Recent Posts

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Do You Have Rules ...

Pin It!
Greetings, friends!

By now, I hope all of you are starting to see true signs of Spring!  We've been enjoying a bit warmer weather (except for today), and I think hope *pray* the pollen is just about gone!  And, while I should be playing outside ... I find myself INside, *tinkering* with another little vignette ... this time, on our sofa table.

Let me just say that I truly admire all of you who can crank up the tunes and throw a vignette together without a care in the world!  My crazy mind doesn't usually allow that to happen because of my *OCD self-inflicted decorating rules!*

You see ... when I start on a vignette, usually I have to start with the center of my vignette and work my way out because, if I don't, *bad* things will happen!  Because of that rule, this little guy got to stay: 


To balance the height and colors of the ship, I then brought in a lantern from the porch:


And, because a large meteor would strike if I didn't add another coastal element to tie in with the ship, I then placed a battery operated candle inside the lantern and wrapped it with nautical rope (that they now sell at Michael's ... perfect length, too)!


Then, to keep with the feeling of Spring, I added not one, but TWO of my IKEA faux plants side by side ... while they're both in cute urns from Michael's, I placed one on top of a candle holder to give it a bit of height over its twin:


That's when I reminded myself of my *self-inflicted decorating rule* number 10,289 ... that if I have something on one side, I HAVE to have something similar, if not the same, on the other side because, if I don't, I won't be able to sleep!  Thankfully, I had another plant from IKEA on hand ... I placed this one on a little dessert stand:


And, then as a finishing touch (you know, because I *have* to have a finishing touch), I added this little sign in front of the boat:


All together, it looks like this:


And, as I look at it, I realize that the lantern needs to be higher to balance better with the lamp ... seeee ... here comes the OCD again!

Once I fix that AND find a perfectly narrow basket or trunk to go under the table, I'll be done ... for the moment, anyway:


ONE of these days, I'm going to throw caution to the wind and not care about symmetry, balance OR my decorating rules!  Wanna take a bet how long that will last?  LOL

Partying over here ... come play:

A Stroll Thru Life/Inspire Me Tuesday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia/Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style/WUW
DIY by Design/Swing into Spring

Thanks so much for stopping by!

post signature

Pin It!

36 comments:

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

I tend to fly freely when creating vignettes, but I could certainly learn from yours. It looks great! I will have to check our Michaels for the rope.

Teresa@1800 Farmhouse Rd said...

Lol, this is a hilarious (and beautiful) post. I have a huge ship that you need. Stop by my new blog when your not ocd'ing, I am starting over fresh in blogland. Anyhoo, I think your ocd is a little more outrageous than mine, I dont' have meteor issues if everything in my house is not straight (that is my ocd).

20 North Ora said...

Becca - Your vignette looks great! Love the pops of green.

Judy

Angela Ryder said...

OMG, you sound like me! I think your vignette looks great though, but, I understand how it will eat at you until you get it 'perfect'! LOL!! It's what 'floats my boat' though so I love it!!~~Angela

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

You are so funny Becca! You can ocd at my house anytime, love your vignette!
XO

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, you are so funny! Your vignette looks great! Love the rope detail in the lantern! It's those little details that I love about your vignettes! You don't miss a thing!

Gina said...

You created a beautiful vignette, Becca! If it makes you feel any better, I suffer from symmetry-itis too. It drives me nuts! lol

Merlesworld said...

No rules at my place, I just do what I like no one notices if thing changes as I do it all the time.
Merle.........

Judy said...

looks like a dreamy beach house vignette becca! i've got a little of that OCD myself. i'm sure you'll find the "perfect" basket....Ikea has (or had) some good ones and of course World Market and Hobby Lobby have good selections.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Your method is working Becca because your vignettes are always gorgeous!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Becca,
Charming vignette you have here...luv that sailboat.

Blessings,
Linda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Becca, this is such a grogeous table and I love your vignette. I think the lantern is perfect. Everything is so pretty as usual. Thanks so much for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOVE this vignette and think the lantern is fine at that height. I also have the perfect basket for under the table, wish I lived closer to you. XO, Pinky PS, I lay awake MANY nights obsessing about decorating:)

Calypso In The Country said...

I think the vignette looks perfect just the way it is! I love all the green!
-Shelley

Petra said...

It looks just fine - the heights of the "greenery" look really good. Just for fun, make another rule, that says "first attempt throw it together" and take a step back and see where your non-OCD mind takes you!!! :-)

JG said...

