Saturday, March 23, 2013

A WHOLE MESS OF DECORATING GOING ON!


Emily and Mike move into their new house on Friday.  This really is so exciting.  She has been shopping non stop to fill in all the nooks and crannies where they have not been given second hand furniture from family and friends.  She was able to do one of the bathrooms herself, as well as the master bedroom, so we have piles and heaps of everything everywhere.  She found these nightstands on clearance at Target yesterday, $48.98.  The mirrored drawer fronts are quite popular now...I like them, they are very transitional.  Both the bedroom and bath are going to be done in pale blue and gray.

So, tomorrow is the shower.  The cupcakes are in my car, the favors have been made, the flowers will be delivered, we'll be there an hour early to hang banners and light candles.  Then I am going to sit back and sip a mimosa and enjoy my little girl's day!

And don't forget, let me hear your ideas on that wall! :)

43 comments:

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Oh let me know where you find those covers...I would love those.

Karen said...


Have a wonderful day tomorrow!!! Exciting times, kaotic or not :-)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

OMG, I'm exhausted after just reading this, Jane! You have got so much going on right now. So, of course, start a new project in the house. : )

For that wall, I am a fan of gallery walls. You could do a wall of pictures, mix in things like signs or other wall decor, just do wall decor, or plates. I've seen some great and interesting plate walls recently. I am just finishing up my second gallery wall in our entry. The first one I did in the living with black and white prints and frames/mats. This one has monograms, a clock, the sign I made and basically wall decor.

Desire Empire said...

How about a gallery wall. You can just grow it as time goes by.

I am loving those 2 white bed side tables.
Carolyn

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jane... how fun seeing all of your own decorating, and all of Emily's new lamps, etc... she (and you) must be so excited for the shower!... love your new bathroom shower curtain... as for your wall, I think some pretty wallpaper would look great, then put your pictures back on and I think your shelf will take care of itself... in the newest (April) Country Living British Edition (which I ADORE!) there is a room done with one wall in wallpaper and some pictures hanging, etc and it looks fabulous!... really an "English Country Cottage" look, and I think I read under things you love, that is one of them... anyway, maybe I am the only one who would suggest that, but then, I always do dance to a different drum than many here in blogland... I know with your sense of style whatever you do will look wonderful... sorry you all have not felt well, but it sounds like you are on the mend... have fun tomorrow!!!... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Laurie said...

oh my gosh it all looks amazing, such an exciting time for your family.
You know, there is a saying if want something give it to a busy person! I think it means sometimes we accomplish more when busy than any other time , best wishes to your daughter at her shower! Put your feet up, have two mimosa!

Debby said...

How about a big clock on top of that antique cupboard or a mirror or piece of architecture. I like Kathie's idea of a gallery wall.....or maybe a huge canvas of a special photo.......maybe an older family photo when the kids were little.... casual one, since the wedding is coming up.

20 North Ora said...

Jane - I can't believe you are jumping in and doing all of these decorating things so close to the wedding! Good for you!

On your LR wall, I'd do a gallery wall using different sizes of frames and have some of them go down beside the lamp on that table. You could work the pictures you have in or at least one or two of them.

Good luck!

Judy

Barbara F. said...

Have fun tomorrow, Jane, and good luck. I love showers. xo P.S. For wall, maybe a mirror with the paintings flanking it? Or pretty scroll scones with candles or no candles, like they have in hobby Lobby? Even signs like they sell in Pier I with a nice saying, or one word.

Cozy Little House said...

At the end where you have the piece of furniture tall shelves would look good, I think. Otherwise the artwork seems to be floating. I'd try breaking it up with tall furniture.
Brenda

NanaDiana said...

Jane- What a lot of work-I'll bet you are feeling on edge and a bit overwhelmed with it all. I have a theory when it comes to these things- what gets done (working up to the last possible minute) gets done and what doesn't get done-doesn't matter.

If you can stand back a bit and send me a picture of the whole entire wall I might have a suggestion for you. Is that a mirror to the far left? xo Diana

Beth said...

You are a very talented lady!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

It is hard decorating, I have been doing it for years and am still always tweaking, love those two little white tables so pretty and fresh...You are always working so hard, I know it is fun too, especially when it comes together and you know it will...

Pondside said...

You are going full-tilt! I can just imagine the excitement at your house - and then you redecorate a bathroom off the side of your desk?? You are amazing.

Debra Oliver said...

ohmygosh, that shower curtain is wonderful! totally understand about projects that take your mind off other "projects". glad you're feeling better. I had the cold from hell two weeks ago and I thought I'd NEVER get over it!

Linda said...

You have a LOT going on!!!
ALL my walls are gallery walls!

Kathy Moreland said...

Jane,

You are one busy lady! Re: your wall, what if you moved the pictures above the cabinet. That would give height, would move them from the mirror. Then find a large picture for further down that wall....maybe?? Love the shower curtain. Show us your shelves when you finish. Have fun at the shower!

podso said...

Wow you have a lot going on and I don't have a clue about your wall, I'm not good about such things, I usually just keep putting holes in the wall until it looks right. And, by the way, we have those switch covers and I'm sure we found them either at Lowes or HD. I love them.

Well tomorrow will be a real special day for you. I hope it all comes together well at your house and that you can totally enjoy this time!

Sarah said...

Glad you are feeling better. You don't have time to be sick, Jane. '-) This is definitely an exciting time. Enjoy the shower tomorrow.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
Love those little side tables...perfect!
Gallery walls are always a favorite for me. Just start hanging stuff up there and eventually it will look great!

I'm so excited for you. The shower is going to be so much fun. Enjoy that mimosa!

hugs
Sissie

Theresa said...

