I've posted here before about how much I love Kim's Savvy Southern Style house, and on numerous occasions, I have copied her. Last time I copied her, I added some canisters to my kitchen, and they look just lovely. Kim was even kind enough to tell me where she got her canisters.
Recently, Kim did a post on some greenery she added to her summer fireplace. And it turned out lovely! Here's a link to the actual post in case you missed it. http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/2012/05/its-southern-thang.html
Since I have a magnolia tree in my yard, I decided to copy her once again. Here are a few pics to illustrate how this went.
Ick. Poor Cinderella.
But once everything was cleaned up, it looked fresh and pretty and ready for summer. Right?
I actually have two fireplaces, so I added greenery to both of them.
Until a couple of days later when the greenery looked like this.
I tend to obsess over this sort of thing, and I knew I would be a tiny bit crazy until it was fixed (husband would say a LOT crazy). So, I did what I do when the decorating going gets tough, and I asked myself: What would Kim do?
And then I did this.
You'll notice I switched out the basket for a copper container. We normally keep wood in here during winter months. The wicker basket was too pretty, and I didn't want to risk water damage.
As for that basket, I toyed with the idea of returning it to Target, but I can get lazy about that sort of thing. Plus, I'd been wanting a pretty basket for laundry, and this fit the bill.
Now instead of this ugly thing,
As for future decorating ideas, I will continue to look to Kim and the rest of you for inspiration.