Friday, January 7, 2011

Fresh Ideas


Hey my friends!
I've been in the clean-out and organize mood.
My goal during this month is to live with ONLY what I LOVE.
(In addition to my family :)
All the spring winter cleaning sparked some fresh ideas.
I wanted to show you how I've used old things, (and some new ones, too)
to create a fresh, organized space.
And a tablescape, too.

(I used Photobucket to add a little texture to the photo above.)
I got some wonderful things from Laurie Anna's in Canton.
Put old with new, and I created this tablescape.



New burlap ribbon.


Dried lavender.






I used some of the winter cabbage from our garden. 
It's growing like crazy right now.






I've never used a texture with my photos, but it gives a really neat look:




Some vintage clay pots hold the cabbage on the centerpiece.






The natural burlap drawstring bags I already had, 
are used as the placemats.




The small dishes also came from Laurie Anna's last year.




My old bed-springs are used to hold sprigs of lavender.


The fluffy white hydrangeas came from Michael's, 50% off!


I love to use jars for storing dry goods.
And I wrapped some tapers in burlap ribbon to dress it up a bit.




I decided to display my pewter crosses.
I recieved a nice collection from many students when I taught Kindergarten.














Renewing rooms with fresh ideas.
What have you been creating this new year?
Blessings,
Becky C


81 comments:

mountain mama said...

love the cabbage and jars of oats and marshmellows! very beatiful!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything is gorgeous. Love the tablescape, your dishes are stunning and the centerpiece is fabulous. You have created some really lovely vignettes. Hugs, Marty

countrycottagegirl said...

Looks like you had fun playing with your new treasures! Love your tablescape and all the vignettes! I have that same milkglass pitcher you have hanging on the peg. I actually have about 75 pieces of milkglass I collected this year for my oldest daughters wedding. She wanted each table centerpiece to have 5 pieces of milkglass in the center filled with various natural decor. Love all your creative uses for simple things especially the bed springs! So ingenious! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Blessings and happy homeschooling!

Lori said...

Such a pretty table. I saw you and your families pics on Laurie Anna's blog. Love that place.

Deb said...

So much beauty I don't know where to begin. I, too, am wanting to live with only what I love. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5 (the cats stay :)

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh that was so fun!! All your touches are so earthy and vintage like. Those lacy square plates are totally adorable and just add to how lovely everything is together. LOVE your style, girl!

Donna

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Your photos and vignettes are gorgeous. So many wonderful ideas and textures.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful eye candy, Becky! I love to look at lots and lots of pictures, which look beautiful, btw... great job! Your table setting is just lovely! Your new dishes from Laurie Anna's are so pretty!
Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
xoxo,
Jo :)

missshawna said...

I love it! You have fabulous tase...it looks like a magazine cover!
Hugs,
ShawNa

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Hi Becky!
I felt like I was flipping thru one of my fav decorating books! I LOVE the cupboard, the lavender, the little pots....everything would get a hug!!
Beth

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

You've been playing girl! Love it all.....love how you used the things from the Shoppe!

Love your photos!

Polly said...

It all looks so pretty! Loving the winter cabbage....great idea to bring it indoors for a fresh look!!

Lindy said...

Beautiful. I love every little thing about this post. The storage tower is my favorite but it's all just ...beautiful!

Laurie said...

I have been thinking about freshening up my spaces now that all the holiday clutter is gone. You have provided me with great inspiration. Your white table, dishes and table scape are so pretty!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your dinnerware is gorgeous and I love the cabbage in the rustic pots. My absolute favorite is the three tier stand. Beautiful!
Hugs,
Sherry

afistfullofweeds* said...

It all looks great! Ive been doing some redoing myself! I just used bed springs for my place markings for Christmas!! Love it all!!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Wow! Love it all.Great job, now pleeze come to my house.I love the burlap ribbon I must get some.~Cheers Kim

{ L } said...

Oh wow, this is all so peaceful and just gorgeous. I enjoyed every photo!

Jackie said...

Every picture was prettier than the one before it!I have said it before....I never knew burlap could look so pretty. Cute and prim,yes. But pretty? You have managed to make it look elegant.If you have not discovered the blog called "Paint Me White", I think you would enjoy her blog.I can't remember her name right now, but she decorates with whites and creams like you do.

Rozmeen said...

I just LOVE your decoration so much...enjoying every post of you.

Hugs,
Rozmeen

lemonade kitty said...

Hi,

Such wonderful pictures to insipe us, I'd love to eat at your table, if only I lived a tad nearer....

Love the placemats and ribbon, never seen anything like it in England, may I ask where you buy it from please?

Lucey xx

Stephanie said...

Love the idea of using the drawstring bags as placemats - so fresh and pretty!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Becky ~
I just love what you have
done!! Everything looks
so gorgeous!
Thank you for showing us :)

xoxo
Lori

Rebecca said...

Ok Becky this has inspired to to dig in and redo my kitchen as well as my computer room. I have already started on it but just can't decide on what to do with all the shelving but I had some ideas... to cover them in burlap, a big job but I love the texture=always have. I have a lot of old burlap I had been collecting for years along with all my old fabric collection.
I guess I better just dig in!
Blessings to you for getting me off my chair.
Rebecca

Debra@Common Ground said...

This tablescape is fabulous, everything I love...white pottery, burlap, zinc...your photos are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing all this great inspiration!
big hugs,
Debra

lala said...

Simply lovely!!!! A very serene and peaceful look, I totally love it for this time of year, especially after all of the glitter & sparkle of the holidays.

time worn interiors said...

Your table setting is fabulous! I've been looking for some new dishes, use old one now, but I would love to have something like the one's you have! Love your style!
Theresa
aka:tot

Heaven's Walk - said...