WOW, I just got up and this post made me tired:) I am SO excited for Emily and all that life has ahead for her! A new home is SO much fun! A blank slate:)

I will be thinking about that wall but I would say either something bigger of more of littles! Love the shower curtain! I haven't been to JCPenneys lately, I need to go there!

Have a blessed and exciting day! I can't wait to hear about the shower:) HUGS!

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

You are busy, busy! Love the shower curtain and the light switch, so pretty. I think a gallery wall would be pretty maybe with some empty frames mixed in so it doesn't get too heavy. Or you could put some smaller pics in larger frames with a solid matting as well. It's so nice that you have that big wall, I'm lacking that in my house so I have a gallery wall in the upstairs hallway.
Have a great Sunday!
~ Michelle

Primitive Stars said...

Morning you busy gal, love the little white tables, the covers are great also.......Enjoy today Jane, Blessings Francine.

Olive said...

I have been liking all the gallery walls I have been seeing recently. With that collected over time look and different shapes of frames and objects on the walls I might would try that is it were me. You sound very, very busy. hugs, olive

Debbiedoo's said...

Nothing like adding more to your plate...speaking of plates a cute gallery wall of them along with pics is so cute. My last home tour had that plate wall and I adored it.

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Exciting times. I never know what to do with big wall. We hung an antique quilt on one in our family room and a framed quarter of a quilt on another in the upstairs family room. I guess when all else fails, I must go with fabric. lol I hope you'll share some shower pics!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Wonderful...now just take a moment to breathe.....deeply.

It will all work out, and you will have some great fun.

Breathe......deep.

Now go and eat a cupcake.

Jen

Kathleen Grace said...

The wedding prep is a whirlwind isn't it? Just hang on, everything will be right as rain again soon:>)
Enjoy this special time with your girl!

Shirley said...

Hi Jane, You are busy, busy, and the wedding is getting closer. Hasn't the time just flown by? You think there is still quite a lot of time to find out differently. Enjoy your daughters bridal shower, that is the start. We are still getting blowing snow and the visibility isn't the greatest. I am just staying home. The best place for me. Have a wonderful day. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Balisha said...

You are a busy bee. To make the pictures seem more a part of the room, I would select some piece of furniture that is bigger or taller to build your gallery around.....or bring the pictures down a bit.Maybe add one large focal point...I've seen big antique like clocks that are round that might look nice mixed in with pictures. Just play with it...I'm sure you will make it beautiful.
Have fun at the shower.Anxious to hear all about it.
Balisha

Susie said...

Blondie, Have a great day at the shower. I think a gallery wall is always nice. I laughed about your re-do...it's nice.. I see where one thing leads to another. I love those little table with the mirrors. Don't over do , since you have been sick. It can not be much longer till the real Spring arrives, right? xoxo,Susie

Mary said...

Busy lady - but happy lady I think! Hope Emily's shower is fun - and by now you are almost sipping the second mimosa!

If you don't have any mirrors in that room perhaps one over that antique cabinet. Are there windows opposite - kinda hard to see without a pic of your entire room Jane. I love mirrors to reflect light, especially if there's a garden outside a window.

Like that shower curtain. Despite Penney's problems, now and then they still come through. Jasmin and I were there yesterday but the store is undergoing a big upheaval so it was hard to find anything. I had a $10 gift card come in the mail - found a nice casual 'activewear' top for $14 and when I went to pay the difference it rang up at $10 so it was FREE! Don't you love when that happens?

Hang in there dear.
Hugs - Mary

Isabelle Thornton said...

It's my turn to have a cold and let my house be a mess. I like what is happening at your house though. Lots of good things :)
Have a super week!
Hugs
Isabelle

Daffodil Hill said...

Glad you're feeling better! The new place sounds so exciting—a fun stage of life!

Lori said...

I have a similar problem wall Jane ~ we have been in the house for 11 years and nothing has hung there ever! So I am probably not the person to ask for guidance ~ lol!! Hope you had a wonderful time at the shower today.

Traci said...

I'm tired just reading about everything going on! Have an awesome time!!

Melanie said...

Hey busy girl! I like the idea of a gallery wall but I think it might be too "busy" in that vast space. I like Brenda's idea of the shelves or even incorporating a big mirror on the wall and then the pictures beside it. The pictures are really pretty, but they seem to be lost on the wall as you have them now. xoxo

Lynford Rozario said...

Its gorgeous...Its your good time...m happy for you
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DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

I can only imagine how lovely yesterday was for you and your family.

You have lots on your plate, but it's all so fun!

The wall. I am reading that everyone is suggesting a gallery wall or plates. You need a simple solution, because of the time factor. I seem to remember some pretty white French plates that you were contemplating hang on a wall.
I like the idea of the tone on tone as to keep the focal point on the (paintings / prints/.)

Just for fun...I drew a little diagram for you. I will photograph it and email it to you!
~Lynne
w/L.

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Sorry you've been so sick at this time especially! Glad you're up and running now! I'm tired just reading about what all is going on. I'm sure the shower will be marvelous! You take care of yourself and enjoy. I have those switchplates in my breakfast room.
I don't remember where I got them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Jane...put those feet up and relax tonight would you?!! I remember when my sister in law got married my mother in law had her gifts and things PILED high everywhere in her house!! I guess the bright side is you can play around with all of Em's new stuff and see what you may or may not need....lol!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Fun, Fun! Glad you are feeling better-no time to be sick! Hope you take pics of Emily's house to show all of us because i bet it will be adorable. Love that shower curtain! Have you been on Joss and Main? They had some cute bathroom things on sale today. I just ordered my first two items from them and I am HAPPY with both!

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