Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sometimes, I Just Have to Laugh at Myself...

Happy Sunday! I hope you've had a great weekend! We spent the first part of the weekend returning the last of the Christmas boxes to the attic; and then, I was in decorating mode...again! Sometimes, I just have to laugh at myself.  A couple of days ago, I posted my mantel, coffee table and entry table. Well, wouldn't you know it? They didn't stay that way! Lol!!  We all felt that something was missing. Sometimes, after you live with things for a few days, they lose some of their initial appeal. In trying to declutter after Christmas, I took away the heart of what makes our home...the deep rich COLOR!


So, the throw came back to the coffee table:



And, I made new arrangements for the mantel and the entry table.  We LOVE the crystal rose bowls that I added to the entry, but it lacked the colors that we so love.  So, here is the revised version:





The mantel is still the same...I just replaced the hydrangeas with a more colorful arrangement.  The hydrangeas have a new home, on the desk, in my office.





38 comments:

  1. Everything is looking so great as always Shenita! If you wish it would be wonderful to have this link on the Creative Monday Hop on my Blog. You are so creative. Have a good week.

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  2. Shenita, I love the addition of color. It adds so much warmth.

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  3. Lookin' great as usual, Shenita. I really like the color in your arrangements. So pretty.

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  4. Looking beautiful Shenita! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party. You say I amaze you...ummm..I think you amaze me!

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  5. I love rose bowls. They are so versatile! Your home is so pretty. Great job!

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  6. Your home looks amazing. I wish I could leave decor things out like that, my two year old seems to think toys make great decor ;)

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  7. Gorgeous! I love your beautiful pieces of furniture, by the way.

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  8. I think you initially want that fresh clean look but than realize it's really not what you wanted to begin with. I do that all the time, than miss all of my "stuff". Everything looks just gorgeous as usual. Those lamps in your foyer are just gorgeous!
    Marianne :)

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  9. This brought a smile to my face as I laugh at myself, too, at all the constant "decorating" I do! I guess it's always fun to keep tweaking! Looks great as usual.

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  10. Your style is so elegant - classic but with a twist! It looks cozy and beautiful. Not all elegant decor can achieve cozy - good job, Shenita!
    -Revi

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  11. Hi Shenita! What a busy gal you've been! You had quite a lot of Christmas decor to pack up too. I've finally gotten it all boxed up....now I've got to work on some of the empty spaces for Winter.

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  12. I am so glad you added your florals and deep rich tuscan colors back! That is what I love so much about your home!! :) Stay true to you!! Love it all girl your new arrangements are GORGEOUS!!!

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  13. Don't you just hate that feeling when you know "something is just not right"? I always say that (like out of the Madeline movie) with my finger on my chin. Ha! Glad you were able to tweak it to make you love it again. It looks great.

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  14. I know EXACTLY how you felt! I am SUCH a color person and now after Christmas my home is feeling a little BLAH to me! I need some more color too! Your home always looks so gorgeous and I do like the color infusion you have done! XO, Pinky

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  15. Wow....you have been a busy, busy person!!! I am STILL trying to get all the Christmas decor put away! Being sick for the whole week after Christmas slowed me way down. Now I'm just draggin' my feet! I thought we'd get something accomplished today, but we didn't. The thought of plyaing a game of Jenga with all those boxes to put them back just doesn't appeal to me at the moment! :-) You, on the other hand, have not only gotten that part done, but you have done a lot of great redecorating to kick off the new year! Please send me a bit of that energy...I need it!!! Have a great week!

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  16. Love the splashes of color. I love my color, too, and your arrangements accompanied by the other beautiful decor pieces are absolutely GORGEOUS!! Keep your ideas coming....xo ~Liz

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  17. Whatever you do, it is always gorgeous. But I know what you mean when you have favorite colors that make your home feel warm and comfortable.
    You just have to use them.
    Have a great week.
    Barb

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  18. You KNOW I can relate, Shenita! LOL. Your already fabulous vignettes are now over-the-top because of the extra layers and pops of color you added! Stunning!

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  19. Good for you for going with your gut! I can totally relate to the idea that after a few days, things lose their appeal. But more than that, I can relate to having decor that isn't "me" I knew as soon as I saw the thumbnail image at the newbie party that it was you! I would love it if you would share this link at my Show & Tell party on Wednesday. You can find it at mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

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  20. i LOVE the crystal bowls. They look very pretty.

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  21. Shenita, I loved the way it looked before but, like you, I love those rich colors and I think they look stunning on your table and mantle. It looks so warm and welcoming. Gorgeous!

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  22. Love your vivid colors and the arrangement between your two chairs is soooo pretty!

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  23. This is beautiful,Thank you for sharing it on Creative Mondays with us :)

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  24. I bet all that warm color inside is keeping winter OUT.. so elegant, yet cozy.. You just have the RIGHT touch with things..
    enjoy every moment in that beautiful room.

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  25. Well I know you're enjoying staying inside today. Man, we've gotten over 2" of rain in the past 12 hours. But, I'm not complaining although my dog is. lol I love color too and you did an amazing job!!! I also love the mantel centerpiece you made!!!

    Ciao,
    Theresa

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  26. Looks lovely as always! I'm working on my mantel for a new look. I think January hits and with all that indoor time- we do have to re-create our space!
    We'll see how long it lasts! The arrangement looks super!

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  27. Gosh, you really have everything looking so beautiful! The new arrangement is lovely, and the throw looks so great there, I wouldn't change a thing!!

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  28. A dose of color always helps me. :0 Thanks so much for sharing on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    Pam

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  29. Hi Shenita....It's amazing how color can affect a room so much, isn't it? This is from someone who painted her bedroom 3 times in about 4 months until I got what I liked. Yes, that is insane!

    Love your floral arrangement because I always love those feathers. Thanks for adding this to my party!

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  30. Everything looks wonderful, and color is very important to me too! My Christmas mantel is so colorful that I can't take it down just yet! I found you at the Cozy Home Party. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. I like it better with color- maybe it's because we had so much color at Christmas that everything in January seems bland?

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  32. Love the splashes of color you used, everything looks beautiful!

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  33. Red is also my favorite color to decorate with. Love your armoire and vignettes. They are all very beautiful.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  34. Lots of old world glamor here! :) It just looks beautiful! You really did a great job.

    ~Liz

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  35. Your room is very warm and inviting, the addition of color really moved it in this direction. Love red, my Moms favorite color, and your vignettes are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your treasures at Sunday's Best!

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  36. Hi Shenita-

    Just wanted to thank you again for joining the "Your Cozy Home" party last week. Writing to let you know that you had the most viewed post last week, so that means everyone picked you to be featured all this week when the new party is launched tonight! CONGRATS!

    Hope to see you again this week too.

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