Tuesday, October 25, 2011

more or less...




I tend to... um...over-do it with my decorating.  
The trend of simplicity is finally starting to wear off on me.
Don't get me wrong, 
I am, by no means, a minimalist;
but the idea of less is more 
is sounding more and more appealing.

I'm going for less...

You may have noticed
I have been at a loss for words, lately.
I have missed all of the linky-parties
and visiting with you all.
I am keeping my head down
working on all that needs to be finished.
I am, literally, on the final touches of my girl's bedroom
I'm looking forward to sharing 
with you all next week. 


emily.kate said...

I agree I think less is more =) both of the photos are beautiful - but with less it looks the shelf looks more elegant!

weisser traum said...

oh guten morgen
deine fotos sind ja so romantisch bezaubernd schön.
wünsch dir einen schönen tag.
sei lieb gegrüsst daniela

Diane said...

I'm not a very good judge, I guess. I think everything you do is just beautiful. I'd take either one any day. Blessings, Diane

Debra @ Common Ground said...

I love it all, Rene. "less" is something that's so hard for me to do. just so pretty! xoxo

judi said...

i've been heading in the less is more direction as well. i find it's calming to the eyes (and less to dust!)
look forward to the bedroom reveal.

June said...

I love your mantle Rene. I like it more and I like it less. It is lovely either way.
I know what you mean about few words these days. I can come up with lots of photos but not so many words. I come in from the garden pooped and the last thing I feel like is writing. I have been enjoying the past posts of yours I have missed. Beautiful photos in all of them.
If you are like here, you are getting cooler by the day too. It has been so nice here for so long.
Have a great week Rene.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

I have missed your posts Rene. I always have loved your style of decorating. So pretty and vintage, just the way I like it. Can't wait to see what you have been doing in your daughter's bedroom. By the way, I do think sometimes less is more but you gotta admit that sometimes more is just more. :)


Sweet Young Journey said...

Rene, bravo! One of my favorite fall mantels! It's beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!
xo Cheryl


All I can say is, I hear ya. Although I do like the more mantel just as much as the less. :-) Sorry, I'm no help, am I? Oh well, we do what we must and sometimes subtracting a few pieces makes those you keep a little more prominent and hence, special. Keep up the good work!


WinnibriggsHouse said...

You have so many beautiful things to display, but I have to agree I prefer the 'less'

trash talk said...

Less does seem to be the new "black". I'm opting for it simply because I hate to dust!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I have to say, either one would look fabulous in MY dining room! Could you send it my way please? I love the various shades of white.

Theresa said...

I go through the same thing when i decorate now. I love the simple, less is more approach, but sometimes I find myself struggling to NOT add :just one more thing"! YOur mantle looks beautiful and I can't wait to see the bedroom! t. xoxoox

time worn interiors said...

I like less!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

It will look beautiful no matter how you decorate it because you have a gift. It looks very pretty to me:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Bee happy said...

I love this fireplace, so pretty! can't wait to see your finished pictures of the bedroom :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

My Country Heaven Cottage said...

So tell me is the pictures of the fireplace mantel more or less to you? I love it! I like the concept Less but find that it is so hard for me cause I love stuff!!!! LOL! :)

jAne said...

'less' offers a particular freedom
that i particularly love. whatever you do though - make sure you're in love with it.


Tina @ TinyBear said...

Love your decoration. The photo is SO beautiful.

Curtains In My Tree said...

Keep on working on that bedroom so we can see it. I love the fireplace looks good to me

I like less sometimes them I pour on the clutter LOL

I am doing the same thing but down in my back with a bulging disk so having to slow down.

Christine said...

Hi! I love your blog and sometimes less IS more.
Have a beautiful day and thanks for sharing.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh my ... so pretty... I have a very bad habit of always doing more when I want to do simple... I would have done the more.... As a designer I know this isn't the best thing to always do but more bring me comfort but more work...I am doing simple Christmas this year and having a hard time saying this is enough and simple... I am about finished... Even though it is simple it has taken much time and energy trying to find anything in storage I had that was snowflakes... icicles... or snowballs.... Sending best wishes

PeregrineBlue said...

definitely less, i think the two last objects you added just make it over the top whereas less makes the vignette a focal point.

podso said...

I am also being drawn to less ... though it is hard for me to believe about myself. De cluttering, cleaning out, it's good, especially as we get a bit older. So much was handed down to me by my mother and grandmothers ... the question is, do my kids want similar things handed down? That is a question!!

glenda... said...

It's all beautiful..I love it all.
I'm not a minimalist in my heart,
I have to be in my small little house...I love to cruise blogger and look at all the pretty things people have. I'm always on the lookout for your posts. One of the most beautiful blogs out there.

Kristen said...

My mantel is full of junk, so I may be biased :). I always love what you do and this is no exception. Beautiful !

A Cottage Muse said...

I've missed your posts Rene but the thought of the beauty you'll be sharing for your girl's room is ok with me!

Happy White Wednesday...oh...take a minute to enter my giveaway!

Victorian1885 said...

I love your mantel.. more or less! Can't wait to see your daughter's room next week!


Shabby chic Sandy said...

I know where you are coming from. I like less partly because its less dusting. I love the little lamp but I hate cords--so the cord distracts me. Otherwise I love both. You are creative. Lovely!

Adrienne said...

I find that I'm enjoying less these days - it's refreshingly simple! Your photos are gorgeous - I like your arrangement either way.

Curtains In My Tree said...

by the way ? how is your cute little newly married daughter and son in law doing ?

are they still driving the vintage Ford?

stefanie said...

eeekkk, I am no help, i love both!


Love your blog Miss Gracie...and this mantle is GORGEOUS!!! I love it all. I'm following!


saltbox treasures said...

What a lovely mantel! I love your style of decorating. I also overdo my decorating. Sometimes I fix the whole display and then remove two things just to make it less :).
Looking forward to your future posts.
I've been busy too and MIA.
~ Julie

time worn interiors said...

I thought I left a comment, but I'm not seeing it! I think less is more!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Less can be More, but sometime More is just Perfect, Unless it is your on Schedule, then More can sometime be a Struggle! Happy Weekend...

Sharon said...

I have been trying for less too , but I have a hard time getting rid of things I love when I find new things I love!

Busy As Can Be said...

I love all the ways you did the fire place! Can't decide!

Sherry said...

Well, I like it both ways. It is all swoon worthy. Which is all of your decorating! Be sure and come back by next week and show off you daughter's bedroom! I will be looking forward to it! Love your decorating style! Thank you for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

Sherry said...

I fixed your link. For some reason the link wasn't working from my HSH party and I went in and reapplied it and it works now! I want everyone to see your beautiful mantel!

Liz said...

Oh... Can't wait to see the new bedroom! I am also tapering down... in some things... LOL! I still have a hard time letting go. :)


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

More or less, either way is awesome with your perfect sense of styling, my dear friend!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Mimi said...

Pretty vignette! It's amazing that when you're styling a vignette what a difference placement, size and scale make. When I am creating displays for my boutique flower shop, I often have to move pieces over and over until I find the right "home" for it.

FredaB said...

Your daughters are beautiful gals.

Now the younbgest is going to have that gorgeous room. I love all the sayings you have incorporated in it.

It is so feminine.