Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What's a girl to do with all her extra bling?

Do you find you have extra bling laying around? More than enough and just not sure where to put it? What to do with it? You know the kind that shines, drapes and hangs nicely? I find this time of year I have a lot of extra bling just laying around. Now girls, I'm talking about ornaments. What did you think I was talking about ? You didn't think I was talking about something else did you? You must speak to your significant other for that type of bling.. lol
After I finished "most" of the decorating I discovered I had a few extra ornaments left over. Don't we all? The tree was full to over flowing, to the point I was scared if you walked heavy across the floor it might fall over. So.. I put my thinking cap on.. What was I to do with all the extras? Off I went shopping around the house. Then it came to me. Earlier in the day I had been doing some organizing and remembered all the great garden urns stacked on the shelves. I needed one with some character. Something that would lean on the side of vintage. And, there it was. Dirty brown, ball feet.. Oh it was going to be perfect !!

I've had these wonderful beaded ornaments for a few years and have used them in many different ways. This is how they ended up this year.
Aren't they pretty? The glass hanging beads are from my Victorian Era. I think they work perfect in my old world vintage setting.
I have quite the "collection" of clocks and thought the clock and magnifying glass added a bit of vintage flair.

I was playing around and took the clock, magnifying glass and red lace away. I think it looks a bit on the under dressed side now. What do you think?

I love tassels and hang them everywhere.

Oh, I think I prefer the clock, magnifying glass and red lace.. Much more festive and has a bit more of a finished look. Don't you agree?

So.. girls go forth. Shop your garage, storage closet, shed, under the bed or any where else you might store your extra containers. Bring them out and put them to good use. I'll be anxious to hear how you use your urns or other containers. Thanks for swinging by. I'm off to make some
fresh popcorn. hugs ~lynne~


Four Paws and Co said...

What a great shopping trip you had and everything turned out so beautifully! I love to shop the house. Sometimes I find things that I've completely forgotten about. ☺♥☺ Diane

Rattlebridge Farm said...

I loved this post. What a wonderful way to display ornaments! And they are such beautiful ornaments and so artfully arranged. Bravo!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Lynne...What beautiful ornaments and what a good way to use them! Yes, I prefer the lace, clock and magnifying glass. You really have a talent for putting things together!...Debbie

Barbara Jean said...

That's my kind of "shopping", just finding things around the house, (or store), that aren't being used and and putting them all together.
That's how I ended up doing the table decor with all the silver.

My vote: I'd go with everything; the clock, urn, and magnifying glass and red cloth. Although for me I would have a lace something under it so all the dark colors showed up. You know I love lace, and contrast. =0))

Thanks for visiting today.

Barbara Jean

lvroftiques said...

You had me going for a moment there girlfriend! I was feeling mighty un-blingy! Lol! But I do have some spare bling (in a way) also....I have lots of chandelier crystals! And I'm so inspired by your use of your blingy that I think I'll break mine out too, and do somethng bling-o-licious! *winks* Thanks for the inspiration girl! Vanna

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!
Thank you so much for visiting me AND for adding me to your favorites! You are certainly going to be added to mine too!! I LOVE your blog! You have a wonderful eye for decorating and photography and sense of humor. I had to chuckle about shopping the house, I do that all the time! I love your header too, looks so great and festive for Christmas.
I have a question... I must know... where did you get the snowflakes on your blog??? It's so adorable. Did it come with your background? There are so many gadgets & gidgets out there! I'm computer challenged as it is.
It's so nice to meet you! A Very Merry Christmas to you!!
Holiday hugs, Sherry

Kat said...

What a wonderful, creative idea. Love the beaded ornaments, they are just beautiful. And how perfect in the urn. You're right, much better with the clock and cloth. Kathy

Jessica said...

Great idea! I started a shopping trip around the house yesterday but my little monsters distracted me.

Jessica said...

This is lovely! I've been looking for a magnifying glass....this gives me some ideas. :)

Hugs~ J

Bo said...

