Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Heavy to Light and Airy


This is a post I've shown previously, but thought I would share today on Susan's Metamorphosis Monday at Betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for those of you who might not have seen it. Some of you said you would like to see the previous red drapes hanging in the room so I've added them for this post.
I apologize if you have already seen this. Just breeze on by. ;)



To freshen up my room, I took away a lot of the heavy reds I had and pulled in a lot of creams to give it a lighter airy look for Spring and Summer like in the tablescape above.

The old McCoy vase is filled with moss and little bird eggs.



On my iron coffee table, I displayed a cream colored tray with shells I've collected from travels.


I love my crosses. They give me peace and tranquility.


Before I had heavy red drapes on the windows. I pulled them down and replaced them with cream sheers. I still can't believe it, but I bought the sheer fabric from JoAnn's on the clearance rack for $3 a yard. I came home and hung them with out very much sewing at all. In total, it took me less than 4 hours to buy, make and hang these curtains!


I bought these buttons to tie back the window treatments at JoAnn's too. I took tiny cream ribbon and ran through the buttons to tie them back.




Come in and sit awhile!

19 comments:

Deb said...

very pretty, looks so inviting, love your windows

The Charm House said...

Oh my goodness.... I love all of this!!! So sweet, so cute, just beautiful!!! Wonderful Ideas!
Hugs,
Yvette

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Marsha, thanks for joining the party! I just love your McCoy vase, so pretty. You're ready for spring now.

Mrs. G said...

So beautiful and restful. It is nice to meet you.
Hugs,
Sue

Stacey said...

Marsha, it all looks so pretty. Love the way you gathered your drapes. Looks all springy.

Chari said...

Hello Marsha...

Happy Spring Fluffing! This is my very first time to visit your blog...what a beautiful home you have!!! Your new shears are fabulous...what a great deal you got on the fabric and I love how you hung them!!! They not only give your room a fresh feel but they also give it a very soft and romantic ambiance!!! Love your new vignette, you have some really pretty things...that table you have them displayed on is gorgeous!!!

Well, I'll have to go back through some of your posts and see if I can find a photo of the red drapes...I love red and have alot of it at my place!

So very nice to meet you...
Warmest wishes,
Chari

Chari said...

Ooops...just little ol' me again! hehe! After leaving the last message I went to check out your other posts...realizing that you may be new to blogland? Anyway, I'm adding you to my list of follows...best wishes!

Chari

Kim Chalfant said...

Love your McCoy vase and the window drapes you made. Fabulous!!!

Jadehollow said...

Marsha..
Very Beautiful .. love your window treatments.
Nifty idea on the button tie backs.
Happy Fluffing!
Debbie

the pleasures of homemaking said...

The McCoy vase filled with moss is wonderful! I always change out my curtains for sheers in the summer. It really makes a difference having a lighter material at the windows. Yours look great and I like the little detail of the button tie back you made.

Manuela

foxxy said...

Your living room has an airy feeling with those curtains tied back. Your home looks very inviting.

Pixeltrash said...

I love your pretty whites and creams for Spring. I wouldn't have thought of that, but it really does work!

Kammy said...

Very nice and airy for spring! Thanks for sharing ~ Hugs, Kammy

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

nice and airy, and I love all the small touches like the moss and egg filled vase. I did like the red, though, and hope you change that back when the weather turns chillier. Blessings, Barb

xinex said...

Looks very nice, light and airy! Perfect for summer!...Christine

linda said...

I'd say you're ready for Spring! Everything looks so fresh and inviting. What a great job!

Tricia Anne said...

What a nice room. I love the light and airy feel you have created!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Melissa Miller said...

It's beautiful! :)

Just perfect for Spring.

Martha said...

Love your windows --