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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Switching Things Around



I put this shelf up in the breakfast room last August and I love it here and I love the whole wall arrangement.  It isn't going to change because if I put one more hole in this wall it will probably fall down. lol  However when I did the post this week for TTT and for Sheila's Heart Of The Home party, I suddenly realized that I had never changed the shelf display.  Since I am know to change my vignettes every 10 minutes, this just amazed me.  I still liked it, but really it is time for a change.



                                      So some things stayed and some new things got added. 


I'm still on a yellow kick for spring, so yellow had to stay.





My little frenchy rooster cache pot filled with ivy was a new addition, as well as the marble pear.


             The bee skeep is new and the yellow planter was filled with fruit for a change.  I thought I was being creative to have one of the pears spill out. lol

                                              Love this pig plate, so he had to join in the fun.


                                        Everyone needs an orange rooster, so of course mine had to stay.


                                                   Fun for a change and I have something new to look at.





No matter what I do to the shelf, my favorite thing will always be this picture.


An inexpensive print that's been hanging in my house for over 30 years, and one of my favorite treasures ever.  The frame was one of those old gesso and gold ones you see all the time with half of the gesso cracked and gone.  I just soaked it in water and then scraped it all off.  A ton of work, but so worth it when I  found all this fabulous wood underneath. A little stain and satin finish was all that it needed.  Turned out to be a real treasure and perfect for the print.


With the shelf redone, I thought the table needed to get a new look.  This is the before.


 A tablecloth and some sunflowers did wonders to brighten this area up.


 This was my dad's old toolbox.  I treasure this piece so miuch.  Don't you just love the tin strips that he put on the ends to help hold the handle.  I saw him carry this toolbox for many years.  Such sweet memories.

Since most everything you see are thrifty treasures, I am linking to the following parties:

Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Thrifty Thursday @ Tales From Bloggeritaville
Treasures and Trinkets Thursday @ My Cottage Charm
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home Friday @ The Charm Of Home
Vintage Inspiration Friday @ Common Ground


   Thanks so much for stopping by, I always look forward to your visits.

55 comments:

  1. That's not like you at all, Marty! I can't believe you haven't done anything on this shelf for awhile! : ) Love that little rooster cache pot.

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  2. You have some great pieces and I love what you did as you changed things up a little. The pops of yellow are great and I love the tool box. I like to use special items like that in my decorating. It means so much more if the item has a personal meaning or history. Happy Spring Ya'll!

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  3. Marty, love the change!
    I really love the fact that the tool box was your Dad's, that is so wonderful, I'm glad you have fond memories of him carrying it!
    I love this post!
    You have such wonderful sweet things,love the fruit too.
    ~Jo
    Lazy on Loblolly

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  4. I love what you've done with the fruit. It's cute how the pear "fell" out.

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  5. It was out of your visual field Marty. I love the orange rooster and I am all about yellow! hugs♥olive

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  6. Very pretty, Marty! I love the artichoke and the tureen. They pop up there amongst all the colors!

    How sweet to have your father's toolbox...I'm sure you will always treasure it!

    XO,
    Jane

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  7. The first thing I honed in on was that great bee skep. After that, my eyes just enjoyed all the changes. I love that picture too and would treasure it.

    And I really love the use of your dad's old tool box. Makes me want to ask my my what happened to my own father's box.

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  8. Love your roosters Marty. What a treasure having your father's tool box, that is so special. Everything looks so pretty!

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  9. Looks good Marty!!I love that little wicker beehive! Martina

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  10. Oh...you haven't changed the shelf in forever? That's hard to believe! :)
    I love what you've done and yes, you were so artsy letting the little pear fall out the basket! :)
    Your Daddy's tool box looks wonderful with the sunflowers in it! I want a tool box! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  11. Everything looks wonderful. I love that orange rooster so much!
    I also love your dad's old toolbox. I bought one last year at an antique mall, but I love that yours was once your dads...now it's a true treasure.

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  12. Your always good at changing things up Marty!
    Fun to do....and the results make you feel like something wonderful just was accomplished!
    Enjoy the new lovliness...xoxo~Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

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  13. So nice, I like all the creamers in a row hanging around.

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  14. Marty, you are such an inspiration to me! I finally got around to posting about the beautiful blue candlesticks I won in you wonderful giveaway. I did a spring vignette with them on my fireplace. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to come over and check it out! Your home is so beautiful and I love how you use older items to decorate with. I see so many who just have to have the newest thing that's all the rage and forget about classic treasures that have sentimental value. You rock, girlfriend!!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  15. Hi Marty, Your revamped shelf is so pretty and filled with interesting pieces like that bee skep which I saw right away and of course the orange rooster! I think your dad's tool box is the most special thing. I miss my own dad so much. Your piggy dish is a fun surprise piece with all the barnyard fowl! Linda

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  16. I like that you have your Dad's toolbox out on display. It looks great with the yellow flowers. Yellow just says spring!

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  17. Your makeover looks great! I love the touches of yellow and the new flowers!

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  18. How special to have your dad's tool box. Love the yellow punch for your table and the shelf looks great. ~ Sarah

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  19. Very beautiful. I love seeing your picture of the old man praying. It is so beautiful. I wish I had a place to put the same picture. Your shelf is gorgeous. . . but I absolutely love the tool box. My Grandpa had one about the same. I wish I had it. It is wonderful to have those precious memories. Your home is a beautiuful showplace. I love visiting your blog. . Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Karie

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  20. Marty, it is beautiful as always. I vote you queen of the vignettes! Everything you touch is just wonderful. This whole arrangement is so peaceful. I love the praying man, it makes one stop and think of giving thanks as we sit down. God Bless you.

