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Friday, January 27, 2012

Late Night Redo

So the other night I got into one of my cleaning/organizing kicks. It’s been a while since I had the energy and drive to get things done but I’m glad I had a boost. Now I’m motivated to do more. I’ve been going through my pictures and posts from last year and I’m feeling like I need to do more fun things again even if it’s just for me. It’s already time to be thinking ahead to the coming months and holidays {Valentines Day Hooray!} because they will be here before I know it and I want to be on top of things and ahead of schedule. This past Christmas went by too fast and because of my crazy hectic work schedule I didn’t really get to enjoy it. I didn’t even put up a tree or decorate. I wouldn’t have been home to enjoy much of anything anyways.
Long story short, my schedule is much different now. I have the weekends off (first time in years and years such a thing has happened) and I’m usually home 2 hours before I would have been on my old schedule. Not sure what to do with myself so I’m thinking I need to regain my creative side, blog more, go on more adventures, etc. If only I had more money to do some of these things, oh well. I can live vicariously through pictures and share with you guys. I can at least take a look at my to do list that has been sitting idle for a while. I’ve been doing some blog browsing tonight and there are some really great blogs out there inspiring me to do more.
So. When I was doing my main clean out the other night I found these pictures in my attic space which I probably put there a year and a half ago and honestly totally forgot about. I’m glad I pulled them out though because they are now adorning my wall above my desk which was blank before. Most, if not all, of the frames in my room are gold so these pull from the other parts of the room.
My living spaces are filled with items from my travels and various collections. The top painting I bought on the streets of Paris. Framed vintage Valentines and postcards. Laduree macaron box. Vintage French award placards. Handmade Valentine box from Pink Girl. My mothers childhood piggy bank and one of her old cameras. And who could forget, Jane. Plus a framed picture of her home Chawton Cottage which my mom gave me as a birthday card while we were there.

Old pictures but very pretty to look at. My mannequin, which a previous coworker pulled out of a dumpster for me years ago{gotta love free}! Postcards and such from travels and friends. Bought that ballet postcard in Montepulciano, Italy.
What are some of your favorite things to decorate with? Do you have collections that tie your living spaces together? I love design and organizing tips and suggestions. Please share!
Have a Bright Day!
Bright Girl


  1. Good for you for being on a cleaning/organizing kick. I definitely need to do that.

    Personally I like to decorate with books, candles, and shells, but I'm in Florida right now and that kind of goes with the decor. In the mountains, lots more books and antiques.

    It's fun to bring back things from vacation as you suggested too. I always try to find something so every time I see it I am reminded of a trip we enjoyed. I brought back a small wooden chicken from a Key West art gallery because chickens run wild in the street. I have a wooden sea gull from Edisto Beach in Charleston and fragrant sachets in Provence prints in my drawers from the south of France.

  2. I love finding unique things on my travels to decorate with or collect. Everything has a memory or story of some kind and that is what makes a space homey and truly represents you. :)