Monday, March 7, 2011

a little green


Every year my son's neighborhood hosts a St. Patrick's Day block party.  And as somewhat of the ringleader of this event, my son, with the help of his father-in-law, builds a pub every year in his driveway (here's last years).  So, this Sunday we went over to help them get ready for the upcoming party this weekend and I started getting in the festive St. Patrick's Day mood.  So, it motivated me to finally get rid of the Valentine's that was still lingering around the fireplace.  Also, I like any excuse to switch up my mantle.  I actually just love moving things around my house in general.  It feels like cleaning out your refrigerator...  its a fresh, clean start.  I moved some green bottles I had outside in to my mantle and took this picture off my desk to throw up there as well.  Then I added some green olive leaves and *wa-la* a whole new, fresh look.  


I have this old journal/log book that I picked up at a flea market, so I ripped out the day of March 17th and glued it to the front of one of the jugs...



As I was adding olive leaves here and there about the house, I also came across these little green books I randomly picked up at a flea market a while back.  I had nothing in mind when I bought them, but loved them and was so excited to put them out in a festive way....


I also moved a couple other things around in my attempt to freshen up the place and love the way this frame that I took off the mantle looks in its new spot...


I also found this painting that used to hang in my daughter's bathroom thrown on the floor (apparently she decided it no longer fit the look of her room) and I was quite glad to add it to my front room...


Do you enjoy moving things all around the house?  Do you think it has something to do with spring and wanting a clean, fresh start to everything?

3 comments:

janine said...

Yes to both questions Bev. I love nothing better than to switch things around at home here. I find it quite therapautic and I think there are lessons there for scale and portion etc., that are better than just looking at heaps of pictures in magazines.

Have a great day tomorrow.

Janine
XXOO
Tasmania, Australia

Susan Crabtree said...

LOVE your touch of green! I just clicked over & saw your son's Irish pub block party-it is so amazing & FUN! Thanks for sharing!

thecrankyqueen said...

The green bottle are fab! ALSO, I am in love with the oil painting of the lady. I love those "Sunday Afternoon Amateur" paintings. I plan on posting a ST. PADDY'S DAY post tonite. Sneak a peek later on. Tiff

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