Scavenger Hunt (Day 4)
Closet, Drawer, Floor & Backyard!
Thanks so much for joining me on my scavenger hunt again today. As the title explains I found something in a closet, something in a drawer, something on the floor, and even something in the backyard. I have been absolutely delighted with these little changes, although it might not seem like much, I think it's the little touches in and around a house that really make it that nice, cozy home we all long for.
*I didn't take before pics because it would take up too much space, so y'all will just have to imagine!
While searching through a closet I found this little yellow and blue winter berry wreath. I decided the perfect place for it would be on the knobs of my display cabinet. All I did was add a little blue ribbon and that's it! The inside of the cabinet is actually a lot darker than the picture shows so I thought the wreath would look nice there and maybe give a little "oomph" to the cabinet when the village isn't lit.
The next place I searched through was one of my linen drawers. I opened a box and was delighted to find these rose napkin rings which I hadn't used in years. To tell you the truth I had almost forgotten about them. I think they go perfect with my Valentine table.
When I looked over at the fireplace I thought it could use a little "sprucing" up. We have a very dull looking beige carpet in our family room and I thought something in front of the fireplace that had a little color would definitely spruce it up. I went searching around the house and came up with this cute little yellow/blue braided rug. That is just one of the reasons why I love decorating with most of the same colors because I can always switch things around from room to room. I think the rug gives the fireplace a little "definition," and it also evokes a feeling of warmth and coziness to me ~ not to mention it is a wonderful resting place for my"babies!"
Today was such a c o l d day here in Virginia. I bundled up and went outside to feed the birds and started thinking how I longed for Spring and some beautiful color coming back into our yard. I looked over at the acuba bush and realized that it did have color, GREEN with specks of YELLOW! I ran into the shed and got the clippers and started clipping merrily away. When I got inside I looked through another closet and found this pitcher that in the past I have used as a utensil holder. I put the beautiful acuba into the pitcher and then thought it would look even nicer and cheerier with a gingham bow attached! I can't tell y'all how nice it is to have something from my yard inside for me to enjoy.
This week has been quite an eye-opener for me. After really looking around I most definitely have an over abundance of "stuff" and the very LAST thing I need to do is buy more "stuff." I say this because I know that what will ultimately happen is it will all end up in drawers and closets and forgotten once again.
I have really been convicted by this experience and so very humbled, as well. The Lord has blessed us so richly and I need to appreciate everything I have NOW and not want more. So, instead of going out and buying more new "stuff" I plan on using the "stuff" I already have in as creative a way as I can. As for the "stuff" I know I will never use again I need to pull up my sleeves and get to work so I can donate it to people who really need it. Hmm, sounds like a good future post, don't you think ? ;o)