Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's A Zoo 'Round Here

I decided to stop fighting against the never ending winter's nap many of us are slumbering in...you have all of heard of "what you resist...persists"...so, okay~doe~kie...I will stop resisting and dig deep into our nest and fluff my ol' heart out.

In delightful prep for Melissa from The Inspired Room's Bring in the Spring ~ Spring Fluffing gala on Monday....I have been fluffing away and let me tell ya friends...the feathers are flying.  I am feeling renewed, refreshed and almost wishing the grass wouldn't grow so fast so I could just stay indoors and play house.

I love to move things around...drives my husband nuts...but I just have to...can't help it...don't want to help it.  And it got me thinking about defining my decorating style.

I am an odd duck...always have been...you know ~ that different drummer ~ the gal behind him marching...that's me.  Anyway...I don't really know how you would describe my style.  I really enjoy so many.   So I just gather what I love or create what I can't find and make it work in our home.  Some pieces I have are very traditional and then ~ whammy...I put it next to an old barn ladder with rusty nails.  Love it!  Juxtaposition queen!  And then...we all know about my big rooster that I heart a lot...what style is that????  It is an old carousel rooster...is that style called ~ Carnival?  Wait...I love that...my style is Carnival!

One thing I do know for sure is that I love decorating with animals...not just roosters...but pigs, rabbits and I have a big thing for cow spots {that would be just a hint of spots like on a pillow...a little suggestion that a cow is near not here...the whole cow is just to darn big}.  I always try to group these critters...but alas...they seem to spill out all over the place....kind of like my carnival decorating style that spills out of my soul and all over our home.

Step into my little zoo of furry and feather~y friends..they're everywhere!!!


Rabbits are not just for Easter anymore...

Bunny weather vain...

And then there are those cow spots we spoke about...
I love 'em!!!

Made this from a dish towel...just covered an old bed pillow...

Birds of a feather...

Flock together...

This is my new entry vignette...
That pillow I made from a dish towel and stuffed with buckwheat hulls...

My BFF...

I have a big thing for pigs too....now what the hoo~haa is that all about?

This cement garden pig has never seen the likes of any garden and he never will...
He hides under the kitchen island here and sometimes I place him under the dinning room table...why?  Just something different...you may recall the different drummer explanation from above...

He is a good pal of mine too...timeless...

Cow spots on a pig...
It's a carnival 'round these parts I tell you...

They are even hiding in the cookbook shelf...

Oink!

Double oink, oink...

Okay...enough of my silliness...back to dusting and washing and fluffing and fixing and futzing and painting and putt~zing....spring cleaning is not for sissies but around here it more like a trip to the zoo.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Smiles ~ Ramona

8 comments:

Darlene said...

Ramona,

If your style is Carnival then I just LOVE it!!! Everytime you show pictures around your beautiful home I just fall in love! I absolutely LOVE your style. Also, that jointed bunny is making my heart patter....love it! I have said it before and I'll continue to say it....I SURE WISH we were neighbors. I think we would have a BLAST!♥

Cricket said...

I don't know what your style is, but I know that I love it! I was just wondering today what my style was. I still haven't a clue. It's nice to know that I'm not the only one that likes a smattering of things (and roosters, and pigs, and other random animals).

Tammy said...

Oh, I am so loving your bunny on the mantle. Must find one for myself!
I also have to move things around all the time. I think I heard someone refer to it as D.A.D.D. - decorating attention deficit disorder. I defintely have that!

Recycled Rita said...

Very cute post! I love all different things also and would be sad to give them up to stay in one style! Love it! karen...
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Forget Me Not Dreams said...

Ramona, your style looks to be warm and loving, cozy and inviting! Keep it up. I'm still on the "snooze you can't lose" schedule here. The skies are so gray, where are you finding sun in the PacNW?
Thanks for the lift!
Karen

Ms. Tee said...

Everything's so cute and cheerful, Ramona! Your collection is just wonderful. :) I hope you have a great week!

Steph said...

I love living in a zoo!!! :) I wouldn't have it any other way :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I just came over from Stacey's, and I have LOVED scrolling through your blog. It is beautiful, and there are so many great ideas! I'll be back to visit often. laurie