March 28, 2012

Shabby Spring

Spring has come early in New England...
So as you can imagine, my decorating urges have taken over!

Time to shake off the old and bring in the new ~
I decided to begin with the mantel in my sitting room

I love creating little vignettes

Doesn't Spring make you feel so alive and refreshed?

Here's my mantel in all her "Spring Glory"

I stenciled the little Garden Thyme sign on a vintage piece of wood~

Here's another peek of the sitting room

And this is yet another corner
As you can tell...I use every available inch of space

And this is the opposite side of the room...from here you can "peek" into my
dining room...

Now we're on to the living room

When decorating for Spring, I went back to the cottage feel since I wanted to pull in pale blues and greens that speak of warm weather.

I also stenciled the Garden Room sign on old chippy wood

Here is the other side of the living room

It was a bit chilly the day I snapped these pics as you can tell by the fire in my pellet stove

My sweet rhinestone clocks...I never get tired of these

Framed roses

Here's my dining room... Can you tell I have a penchant for clocks? Hence...
A Shabby Moment in Time....

A peek of my kitchen, although this pic is a bit dark

And here are a couple more

Since my home is up for sale, it appears this will be my last Spring here.
I've lived here for 21 years, and although it's not without sadness that I leave,
I'm looking forward to whatever comes next, and am actually excited now.

The Lord has a plan, and I'm eager to leave it all in His capable hands.

I'm hitching my Spring wagon to Faded Charm for White Wednesday.

See you there!

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White Lace and Promises said...

Love every inch of it! Oh, how I wish I lived around the block!

Bente said...

Oh, I love your home. It`s just beautiful


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Karen...oh your home is just so beautiful! I know the next one you spring roots in will be just as warm and welcoming! I am glad to hear you are excited for this next chapter in your life!
See you soon!!

Kate said...

Your home is stunningly beautiful. I love all of the whites its so peaceful and lovely. Hope that your days are filled with many blessings and a time of renewal this Spring season


Blessed Serendipity said...

Oh my goodness. Such a pretty decorated and cozy home you live in. I love it.


Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I am taking in each detail here, Karen. You have so many delightful vintage treasures, yummy architectural pieces and softness all around. I just know that you will be able to bring the same magical touch to your next residence and truly make it your home. I'm glad to hear you excited about the move. Speaking of excited - counting down the days until White Event!!

Unknown said...

your home is beyond gorgeous karen! wow...merci for the tour. i am so inspired! it exudes warmth...charm and love....all things that you take with you when you leave because they come from your "heart."


How beautiful and warm your home is. I share your love of many things, but most notably, the rhinestone clocks (see my most recent post). Funny, because I love clocks and I'm always running late! Such irony...


Brenda ~ The Heminger Farmhouse said...

You have a beautiful & charming cottage home :)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'm a new follower of your beautiful blog. Your home is gorgeous and so inspiring.

Sweet Melanie said...

What a beautiful , lovely home you have! I am simply in love with all of the wonderful ways that you have decorated with, just so very calm and comfy looking! I am so happy that I found you on my now I may follow you back happily! You have given me so many new ideas, thanks so much!

Unknown said...

so happy you stopped in! nice hearing from you! Susan and I are planning on coming to the WE on Saturday and will be SURE to find you inside! yea! Can't wait! :)