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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Of Teddy and flowers.....

I have been playing around with things in my home. Moving one thing here and another there is fun and can give you a new feel in your home. I have moved my butler tray from my hall into my living room. I create a seasonal vignette on this table. Right now, I have a stitched piece that I made which looks like Dutch tiles sitting on an easel. I thought that Teddy looked just right with it since he is the same color as the gold in the stitching. My olive pot has a seasonal display of flowers.

But there was a good reason for making this change. I do not like this small wall as you just come into the living room. I wanted to do something to hide two eyesores. First, the plugs are now not as visible. I have a wooden dough bowl at the bottom of the butler tray. It too changes with the seasons but I keep a small set of white lights in it which looks pretty in the evenings.

Second is our heating thermostat. It is a large computer controlled plastic box which has yellowed with age. I have two hooks I am going to hang on each side to hang a quilt and disguise the thermostat. I have to have Jos help out as I need the hooks I have mounted on a piece of wood to bring them far enough from the wall so a quilt hangs in front of this ugly but needed control in house. Once this is done, I will not be so bothered by this wall.


  1. Teddy is precious! So is your stitching! I think it is good to change things around. Life doesn't get so dull. Take care, Heidi, and have a wonderful week!

  2. Love the changes and especially the Teddy.
    But can you cover up your thermostat...or is this only for summertime?
    Take care and have fun with needles and threads!

  3. How fun to have a new look for a bit. Be aware though that covering your thermostat will change how it functions and you may end up with a home either too hot or too cold. Speaking from experience!

  4. Oh yes, those "spots" in our home, which we want to close-our-eyes when we pass. -giggggles-

    Hooray for you finding a way, to make your little spot, more pleasing to you.

    Gentle hugs....

    "Blue champagne,
    Purple shadows and blue champagne;
    With the echoes that still remain
    I keep a blue rendezvous."

    ~Jimmy Eaton

  5. You are forever doing something and changing things. This is very cute. I know you have been unhappy with that wall for awhile. I wish I had a tenth of your energy.
    Love you, Mom

  6. I always love your displays and vignettes! What a great idea to hang a quilt over the thermostat to hide it!

  7. I don't know if I'll join FB at all. I already hear too much of the drama that goes on there. I'm just so very frustrated with blogger. I'll continue to blog from time to time but hopefully they improve it soon. Thanks so much for stopping by! I've missed you and your mom!

  8. Teddy looks like he belongs right where he is! :)

  9. Ah, those pesky outlets! They're never in the right place. When you need one, there isn't one close enough, and when you don't want to see one, well, there it is! LOL Love the solution to the thermostat. Ours is in the craft room, which no one except ourselves goes in, so I don't have to deal with it. The cross stitched piece you have displayed is lovely.

  10. love your new blog, Heidi, and your post. Can't wait to see what you do about the thermostat. I have to agree with Ginny's comment, lol.
    love your blogs no matter what name they're going by. hugs,

  11. Hi Heidi,
    Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your new blog.
    I think you have found a great solution to those troubling eyesores. Your needlework is always so beautiful.
    I have an ugly thermostat upstairs that has been bugging me. Recently I found a picture to hang over it. It doesn't seem to affect the function of the thermostat.

  12. I love your teddy, perfect spot. It sounds like you have a good idea for hiding the thermostat. Can't wait to see it.



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