Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Blue, Green and Mama Hazel

Well, it takes some of us longer than others to get our decorating mojo going. The console in our foyer is always a place of decorating  joy and frustration for me. That's kind of like most things in life... the things that bring the most joy usually bring a little frustration at times too (the image of me sheepishly trying to get a moon pie open at midnight when everyone else is asleep comes to mind). Sometimes with decorating you know the "feel" you want, but the elements to bring that feeling about just don't seem to fall into place. And then you find a picture frame that you love and you know just what picture you want to put in it.

This is a frame that I found in Davidson, NC and knew this picture of my husband's grandmother (Mama Hazel) with some of her cousins was just the picture to place in the blue and ivory washed frame. The picture was taken in the mid 1920s. Mama Hazel is the sweet little girl on the far left.


Then I found these vintage books at The Depot antique mall in the colors I love.


When I returned home I remembered the two olive colored candle holders I had stored in this very console. I pulled them out and added the battery operated candles that my mother gave me and some rolls of thread (which just so happen to have been pulled out of the mill where The Depot is now located) to this lantern which I already had.


Then I went up to the storage room and brought down this lamp that actually made it through our fire several years ago. I had a little trouble finding a lampshade for it until I remembered Lowe's has a good selection... and voila, an old lamp with a new lampshade. 


I lucked into a rug that was 25 percent off an already marked down price at TJ Maxx in just the right colors.... and all of the sudden the look was coming together.


Now I know this look may be a little too linear for some, but I'm happy with it. It's also the soft look of blue, green and sweet Mama Hazel that I needed after all the Christmas decor was finally down.


And I think the new colors on the console tie in well the colors in the great room. See the "something here" above the pictures over the sofa. That's because I'm looking for something to go on this tall wall that many of us try to deal with.


This table is also in the great room and has a bowl  and framed butterfly with the same soft blues on the console.



The hydrangea filled vase on the console complements this chair backing up to the staircase in the great room.


 So there you have it.... a redone, refeathered console in the foyer....finally!


melinda

I'm linking up with:

The Dedicated House
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Jennifer Rizzo
Mod Vintage Life
Common Ground
Coastal Charm
A Stroll Thru Life
Savvy Southern Style
The Charm of Home
Under the Table and Dreaming

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  1. The items on the console are perfect. I spend so much time trying to get things right. Yours just works together.

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  2. Beautiful!!! These are the same colors that I am so in love with right now...I found you on Tuesday's Treasures...LOVE the vase & rug!

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  3. love the colors and pieces you've chosen.. I can also see these pieces and the vignettes that will evolve thru the seasons .. what a welcoming area you've made.

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  4. Love, love, love the frame and those vintage books! I've been searching everywhere for affordable vintage books and haven't found any yet! I'm jealous! Looks great!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  5. What a pretty house you have! Love that big gorgeous console and the colors in the rug!

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  6. Thank you,ladies for the sweet comments! Lisa- thanks for showing me how to back up my blog. You made it easy for even someone as computer inept as me to do!
    Melinda

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  7. Oh my I really like your mix of things and the colors. I love that console piece too! What a hunk! I adore that large lantern! I just saw a huge lantern on a table at the Nell Hill's Blog and got it in my head I want to do something like that and then I saw yours! Now I'm really inspired! The frame with your hubby's Grandmother's picture is perfect. What a neat way to display it. Your design is perfect and not at all too linear for me anyway!

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  8. Mama Hazel makes it perfect! I love how you styled the lantern. I would have never thought of adding little items all together!

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  9. Very pretty, I really like it. The mix of the vintage blues and greens are amazing and it all looks totally pulled together. Awesome!

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the new pretties on your console! And I did the same thing the other day put a new lampshade on an old lamp and VOILA new look! :)
    Kristi

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  11. This looks so nice and welcoming! I just updated my foyer too, and I am realizing how a beautiful entrance just makes it so pleasant to walk into a home! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation!

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  12. Your display is looking wonderful! I hear you though on the frustrating part of decorating. I have have decorated spots all over the house since Christmas with no inspiration in sight! LOL.

    I loving the adorable frame you picked up and the photo you placed inside is prefect for it.

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  13. I love love LOVE it! I've always been a green lover, but lately I've been craving sky/ocean blues, and I love the way they look together. You did a wonderful job of styling that console-- very well balanced, lots of texture and interest without being too busy.

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  14. Where did you find the console....? I've been looking for something like that of my dining room... I need something big and tallish and have been considering a dresser, actually.

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  15. Where did you find the console....? I've been looking for something like that of my dining room... I need something big and tallish and have been considering a dresser, actually.

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  16. Kristen,
    Thank you for the visit. The console was purchased as a house warming gift by my parents years ago in a small store in Mooresville, NC. I'm sorry I do not know the maker of this piece.... I have looked for the manufacturer's name but can not find it.

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  17. This is beautiful! I'm a new follower ;) I can understand why it was featured.

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  18. Thank you Jamie. Just visited Better with Age. The book shelf and your little one are precious!
    melinda

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  19. What a beautiful piece of furniture and I just love how you have it styled!!

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  20. Beautiful piece......love the lamp. My first time here. Im a new follower. couldnt resist.

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  21. Thank you Pamela and Bonnie! So glad you are following, Bonnie, and looking forward to visiting The Hopeless Romantic.
    melinda

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  22. I shared your pretty entry at Mod Mix Monday today! Oh...I love all the colors you used.

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  23. Such an honor, Nita. Thank you so much! Always so much fun to see the beautiful things at Mod Vintage Life!
    melinda

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  24. I love all the pretty elements to this!

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  25. Please send me all your up dates to bigmomadeb@yahoo.com I love what you have done on here. Thank you so much, Debbie McCullough.

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  26. So pretty! Great colors. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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Thank you so much for leaving a comment! I look forward to reading each one and love the connection it brings with fellow bloggers. melinda