Do you have a plan when you decorate? Do you choose color and style, make an inspiration board, and shop with those in mind?
I'm afraid I don't.
I'm just not that organized.
What typically happens is that I see something I love and buy it, bring it home, and try to fit it in. Of course I do keep in mind a general color scheme. But I don't always have a conscious plan, and I tend to spend a lot of time afterward trying to find a place for my new treasures.
Here is a little leaf-shaped dish, made in Japan. I found it at my favorite thrift store, along with the small covered dish pictured below. Both have some lovely gold painted flowers on them.
From the same store, I also found a Bristol glass vase, with the same gold tones. The painting on this is just gorgeous -- so detailed! I was very lucky to have found this, and bought it for the amazing price of $12.50.
And finally, here is one of a pair of framed beaded embroidery panels. I found these at my thrift store also. Have you ever seen anything like them? They are the perfect size for my library mantel.
So all of these thrift store finds have found a place on our mantel, and they go amazingly well together. Almost as if I had planned it...
Maybe I'm unconsciously planning everything. Or maybe I'm just really lucky. Now tell me all about your detailed decorating plans. ;)