Rearrange small things for a big new look

Sometimes the smallest changes make a big difference in the look of a room. It was a great way for me to start out this morning by rearranging and redecorating a my china and a few accessories. My creative juices were flowing and two hours went by without a blink of an eye. A perfect shot in the arm for me. I love to decorate and rearrange, it makes everything seem fresh and new, the same way 2009 feels.

I woke up energized this morning and so happy about crazy 08 being behind us. I had to take some photos for an editor of San Diego Home & Garden. Well, one thing led to another and I completely rearranged all of my china and accessories in my dining room and glass doored kitchen cabinets. Very fun. Before I knew it, half the morning was gone but I feel like I have a new dining room. My husb and I snuck in a brisk walk on Sunset Cliffs (b-eautiful!), then home just in time for the Rose Bowl football game. And here I am, blogging on January first two thousand and nine.

Check out my new china arrangments. I moved all of my blue & white English Staffordshire Calico to the kitchen.


The Empty Envelope said...

It looks lovely!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Aren't you thrilled that 2008 is gone? Woo-Hoo! Let's hope that 2009 is a MUCH better year. I hope to wake up with that kind of energy tomorrow - Love the look. Is your dining table pine? It looks lovely! I would love to see more.

Cordelia of Cottage Antiques said...

Thank you! I'll post more photos this weekend. Yes, the table is pine. Yes, I'm very happy 2008 has come and gone. Too much bad stuff in '08, all the way around. Here's to a positive 2009.

Simone said...

Your house looks lovely, Cordelia. Are those my dome food covers?! Man, I miss my stuff, but I am happy someone I like has a good deal of my great stuff!! Enjoy!!

Mo said...

Your home is lovely!

Cordelia of Cottage Antiques said...

Talk about lovely! Your blog, Life at Rose Cottage, is so sweet!
The best to you in finding your perfect home. Keep believing that it will happen, visualize, and it will come true.
I'm very familiar with Exeter because we used to do the Serendity Show in Fresno. It's a great little town. You're so close to Carmel, I'm very jealous - my grandparents lived there and so much of my childhood was spent there. My husband and I try to visit often.
Thanks for visiting Cordelia's Cottage! Maybe you can come down for one of our events.