New Find Equals New Look

5.30.2011

I hope everyone had a good long weekend. We got a lot of yard work done, but I still have some more things to accomplish around here. I'm really not doing anything except getting the house presentable. I have a very special guest coming by for a visit this Friday. I am finally going to meet a blogging buddy. In fact if it had not been for her telling me to jump into the blogging world I probably wouldn't have. Do you think you know who it is? I know some of you will guess. I am so excited!

Anyway, onto the post at hand. A couple of weeks ago when I went to the flea market and purchased the three vintage pots that I showed you I also bought this other potted plant mainly for the container. The plants are bromeliads and I hope they do well, but if not I have a pretty container. Here are some changes made to my sideboard in the foyer.

 This is the container of bromeliads. There are several in this pot. The guy said they were grown inside so that they would do well inside. He said they just need some good light.

No problem with that here. We have lots of windows and plenty of light coming in.
I love the handles on this pot.

Of course when I added the new plant then other things had to change here, too.

I added this stack of vintage books and set a magnifying glass on top.

I then added this bird picture that I had put away upstairs in the storage room. One of these days I will show you my junk storage room that is filled to the rim. Please don't call the Hoarders show.

I like the added layer by leaning the picture against the mirror.

Love the patina of this container and the design. Not so sure I love being stuck by those pricklies.

Y'all are probably sick of me changing things, but that is what I do and why I started sharing my changes with this blog. Just think how tired Mr. Savvy is. He just rolls his eyes!

Do any of you have a clue who is coming by for a short visit? They will be on their way to her friend's house not too far from me and they go right by my exit to get there so I get a visit from her and her husband and kids and even the dog. Bailey will be so excited, too.

Enjoy your week!

Kim

Joining the following:
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A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday






45 comments:

  1. I love that planter. I can't wait to hear how you do with the Bromilades. I am always looking for an easy plant to have. I am sure your stash is incredible. I love that you shop your house! I can't figure out who is coming but it sounds like so much fun!
    Lacy

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  2. Kim this is a lovely vignette. I love the plant and the planter. The books adds depth. Thanks for sharing, and I've learned about this indoor plant too! Hugs!

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  3. Looks great, Kimmie! Now I wonder who's coming to see you? :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Just gorgeous! I love the bird print. The pot is pretty too!

    Have a great week!

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  5. My guess is Debbie from Debbiedoos =)

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  6. I agree with Andrea. I think it's Debbie. Won't you ladies have fun!

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  7. Love your new planter, it is wonderful and I really like the black color and the black lamp. Beautiful vignette. I also like your sister's porch. It looks fabulous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Ooh....love suspense! and the bromiliad too! I have a ton of them and they are the easiest plant in the world to keep. Let them dry completely between watering...and don't let the soil stay super wet in that container. Doesn't look like there is any drainage.

    btw. Most bromiliads only need water dripped into the center of part of them, with an occasional wetting down of the surrounding soil. Hope this helps!

    Holding my breath for you this week!:)

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  9. Your new container looks great, Kim, as does your rearranging. The plants are so pretty, they might be worth a poke now and then. I'll guess--Debbie of Debbiedoos? Have fun!

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  10. What a great container and I love your new arrangement, Kim! Those books are wonderful and I love the added magnifying glass to the top of them.

    I have no guess on who's visiting you, but it sounds very exciting! I hope you have a great time!

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  11. Kim,
    Nice change! I adore using vintage books with my decor. That print of the birds is gorgeous!!! Enjoy your company. I'm clueless...wish it was me! HA!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  12. Kim love the new container. I really think the pop of black looks great in your entry. How fun to meet up with a blogging friend. It is like no other experience I have ever had. I guess it is probably like meeting a pen pal like in the movie Julie/Julia. I guess it is Debbie Doos. I know you and her are pretty close blogging friends! How exciting!!! I am soooo excited for you!!! Have fun, xo Kathysue

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  13. Love the vintage books. They look awesome.

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  14. I'm guessing it is Debbie! Can't wait to find out. Have a great week.

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  15. Love your new container. The vintage books and magnifying glass are the perfect touch.

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  16. well of course Debbie..........you 2 go back to rate my space when i was on there i rem you 2 so well....and what a long way you 2 have gone, so gald your getting to meet what a fun time.....

