RMN 5- Decorating Commitment Issues

Friday, February 10, 2012

My daughter remarked a couple of weeks ago,
that I had a case of "Decorating Commitment Issues!"
 It was said in jest, of course ...sort of!

So I like to change things up and around a bit, always have.
But coming home from college on the weekends, she tends to notice things a little more.
Items moved, replaced, repainted ....

To Refresh My Nest, I wanted to replace the lamp shade on the foyer table.
I like the lamp, but the shade catches a lot of harsh sunlight, and had faded.

{Picture below of Lamp from Fall}

While on my search for a lampshade,
the lamp below caught my eye, at Marshalls.

100% Lead Crystal,
she is a shining beauty in the sunlight.
{Heavy as all get-out, but weight is not an issue in this case! ha!}

And in comparison to others I viewed online, I got it for a song!

The space was also simplified {i.e. decluttered}, by removing the cherub below, and having only one other
accent on the table along with the lamp.

The bird prints were a gift from my dad several years ago, whom I inherited my love of junkin' from.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

My home is almost ready for the ladies' get-together next week.
My Refreshing My Nest Series will be coming to a close.
But, stay tuned for the Give-away, which I'll try to post Sunday.
Just a sneak peak....


Linking Post To:
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Inspiration Friday @ At The Picket Fence
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogieboard Cottage
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life
Party Time @ Northern Cottage


Addition 2.12.12:
To register for the Give-away on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012,
click  {here}


  1. Nice lamp! Love your shade on your front door? Did you make it?

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. I suffer from those same issues Rhonda.:-)

    That lamp is drop dead gorgeous!! I love it. Wonderful changes in your foyer.

  3. Beautiful lamp. My mom had the most gorgeous crystal front room lamps and I loved them. Your home is refreshed and so nice. I really need to spring clean this year. I already decluttered the kitchen and got rid of my tins on top of the cabinets and it made the room "refreshed," so to speak, and much more peaceful. You're my inspiration!

  4. The lamp is gorgeous! I love the little birdie prints! And the rabbits! Its perfect! Just enough stuff. This makes ME want to have declutter party :)

  5. I just love your pretty new lamp. :)

  6. Rhonda, what a gorgeous lamp! Love the new look! I'm guilty of the same thing, I guess. I've been moving things around for the past three days.

  7. I love your sweet bunnies! The lamp is a nice change. It's looking great! XO Cindy

  8. Love the new lamp and your changes!

  9. What a pretty lamp. I could buy so many lamps if I had places to put them. I just love them so. You sound just like me always changing things up.

  10. That lamp is just stunning - thanks for stopping by my blog, I am following you back
    Melissah from Country Style Chic

  11. Gorgeous lamp! It is so dramatic and those simple changes made a huge difference. :-) Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday this week!

  12. Gorgeous lamp! HomGoods/Marshall's has the best lamps right now! I love the one you found. It looks great in your foyer. Stopping by from Met Monday.

  13. That lamp make such a statement! So classic and I love a touch of black. Your daughter has got to love this one!

    Robin Flies South

  14. Oh I just love your little dotted rabbits, how cute are they. Gorgeous vignette. Perfect and just enough. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  15. Gorgeous lamp! Love the black shade next to the bunny sculpture. Your photos are beautifully taken and displayed. Thanks for sharing your Marshall's find, and your design. ~CJ

  16. This is lovely! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  17. Love the lamp and the rabbit! Very pretty.

  18. Hi Rhonda,
    The revamping of your foyér is absolutely FANTASTIC.

    A lil change but a BIG difference in looks.

    Your table and the mirror is to die for, honestly. My weakness is the form. HOwever, hubby is minimalist, therefore we both had compromises...

    Have a day,


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