Last week, I shared a few changes going on in my house. Someone inquired about my motivation. Yes. I did have a party this last weekend that I was preparing for. Actually, I was supposed to be cleaning, not redecorating. But remember, this party was 2 weeks after my return from Warrenton. Warrenton, where I spent 12 days living in a 25" travel trailer. There, all of my clothes were in one closet. I didn't have a lot of luxuries. It was a simple life. This same phenomenon of de-cluttering happened years ago, when I came home from a 5 week backpacking trip to Greece and Turkey. When you survive for weeks with very little, you discover that you just don't need that much stuff! So, away goes a lot of clutter. I guess I should go on more long trips, huh? There's no telling what will end up for sale at Primitiques and Winnie & Tulula's before it's all said and done!
Wanna see? Here is the before of my bookshelf:
And here is the most recent. I don't want to call it the completed after, as I still need, want and desire to do something with that plywood in the back.
Again, like the kitchen, it's a cleaner look with the whites.
This hand digging in the pearls cracks me up every time I see it. This is my quirky way of decorating for Halloween, since I have yet to get my decorations out.
Now. Here is my mantle before:
It's true. That shelf isn't really a mantle, is it? So, it's the shelf over my fireplace. I dislike it. But, it's what I have at the moment. Ignore the shelf. Look at the stuff on it. Now, check out the new "shelf":
You want to know who those people are, don't you? I have no earthly idea. I bought them. The picture is dated 1950. The couple is just scared enough looking to be a good Halloween decoration, don't you think?
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