Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thank you for your ideas!

Last week I told you about my decorating dilemma (click here to get more details) about my little landing at the top of our stairway. I had a vase full of silk flowers that sat there for probably 14 years.
I was tired of it and ready for a change. I asked all of you out there in Blogland for your advice and to give me ideas on what I should put there.
I got lots of great new ideas from you and I incorporated a few of them into what I ended up with. I put a basket full of dried hydrangeas there next to that big neat birdhouse my neighbor gave me and added a little ceramic bunny.
I think it looks great and fits in perfectly with the rest of the house decor. It's the romantic country cottage look.
Here's the view from the top looking down.
I really like how it looks. The birdhouse cleaned up really nicely, I found out it didn't have a bottom to it, so it was empty!
Thank you everyone for sharing such great ideas and giving me inspiration. I am still really busy with planning the shower and getting my home ready. One of my blogging friends, Ruth Hull Chatlien, said "spiral notebook time, huh?" and she was so right! You should see my to do list and my grocery list! I am having a Victorian tea party theme and I can't wait to use all my neat antique crystal and dishes. I want Brittany and all my guests to feel totally pampered and special.

Wishing all of you out there a great Friday!!!

"Every word of God is flawless; He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him." Proverbs 30:5

Fondly, Sharon


luvmy4sons said...

Oh I LOVE that you can use the old birdhouse! I love it! I sure do need you to come on over to my place and FIX me! LOL!

Linda said...

Sharon, this is a such a darling vignette on the landing...all the pieces look so pretty together and I love the new picture too.
Sunday is going to be a special the theme. Brittany, and all your guest will feel totally are such a awesome person, I know the day will be perfect. I look forward to lots of pictures.. Hugs, Linda

p.s. I can only imagine your lists:)

lady jane said...

Oh wow, this *is* a nice change! I love the soft appeal of the dried hydrangea with the birdhouse, and the bunny for a bit of whimsy. :o)

Very nice!

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Oooh, I thought you should put that old birdhouse there, but I wasn't sure if you'd want something that rustic. I love that you combined it with a few other pretty things. It's a great balance.

Isn't it great how God provided what you needed for that spot?

Judy said...

Perfect! I love where you put it, and I can't wait to see pictures from the bridal shower. What a wonderful party theme.
Have a great Friday.

My Grandkids ROCK said...

Sharon, I need to see your list of things to do for the shower. My Mindy is getting married on August 23 and we need lists. We have ideas, friends with stuff we can use and we need to get organized. HELP!! Pam

Dottie said...


That is sooooo cute!! I love it!!
Have a blessed day!

TattingChic said...

Lovelt Vignette. How fortunate to have such a lovely home.

Julieann said...

Your landing is awesome---I like both the ways you had it:)


Simply Heart And Home said...


It looks perfect! Love the little bunny. :)

linda said...

Love the new look on your landing...I've always been a big hydrangea fan.

I can't wait to see and hear all about the shower on Sunday. I know you will make it so special for Brittney and her friends and family. She is such a lucky girl to be joining your family and especially for gaining you as a MIL!

I knew that they were engaged but didn't realize a wedding date had been set...when is the big day?

shekinahhvac said...

how cute is that, I love what you did. I love old birdhouses. I think it looks wonderful.
Blessings to you!

D'Rae said...

It looks great! I really love that old birdhouse!

Kim said...

I love the updated look. Have fun with the shower.

Lille meg said...

Beautiful result! I love the new look.
I have an award for you on my blog. please go and get it, it is well deserved.
Happy weekend to you!:)

Ruthie said...

I like the way your staircase looks now - it's very restful and full of whimsey. A really nice change.
Have a wonderful time planning for the shower. That's always so much fun.

Pearl said...

Hi Sharon... I agree with the other ladies... your new design is so pretty! You just can't go wrong with hydrangea's + bunnies + bird houses, can you?! Also, I liked the change you made on the landing wall... that vertical framed picture really adds to the clean lines and aids in pulling the eyes upward to see things!

A Victorian Tea Party sounds wonderful and I am sure you'll do an amazing job pulling it off. Looking forward to seeing photos of it all... how FUN!!

Hope your weekend is awesome... I'm off to read more and catch up! God bless...


Mardell said...

Hi Sharon! The birdhouse looks great up there. It was meant to be!

Your house will be brimming with fun on Sunday! It'll be so beautiful, I'm sure! :o) Wish I lived next door...I'd run you over a few loaves of Zuchinni bread that I just made this afternoon! Yum!

Enjoy the shower dear, sweet, soon-to-be MIL!! :o)


PS: LOVE the barstools! The design on the backs are really pretty!

Brenda said...

I love it Sharon. It looks waem and welcoming.

Sondra said...

Looks good. I am glad you brought the birdhouse in doors. The weathered look is great but if it were to stay outside too long it might just rot away :)
Love the bar stools too!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Love it Sharon it looks great and that birdhouse is awesome.

Hugs - Karen

Jan Parrish said...

What a great place for that bird house! Looks so much better up there now. Great selection.

A Romantic Porch said...

That just looks darling!

Penless Thoughts said...

What a grand look and I love it that you used the new "old" birdhouse!!! Wish I could come to your tea totally shower:o) I know it will be grand and memorable.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sharon!
It looks fabulous! Perfect touch for that spot!
Have fun with your Victorian Tea Party Shower! If the bride-to-be is a lover of collections or vintage things you could have each guest bring their own cup & saucer to the tea party and then they gift it to the bride-to-be. Instant cup and saucer collection with very special meaning! Just a thought!
Hugs, Sherry

Jaderocks said...

Hi Sharon I missed reading your blog. I'm trying to catch up with everyone. I love the new decorations. I'm right there with using your lists for the shower. Take lots of pictures. I'm sure it will be wonderful. I'll be back to read more.
Have a great Day

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