3.17.2011

Organized Chaos


Splendid little Spaces to Admire & Inspire

Wow, I can't beleive how bad I have been about posting. Shame on me! I am usually religious when it comes to blogging. This must not become a habit. 

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. This week is God's gift to all students, the long awaited, much anticipated, spring break.. ahh. Thank you for all of your kind, bon voyage wishes. My trip to Nashville was the best 29-hour-getaway I think I've ever had. When she heard we were visiting, my sweet Aunt offered us her beautiful home to stay in. Their family is spending the week in Florida, so Tom & I enjoyed the house all to ourselves. I did a little shopping while I was there. I found a very, figure-flattering, Susana Monaco halter & two pairs of chunky, gladiator style sandals.. along with several other not needed but badly wanted items.

I wish I had cute photos of the trip to display :( I still haven't discovered the solution to taking pictures when it's just you and another person. I always get a kick out of people who still take those terribly unflattering, myspace posed pictures. I don't care if you model for Victoria's Secret, no one looks good in a picture they took of themselves. 

So today I thought I'd do a little pick-me-up post. These fabulous little arrangements are here to inspire some sprucing up. If the knick-knacks on my end tables, coffee tables, kitchen counter, cosmetic cubby, etc. don't get rearranged every so often, I get bored. I find that rearranging little spaces such as these is the quickest, easiest, and usually thriftiest way to change the mood of a room. Plus, it's an instant mood booster & allows you to use your creative streak. If it has been over a month since you mixed up the books on your nightstand or picture frames in your living room, it's time to get inspired & go to work!

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Little trays are always great places to organize your gizmos in. Flowers: an absolute MUST. 

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Using clutches & wallets to accessorize shelves & tables is fashionable, feminine way to spice up a space. I love how this little, gold handbag is being used as a bookend. I would have never thought of this!

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I have a habit of going into bookstores & instead of looking for books to read, I look for books to display! 

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I am always looking for new ways to arrange my cosmetics & toiletries. Teacups, vintage china, & plastic organizers (like the ones on the right) look great. Try buying a 10", glass jar (hobbylobby or michaels has cheap ones) and stuff it with colorful soaps, ribbons, or bracelets. 

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Love these washed out, beachy color themes!

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I would LOVE to find one of these fabulous, portable organizers. I am talking compartment GALORE. This is an accessory queen's dream!

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Animal print: my latest obsession. There is something exotic & wild about zebra & leapoard. Mixing them with turquoise, coral, pinks looks best. 

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14 comments:

  1. LOVE all of the photos. I am loving hermes orange right now as well ! So inspiring thanks for sharing :)

    xxLily
    goldandgray.blogspot.com

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  2. Welcome home - hope you had a well deserved rest. It is lovely to get inspired by these beautiful photos. I love the way that flowers are featured in almost all of them -- being a florist I can't help myself.
    Your ideas are perfect. It's funny, I have just bought myself a little table to sit by my new chair, just for knick nacks and the odd glass of wine or sup of tea, I had done the same - so far it has a book ( sweet life in paris) ---awesome, some flowers in a vintage jug and two of my little boxes, mixing it up is wonderful!

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  3. Welcome home, sweetie. This post is a definite pick me up. Thank you :) xoxo

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  4. This post is certainly wonderful, so fresh, bright and cheery!! Xoxoxo

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  5. Oh Katy-I'm with you. I'm always changing things up. Keeps things interesting. :)

    Regarding Nashville-I LOVE Nashville. I consider it the city where Mr. MBL and I fell in love, or at least started to.
    Glad you had a blast!

    P.S. Thanks so much for following!!!

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  6. Loving these images...such gorgeous colors!

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  7. So glad that you had a great time in Nashville!! I have only been there once, but I loved it!!

    Love all of your inspiration pictures, especially the little trays and the flowers.

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  8. Photos are gorgeous..love all the arrangements on books and pretty items!! Have a great weekend x

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  9. dreaming of that Hermes Tray!
    <3 Cara
    Lilac and Grey

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  10. These images are stunning! I especially love the polka dot plates!

    Xo
    Melissa

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  11. I love your blog, too! Such beautiful images!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!! I'm so new, so it's awesome to know someone stopped in!

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  12. Your blog is incredible! Thanks for stopping by so I could find you. I love your inspiration images today, that red lacquer chest is to die for.

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  13. Wow absolutely beautiful images. Happy to have found your blog! Newest follower

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  14. just found your fabulous blog through recycled, consign and design!!
    i'm loving all these photos! what great inspiration!!

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