Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lovin' the sunny cold day

The sun is out but, it is deceitful. Baby, it's cold outside! Burr! We've had spring like temps for the last several days, people have donned their shorts because it's been in the lower 70's. Not today! So I'm inside working on my mantle which is in my bedroom. The transformation has been a slow one because I just can't decide how I want to finish it. On one side of my bedroom, it's old glamour. The other side is more traditional old, if that makes any sense at all to you.
The sun has been streaming in so camera perfect, that I was distracted with taking pictures rather than focusing on the mission at hand. Can't relate at all can you?! ;))
I spent the better part of the weekend rearranging some things in my bedroom. Cabin fever, bored, ready to move, change everything - take your choice of what is fueling this need for a different view.
I have discovered, however, that I am going in the styling direction of the old hollywood glamour  and farther away from the traditional just old stuff. I'm trying to lighten the look, less stuff, if you will. My problem is I want everything out on display - what to put away???
It's a slow process of moving things around and trying different looks in new spots. But I'm having fun and it is coming together.
I'm also finding that I'm slightly over this covering every single surface, tables, walls, shelves. The down side of this is our rooms are small. Wall space is limited so it does not take to much to make it look "full".

This is the space between the fireplace and window to the left of the room. The hair comb was a yard sale find from a former booth owner who was emptying her booth via yard sale. The comb is old rhinestones and magnificent! 
Someday I'll find a better mat for it, but for now, this will do.
I've had this hook for ages and thought it would be perfect for holding my Mothers' beautiful "robe". Go with me on this, it's my Mothers' after all..... 
The sun is really beaming now. The day is slipping away and I've much to do, yet again.
So warm wishes and creative dreams to you all as we are another day closer to Spring!!


Linking to White Wednesday


  1. It looks soft and ethereal. I am wanting to change things up too - must be closer to Spring!

  2. Ciao Ellen,stai creando qualcosa di candido romantico,mi piace!Bello il gancio ed il vestito.Poi ti volevo ringraziare per le visite ed i bei commenti che lasci,a presto,Rosetta

  3. I love your mother's robe and looks beautiful on that hook!
    Thanks for visiting Ellen!


  4. I love to fluff too. Everything looks beautiful!


  5. Ellen tu hai meno di 100 lettori,quindi il premio è tuo,sei stata la prima,Rosetta

  6. Really! I was outside in short sleeves - until I realized I was in danger of sunburn! So I slipped on a longsleeve and a hat - wish I had more attractive - feminine gardening attire.
    Love the transformations - I worked on my kitchen for hours yesterday - so pleased with the changes.
    Spring, spring, spring....

  7. I love your photos Ellen! They are gorgeous! I am trying to pare down, but what to keep and what to get rid of. I am over the stuff everywhere as well!!

  8. Beautiful, dreamy and practical...all in one place. Spring should be so easy! Usually muddy, rainy and dreary here...BUT...nice to have Spring inside isn't it?

    Thanks for stopping by...good to "see" you!

    Hugs, Sandy

  9. Hi Ellen,
    Thank you so much for visiting Elizabeth Ann's and for "shopping" with me. :-) Maybe someday you can do in person! I would love to meet you.

    Your bedroom is beautiful, love the direction your going in. But isn't hard to decide what to keep and what to remove!

    ELizabeth Ann

  10. It's DREAMY! I have the same bird but I see yours has more glam, love it. Happy WW Ciao Rita mammabellarte

  11. Every time I stop by I get to hear Louie!
    Love it!
    I agree with Rita, dreamy!!!

  12. Lovely room and your trinkets are wonderful.

  13. What a great post for White Wednesday. Thanks for visiting my blog...I'm following you now. I see that you are in Nashville...my sister-in-law lives there and we visit every once in a while. Love your town!

  14. Hi Ellen,
    I know what you mean about trying to figure out what to display and what to put away. It's hard when you love so many treasures! Your mantel looks terrific. The flowers, robe and comb are so romantic!
    Happy WW,

  15. Love your mother's robe and everything else too. Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm now your newest follower. Your blog is great!

  16. Very pretty! Must be a Spring thing, I'm doing the same thing...rearranging and changing things.

  17. Maybe you should box some of the extra stuff up, then rotate everything every few months. The good part is, you wouldn't get bored with your things then.

    I love the soft, romantic feel you've created though!

  18. Oh Sista,, God has blessed you with an eye for fashion..you did a beautiful job.. Ilove the crystals and OMG your moms robe,,breath taking..
    I know what you mean about wanting everything out on display,, I have toooo much stuff,,not enough space..lol..
    but your room is gorgeous.. as is your heart..
    love you my sister..
    Have a blessed day

  19. Everything looks so pretty and dreamy. You are doing a wonderful job!

  20. Adore your blog! I came across it through Mel's Cabin :) Hi, I'm the blogger of Doors of Delight...come on in and check out my adventure of turning my dreams to reality @ http://doorsofdelight.blogspot.com/

  21. You have so many gorgeous white items!


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