Monday, March 19, 2012

Springing Forth with a Fresh Look!

It's time for a little freshening up with the decor around the house.
Let's start with Kramer:).
Hmmm...he doesn't seem amused with that idea so let's move on to the actual decor.
The bowl on the table hosts a bouquet of dried hydrangeas from our garden last year.
The base of the bowl used to have a beautiful crystal dish attached that met it's fate one day when Kramer did a flying leap onto the edge of the table sending it tumbling to the floor in a pile of crystal ruins. 
When we changed one of our light fixtures recently I thought this stained glass globe from the fixture we removed would be lovely as a dish so I attached it to the surviving base from the table tumble and, voila, a new footed bowl!
Thank goodness the crystals survived the table tumble.
What is spring without birds?
And what is a Victorian house without a mantel of cherubs and rose covered porcelains?
Even the bathroom got a new look!
Whether it's a cozy spot in the bedroom,
a quiet spot for correspondence to friends and family,
or a place for a lady to prepare for the day,
the beauty is in the details.
 A silver vase with feathers and antique combs make for a lovely bouquet of days gone by.
 Details of curves and angles.
Hatpins of varying heights with silk roses add a bit of softness.
Each of the hatpins is a miniature piece of art. 
Whether it's a graceful spray of roses and flying cherubs,
an heirloom silver brush resting on a delicate vintage doilie,
soft lace panels cascading over a window,
hidden treasures within a silver box,
shadowy designs reflecting from the rosey glow of a lamp,
or the profile of a favorite furry blog star,
the beauty is in the details.
Now that we've decorated, how about a cup of tea?
None of the decorating in this post cost a penny.
Everything was found within the house so the new look cost
Now that's priceless!


  1. Just beautiful Kim..I so love everything you do..I need ti spring clean around my poor house..Great what you did with the bowl..Pray all is well in your world my friend.Hugs and smiles Gloria

  2. You have finished the spring musical chairs thing and I am thinking about it...opps Kramer.. You need to take better flight to keep in moms best graces...

  3. When you come to visit, can you detail my house too? Love everything you did - of course I can't do the feathers unless they're out of Cassie's reach:) See you soon. SC

  4. Hello KIm!
    Love your decorating touch. Your HOME is lovely and it was a treat to get to see what you've shared.

    Kim, Is it possible to purchase one of your books directly from you after you autograph a copy for me? I'd pay additional for postage and handling. Please let me know. So very excited for you!

    God bless and shine on,

  5. I always find myself reading with my mouth open when I come across a blog like yours. All those beautiful's true. Just gorgeous..all of it!

  6. Love shopping the house for decorating tweaks! The beauty is indeed in the details!

  7. Hi Kim,

    I enjoyed having a tour of your beautiful home and love all your Spring touches. Also how lovely your old hair combs are and the silver brush.
    Have a happy week


  8. Hi, I so enjoy your blog. And the scriptures, thankyou. Your house is lovely and what fun it is to move things around to get a new look without spending any money. :) I would love to have you come and visit me on my blog. Happy Spring!

  9. You have no idea how much I loved this walk through your beautiful Spring home Kim!!! Your home is everything a Victorian beauty should be!!!! Kramer needs to be a little nimbler on those toes of his, doesn't he??? But the fix was as beautiful as the original so I imagine he got a sweet kiss for that : )
    It is so good to come by this morning and visit and tea will you my sweet friend!
    hugs from me...

  10. OMG .. What a delightful virtual visit to your lovely home... I do love touring... How charming and special each room is ...I loved your idea for creating a new flowers vase...How clever!!! Now was it Kramer or you who thought of that ( ha ha)... I'm always cheered by your big bouquet of yellow rose on the header of your blog... Gorgeous !!!... Have a Happy day ... HUGS

  11. You have such beautiful things! Your bathroom is so gorgeous! You have such great taste, with all kinds of nice touches everywhere. It's nice to mix things up once in a while, to get a new perspective on everything.

  12. Oh, you have inspired me with these photos! It really enhances the commonplaces of life to make them enjoyable by having and using beautiful things. I am just starting my own Victorian blog and yours is a grand example to follow.