Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Decorating

When your house rumbles and rattles down the road, it's hard to add a lot of decorations.

But where there's a will there's a way.

I spotted this sign and loved the message it conveyed, plus the yellowish gold color goes nicely with the quilted chair covers I made for the RV.

With good cleaning (using rubbing alcohol) and Command tape you can attach things quite firmly to glass.  I still have a large, heavy photo in a frame on the bedroom mirror that's ridden with us for three years now without falling.

This sign just seemed perfect for the bathroom. If you knew Left Brain you'd understand. 

Then there was the day that Left Brain presented me with a flower he had plucked while out on his bike.  It spurred the idea that if I used the plastic tray put out by Command I could have a little color and place for more wildflowers.

The tray will hold up to two pounds and I found four little bottles that just fit so they can't crash into each other.  Right now they just have some plastic ferns for color....until I'm given more flowers. Hint hint.

The super nice part of this is that this is the area that always gets splashed from doing dishes and with this little arrangement in place it hides some of that mess.

The coffee mug was crafted by a potter friend named Joyce Diveley and she makes the most amazing things.  This is what holds the grass for George and Gracie to nibble on.  It's the only "house plant" I have and I like the color it brings.

Even the kitties got an upgrade with this basket I snagged at TJ Maxx.  It is so hard to keep their bedding clean, and this way I can wash the pillow case inside that is storing some of the extra quilted throws we always have on hand.

Note the yellow flower that adorns their boudoir now as well.

And then there's this.  Gracie likes to get into things and move things around.  I find money from our money cup on the floor and the garlic acts as a soccer ball for her.  Apparently she likes the way her toys look in the onion basket.  What can I say?  She's got an artistic eye.

See, there are many ways to add some color to a moving home without having to take things down or store them while in motion.

Long Live the Queen of Home Decorating


  1. You are creative and practical. I like that combination! Of course, leave it to a calico to have a creative tendency, too. They do know what they like! You make a great team, all four of you.

  2. I like all these ideas, and well Gracie just has an eye for what she likes haha.


  3. Absoulutely loved every decorating picture and bright spot of flowers. My granddaughter took my little arrangement of white/pinkish Dutchman's Breeches and other little blue wild flowers with her, today, or I would have attatched a picture for you. You do know Dutchman's Britches? Very short blooming pereiod, and they only surive in woods area too difficult for deer to reach and nibble. Deer love them, and trilliums.. Both are harder to find, these days....

    1. I adore Dutchmen's breeches as they conjure up memories of living with my grandmother.

  4. Your new sign says it perfect! Our most valuable treasures are not what we have but who we have in our lives. I love your décor photos. And Gracie is also quite creative in her own way. I wish I had your talent for keeping everything shiny and clean. I'm more the "dust bunny" type. The kitties boudoir is a fabulous idea, and definitely looks very inviting.

    I hope you are not near any of the wicked weather that I've been watching on my TV. Be safe my friend. Have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.