Morning Becca! Now I know why I am so in love with your home...I have Decorator OCD too. You at least get things done - I just get frustrated!! This looks sooo fresh and pretty, perfectly coastal but in an elegant way. Now just walk away from the table!!!!!lol

Have a great day
Sincerely, Jeannette

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

You always put together the most beautiful vignettes Becca! I love the rope in the lantern! : )

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Love it, Becca! I don't know if it's OCD or not, but your vignettes are always da bomb! lol Glad to know about the nautical rope at Michaels.

Suzy Handgraaf said...

Love it, Becca! I don't know if it's OCD or not, but your vignettes are always da bomb! lol Glad to know about the nautical rope at Michaels.

The Decorative Dreamer said...

So pretty! You had me w/the boat! I love the nautical lantern look as well. Great ideas!

Savvy Seasons said...

Beautifully done, Becca! I need to get some Ikea plants and pots from Michael's, those are so pretty for spring and summer. I love the rope you've tied in with the candle and lantern and the ship is lovely. Balanced and beautiful to perfection. I like the way you think. I need to try your rule of starting from the center and working my way out. Well done, friend! xo ~Liz

Traci said...

I love it! I'm like you with the having things on both sides. I love the little white urn thingys.

Stevie Stump said...

Completely off the subject- but I love that you didn't put your tv over your fireplace! I have issues with tv's hogging the prized spot of the living room! Ha!!! Where will all of our seasonal decor go if not above the mantle?!?! :) You're VERY talented!!! Love this blog!

Wanda said...

So funny. We all have our rules. I understand the symmetry balance thing. It just has to be perfect or or or I'm not sure what will happen. Something awful I'm sure.:-)
It looks beautiful. Have a great week!~Wanda

Never So Simple said...

LOVE IT! I'M TRYING TO REDO MY LIVINGROOM IN A BEACHY THEME THANKS FOR SHARING. I ALWAYS GET SO MANY IDEAS FROM FELLOW BLOGGERS. EVERYTHING IS GORGEOUS.

DONNA

zahid ahmed said...

Many of the Online Jobs and Online Earning System in internet online Business, but here is a best and legit online earning systems with life time opportunity.
www.jobzcorner.com

Cricket said...

Oh Sweet Becca....yes we must have OCD rules!!! Loooooove the rope around the candle. I would have never thought of that but it really makes a statement. I can't wait to have my own place again and get to tinker. My first rule is...always check out Becca's blog and see what she is doing...LOL

Jemsmom said...

You crack me up to no end! Love the vignette! It was 51 here today! A regular old heat wave! :-)

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

The vignette is perfection...height, texture,color...love it!...and gotta love Ikea..their faux greenery is the best....You are definitely a perfectionist, so not so sure about your comfort zone of "throwing caution to the wind"....Great, great touch with the rope...

Gypsy Heart said...

You are so funny! No rules for me! :) My mother had rules but the part that was difficult was the fact that we couldn't touch anything.

Everything you do is extremely tasteful! Don't allow "rules" to run your life girlfriend.

xo
Pat
P.S. Stop by and see a glimpse of my new Casa.

Katie @ Creatively Living said...

I loved this vignette! I'm going to have to try working from the middle out. I always create mine working from balancing the outsides and working it. lol Beautiful as always!

CAROL NANCE said...


What a dream! Love all the "beachy" decor. I will be doing beach decor in June....after we have a trip to the Gulf.

Thank you for sharing!

Jesse said...

Your rules are definitely working for you! I love the way your vignettes look! Always so fresh and pretty! Not to mention your impressive photography skills! Beautiful home, beautiful blog! Thank you for sharing :)

Sarwat Tariq said...

World's Best Current Affairs Website which you Get Any thing you want, Most Popular Pictures, Loll Pictures, Funny Pictures, Funny Videos, Current Affairs Videos, Entertainment News and Videos, Entertainment Pictures, Hot Girls Affairs and all hot Current Affairs in the World
HotCurrentAffairs.com

Sarwat Tariq said...

Glorious Live design philosophy is based on versatility and glamour with a clear focus on creating outfits to make each woman feel beautiful in whatever she wears. We also provide custom made design as per your requirement.
GloriousLive.Net

Tori Mistick said...

I have that exact same sofa table! Mine is currently dark stained wood and I use it in my closet. I want to paint it white like yours. I featured your photo on my blog post today: http://wearwagrepeat.com/2016/04/3-fabulous-projects-refresh-dream-closet/