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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Digging Through My Stash

You know how sometimes you get so use to seeing something that you don't even see it at all anymore.  I think my dining area art wall was exactly like that. 

I love this painting and it is going to stay, but all of the stuff on the sides has to go.  As I was dusting the other day it just looked like way too much and too busy.  I need something clean and simple or maybe nothing.


Busy, busy.  The plates and corbels are ok, but I am over the lady figurines and I want simple and chic. (These are the only pictures I could find in my archives of it all up close.)

I remembered some sconces in my stash and wondered if they would work.  I love the pretty fluted detail on the brass and the hurricane.  I've had these for probably 50 years, some of my first accessories.


The sun is so bright, it is hard to get a good picture, but these are exactly what I was looking for.  Simple and clean lines.

The painting is really big, 55" tall and the sconces are 20" so they actually work.



 In person they show up much better and actually are really nice for a change.  This is totally classic.


  I think I will add some crystals to the chandy and dress it up a little too, or would that be too much?





So what do you think? 

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39 comments:

  1. Both the old and new look look great Marty! Your lucky to have so many choices and a 'stash' in your home!

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  2. I love the update Marty! The sconces look beautiful there.

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  3. I love the change, Marty! The scones are really pretty and just the perfect touch for your pretty painting.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia;)

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  4. It looks lovely, Marty! It's always fun to change things. I would definitely add some crystal bling to chandy! A girl can't have too much bling!
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  5. Looks beautiful and I think crystals on the chandy would look great! Excited to see what you decide..:) Have a blessed evening.....Vicky

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  6. I like the sconces with the painting. I have a pair I should dig out. They came with my husband (he he)!! Crystals would look great on your chandelier! Beautiful as always!

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  7. I know what you mean! When you something every day, sometimes you don't "see" it anymore..... Simple and chic is good!!!
    This re-do would be terrific on my blog hop. Would you please come join the party?
    Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop
    Thanks much!! :)
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  8. Your rooms are always so pretty, Marty, but if you have the chance to add some bling, go for it! :)

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  9. I love the new look....yes, as you said, classic!...With the sconces and plates omitted, your eye totally focuses on the beautiful painting...great job Marty!

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  10. Marty, your sconces look very nice with your art. I love to shop my stash too. Your dining light fixture is really pretty.

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  11. Both looks are pretty! It's fun to change things up! xoxo

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  12. Love the new look Marthy! I think that crystals on the chandy will be nice addition, try it on!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  13. Marty, your new look is just gorgeous!!!
    Suzyq

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  14. Chic and elegant.. I like your changes.
    Im not a crystals kind of gal so , sorry, cant help ya there.

    We all need a fresh look sometimes and you make a lot of impact with your choice..

    hugs

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  15. i think both looks are pretty but i lean more towards the latest look. come dust my house!

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  16. It makes for a nice change, Marty! I just went through my stored bits and pieces to put together a fresh vignette.

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  17. The sconces are a perfect addition! Isn't it funny how something we've had for ages can be pulled out of storage, dusted off & look totally new again?

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  18. I think the crystals would be fabulous, Marty, and very classic which is what you are going for. I, too, will look at something and realize- I need to simplify this. That looks great -but I liked it before, too!:>) Have a great day- xo Daina

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  19. Looks elegant Marty. I would definitely add some bling to the chandy. BTW, your blog is looking really pretty!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  20. Looks gorgeous Marty. I love this classic pretty look. I like the chandy the way it is but some bling to it would be awesome too. Love this look.
    Kris

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  21. I liked it before & I like it now. I know how you feel about needing change--something fresh & simple. Good choice. I have lots of sconces throughout my home & love how they give a finishing touch w/o interfering with the main item, such as a lovely painting or clock. You always have lots of great ideas to share. Blessings!

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  22. I think it's just right! You have such a pretty timeless look in your house. I love it!

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  23. I like it so much Marty...very classic! I think many times, that is best!

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  24. I like the "old" look, but your pretty sconces work also and it does freshen up the wall. I hope you can use those other pieces somewhere; I like it all. Go for the crystals; it's the "new" look and would really make it sparkle in there.

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  25. Very classic -- always in style.

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  26. Since you have such great taste...everything you do looks fantastic! ;)

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  27. Very pretty....it's nice to change things up a little :o)
    ~Des

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  28. I love both looks and how nice that you can change when a whim strikes you. Same for the crystals. Try it and see what you think. I always love the look of the sun glinting off crystals. BTW, I love your floor plan and would love for you to somehow post it.

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    1. Thanks so much, I really appreciate your gracious comment. I do have the floorplan posted. If you click on the link Home Tour under my header you will see it there. Thanks again. Marty

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  29. Very nice Marty! Sometimes it's nice to have a fresh change.

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  30. I like both looks and it's nice to be able to change back and forth ! Very lovely there :)

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  31. I love the hurricane sconces too and yes, they are perfect nerxt to that lovely painting, Marty! You always know exactly what to replace things you are tired with! I love Little changes like that, which are big visual ones!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  32. Oh, I forgot! I'd go for the crystal, It always gives a touch of elegance and grandeur to any área.
    FABBY

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  33. I like the sconces, and that painting is beautiful.

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  34. Marty,
    I agree. . .sometimes, less is more!!!
    Classic, indeed!!!
    Simply gorgeous!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  35. That's a nice change. I look forward to seeing if you add crystals, I love bling! We also spray painted our little shades on one of our chandy's, worked great!

    Katherine

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  36. The sconces are the perfect touch there. It is classic and beautiful. I love that picture! Bling or not, your chandy is very pretty. Try it and see what you think. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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  37. I'd say they work beautifully - it's fun to shop our homes for decor - smart too! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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