HAPPILY EVER AFTER

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Saturday, March 30, 2013

FLOATING TOO FAR FROM SHORE!

OR 
LOST AT SEA!

Yesterday, I was so sure I had the greatest idea since sliced bread for an arrangement!  I went to bed pretty  happy!

Then this morning, in the daylight,  I realized it was a nightmare!
 
I have to admit it's a darn good thing I "work" for myself!  Having myself as a "client" allows me the freedom to experiment, play,  and try all sorts of fun things!  And MC....Well,  he just sits back and laughs!

I have decided that I don't have to be a 100% FLOATER!   Although I don't think  I am a Hugger either!

What I saw this morning, was a RAFT filled with furniture in the middle of our Great Room. ....
I thought, " What was I thinking?"

So I started from scratch and cleaned the slate!  I have spent the better part of the day trying all sorts of arrangements.  Some were really "out of the box"!   It has been quite a fun day!

I changed quite a lot of accessories!  Moved lamps and tables.  Found objects from other rooms and closets and cabinets.  I truly robbed my "warehouses" for objects.

MC had something to occupy him, away from the house, all day.   I thought I could tell everyone what he's up to, but I want to wait.  I want to be able to SHOW you, not just write it!   Sorry ......

I wanted to use three of my apothecary jars on the cocktail table.  But I didn't have anything to fill them with....the light shinning through the empty jars made them look cloudy and spotty.  They are not the best of glass, let alone crystal.  I found them at Home Goods for $12 each!  Dear , Dear MC suggested I fill them with some of our gold Christmas Tree balls!!

So here it is the day before EASTER and I am filling apothecary jars with Christmas Decor!!! Love, Love the insanity of it all!!!!

BUT IT'S OK......I JUST NOTICED THAT MY CHRISTMAS CACTUS HAS STARTED TO BLOOM!!!!

It's a POP of GOLD

I ended up with another popular arrangement used over and over.  In case the pictures don't show it, I am attempting to allow the cocktail table be the CENTER of the room.  I say "attempt" because I really have no clue what I am doing!!   I tried to create the "illusion" of  two  sitting areas, one on each side.  And......I have made a traffic pattern that works.   I can get from the front door to the Kitchen on a diagonal straight line!!!!

SOFA SIDE WITH FRENCHY CHAIR



OPPOSITE SIDE WITH SLIPPER CHAIRS
 AND 
MY COMFY CHAIR


Dining Room
Added Round Mirrored Table







THE
TRAFFIC PATTERN

The ottomans can be moved back and forth as needed!

TODAY'S
OVERALL  VIEW



If you don't hear from me tomorrow, you will know it passed the 
MORNING TEST

Patty