Sunday, December 9, 2007


When Colleen helped me to rearrange my livingroom, we took down the shutter/mirror combo that was above the fireplace.

We put this mirror, that I had, up there temprorarily.

Then she brought this one over for me to try out. Getting better.....

Then on Thursday, I brought this one home from her shop. I like it. It definitely changes the look of the room. We need to hang it, though. It's very heavy and I don't want it to become "earthquake damage".

I also got a really good deal on a chandelier at a little shop called Chairish the Thought.

I am trying to break away from the "shabby chic" that I love, and have been surprised that I am warming up to a more "modern" look. I have to laugh because a lot of elements of the more modern style look very familiar to me if you know what I mean.

I still have some shabbiness in the hallway. I love the shape of this old window. (We just hung a mirror behind it.)

My son picked out the perfect Christmas tree. He's working at a Christmast tree lot on his days off from Paramedic School.
It doesn't have decorations yet, so it just feels like we're sitting in the forest.


faithsalutes said...

The new mirror looks great.

Vallen said...

I do know what you mean. A lot of this "modern" stuff is very reminiscent of when I first set up my home back in the seventies.

Angie said...

I can't wait to see your new look. Have fun with it.

OldBagNewTricks said...

Like Vallen said -- a lot of the "modern" looks like my first grown up, married couple apartment in the 1970's too. Like you, I am trying to do less shabby, more chic... but it is HARD. I was looking at a china cabinet yesterday and thought... "Oh, that's formal! How could that be mine? Can THAT live here?" My point is, you are not alone -- baby steps. We can do this.


Good luck