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  21. hi Marty - I love that you've used your dad's tool box for flowers. how inspired!
    happy spring (we're heading into autumn! getting cool here now)
    cheers Fiona
    http://lilyfieldlife.blogspot.com/

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  22. Marty,

    I love your changes. That is a wonderful shelf you have and that wall is a favorite of mine. The picture is so precious.

    Thanks for showing us your changes.

    Kathy

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  23. It all looks lovely but wow do I love that picture.....YES love it..its kind of sad yet so peaceful...hope you are well! x0

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  24. Marty, you never cease to amaze me! You must never sleep! If you do, I bet you are decorating in your sleep! LOL!

    This is all beautiful! I love your dad's tools box, sweet memory!

    Katherine

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  25. great idea for the toolbox. Just love your shelf no matter what you have on it, its great!

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  26. It all looks great, Marty! Love the colors and the toolbox with the sunflowers.

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  27. I got tickled when you said the wall may fall down. I have lots of holes hidden behind things, too. Love that shelf and love your little white pitchers. I can't seem to get enough of white pitchers in all sizes lately.

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  28. I love you little changes! The shelf is wonderful and your collection is great. You do a great job of layiing it all out! I'm terrible about moving things and popping nails in the wall..I worry about it too! I was admiring your white pitchers since I've had my eye out for one for myself. I love how you hooked them on there..very cute!

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  29. The shelf looks great and I do love that sassy rooster.
    But my favorite thing is your father's toolbox with the sunflowers. What a special treasure and a lovely way to display it.

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  30. Lovely, Marty! I wish I could accesorize the way you do!

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  31. Love the tool box with sunflowers.MArty, and I like all the new changes also...Christine

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  32. Looks amazing Marty, you have such a great eye for decor. My grandfather, who was a pastor, had that picture hanging in his kitchen for as long as I can remember. Good memories.

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  33. Sweet! Love the Sunflowers!!!!

    ~Liz

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  34. Your home is so lovely, Marty!
    I also have that print, mine is a painting. He is in my library! It is one of my favorites!

    xoxo
    Andie

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  35. So nicely done and always a pleasure to visit you.

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  36. Very appealing transformation.. it looks great Marty ... it is always a nice trip to your blog... specially love the sunflower basket ... And hanging china is marvelous...
    I would love if you please peek a little at
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    Sure you will find a crafty project of your choice from my library…
    Love
    Farah

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  37. It's very sweet--both the before and after! I do love how the sunflowers brightened up the room.

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  38. It looks great! I like the sunny yellow....so springy. :) Thanks so much for linking up your re-arranging!
    Have a great week!
    missy

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  39. I thought my favorite was the orange rooster until I got to the painting, it is wonderful. I can see why it is your favorite, it speaks to me!

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  40. I gasped when I saw that picture! My mother had the same one hanging in our dining room when I was growing up. I was flooded with family memories when I saw it-one of my favorite things , too! Thanks for sharing!!

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  41. Everything looks so bright and springy. I love the sunflowers in the old toolbox. I have ones that belonged to my Father and Grandfather. I treasure them. I need to do some displays with them sometime. ~~Sherry~~

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  42. I like how you added the pops of color along with the whites. So pretty!

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  43. It is amazing how a few changes make a whole room look different! I love the toolbox!

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  44. Marty,
    I love your Dad's old tool box the best!1 What a treasure!!
    Your shelf is just darling and I do love that picture too!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  45. I absolutely love your wall vignette! Spring truly has sprung.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  46. Marty,
    Lighter and brighter for Spring . . .I'm loving those Sunflowers on the table! My favorite homegrown flower here on the prairie! Lovely post!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  47. hi Marty!
    That frame is indeed lovely, and I just adore your use of your father's toolbox!
    happy weekend,
    joan

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  48. Hi Marty! The shelf, and the display around it, are my favorite things in your home. Every time I see your shelf I want one just like it. The tool box and flowers are wonderful. Thanks for joining my party and for the tip on removing gesso.
    xo,
    Sherry

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  49. Hi Marty~ I am loving the new look for your shelf~ it is quite charming and love the tool carrier with the flowers- beautiful! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :

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  50. Hi Marty~ I am loving the new look for your shelf~ it is quite charming and love the tool carrier with the flowers- beautiful! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :

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  51. You have some beautiful things! Love all the arrangements and of course the rooster. (love roosters)

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  52. Marty,
    I am loving the changes. The little bee skep and the tool box filled with sunflowers is perfect for spring and summer. Very pretty! Thanks for linking up!
    Sherry

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  53. I think you change things more often than Kim over at Savvy Southern!! LOL

    I love the fresh new look...very pretty & I also love that beautiful new-to-you silver tray. Wish I'd find one like it!

    BTW, your beautiful painting is called Grace by Eric Enstrom. A true treasure, that's for sure. So poignant!

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  54. forgot to say the state of MN made it their state's official painting. Eric is from Bovey, MN. & it was a photo that he took.

    http://www.gracebyenstrom.com/

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