Sunday, January 18, 2009

Simplify and Beautify

Remember all those empty apothecary jars I had laying around? I finally filled them. I'm not sure about this. It is very minimalist for me. Am I a minimalist? I think I need more stuff up there. What do ya'll think? I love getting your input and hearing all your wonderfully inspired ideas!

I really loved these lemons when I bought them 5 years ago. I don't know if I'm feeling it anymore.

LOVE my new bird...Target.


Before the lemons, I tried going the natural earthy route. Actually, I just used what I could find lying around my house. I don't think it works.


Nope...not feeling it.
I'm such a girl.
Never satisfied.
What now?
Keep the lemons or try something else?


19 comments:

DESJ and Company said...

I'm looking at your painted brick. I have fugly brick on my fireplace-did you just slap some tan semigloss up or was it more involved?
Thanks!

AndreaLeigh said...

i just bought three new apothacary jars, my first, and i have no idea what to do with them. i'll keep watching this for ideas!

TuTu's Bliss said...

I like it..love the lemons but is there some fruit that could give it a little more of a twist, something just a little funky..limes maybe?

Joelle said...

What about sand stones, river rocks or something with some texture. Pine cones?

Or a new/old twist crinkle up old "yellowed" newspaper/magazine with vintage items like old keys, photos kind of tucked in. Organized chaos. Give it that vintage feel.

I do like the lemons though, they pop with the bright color!

Happy Monday. :)

Mandi said...

Hey girlfriend! I think it looks great. Very balanced. Love the whole mantel too. I think my hubby would cry if I painted ours, but I'm always very tempted.

Jodee Leader said...

I think the lemons look great! They scream spring to me! They add great color too!

Jodee Leader said...

P.S. I borrowed your Target V-Day card idea and I will post it later this week! Thanks again for the idea!

Jess said...

I love the lemons in the jars. My mantle isn't as 'nice and tidy'.
I just can't get rid of stuff! LOL
Yours looks wonderful!

mommy4life said...

Love the lemons! And I think less is more in this case! It looks wonderful.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I have some as well and can't figure out what to add...without the ornaments, it seems so bland. It looks great but since I am not a minimalist, I probably put too much stuff up on mine. :)

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Older and Wisor said...

I think the lemons look cute, but maybe a bit too symmetrical (spelling?) It's like there's a jar and then two little things on both sides....that would drive me crazy! Maybe try them both on the same side and put one on your stacked books or something so they aren't at the same height. Who am I to talk though? I change mine constantly ;)

Kimm said...

I love the lemons, they bring the pop of color that we all crave this time of year. I saw that bird at Target also, it is SO cute, I'm now sorry that I passed it up.

Valarie Lea said...

I like the Lemons, its very springy. There is something missing though, I just can't put my finger on it. Let me think on it and if I figure it out I will pop back over here. :)

Shannon said...

I think the arrangement of your mantel and the lemons look great! If you aren't happy with them, what about some green apples?

Susan S. said...

I like the lemons but I think I might shelve them until spring...they are bright and maybe you're looking for something with a more wintry but bright look.
Hmmm...maybe some apples or pomegranets? I like the way your use old books in the mix!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I love the lemons--they look very springy! :) I have some for my apothecary jars but I'm not quite ready to put them out yet. I do like the lemons better than the earthy stuff. They're a nice fresh pop of color.

~ Sarah

Cottage At Dove Canyon said...

I'm loving the lemons!

adb said...

I like the lemons--they really pop on your mantle. The birdies are adorable!

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