Saturday, January 1, 2011

Grown Up Space

Aaahhh! All the Christmas stuff and such is tucked away for another year. I miss it but I love the sort of visual resting space after all the decorations are down and before you put back all your year long decor. Gives one a chance to see the space and decide if you want to make changes and we did.

This spot on my counter held a tree this morning but now it is clear of clutter and replaced with some hopeful spring flowers and a simple candle. My little piggy hides a funky blue tile that is original to the kitchen.
Now I wish I had a before pic of our funny little front room. It was the original dining room before a remodel. We had our two year old's play toys in here and gates to corral her in that worked great when she was little and crawling, but we decided to turn it back into a grown up room. This is where we put our tree this year and you can see her toys off to the left.

We don't want to spend any money on furniture and frankly our house is full of the stuff so we set to movin' things around. I like it so much and it flows into our dinging room.
 You can see one of the gates on the right here that we need to take down. SO MUCH BETTER. I'd love to hang some curtain panels on the sides of my shutters.

 My hubby is still out there moving things around so who knows what I'll find in the morning. Some more tweaking for sure but a nice spot in the chair for me to read to Quinn or to read the mail. Here's to new beginnings.
                         Linking to: Funky Junk Interiors
                                             The Tablescaper
                                             Between Naps on the Porch


Ursula said...

Beautiful .....very nice, and love the chair in the corner, an great place to read or stitch ..
thanks for sharing

Jenny Harris said...

I totally agree - the day after you take down Christmas decorations is a very freeing, restful day (at least visually), and gives you a break to think about what you want in your home. Looking forward to seeing what else you have in store for changes in your home.

Marlis said...

We too have been reassessing our home and furniture.. I love it when we do that. I'm now armed with a list of things we need to replace - ouch!! Your room looks lovely.

Shannon said...

I am in love with your shutters! I also like to be clutter free for a few days before getiing back to the norm.

Happy New Year!


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Gillian Layne said...

It's so nice to admire each little Christmas treasure before packing them away.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

I remember those days when there where little toys everywhere in the house! Now I have teenagers and the worse I put up with now is smelly sneakers. I can't honestly say it gets better. he he

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh isn't it fun to change a room around for a different purpose. It looks wonderful. Love that table in front of the window, so pretty. I can't wait to see it all done. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

The Tablescaper said...

It's great to have a fresh new take on our homes. Be sure to grab the new button. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Happy New Year.

- The Tablescaper

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

It is nice to make changes after the Christmas Decorations and Tree come down. A good way to start off the New Year!!! Your home is very warm and inviting as shown in the table top with the glowing candle. Nice!

Marydon said...

Love your changes in your setting ... relaxing, elegant & inviting.

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Have a beautiful New Year.

Donnie said...

It's fun to change things out. My hubby wants everything where it was last dropped so it takes me some sugar to get him to move something. Looks nice.