Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Christmas/Easter decorations move over, the beach is back

Since we live in Saskatchewan, it can be justified that I JUST realized that winter is over.


No? You're not buying it? Okay...

I have to come clean:

I have been lazy in my home decor.


Sure I could spout out excuses such as.. we're moving in 1 month.. this isn't our house & it was already "decorated," but I've written over the 150 page limit of my thesis and am yet to be done, I need to build furniture for our next house, the dog needed to go rollerblading, etc. etc..

But it would be just that. Excuses. Good ones. But excuses nonetheless.



Yes, this was my Easter Pot/Tree.
Luckily Andrew was on my coat tail nagging for about a week after Easter that I remove the Easter eggs. The egg decorations that it held were one of the first things I packed for our move. Good thing too!

These babies.. (in tact) were on the mantle until yesterday.


Yup, vanilla scented Christmas potpourri in vases wrapped with gold rimmed ribbon... I don't even like gold. Except for Christmas decorations. and rings.

Lazy.

BUT..
all this lack of changing the decor in the house has given me more time to gain insight on what I want to have as decor in our new house..

I've see some pretty beautiful things.

And I've been jealous of many of you. Especially those with seashells and starfish and anything else beach-related.


But luckily, my jealousy will cease and my ego will grow within weeks as this beach lovin' gal will leave the landlocked province that has been holding her prisoner for the last few years.

... and my poor cowboy will be the one who suffers.

Shucks.


In the last few weeks I've been day-dreaming of ideas I could use with my own seashells (collected by yours truly) and beachy driftwood..

I also realized that most shells we find at the beach by my gram's is mostly mollusk or lobster shells.. and if I were to try and do anything crafty with those, I'd likely be laughed out of our family.

Thank goodness I found these gems at the dollarama yesterday!
I like my family, the Christmas scented potpourri had to go, and my easter-made pot needed some company.


Bad lighting.. but you get the idea..

I tore the Xmas ribbon off (easy peasy)

I then got out my beloved jute and started playing with it.

At first I put some only on top. It was quite boring.
No pictures were taken because I would hate to expose you to something so boring.

Then some on the bottom...

There was still something missing.

As I was sitting watching the criminal minds marathon, i was playing with the jute without realizing it and somehow came up with these wonky round things you can see below...


Which, thankfully, gave me the idea for the flower-like things!
Yup, that green thing is from Christmas too... I got rid of it, no worries.

The round wonky thing, while neat, wasn't quite me.




I left just one flower on each vase-thing.


I've pretty much decided that my new living room will be white, black and turquoise. Based on this. 


I love it when things fall into place.

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9 comments:

  1. I won't judge you for leaving decor up way past it's prime. Besides, where you are isn't the only place where it doesn't feel like winter is over. It's like that here in Oregon too.

    And now I get to be jealous of you! I don't have a pretty house to decorate. I have one large room.

    This is simply awesome!!! I love the shells and twine together.

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  2. Love your new revamped decorations!
    I found you through Nicole's random blog hop, I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely week.
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. White, black and turquoise are great colors and I love your seashells!!

    Hope you're having a good week ~ visiting from "Wow Us" Wednesday :O)

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  5. Ha! I love the Easter tree! Stopping by from Creative Princess share.

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  6. Oh how I love seashells! You did an awesome job with that jute! Thank you for linking up to "It's a Party"!

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  7. Sounds like you have been busy but hey at least you made the changes before the first day of summer.

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  8. Cute. I love shells and jute together! Thanks for sharing with Us and Them!

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  9. So pretty! Love your color combo.

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