Monday, June 6, 2016

It all started with a tummy ache!

I wasn't feeling 100% this morning so I was being lazy and sitting on the window seat reading blogs and getting inspired.


This little table is one of my views from my perch on the window seat and on a whim I decided it needed a change.


A quick swap from the MacKenzie-Childs tea kettle holding flowers to some favorite plates


and adding books to the lower shelf and I was done - or so I thought!


I needed to find a place for the tea kettle and that meant changing these shelves


and instantly the dining room was in chaos.


 Once I started putting things on the shelves, 


 I noticed I had a theme going -


clocks were popping up all over


and I had a sudden urge to set out all of my clocks.


As soon as this wall was completed,


I attacked the shelf over the dining room windows.


In this photo from a few weeks ago, you can just catch a small glimpse of what the shelf looked like early this morning.


Now, instead of pitchers, the remainder of my clock collection is in the dining room.


The clocks looked silly spread out so I added old bottles to fill in the space.


The soup tureen came down from the shelf and now sits on the table.


The reorganizing continued into the entry because I had to find a place for all of the pitchers.


I don't keep the cabinet doors open, 


but I like having the cupboard neat and tidy.


It all started with a tummy ache


and the inspiration to simply change one little vignette in the dining room.


The next thing I knew, the entire dining room was revamped.


The tummy ache is gone and that's a good thing because I just don't have time tomorrow to change another room.

44 comments:

Stacey said...

That's pretty good for a tummy ache! I love it all. :)

Hope you feel better.

corners of my life said...

There is something so charming about combining blue and yellow {like in your cupboard}.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You do know by now, that you can't just move one thing and that's it. :-)

I love your new looks. You really have a knack in doing this.

Enjoy your lovely home. I am inspired every time I visit here.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Laurie said...

Well if that's what you do with a tummy ache, I'd like to see what you do with a headache. Lol! You are such a creative soul,Carol. I love our pictures!!

craftyles said...

At least something good came out of your tummy ache. I love the clock collection on the shelf. Lots of great inspiration as usual! Hope the tummy is better.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Changing one thing always leads to another and another. I recently took down all the stuff in my cubbies and rearranged and I love it. Glad the tummy ache is gone also! I love your clock collection! Time, don't we all wish for more of it!
hugs!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am so glad to hear you are better, and look at the result of having to sit still for a while! I am over here ITCHING like crazy; I got bitten several times by mosquitos, and I GOING CRAZY! But I'm off now, enjoying every moment. Love your shelves filled with bright yellows and blues.

Pondside said...

That was quite a Domino Effect! I'm glad to read that you are feeling better after all that!

bobbie said...

This made me smile...

Thanks for sharing!

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

Beatiful fantastic changes - you scared me at first, I thought you were going to say you had appendicitis! Glad you're okay and your dining room looks better than ever!

Mary

20 North Ora said...

Everything looks so good. Once I move one piece the switch around starts and I'm moving stuff all over the house. So, you are not alone,

Judy

Junkchiccottage said...

Wow great job and to be inspired with a tummy ache!!!
Kris

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

LOL Well I guess that it was TIME for a change :)

It all looks lovely as usual!

Rhondi said...

That's what I consider a day well spent and lots of fun too!

Melanie said...

Well, I hope all that rearranging took your mind off your tummyache! I love the shelf over your dining room window. I'd have fun constantly changing the look up there, too. The collection of clocks is fantastic.

Acorn to Oak said...

How fun! I love it! Especially the shelves with the black and white theme and clocks! Glad you're feeling better! :-D

Helen Philipps said...

One thing just leads to another....love all your clocks and that gorgeous tureen full of flowers! Glad you are feeling better Carol.
Helen xox

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You're amazing to be able to pull a whole new look together while not feeling well. Love your clock tweaks! Good to hear you're feeling better now.

Connie said...

