Monday, February 28, 2011

Time for a Change.

We've now been in the house for about 18 months. It's actually gone very quickly, but we settled in easily, and thankfully, so did our elderly cat! We are far from finished or organised, but life kinda got in the way!

I felt I needed to change a few things around, so I started with the entrance hall. This is how it has been since we first moved in:

And this is how it looks now, but still needs a little more 'tweaking':

I moved my birds nest from the powder room to go with the bird cage and birds:

I still need to add a bit more green perhaps, and think about putting something 'birdie' in the cage. I also need to play around with the weeping willow, and I literally threw it all the vase and plonked it down! I'd love a couple of vintage suitcases or chests to put under the table, but that won't be happening unless I find them on the side of the road! ;-)

I must thank Miss Mustard Seed for all of her inspiration! She groups things together so perfectly, and every time it works! I still have a lot of learning to do, but that's part of the fun of it!

Suggestions for the birdcage welcome! Balls of green moss? Another nest? A bird? Vintage books?


A-M said...

Gorgeous! Birdcage looks better up on the console. I am drawn to something green like the moss in it. I would also add maybe a small stack of pretty books on the console to add some texture and contrast. A-M xx

Karla said...

I'm sure I've seen some foam balls layered with feathers before that I liked the look of. What about something like that - perhaps a few of them hung inside bird cage with fishing line? Might be right off the mark but it's different... I'd also try and have a few pops of colour on there. Such a lovely hall stand :)

Annie@A View On Design said...

oh yeah, I love the birdcages! I bought one white and black because I couldn't decide on one, I let my friend pick one so I wouldn't have two around! I'm going to paint my gold edge mirror white, have you thought about painting it white too? I'm certain it will look better, but I'm a bit worried it won't! I'll let you know!~

Kym said...

Love what you have done..gorgeous apothecary jar and birdcage...Miss Mustard Seed is one of my favourites too! Books always look fab :) Have fun deciding and playing around XOX

Helena, The Swenglish Home said...

You have got a very welcoming entrance hall and the bird cage looks great on the table. Being a big fan of bird cages myself, I tend to think they look good just about anywhere... :-)

Again, I have to say that I really LOVE your butterfly art. The one with the pages from an atlas is great!

Thank you for your kind words on my blog - you put a big smile on my face!