love to flop on the lounge with coffee & book in hand.


  19. The Moerks
    October 16, 2010 | 3:26 am

    Nice work Ness, nothing like a good rearrange to bring on spring!

  20. le@thirdontheright
    October 16, 2010 | 9:14 am

    Just looks fab Ness – I’m going to do an xmas warn with some of your yumminess – it snowed here today ! best le

  21. swankychicfete
    October 16, 2010 | 1:31 pm

    oh so pretty!!!!!

  22. Windlost
    October 16, 2010 | 5:38 pm

    Ness, so glad I checked out this post. What beautiful images. You have the gifts of a stylist. I love all the new vignettes. Those ginger jars are gorgeous. I adore that photo through the window. everything looks fresh and airy. LOVE it all. And your bargain-hunting Mom!
    She can ship me some finds any time!!!
    xo Terri

  23. chateaudelille
    October 17, 2010 | 9:05 am

    Love that wire basket. I could definitely find a home for that.Isnt great to be able to have a change and be so renewed yet not having to spend money. I must go and photograph some of my vignettes before I change again.Fiona

  24. Tina
    October 17, 2010 | 11:54 am

    Ness, it is all beautiful…as always!! I could move in and not change a thing;) Can you please come and give my living room a much needed makeover, I will take one just like yours please:) I love your wire basket and your blue and white ginger jars and china balls are gorgeous!! If you ever run out of space and your Mum has nowhere else to send her gorgeous finds…please pass on my address:) Wishing you a wonderful week lovely. Hugs ~ Txx

  25. Deserae
    October 18, 2010 | 5:34 am

    Love all the changes you have made…the room is so bright and airy! Just gorgeous!!!

  26. Jill
    October 19, 2010 | 8:50 am

    Isn’t it great to have a change around – your things all look new to you again – I love doing it! Love your ginger jars I sadly only have one – but is quite big!

  27. Lee
    October 19, 2010 | 10:59 am

    Ness, I have the same little ampersand that’s in the first pic sitting on my desk. Yours looks absolutely gorgeous on top of your TV unit! Lee 🙂

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