Monday, August 04, 2008

Moving things around

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Yesterday I was in the mood to move some things around. That tiered table used to be next to the sofa but it was too crowded over there since I bought the hutch so I moved it over to the other side of the room.
In it's place I put my small tray table. I even put the lemon drops in another jar. This jar came from Costco last December. It's so heavy!
A couple weeks ago, I moved my Christie Repasy painting (it's actually a canvas print, the originals are out of my budget!) from my bedroom to my dining room. I feel like I can really enjoy it more now that it's downstairs!
I don't know what it is about moving things around that makes me happy. I love how everything looks so fresh and clean with just a few changes!

We had fun selling at the flea market on Saturday. I made about $90. Most of my things were only $1-$2 each. My highest price item was a wine rack for $20. Lauren made about $70 just from cleaning out her closet! She was thrilled! The only thing I bought there was lunch! It was hot so I really wasn't in the mood to walk around much. It was fun just sitting in our booth and doing some people-watching.

Later this week I'm going to have a great giveaway so make sure you check back for that!


Brenda Kula said...

Well, you did a beautiful job moving stuff around! I too love the feeling it gives me (sort of a decorating "high", isn't it, Cindy?) from merely moving something to where I can look at it in another spot. Gives me a new appreciation for it somehow!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love to move stuff around as well. Even though the objects are the same, you look at them a little differently.

Jackie said...

Love the jar and the painting!!!
I'm always moving things around as well! Makes it feel new. lol.

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Moving things around always perks me up! I am doing some of that today and my spirits are lifting :-)

Daisy Cottage said...

I so agree - love moving things around.. always feels so fresh and fun! And YOUR rearranging results are lovely - everything is coming up Cindy-pretty!!


Sweet Designs said...

I love moving things too, I don't have alot of choices in my current home though, but I sure enjoyed seeing your changes.

Niesz Vintage Home said...

The room looks lovely!
Moving furniture around makes me happy, too.
And it motivates me to clean. LOL

Kimberly :)

Joanne Kennedy said...

I think you could pile all your things into the middle of the room or on top of each other and it still would look lovely.

You really do have such nice things! Everything goes together so well.

Would love to have seen what you you sold at the flea market. I bet if you list things here people would snatch them up so fast, just because they came from YOU.

Can't wait to see what your giveaway is.


Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy! I too like to rearrange but you know somehow I always end up back where I started!lol I love your Christie print and swear I'm going to learn to paint roses!!! You made money at the flea market and I spent $5. Sunday! Being hot sure does help save money! Room looks great as always - Jeannette

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Moving stuff around does make you feel like you've got something new...even if it is just accessories! Your pictures are so pretty. Love your blog!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Beautiful!! Love the painting!

Bella said...

You have a beautiful room there, I love Costco, you never know what you will find. I got an aqua blue vase on clearance for $7, just in time for my bedroom/bathroom makeover...and it was the right when that happens:)

The Flea market sounds like fun!


Jean said...

The great thing about moving things around is that it gives you a new look without spending any money. I love your rearrange.
Have a great Monday.
Jean in Virginia

Jan and Tom's Place said...

I love the way things look when moved around, too! It's like you get a different prospective of each see it with new eyes!!

Love what you've done!


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love to "move things around" too. One of my favorite things to do!
Your home is always lovely....

Shelia said...

Afternoon, Cindy! I love all your rooms moving aroundness! You do everything so beautifully. You know, some people are just born with an eye for beautifulness and you are one of these folks. Oh, think really hard about Bathroom Beauty Snapping - you might be surprised at how much fun you'll have!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

lisa said...

Cindy ~ I love that huge jar from Costco, it's amazing. I like the way that you chose to rearrange the furniture. I am always moving things around.



It looks pretty as usual! I had to laugh at Joanne Kennedy's comment, that is so funny! Come by and visit some time it has been awfully lonely over hear at Rose Vine Cottage! I've missed ya!

Connie said...

