Thursday, June 28, 2012

Keeping It Simple

The newest arrival.  I love the pedestal base and the crown-look finial on the top.

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I picked up a trailing look garland at Hobby Lobby.  I was actually looking for a boxwood garland, but they didn’t have one {that day anyway}.  I also picked up these two small grapevine wreaths.  They came two to a pack.

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I wanted to use the garland to make something like this for my new pedestal cloche, which I saw over at Shabby Story and pinned to my Pinterest boards.

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Simple.  Here it is with a nest and eggs grouping that I ordered a couple of months ago {either from Décor Steals or Antique Farmhouse}.

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I love how some pieces hang down longer than others.  Some of the really long ones I wrapped around the circle I made to sit on the pedestal.

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This piece is 31 inches tall! 

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I love how the finial on the top looks like a crown.

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One of the grapevine wreaths hangs off the top with a tag and some burlap garland. 

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I attached the garland pieces to the grapevine with some green wire, since hot glue seemed to be melting the garland.

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I just added some twine and hung the other one off the lampshade finial on this lamp.  I love the way it looks against this linen look shade and combines the elements of the birds nest, the moss balls underneath it, and the faux potted daffodils. 

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Very nature-inspired looking, especially when you expand that view and take in my egg prints above.

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{That air purifier on the side of the chest will not be there long}.  So sometimes simple is the way to go.  These pieces are enough for me exactly as they are.

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Oh, and the reason I went to Hobby Lobby in the first place was to see if they got in more of that fabric for my sunroom valances.  They did! So I picked up more yardage and hope to get started on those soon.   

30 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

thats beautiful Kathy...

I might have to " sorta " copy that:) for my bedroom.

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

It's gorgeous!!!

Dee

Lori said...

Love this, I will be copy catting you!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

this turned out really pretty, wow, 31 inches is pretty tall! It makes a gorgeous statement, love how you have it decorated!

Designs on 47th Street said...

Cute as can be! This DOES make a statement! Kathy, you get MORE done! Do you ever sleep? I'm impressed with all you accomplish.
Donna

Jodie said...

I was hoping that was for your Etsy store. Darn! Beautiful.

Stitchfork said...

Those kinds of trips always seem to add more to the shopping cart! Like the look of the wreath on the lampshade.
xo Cathy

Gail said...

Oh Kathy that is so cute! It may be simple but it makes a statement!! I'm still waiting on a candle chandy that I ordered from Decor Steals and I have yet to receive it...they take forever. I received an email last Thursday stating that it had been shipped. I can't wait to see your valance for the sunroom.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Very, very pretty Kathy....and can't wait to see your new drapes in the sunroom!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Very, very pretty Kathy....and can't wait to see your new drapes in the sunroom!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Love it! You're right, it fits in so well with the decor you already had in place. Nature at it's finest:)

Kathleen

Something Special said...

Oh it turned out so wonderfully. I love the color you gave it! It is super!

BECKY said...

Love it Kathy! And love the wreath on the lampshade, too! What a great idea! Too cute! I would never have thought to do that! Guess that's why you're the decorator!!
Have a joyful Friday and weekend!
Hugs,
Becky

Debra from Bungalow said...

Wow that's a pretty piece and you have embellished it beautifully!
Love it and your new closet light :)

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Just beautiful honey. I really do love it and you
Maggie

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this is great! I love the grapevine wreaths, greenery and nests! This is such a nice piece! I also love the wreath on your lamp! This area is one of my favorites!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love what you did with that. It looks good with the greenery hanging out.

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

I love it! Very nice!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Kathy, this is gorgeous! Now I have to have one. I absolutely love it! I also love the lamp shade with the wreath. You are giving me great ideas.

Kelly said...

I just love how that turned out! I remember seeing that item at Decor Steals too and really liking it. You made it look even better. Such a cute idea to add some greenery to those twig wreaths!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hi Kathy,
That is so pretty! I'm your swap partner for the Hat Box Swap! Your home is beautiful and I hope I won't let you down with the swap!
Deb

Cozy Little House said...

LOVE the tall blue piece, and the egg prints. Did you get them off The Graphics Fairy, or buy them already complete someplace else?
Brenda

LuLu Kellogg said...

Kathy, you are just one clever chickie!! LOVE all the new decor!

LuLu~*xoxo

Jamie said...

Hey, Kathy. I love how your look turned out even more than the Pinterest picture. The whole nature themed wall is lovely! I adore the table and the lamp. Your table and lamp were on Pinterest and that's how I found your blog in the first place. :) Have a great rest of the weekend! ~ Jamie

Lorrie said...

Love it! The Cloche is so cute! and I love how you used the the wreath on the lamp shade, I'm now a follower, I pinned and I'm following you on pinterest! Have a great day!

Okio B Designs said...

Love the color and all your touches. Very pretty!

Jeanine

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love it Kathy!! Both of them! I am going to check out your other posts ad I am behind!

Lou cinda

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

You make just the prettiest vignettes ever Kathy! Love the new piece you made for the kitchen...so very lovely! Angie xo

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Kathy,
I love this little bird cage! It turned out so cute! Great colors! And, I love the little wreath you hung from your lamp. I love the hang things from my lamps!

Pamela said...

I love that Kathy! It turned out perfect and now I think I need to go and make one too!:)

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