Changing an Area from Winter to Pre-Spring

Changing an area from Winter to Pre-Spring was on the agenda

when I replaced the blue accessories in the sunroom to red.

The blue items shifted to another room which caused the usual domino effect.

Great Room Blue and White Vignette - Housepitality Designs

With the exception of a few items,  all of the blue and white accessories

and lamp made a trip from the Sunroom to the Great Room.

Blue and White Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Blue and White Transferware - Housepitality Designs

This very sentimental antique blue transferware piece can be seen

in many places in my home. It was a special gift from a colleague many years ago.

Blue Transferware - Housepitality Designs

To maintain various textures, color and metals, I added a lone brass candlestick.

Loving the combination of the gold and white together.

Pre-Spring Vignette with Blue and White - Housepitality Designs

The antique Charles Dickens books remain on the shelf.

I added the Ralph Lauren blue and white plates, a HomeGoods find, to the shelf

with the vintage ironstone creamers in the forefront.

Antique Charles Dickens Books - Housepitality Designs

Blue and White Vignette - Housepitality Designs

Previously in this space, there was a large wood candlestick and a vintage iron balustrade.

The iron balustrade was relocated along with the candlestick

and this topiary in a large Pottery Barn urn has taken its place.

Faux topiary - Housepitality Designs

Many people have actually touched this faux spiral topiary to see if it was real.

For this reason, I did not hesitate to purchase it, as it truly was very life-like.

Great Room - Housepitality Designs

You can probably get a perspective of where this wall is from this angle.

It leads you from the Great Room into the kitchen.

Blue and White vignette - Housepitality Designs

Here is the before – – – My Winter design of this area.

Winter Vignette - Housepitality Designs

And here is the after . . .  the Pre-Spring Vignette.

Pre-Spring Vignette - Housepitality Designs

I have been doing very well with shopping the house.

However, I did break down and purchase a very special antique piece.

Due to this, I had to do more relocating of accessories. I love the domino effect.

So stay tuned . . . I am excited to show you my other purchase from Martha.

Not, Stewart, but close!

Have a most wonderful day doing what makes you happy!!

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  1. oh …I just love the pre-spring look. gold and blue are fab combo.
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  2. Loving how the blue and white just cheers a space up. You have some pretty pieces to work with. That plant does look real.
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  3. I’m thinking you must spend part of every day changing things around and having fun doing it. I move things from one table or spot to another, but the changes are never very dramatic.
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  4. That topiary is beautiful! And…Denise proof! Yes, I confess I am a plant murderer. When I bring home new plants, my hubby says “Ah, the new victims!” The jerk. Can I help it if I have a brown thumb? Lol.

    I love your display skills~everything looks perfect together! I have to ruminate, and walk away, and come back later and move something. It takes me forever to settle on a new arrangement. But I am not the type to leave it sit for years and NEVER change a thing, only dust. Actually, that’s how my Spring cleaning, and Summer, Fall and Christmas cleaning marathons get done (other than daily upkeep). I motivate myself by promising new decorating projects…..

  5. This area is so refreshing! You always do such a wonderful job creating your vignettes! I love the blue and white pieces of china mixed with your pieces of ironstone. The greenery is so pretty too. I’m so excited we are getting a Home Goods as soon as the shopping center is completed! Finally, I can stop driving 80 miles to visit one.

  6. So pretty and fresh Shirley! I love seeing the “before” winter version lightened up with the blue and white and greenery!
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  7. Love the changes Shirley! Can’t wait to see your new find!

  8. Beautiful! I need to work on pre spring, but we have snow on the ground, again! I love your winter design too! I am also using the shop your house system and it becomes fun to see new groupings. Have a great day. Sheila
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  9. I love both versions but this really does brighten up the space, so perfect for “pre Spring”!!! You have the most beautiful pieces. I love, love the shelf unit, it is so beautiful and different. Wish I had one of those topiaries too. I love the domino effect too!!!
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  10. Wow love your pre spring vignette, so bright and cheery, love your topiary! really looks real 😉
    Blue and white with touches of green look amazing together….just beautiful…

    Have a great day~

  11. I love the contrast between winter and pre-spring! Makes me want spring to arrive now!

  12. Shirley, I have such a “thing” for blue and white, so I love the pre-spring look! The faux topiary is fabulous!
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  13. Sherry Myers says

    Beautiful, Shirley. Blue, white, and gold pulls at my heartstrings. Your whole arrangement is perfect. It is so eye pleasing.
    Can’t wait to see the next post.
    Happy decorating!

  14. Hi Shirley, love all the little details. Pretty blues and yellows and touches of greenery.

    Perfect to get us all in the mood for Spring. I’m ready.

    Pleasure to browse your space.

    Happy day!
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  15. What a great space! Love the blue and vintahe plates. Beautiful post as always. Please keep them coming.

  16. You always do such a wonderful job of moving your treasures around. Love everything in the blue/white.
    Have a great weekend and looking forward to seeing your new treasure.

  17. bobbi duncan says

    Shirley, your beautiful Spring vignette has given me hope that the cold days of Feb. will soon be over…just lovely! I love your wall shelf, too.

  18. Love the blue and white for Pre Spring….So looking forward to Spring. I think we are getting snow again tomorrow. Can’t wait to see the antique piece.

  19. I love the blue and white pieces you added for your spring vignette! I would have never guessed the topiary was not real….it totally fooled me. I can’t wait to see your new antique piece :o)
    Have a great weekend!!!!
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  20. Love the new look! I like the green punch the spiral piece gave this setting and of course all the blue and white pieces! I don’t remember this table with the baskets. Everything looks great- I’m inspired now to do a little moving around of my things!
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  21. that little nook between living room and kitchen is perfectly beautiful. I love the cover half on the bowl, holding the green apples. very cool.

  22. It’s all so bright and lovely. I adore your blue & white collection!

  23. Love the blue in the area… Gave the space life…
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  24. Shirley…I think I’m starting to like the color BLUE…ok, so I always liked it but I don’t think it’s liked me! LOL! I’m a huge fan of Ralph and those plates are looking pretty darn beautiful!
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