Just a Little “Lightening” it Up.

Hi everyone!
I think I have mentioned that I have really not changed a lot of the décor around the house lately. It has just been so hectic and it seems that home decorating and playing around with pretty things in the house is so far down on my “to-do” list.
I am generally one of those people who change up wall décor, shelves and table tops every month or at least every other month. I am always finding new and fun things to play with around the house. But, to be honest, I have not done a lot of thrifting in the past few months. A little here and there. And what I have been buying is, well….boring stuff! LOL Mainly business related items and clothes. I know…see…boring! But, both are necessities.
When I returned home from our vacation of fun in the sun, I walked into the living room and thought, “Wow, it is really dark in here”. Everything just felt more Winter than Spring and Summer.  Up to that point I had just focused on keeping everything clean so I could deal with all the other stuff in life.
I decided I just needed a real quick lightening up in the room. No biggie, I still have tons of other things that take priority these days. But, just something.
So, I chose the coffee table for a quick redo. I don’t go all out on the coffee table because we use it for a million things. It always has to be simple and easily removed when needed.
I had this Route 66 tapestry table runner that I made years ago on the table with a wooden bowl and fruit. Off with everything!
I changed it out for this light aqua blue and white table runner.
Added one of my all time favorite thrifted cake stands.
I grabbed a thrifted cheese dome, a little white bird and two clearance blue and white floral candle rings.
Instant lightening up.
I decided to add an aluminum vintage creamer and sugar next to the cake stand to hold tealights. Silver can instantly cool down a look and that is why I like to use silver/aluminum during the warmer months when decorating.
As you can see, nothing real exciting or very imaginative. Just something simple and light. It looks fresh and clean and it will be easily removable when it needs to be. I can keep it clean with little to no effort. All important things for me right now.
And a big
Happy Father’s Day!
to all the wonderful Dad’s out there!
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a great day!
I’m joining:

Home Sweet Home


  1. Looks fresh! Simple is good....

  2. Well, you certainly put together a lovely spot! Love the milk glass.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. It looks great and very summery and fresh! hugs, Linda

  4. Happy Father's Day to Troy!
    I never thought about putting candles into sugar/creamer sets. Great idea!
    It may be simple but it is very pretty.

  5. Interesting how that all came together. Looks great...Connie

  6. Blue isn't my favorite color. But you have changed my mind. With the milk glass and runner, it really looks charming.

  7. I found you through Jann's blog. I love the way you changed up the decoration. Very creative! I do like the sugar and creamer. And the milk glass with the bird setting is my favorite.
    It was great visiting you.

  8. Great ideas. I love the cloche. The new updates are great.


  9. Love how this turned out. Oh I adore your little bird. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Lovely! I love your photography style! I am now following your blog.

    PS. Would you mind following my new blog, where my BLUE post is? Thank you in advance!


  11. Cute, Cute, Diann - nice use of the cake stand of which I own the same - yard sale find, too. Don't know why - they are so nice for serving tea things with elegance and centerpieces as you've done well here. Nice visiting again with you from Blue Monday - back posting more regularly after a VERY long year.

  12. Thanks for sharing your blues. I like your new, lightened look!

    Happy Blue Monday, Diann.

  13. Very cool! Your new look is dazzling! Milk glass cake stand is exquisite! Don't you just love when you come upon a "find" like that? Happened to me once with a square milk glass cake stand...woo hoo! Thanks for sharing. dix---

  14. So pretty, love the touches of Blue!

  15. Between you and Linda (A La Carte) the two of you can decorate like a dream! I love this. The simplicity of it makes me smile! I was so godd at decorating when I did Princess House full time. I need to get back to my old ways! I lve a cheerful home!
    Happy Blue Monday to you and enjoy your week.
    Hugs Anne

  16. Oh you know that I would love it with a cloche. Totally perfect. Love the pretty blue and white. It does look cool and the silver is such a great touch also. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  17. Nice and beautiful!

    Visiting for Blue Monday- Hope you can stop by..


  18. Very cute, Diann! Happy Summer!


  19. Lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!


Thank you for taking the time to comment! I love to hear your ideas. If you ask a question, I will answer it here in a comment back to you. Please check back! Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day! Diann :)