Hi, I'm Holly! Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Hi, I'm Holly!  Welcome to cutie pie cottage

Monday, March 4, 2013

Help Me Decorate!

Hello blog friendies!  As mentioned before, I have an embroidery hoop project planned for this empty space above my blue wicker desk.  I'd like to arrange several hoops here in different fabrics but I'm not sure how to move around the open door of the hutch.  I *want to keep it open* to display my table cloth.  Do you think any of my hoops could go behind the door partially or will that confuse the eye?  (I guess some would say my whole decorating scheme is confusing!  Ha-ha!)  I don't want to pound any nails in this nice wall until I'm sure!  Help me decide!

  I've made LOTS of yo yos since I posted last!  Eeeks!  They are so cute and so much fun to make and look at once I'm finished!  I have a little pink melamine bowl full of them and I feel so domestic as I sit and stitch in my rocking chair in the dinning room!  If I can figure out how to stitch them together, I will make a little runner for the blue wicker desk!

Try to enjoy your Monday.  This is my Friday so I can have chocolate!  Yippee!


✿Carol✿ said...

I am so inept at decorating, that I hesitate to give any advice! I think there's an argument for both ways. If you don't put something behind the door, it will be a dead spot, and might look strange. Maybe you can tape the hoops up there before you start hammering! I started a yo-yo quilt probably 15 years ago, and I still haven't finished it, just keep adding to it!
You enjoy your Monday too. We're getting ready for a big snowstorm, just when it was looking like Spring was here!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

What a darling space that is. I can see what you mean about whether or not to count the space as it would be with the cupboard shut. I think it would be okay with them a bit behind that open door. :)I look forward to seeing the arrangement.

Sandy said...

Holly measure the space between the edge of the open door and the end of the wall, or where you want to end...then start in the middle of that space....that is what I was told by a decorator when you want to work a large space, define it first them go from there, you are going to need a lot of hoops and or other items for it to look right, that is good sized space...:) Hope that helps...Sandy

VintageBettys said...

Holly...I'm not the best at decorating by myself... I usually just move things around till I like how it looks or have someone hold a picture up for me and stand back and look at it. I also try avoiding too many holes in the wall...sometimes you can use those easy removable adheasive hooks.. I can't wait to see your project! Good luck.... :)

Anonymous said...

Is there any room to move the blue desk further to the left so it's a little farther away from the open door? Then center your hoops above the desk? I love the look of the open door, too, with the tablecloth, so I'd want to keep that as is.


Primitive Stars said...

Hi Holly, sweet room, your doing great on the decorating.....Francine.

Mecky said...

I am not a great decorator, but I do think it would be good to move the desk over a bit, if you can. I don't think it would hurt to have the edges of the hoops tucked a little bit behind the door.
I agree with taping them first. You could even take a few paper plates and cut then the size of the hoops and tape them up to see what you think about the placement of them.

Julie said...

How cute your dining area looks! (You can tell I haven't visited here in awhile.) The space is so happy and cheery, with the bright colors. And I LOVE your hutch, especially with the door open, displaying linens.

I wouldn't put anything partially behind the door. I'd move the desk a little to the left, and just use that empty space above the desk. You could try an arrangement on large sheet(s) of butcher block paper first, trace around the items, then tape the paper to the wall to get some idea as to how everything would look (hopefully, that makes some sense).

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I agree with Sandy about the hoops!
And I'm laughing because when I make yoyo's that's how I feel too...domestic! LOL It makes me feel like I can sew! haha which is a total joke! But I want to make a runner too. Can't wait to see how yours turns out. I don't know how to sew them together yet either!
Erica :)

vintage grey said...

Such a sweet space to decorate! I have a wall of them just scattered, but it sounds like sweet Sandy has some great advice! I might have to do that next time! xo Heather

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Holly, I'm leaving that decorating advice to the others who have already given you great suggestions! But wanted to say I think it will look adorable! Your new house is really looking sweet! :) Pam

Jacqueline said...

You are doing a fantastic job and you have a better eye for decorating than you think you have!

Here is a couple of suggestions for the space.
I would put one hoop up and a little shelf beneath and put items on the shelf that tie into the theme of the hoop.

Or...one hoop up and a sturdy box shelf that holds sweet books. It would give the wall some added charm.

Usually we decorate in 1, 3 or 5. Since you have the blue frame up I would put two hoops up. For spark, make the two hoops a different size and rather than putting them up side by side, put one raised a bit from the other.

Or...you could just do three hoops!

Love what you are doing and thank you for all your love and support in my new business Celebrating Home.

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Holly,
I love all your country touches. Your colors are all happy and your arranged cupboard is adorable.

I have a little hint that I use when I'm auditioning wall arrangements. I buy Dollar Store sewing machine needles and use them for the nails to hang my pretties. They don't leave holes (just itty bitty ones). I always move things around until I'm happy with the proportions and arrangement.
I can't wait to see just how you fill your remaining space. I know it will look sweet as pie.
Have a blest day!
Carolynn xo
Thank you for your visit and kind comments!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Holly, I've been thinking about your wall for the last two days and just don't know how to advise you! I think I'd just hang them as if the door was closed. I think you've gotten some very good advice from other friends here. I know what you mean about not wanting to put nails in the wall. It's going to look so cute though when you get them up! Hope you're having a good day! Love, Twyla

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

i think it would be cute to have some hoops peeking out behind the open door...go for it! i love your cheery decor style :)
oh and i love your yo you garland, i need to do that!

ImagiMeri said...

I think you should make one huge hoop, or hand paint a cross stitch pattern (large) on the wall. There's an example of that in the most recent "County Living" edition.

Whatever you do, is going to be amazing girlfriend....you have the touch!


Little Susie Home Maker said...

Love your yo-yos! I think that you could try out some of those tape hangers so you are not making holes in your walls to try things out. I can't remember what they are called at the moment. I would not worry about the door opening over a bit of the hoops. I think it will look more "natural" that way. That is just what I think. It looks real cute so far!

Lisa said...

I think you should try to move the desk over a few inches and then you can put them over it. Also you can do an alternating pattern top row off center to the hoosier and second row away third row back. Or a triangle to move away from the door. I liked the tape idea. If that works that will help you so much! Can't wait to see how it works out!
Hugs, Lisa

Elizabeth Andrus said...

Hi Holly! Be sure and use straight pins to hang anything up to 50lbs. You won't notice any holes that aren't placed quite right. I also go back every now and then and dab over my painted walls with leftover paint using a paper towel to give the roller look to match.
Can't wait to see your hoops. Decorate to fill the space over the little table. Make sure the height matches to the table and not the hutch. It drives me nuts when things are hung too high. Have fun! E

VintageBettys said...

Happy ST. Pattys Day Holly! I hope everything is okay with you.