Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ready, Set, (Spring) Vignette!

My friend Beth at The Stories of A to Z is hosting a vignette party today, and I wanted to join in...not because I am particularly proud of my Spring vignette, but because it could use some help. Y'all know I am not a decorator. Just a mom with a penchant for Target and fine cafe mochas.

We live in a 1970s Colonial, and I guess maybe builders in the 70s didn't value blogging and mantels and the fun that a good mantel post can bring.

So, no mantel here. But I do have the top of a TV armoire and I can decorate it however I want. And by "however I want" I really mean "however YOU tell me" because other than my Pumpkins in the Fall and my Nutcrackers in December, I'm at a real loss.

On the left: The birdcage on the books was a $1.50 makeover from Salvation Army and the birdhouse used to be green.

On the right: The trunk was a Christmas gift from my dad one year and it's up there because I have no earthly idea of where else to keep it. I want to replace the fake-o flowers in that white basket with something else, but not sure with what. The cute bunny frame was a recent makeover and the adorable wooden block was a gift from Tausha.

Another shot:
Any suggestions for ways I can decorate this space? I just can't wait for the next Decorating Dilemmas Party to roll around. I feel like a lot of times I just end up putting "stuff" up there to fill the space....

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12 comments:

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I think it looks great! I love the birdhouses! I don't have a mantel either:)

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Yay! I'm glad you linked up! Okay, I like your brid houses and I like how you placed some books under one to give it some height. The picture of just the birdhouses is great! The chest is beautiful but working a vignette around it up there is making things more tricky. If it needs to stay, I would try placing a smaller collection of objects on it. Your basket has a lot of height as does the chest and it's hard to balance. Just keep playing with it and moving things around and stepping back to see if you like it!

jenjen said...

I like your little Spring grouping up there. Very pretty. I have an armoire in my bedroom and I do that same thing. I like the birdhouse for Spring!

XOOX
Jen

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love your bird cage and house. If you liked my big lots bowl go there because they have a matching vase and urn that would look great where your basket of flowers are.....

Leigh said...

looks great! i got some great lil' bird houses at hobby lobby the other day.. i think you've just inspired me on what to do with them. thanks amanda :]

Debbie said...

Fun! Love these little vignette parties!!~ I like Beths suggestions, when I was looking I was actually thinking the same thoughts, just play play play and have fun!!~ It always help to play with another set of eyes!

Lee said...

I think it looks great. i love the cage and bird house.

slommler said...

I too love the birdhouses. I think the basket with flowers is too much for that small area. JMO
Hugs
SueAnn

Paula said...

I think it looks nice as is!

Richella said...

I really like the way you have the one bird cage elevated. . . would it work to make the one even taller? Perhaps put one more book under it?

As for the little chest, I like it. Have you tried just having it without the basket of flowers on top? I might remove the flowers and just have the chest with just the bunny picture in front of it--very simple on that side.

Creating a vignette can be lots of fun, but it can also be a little frustrating, huh? But you're on the right track, for sure!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Sooo pretty! I love your block from Tausha. PRECIOUS! I am terrible at this sort of thing!!

Tired Mom T├ęsa said...

I think you did a great job with it. It's very springy and fun. I wouldn't change it at all!

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