I think the shelf in my living room – the big 12+ foot long shelf – sat unattended and unfluffed since January. I put the Christmas decor away soon after the new year and rearranged. And then didn’t do anything much to it till (gulp) July. I did add an Easter postcard – and it was still there (another gulp) in July. Sigh. Somehow I just never got inspired to change things up.
But then one weekend in July I decided it was time. I’d been cleaning and sprucing up other areas of the living room – the shelf needed cleaning and fluffing too. My hubby was sitting on the couch below the shelf and he delighted in trying to distract me and tickle me as I set about clearing off the shelf and cleaning it.
It can look a bit intimidating sometimes – that big, long 12+ foot space needing filled with something fresh and different. But the rest of the room had been rearranged some – the end table by the couch – the wall with the deer head – the cart under the deer head – the piano.
So the shelf needed it too. And really it is quite fun to create a new display. Usually with the same items but with some different things thrown in the mix. I kept the big old window, but put the big black frame back in storage.
‘David’ always seems to find a spot on the shelf. I tried him on the coffee table and I really liked the way he looked there. But I could just see him coming crashing down – being knocked on the floor by a 7 or 9-year-old who ‘didn’t mean to!’ So back to the shelf he went where he continues to brood over the room.
The flowers are real. I’ve been trying to cut the petunias from my Rusty Fence Project as they get long and leggy. It’s amazing how lovely white petunias can be 🙂
Did you notice the springs in the first photo? Come back in a couple of days and I’ll show you some more pics of that – along with another industrial decor object – some light bulbs!
Believe it or not I’m already thinking along the lines of ‘fall decor’. It will be that time before we know it!
Sew a Fine Seam
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