Ooooh, Cindy, my daughter said it's hot down there since we left. I'm needing some advice on my "remodeled wall" and putting stuff back up on the wall. Take a look TOMORROW after I've posted pix of the wall in its completion, sweetpea. I'll then have what my "tentative plans" are for it and how I should put it. I'm seriously needing advice!!! I'll have it painted by then also - (she says while furiously painting!!!).

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I like to move things around also. My hubby used to kid me and say he never knew what corner he'd be sleeping in at night .
I can move things around and people think I have something new !

I love your jar !

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I like the new look. Moving around stuff sure does revitalize a tired space. I was told it's good for the carpet too. Evens the "wear".
Glad you did well with your flea market and $90 is nothing to sneeze at :0). I'll check back to see what up for the week.

Mary said...

Oh, I always loved to move things around with my mother. I think that is where I got my love of decorating. Your home looks amazing, as usual. I love the painting -- so pretty!

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Liz said...

You do a great job! I put a lemon drop jar on a buffet in our family room after reading your post several months ago. Our family room is predominantly Blue and White. So it added just the perfect pop of color at just the right space.

I know what you mean about moving things around. It all looks new again.


Hey Cindy I thought the same thing!I'll just remove the veneer, which is already lifting, and I pulled some of it off . Everyone thinks I'm nuts but I think it has potential.

sharie said...

I love moving stuff around. It can completely change the feel of a room.
You must have been very strict with yourself only selling and not buying. Well doen with your profit.

Anonymous said...

as always, your living room looks awesome. I constantly move things around in my house too, and I too get a kick out of
great job!!

Frankie Kins said...

Cindy, I LOVE your blog! It is so inspiring. Ever since I moved from a 5 bedroom home on the golf course in Colorado to a two bedroom apartment in So. California in the IE (because of a job transfer for my husband) I have been uninspired.

Come spend a weekend with me and help me transform this place! LOL

Your blog has helped me realize I can still decorate my way, even if I live in an apartment.

Thanks, Cindy!


Rosemary said...

I love the way your room looks Cindy. That jar is really pretty!!
Glad you had a good day at the flea market.
Have a great week,

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That painting is just beautiful! You have incredible taste. Your home, as always, looks really lovely!


Virginia said...

Its good for the energy of a room to move thigs around,plus its also fun. You always do a great job all your rooms are beautiful. I started my owm blog, but I am still learning. I hope someday my blog is as beautiful as yours.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Everything looks so pretty Cindy. I find that once I get things the way I like them they stay that way forever. ~ Hope your summer is going great. ~ Lynn

Joyce on her Justified Journey said...

I'm impressed that Lauren was willing to get rid of things. My 14yo loves, loves new things, but hates parting with the old. Must tell her about how Lauren did. That may be her inspiration and motivation!

I love to people watch also! Such fun!!

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love to change things aroung also. It is a fresh feeling.Everything looks so pretty.
Take care,

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

You did a great job rearranging things in your living room. And. . . I'm very proud of you Cindy. . . you went to the flea market and did not buy a thing!!



Kelly Maria said...

I too, am a chronic "mover" My hubby does not think I can clean house without moving a piece of furniture to another place. There has been times he would go to bed and awaken to the living room completely redone. I give him fits! Ha!
As always you make everything so lovely!!
Beautiful Blessings~Kelly Maria

Robyn said...

Congrats on the money making skills of you both! What a hoot it is to sit and watch people! Who are on the hunt...
Come by and say hello when you get a chance..miss seeing you there! And by the way you are so like me with moving things around!

Tara said...


Sometimes moving stuff around feels like a new room, right? Looks great!

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi Cindy~ Just left from Flickr over to here. Everything is so lovely. I know what you mean about moving things around. Put's a new spin on things and keeps it fresh...i have been up to the same!
Have a great day!
xxxooo Ruth

serenitymeadow said...

I call this puttering. It is a great relaxing occupation! You did a lovely job of rearranging. Everything is very pretty!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Everything looks great. I esp. love the bright lemon drops in the jar. What punch!
Congrats on your sales!