30 January 2011

**Last Minute Nesting**

Good Morning. 
I was changing things around a bit yesterday and really feeling the need to nest. I felt like I did when I was I was getting ready to have my little one, in a fury to get things done. I do the same thing in the house when I'm getting ready to go on vacation. Does anyone else do that? 

I got this great old chippy bench at the flea market last month. I did seal it so it won't flake any longer.

I rearranged the fireplace mantle as well. I love my big ol' spool of vintage string. My husband got this for me at Country Roads. I was going to use it for when I wrap up packages, but I just can't do it. It's too pretty to use, at least for now.

A small kitchen vignette. I love this vintage metal lunchbox. I like how it adds a pop of color in contrast to the dark rusty chickens.

A collection of some of my vintage linen towels. The rest of them are scattered throughout the house. 

Well that's all for now. I will talk to you all next week sometime. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. I adore the sheet music placed above the mantel and the string is wonderful. Absolutely lovely
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from wonderland

  2. I ALWAYS put my home in tip top condition Before leaving for vacation.
    I love coming home to clean sheets on the bed, everything all ready and waiting for my return.. makes me enjoy the vacation a wee bit longer..
    at home among all my familiar things..!
    warmest hugs..

  3. I love how it looks, those music sheets on the walls are just perfect, great ideas.

  4. oh I adore your mantel!
    This is why I love your blog, I love seeing your vignettes around how you rearrange and freshen.
    It is so inspirational to me.
    I am really needing so spruce up and I am filling my mind with things I have seen on blogs to focus on my home to help pass my time...take care girl and you know my thoughts are with you at this time.

  5. ...I soooo enjoy my visits to your world, where it's always so very fresh and full of wonder ~ a true place of inspiration:)

    xo, Rosemary

  6. Your mantel vignette is stunning! And, I absolutely adore your chair & linens. Maria at Dreamy Whites has a chair like that & I love it. What's a girl gotta do to get a chair like that around here? lol Best wishes and healing thoughts with your surgery, sweetie.

  7. Your mantel looks sensational! Love the tulips and your wonderful photos. I'm wishing you well with your surgery ahead of you. You take care!

  8. It all looks so lovely fresh and calm, i love you mantel shelf to. Have a lovely week, dee x

  9. I love your vignettes! I too start nesting everytime I know I am about to leave for vacation.

  10. Love your chippy bench. Yes, I think when we're ready to embark upon something we have a tendency to put things in order where we're presently at.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  11. You really know how to 'nest' beautifully. The mantle is one of the prettiest I've seen. Sure wish I had one of my own!

  12. Oh it looks so beautiful!!

    I do the same thing before I go off...it is nice to have a clean nest upon return though!!

  13. Good Morning Melinda,

    I just wanted to stop by and let you know how much I love your blog .... love your photography, and love your style. When you have a moment, I have something waiting for you on my blog. Please stop by and pick it up! Wishing you a blessed and blissful day!


  14. love your blog... so pretty... and you seem like a wonderful person.
    happy to meet you... xx pam

  15. oh how much do I love the fireplace mantle look...can you please come over and redo my fireplace mantle...lol.


  16. gorgeous vignettes melinda! oh-so-shabby chic! Happy WW!

  17. Ooh I love how you nest Melinda! Every thing looks so lovely, and in all the shades I love too. Hope all is going well with you.

  18. Beautiful! Love your mantle and everything else! I have a mantle I've been wanting to buy, but I'm not sure how to secure it to my wall. Any tips?

  19. I love what you've done with the new vignette! The sheet music looks fabulous!


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