Becky - beautiful job!!!! Michael's rocks, doesn't it??? Hobby Lobby is just as good, too! :) I love all the burlap that you use. That burlap ribbon is hard to find. Does Michael's carry it? Your tablescape is just so welcoming and homey - and I adore the way that you display your dried goods. So pretty! :)

xoxo laurie

sweetpea said...

hi becky! thanks so much for your sweet comment. your home is charming. i'm your newest follower!

hugs,

shelley

Cat & Cricket said...

Becky~ what an amazing job you did... your eye is perfect! Love everything!
Cat

VINTAGE said...

What a wealth of photos and inspiration. I am completely overwhelmed. The decorations look fantastic!

I wish you a perfectly sunday

Tine

Shabby soul said...

What a enchanting tablescape!
And really each image has its great fascination!
Burlap is so nice for everything!
Thank you for share!
Have a good day
Silvia

Passionate for White said...

Everything and I mean EVERYTHING is just picture perfect! Left me wanting more....

{northern cottage} said...

the textures and colors and mixtures are so....yummy! I love every little bit of every little spot! Awesome displays!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

A Cottage Muse said...

Goodness Becky...everything looks so wonderful! You are so inspiring...keep the beauty coming! And save me a seat at the table!!

north pal said...

lovely table setting. simply lovely. great photos. thank you.Bestest,Denise

thepaperroSe said...

Love it all! Your house looks great. Looks like we love alot of the same things....the blue ball jars, burlap.....and never ever enough white!!

Deb said...

Wow Becky...your table looks so beautiful! I just love those white crown dishes too! ~Deb~

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

You really know how to put a room and vignette together. I love the e a t with winter cabbage and the bed coil vase. Too cute!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Thank you so much for visiting my post and for you sweet comments. You photos here are wonderful! I love your white dishes and they way you used the burlap with your vintage pieces. However, I am totally loving the lavender! It's one of my favorite smells, how nice to have fresh lavender available!

Shelia said...

Everything looks wonderful! Your photography is gorgeous!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

June said...

Becky this post is so full of beautiful things and beautiful pictures that I don't know where to start. Your entire blog is gorgeous! I read in your profile that you home school. I love home schooling moms. My daughter home schooled her children for about four years. They are now in public school, because my daughter is now working. It truly was a wonderful experience for them and gave them such a good start. I know how much work it is, but it pays off.
I want to thank you for stopping by and wishing me well, and your sweet words to me. I really have a blessed life.
sending you hugs

Amy Kinser said...

Everything is perfectly put together. The details you use are just wonderful. Love seeing everything you create.

Miss Gracie's House said...

Yes...love your fresh style here too! I think my favorite is the canning jars in the silver stand...great combo!
Rene

Honey at 2805 said...

Everything about your tablescape is fabulous! And your photography is gorgeous. I'm so happy to be your latest follower!

Air Kiss - Lara said...

Very very lovely, Becky. :) I love how you mixed in the color from the cabbage with the beige tones - inspirational! xx Nice week to you!

Bella said...

Hi Becky,
What a treat for the eyes! Your tablescape is so gorgeous! Love the garden touches, lavender and burlap make a great pairing:-) The photos are beautiful, I like the look of the textured photos too :-)
Bella

Sandi said...

What a lovely tablescape Becky!! You are way ahead of me. I have gotten nothing done this week in the way of decor or creation. I must remedy that soon!!
Hugs~

Lady Pamela said...

Just wanted to say you have such a beautiful blog. I used to be undecided about the look of burlap, now I get it! I am going to sign up as a follower.

Mara said...

Hi Becky! I'm your newest follower, I've found you thanks to fab Morning T blog. I love your tablescape is simply beautiful and also love your style in decorating: brocantage, chic and french country!
Hugs!
Mara

Privet and Holly said...

So sweet and
fresh and very
welcoming during
this time of year!
I am crazy about
your three-tier
stand....Could you
share where you
got it? Thanks!
Happy Wednesday,
xx Suzanne

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

OK! Im BLOWN AWAY! I LOVE your blog, this post.....EVERYTHING! Its BEAUTIFUL!!! I would LOVE for you to link this up at

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Vintage Gal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything! especially the burlap place mats. Just absolutely beautiful. I just found your blog and became your newest follower ~ Can't wait to see what's next!
Marianne ;-)

I'm Not a Trophy Wife said...

Love this post, love the blog! I'm a new follower. Visiting from http://imnotatrophywife.blogspot.com
laura

~Rosanne said...

Just yesterday I bought some burlap at HobbyLobby and now I found your blog and so I see the possibilities are endless.
Thanks for sharing.

Mel's Cabin said...

Miss Burlap! I love your blog!! I think I saw hanging in your kitchen a hanging bucket light, is that right? I couldn't keep my eyes off of it, it's adorable...please show it more in a future blog...what an neat idea.
Visit me at Mel's Cabin

Piorra Maison said...

I came across your blog, beautiful photography. You have done a great job in your home. great ambiance.

Anonymous said...

Love the photo's and using burlap. Thank you for the inspirational music!

Martini Girl said...

where did you get that round tier stand or did you make that? If you made it, what did you use?

barbaraboxell said...

Hi-I guess I have the same question as Martini Girl-where did you find the round tiered stand-love it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi i love this site Beckey is wonderful and i love the music too. just covered 2 chair seats with burlap came out just great my girlfriends love the look and my darling husband help with the staple gun so easy and so great lovey gloria B

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Mike said...

I want to do the same through out what's not important and just have what I love in my home.

Jennifer Pearson said...

Gorgeous pictures :) I found a similar tiered stand, and thought I would share for thos wanting their own: http://www.mothology.com/Garden_Baskets_p/wc-rd-tierc.htm

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