Re-styling the bookcase was on the agenda.
The other day I presented my new antique scale
that I purchased from my friend Martha.
I put it in a place of honor on my antique French buffet.
My ironstone footbath was previously on the buffet,
so starts the Domino effect.
The ironstone footbath took a stroll across the room.
When re-styling an area such as a bookcase,
there is always the need to shop the house for items
that would compliment the new item.
I also had to find items to fill the footbath.
I did not want to fill it with the obvious things like plants,
flowers and other natural elements. Something unexpected.
Being that my bookcases do have books in them, of the decorating kind that is,
it seemed natural to place some of my favorite books in the footbath,
for that unexpected look.
What better to add a pretty ironstone transferware lid too!
The plant stand was added to this area as the urn and topiary
was relocated to the other side of the room.
Artichoke finial and plant stand were originally in the media room.
Being that my bookcases are made of dark cherry,
I try to incorporate items that are light in color, mainly white,
for that great contrast. I also find that items of gold and brass are great too.
Faux boxwood balls are always great for that added texture and color.
I know when you bring in a new item that you love, into your home,
you will always find a place for it.
Then the fun begins when you re-style areas because of it.
I think that is what I love to do the most.
Are you constantly re-styling your home too?
Have a great day, hopefully surrounded by the things and people you love!