Wow! I can’t believe that I am already nine whole days into 31 Extraordinary Days! Are you having fun wondering what I’ll have up my sleeve every day? Me too. 😀
Whatever in the world is Fall Fluffing?
It’s my term for taking what we have and making it a bit more, well….extraordinary. Kind of like when you walk over to the sofa after guests leave and pick up the pillows and fluff them….nestle them against the sofa back…just right…and smile. Fluffing.
Recently I acquired a buffet or sideboard. Is it the same thing? Does anyone know? Anyhow….I’ve never had a sideboard or buffet and I’m having fun experimenting with decorating the top of it. Lots of fun.
Before Fall arrived, I started out with a silvery theme: a pair of pewter candlesticks I gave my mom a long time ago, a pair of silverplate candlesticks and sugar bowl my parents received as a wedding gift, another pair of glass candlesticks which were passed down from my grandparents, and a mercury glass pedestal plate my dear friend gave me for Christmas. And… just so things were juxtaposed a bit….I placed a strip of burlap I cut from a coffee bag, complete with black stamped numbers, to serve as the foundation of all this goodness.
As the pages turned on the calender, I changed things up a bit. Well maybe more than a bit. I thought it might be fun for you to see the progression of change from sea glass on the pedestal…
to a branch of fall leaves…
to a pair of pinecones…
and then some more pinecones…
to the very old blue Mason jars I love…
and finally, the addition of an old needlework picture my mom made.
Living an extraordinary life is about experimenting. It’s not about pressuring ourselves to create the perfect sideboard vignette. But to have fun, seeing how different pieces with their shapes and textures play against one another and create a pleasing combination. It’s about creating a sanctuary of beauty for our families. And it’s about enjoying and remembering the people in our lives today, or those who loved on us in the past, by incorporating a few of “their” things in our everyday vignettes.
Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary!
So tell me…which vignette was your favorite?
What lovelies with memories have you added to your decor?
And….what’s the difference between a buffet and a sideboard?
Will you join me each day in October for…
Have fun fluffing!
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