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!
Sincerely,
~Melinda

19 comments:

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

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  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..
    Loui♥

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

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  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.
    Hugs
    AMy

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  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

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  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.

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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  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!

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  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!!

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  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!

    Hugs,
    Paula

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

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

    Hugs.
    Rose

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

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  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.
    blessings

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  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?
    Michelle

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

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