A Little Work While Waiting … for SPRING.

Yesterday was gorgeous here and revived spirits and senses.  Even though it’s still March in Minnesota and could snow like mad again any moment, one day of warm weather and walks outdoors does amazing things to a person.  I decided to “Spring” things up around here and got to work.

The credenza shelves in the hallway entrance were changed from this look, which has been up since Christmas was stored away.

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BEFORE

I thrifted some wonderful dishes recently, and the colors steered me towards light blues and whites.

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AFTER

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The new arrangement has those dishes with some of my mid-century Japanese blue ware, and several of my glossed white figurines.

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Newer Artzzle readers and followers may not know that I have lots of favorite things that have been collected over time.  Plates, pottery and miscellaneous decor items, just to name a few.  And I know a couple people who would say I bring home “anything I fall in love with”.  Well … ?  One of my other favorite things is thrifting which doesn’t help!

Plates and pyrex, creamer/sugar sets and salt/pepper sets are just a few items I love.

We live in a small home and like things to be straightened and uncluttered.

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I should probably say that we need to keep it that way, because there’s not much free space available for stuff.  Now although I’m not a hoarder, I do have me some stuff.  So we’ve had to be inventive.  I’m a stager/decorator and among my Husband’s many talents is woodworking.  Between the two of us, we’ve redesigned all of our closets to better utilize our spaces, and Hubs has made several shelves for displays throughout the house.  These wonderful features allow me to change out displays as often as the urge hits me!

I designed this shelf to fit beneath the cabinet bottom.  The shelf itself, has two grooves cut lengthwise, to hold several plates.  Also, the width is deep enough to hold cups, small bowls and decor items (see earlier picture).  We then added cup hooks on the bottom of the shelf for a different display look.  This takes up very little space (great for apartments as you can take it with you), and keeps my counters clear.

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The front door, with its’ new coat & color of paint, got an Easter Look for Spring.

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And scattered about . . .

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are smaller glimpses . . .

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of Easter and Spring.

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I know many of you have small apartments or smaller homes such as ours.  How do you use your spaces to display your treasures?

Just want to give a big HELLO & WELCOME to recent new followers.  I love hearing from you so feel free to leave a comment.  Know that you need to mark the box for follow-up comments.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.  We’ll talk again soon.

Later  –  Cheryl

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “A Little Work While Waiting … for SPRING.

  1. I leave the same decor out almost nonstop, resist getting new pieces by reminding myself i don’t have any place left to either show or store them. When i see you changes i get tempted to have a yard sale to make space, but love my long time favorites too much to go through with it.

    • Thanks for chatting. You’re a world traveler so I’m sure you have some precious pieces. I’ve lived in several small apartments, so I know what you mean. Using bins & boxes under beds is one place. A few baskets or decorative bins stacked in a tight corner hold lots of stuff, and look nice too. Even just a partial shelf in a closet or on the closet floors for a few stacked boxes.

  2. I love how you change up your displays. And they are always so well spaced out. It makes you feel like you have a new room. BTW that cup and saucer shelf is darling.

    • Thanks, Gloria. I used to change things seasonally, four times a year. But since I’m retired, it’s gotten to be a little … well a LOT more often 🙂 The smaller shelves like this are so much fun to switch out. I like that it would really help in a small apartment kitchen.

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