TUESDAY SPARKS: CHANGING & REARRANGING….

Good morning!  I’m at it again, changing something up on one of my blogs.  New header and theme here (above)…inspired by some of the other changes I’ve been making in my interiors (at home).

First I rearranged the top of one of my country cupboards, the one that has been home to my Peter Pan collection for a long while.

Here’s what it looked like before (below), a little crowded.  I enjoyed it like that, until I didn’t:

 

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Now…

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The Baker’s Rack was next; check out how it has been for a while….(below)

 

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Now…Some Peter Pan figurines have migrated over here…focusing in on the top shelves….

 

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While I’m at it, let’s look at my little Jelly cupboard, untouched for a long time…

 

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I took at whack at it, moving the dolls on top to some inner cubbies…and now the space is completely different, featuring a photo of Heather and Noah in a Mary Engelbreit frame (left), and a Coca Cola piggy bank on the right…

 

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Some of the benefits…less dusting on the tops of a couple of the cupboards…but there will be more dusting on the Baker’s Rack.  LOL.

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Today I’m reading and loving a book set near Seattle, on one of the islands…a mystery, some secrets that could be dangerous…and a young woman trying to start over.  What’s Become of Her, by Deb Caletti, is from Amazon Vine.

 

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What fascinating things are keeping you busy today?  What do you enjoy doing when you feel restless?

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CREATIVE SPARKS: SATURDAY SNAPSHOT — HEARTH & HOME — JUNE 9

Sparks are flying around the blogosphere again today, as we join in with Alyce, At Home With Books, to showcase our Saturday Snapshots.

After enjoying last weekend with grandkids, I started thinking about the arrangement of my living room.  I wanted change.  And even though I’ve changed various pieces in the living room, dining room, etc., two large pieces seemed unchangeable.  I could only ever visualize the big sofa and love seat as they have been since I moved in five years ago.  Like this.

Love seat and sofa at right angles

 

But my granddaughter is very much an “outside the box” thinker, and while I’ve been known to do the same, I was stymied.  Stuck.

But then she said:  Put one of the pieces on the diagonal. 

And I realized that would work.   Plus, the fireplace is already at an angle.  So here’s what I came up with….

Sofa on the diagonal, facing loveseat
Another view

 

Facing the fireplace head-on

 

So as I sit back with my book and gaze around, I am satisfied.  For now.

And I have to laugh as I think about all that huffing and puffing and sweating in order to make the changes.  It was morning, fortunately, but was already heading toward a hot day.  But the best part?  Finding inspiration from an unexpected source.

After I washed away the toil of the morning, I went to lunch with a friend…and relaxed.

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Now I’m off to visit your blogs…and see what you’ve snapped this week.