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  17. love the new vignette.. have fun with your visitor..

    xoxoxo
    Sonny

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  18. Your new container has a wonderful old world charm! It really suites the lovely dresser you have it on. Layering objects always excites me. It give my eyes so much detail to enjoy! And you are a pro at it!
    How fun you are having blogging company. So am I! Pinky from Designs By Pinky is coming friday for lunch. It is such a blessing to make new friends through blogs!
    Yvonne

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  19. I love this new vignette Kim!
    This is what i love about blogging...I can show my husband all the time that i'm not the only crazy lady who constantly moves things around!!! Yeah he rolls his eyes too!!

    I loved what you did to your sisters porch!

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  20. Love the blue pot! Excited to see who will visiting you!
    Blessings!!

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  21. Hey Kim love your new vignette. I am guessing it's Debbie and if I'm right I am so jealous(LOL)!! Martina

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  22. love the new planter. But, girl I can't believe you had that bird print tucked away, it is beautiful! Really like all the black together.

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  23. This is a great post for Tabletop Tuesday. So pretty! I like the bromeliads. They remind me of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors!

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  24. I already know who it is! She and I chatted and she gave me the scoop so I won't give it away! That is one sticky plant there! Be careful! I love that lamp. I don't think I have seen it! I am sure I have, but I don't remember it!

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  25. Love the new display Kim! I would have guessed Rhoda except that you just had lunch with her awhile back. Hmmmm....not sure.

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  26. Kim you have some smart friends out here!~ Can't wait and we are looking forward to it. Lucy can't wait to meet Bailey and perhaps even get a picture near that beautiful pond. Love the new planter too, cool plant.

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  27. Looks great. Love the magnifying glass and the books!
    ~Heidi

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  28. I just love the container with the plants. and the bird picture is looking just right there. I like change too nothing wrong with changes...keeps life interesting.
    KAT
    have fun with your visitors

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  29. I love your planter Kim! It looks great on your sideboard. My guess was Debbie, too! Debbie and I have yet to get together and we live about 40 minutes from each other! Glad you are getting together!!!

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  30. I never tire of your decorating so don't stop sharing with us. In fact your green guest room (the first version) is my inspiration for my bedroom right now. I have been painting all weekend. Hope I can finish this week.

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  31. The plant holder is a lovely addition, Kim... The plants look lovely !!!

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  32. I knew it was Debbie! Your new changes looks wonderful. Love the planter and the stack of books. Have fun with your get together.
    Sherry

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  33. Love the Bromeliad and the container! Great changes Kim. I am working on the dining room sideboard. Sort of stuck, maybe need a trip to the lake to get rid of the brain cobwebs!:-)

    I am pretty sure I know who you are meeting.

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  34. A dynamic environment reflects a dynamic person. Don't ever stop changing things up.

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  35. Beautiful new planter, Kim !! And, love the new vignette ... nice to see the bird print there, too. Have fun with DebbieDoooooo. :)

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  36. Gorgeous vignettes! I especially love the first pot/planter!
    Stacy

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  37. I love the planter Kim, looks great with the mirror and bird picture. You should see my basement. LOL
    Have fun with your friend, so nice to meet a blogging friend!

    Rondell

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  38. Your changes look fab Kim! Is your visitor Susan from Between Naps on The Porch?
    xo
    Penny

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  39. oops read all of the comments and now know it is Debbie. have fun!!

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  40. Kim, I never tire of seeing your gorgeous home and how you change things about. Keeps life interesting. That said, I wish I had you here to move my things about. ;-) Would love to take advantage of your fresh style and eye for detail.
    Thanks for sharing the posts. All terrific!
    Have fun with the visitors. Debbie Dooooo ?????
    ~ Sarah

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  41. I know who it is!!!! It's Debbie!!!! Y'all lucky dogs!!!

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  42. I love the planter, but crazy bibliophile that I am, I was immediately drawn to the books. A stack of old books like this always makes a house feel full of knowledge.

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  43. Ahhh I love it all!!! I've been a follower for a while now, but noticed your post on Marty's TTT. I love the vintage books, the beautiful sideboard, the magnifying glass, and the tin for the "whatever the plant was called..lol" I had to laugh when I read your 'don't call the hoarders show' I have blogged a couple times about that..LOL I feel that's me most days when I get into the organizing spirit!!

    ANYWAYS! I love your vignette...Have a wonderful day!

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  44. Isn't it funny how changing one small thing causes us to have to remodel the whole room??? I'm not sure my husband even notices any more.
    My sister does great with bromeliads - I can kill anything! Hope yours thrives but you will indeed have a great container. Love love love your books.
    Thanks so much for linking up to my party.
    Rhonda - who votes Debbie too

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  45. Love your new Planter, the lovely Old Books and that beautiful cabinet it is sitting upon! *swooning* Your Photos of the vignette are fabulous!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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