When I first bought my home in Florida, I was pretty excited about the tropical vibe, and got a little carried away when buying my fake flowers.
Over the years, I've been weeding out the overly colorful and replacing them with varying kinds of white blossoms.
I've always been a sucker for a bouquet of solid white flowers, but it took me a while to translate that into my fake bouquets.
That brings us back to my study.......
Since I've been telling you guys about this room, I reappraised it with a more critical eye, and saw some things that needed tweaking that I had become blind to.
(Oh, no, I ended that sentence in a preposition, and I'm too lazy to fix it. This is a blog, after all, not a @#$ literary masterpiece.)
This is what I had.....
Vibrant, colorful, bordering on tacky!!!!!
Here's a closer shot!!!!
So, I headed over to Micheals last week, and got me some white fake flowers!!!!
Then, while I was standing back, and admiring how brilliant I was, I thought.....
"Betsy....why not hang your new tray from ebay over the whole megillah?"
So I did!!!!!
I really like the way the white blossoms in the tray are reflected by my white fake flowers!!!!
The tin globes are my collection of vintage worlds from ebay of course.
If I had more shelf space, I would really go crazy with this grouping.
I don't know what it is about them, but they really appeal to me.
The blue vase is a piece of McCoy pottery, it's a shape that I find extremely pleasing.....
At least I think it's McCoy.....
My memory isn't what it used to be.
One of you guys commented on how you liked my vintage shelf.
vintage, but sold by Palecek.
That's just an FYI.
So, by a little tweaking, I created a corner of my study more to my liking, and it's all because of this blog.
If I hadn't been writing about this room, I wouldn't have noticed how garish those flowers were, and I wouldn't have had to
BUY MORE STUFF!!!!
Because I purchase items with no idea how I will use them.....
I reinvent their function.
is was a planter.
Now it's a pencil cup!!!!!
I bought the lamp from a local store, but found the shade on ebay.
It's one of my favorite items.
It's a fiberglass shade from the 1950's
When I was at Michaels purchasing my fake flowers.....
I bought more than I needed for the blue vase.....
I always buy more than I need, figuring I will return what I don't use.
There are few things worse than working on a floral arrangement and not having enough stuff!!!!!
(OK, that was a gross exaggeration, there are a lot of things that are much worse.)
(My Tivo not recording the finale of the Bachelor.)
(I am such a highbrow)
I had extra flowers and decided to rework the arrangement on the decoupaged table.
changed it to this
It was this.....
The old picture looks betters than after I changed it.
what the @#$????
I'm supposed to be a fabulous decorator????!!!!!
On that note, let me share one more photo I keep on my desk.
It's of me when I was in 2nd or 3rd grade (I think), I'm going by the pants I'm wearing in the shot.
I REMEMBER THOSE PANTS!!!!!
They were green cotton twill, I would have worn them every day if I could have.
THEY WERE WAY COMFORTABLE.
THEY HAD AN ELASTIC WASTE BAND!!!!
Somethings never change.
I was a ham then.....
I'm a ham now.....
and I still love elastic waste bands!!!!!