Dear Carol, no one will never accuse you of having moss growing under your feet, or dust on your furniture. You don't leave anything the same way long enough for dust to accumulate, LOL. Oh, how I could use some of that stamina. I am in Love, Love, Love with your chicken soup tureen, she is adorable.
Have a happy week.
Connie :)

Cozy Little House said...

I love everything you do, tummy ache or not! I have a question. I know you have a small house. Where do you keep all your collectibles, etc., when you aren't showcasing them?
Brenda

chateau chic said...

I kind of like when one thing leads to another, changing up a whole space at one time. I love the feel of a fresh new look.
Mary Alice

bj said...

hahhaa....I love your cute sense of humor...
and I do the same thing..move a few things around and 6 hours later, I have a new-looking room...

Lorrie said...

One thing leads to another, but I've never known a tummy ache to lead to redecorating! Cute post. Love the collection of pitchers.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I can just imagine you going back and forth tweaking....everything looks pretty! I love clock decor! It's the numbers! I have a thing for numbers. Hope you're having a good summer Carol!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I can just imagine you going back and forth tweaking....everything looks pretty! I love clock decor! It's the numbers! I have a thing for numbers. Hope you're having a good summer Carol!

podso said...

This is classic one thing leaves to another!

Kathy said...

Carol, only YOU would turn a tummy ache in to redecorating a room!

Pam Richardson said...

Carol, all I can say is you do amazing work while you are sick! Everything look beautiful. Why can we never just make one little change without it requiring a complete makeover? Pam @ Everyday Living

Sarah said...

Carol, I guess that's one way to handle a tummy ache. '-) I'm smiling at all the clocks and the clever way you've displayed them. I have a set of those cute plates too. They were a gift from a friend last year. I like the way you have a theme in your collections. A girl after my own heart!

Consider It All Joy said...

Everything looks so pretty and fresh. You have a wonderful clock collection, so great! Someday, when I retire (haha), I will love to take time to play decorator!! I hope you are feeling better! Blessings, Cindy xo

Sue said...

Your clock collection is so fun and I love, love blue and yellow together like you have in the cabinet. You do more sick than Oprah did in a show.

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

Now that is turning a lemon into lemonade if I ever heard it! Beautiful d├ęcor - both before and after!!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

You crack me up! I would love to spend a day in the mind of Carol Cook!

Daniela said...

You was truly inspired, dearest Carol, thank you for sharing your 'work' with us, I so love everything, just everything in this post of yours, sweet friend !

Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you most wonderful days to come, sending hugs and more hugs to you

Xx Dany

Kasztanowy Domek said...

I loved your blog!!! :) Fantastic photos! All is pretty! :))

xxBasia
http://kasztanowydomek.blogspot.co.uk/

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh what we do to ourselves, Carol, and how one thing leads to another! You sure work well with a tummy ache, I must say, as I love all your fun changes. The soup tureen on the table looks adorable and just made me smile.

cynthia lee designs said...

Everything is so pretty!! Hope your tummy ache went away.
~Cindy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Carol you have such pretty things that they look good no matter how they are arranged! I'm glad your tummy ache went away.

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Carol, I have an idea -- why don't you have your next tummy ache at MY house and get my little house looking so good!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I really like the teapot filled with flowers. I have the same one, but it's the more yellow one. Maybe I will try that. RIght now, it is not on the stove, because I've been using my electric teapot to heat water. xoxo Su

Jen Kershner said...

Lady, you rearrange like its your j-o-b! Always beautiful vignettes and inspiration to be found here!

Down by the sea said...

I'm sorry about your tummy ache but it did have some benefits! I am always inspired by the way you change things around. Maybe I will have more time to do the same! Sarah x

Winnie said...

If this is what you do when your tummy aches, then I'm not sure what I'm suppose to say now.....
I mean I really don't want to wish you more aches, but... you did do a great job!

Carla said...

Dang what a tummy ache! I love the all the clocks and bottles on the dining room shelf.
Domino effect. Great job as always