Good morning Lynne, Oh those beaded baubles are so gorgeous I could wear them around my neck...hehe..And I say yes to the red, clock & magnifying glass too...You really do know how to think outside the urn!! ;-) Bo

Lisa (aka) French said...

I love bling and found some at TJ Maxx the other day and had to remind myself I was shopping for others and not myself....But I may have to go back (lol) French;)

Anonymous said...

Morning, Lynne! I love this! You're so creative and are giving me ideas!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Picket said...

Ohhhh wee give a whole new meaning to the word bling! lol I love how you did this!!!! It does look so vintage and so beautiful! Hope you are having a great week!

Linda said...

Sparkly and beautiful!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Lynne I just love all your bling..what a grand idea to use your urns are one cleaver lady...great post today dear friend..hugs and smiles Gloria

Anonymous said...

I love your bling!! What a perfect vignette (and yes I prefer the one with clock and magnifying glass)! Now I guess we crown you with the title of "Bling Queen"!!!

Hope Vanna shows her bling using the chandelier crystals as I have alot of these and besides hanging on tree am lost and need one of you "Bling Queens" to give me some ideas!!!


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,

This is gorgeous!!!
They really look fantastic in the urn draped over the sides. ~Pretty~

Don't mind me...I just grabbed a handful of popcorn....:)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Hi Lynne, I like everything grouped together into a vignette the best. Love the bling in the urn. Very pretty!

Barbara Jean said...

Good morning Lynn.

Glad you didn't take offense at my idea about adding lace.
I'm wating to see the updated setting. =0)

Have a ownderful day yourself.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ooooh...I love that "old world" urn filled up with those shiny, sparkley ornaments! I just love how you can take two things that contrast...the old distressed and add some shiny that look of contrast!!! I also think your urn needs that darling clock, magnifying glass & lace! What a lovely vignette!!! Lynne, my dear really are the "Queen of Vignettes"!!! I think you need to get you a Queen's Crown like Vannas...hehe!!!

Have a great day Sweetie...
Love ya,

Lisa (aka) French said...

OK Lynne I can blame you I went back and got my bling (lol) I wanted it for my next tablescape I had an idea and went with it (lol) Hugs French
PS If hubby asked I'll tell him it's all your fault (he he)

Salmagundi said...

I vote for the lace, magnifying glass, etc. look. The more the merrier this time of year. Show us more bling!! Sally

Barbara Jean said...

Lynn, thanks for the idea.
The other kids have stars and snowflakes on theirs, and I'm trying to make them all different.
I will try to post a photo of all of them another day.
Keep thinking!! =0)

Barbara Jean said...

You are such a trooper to keep helping with this. I think little candy canes would be good, especially if i could find some little buttons. I'm not sure painting them would work that small because of the wool.
Of course there is the time element.
Only today and tomorrow to run around, and tomorrow is the store.
Small ornaments? Hmmm. Might have some of those.
Might still be good to do that guy bigger, and then still add those cute ideas. =0)
I could just stencil right over him in no time at all.


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lynne!
Oh Thank You! I have snow!! I'm so excited!! That was so sweet of you to let me know how to add it, and so easy. Have a fabulous week!!
Big hugs, Sherry

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I like all your bling Lynn .Love that clock too. Hope you have a great evening.

Tootsie said...

now that is some seriously wonderful bling! I have some bling laying around...I also have a lot of garden urns...thanks for the bling idea!

The Raggedy Girl said...

What fun and how pretty it all looks. If I want to make a trifle this Christmas I will have to dump all the ornaments out first.
Roberta Anne

Tamara Jansen said...

I ended up giving my extra "bling" to my daughter so she could decorate her very own tree :) It's so hard to see your babies move out so we do what we can to make it easier for them!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Hey, Lynne! I have that same clock!
I love your ornaments. Hugs, Terrie

Kathysue said...

Lynne, that looks wonderful and for your home the more the better so definitely leave the red lace and magnifying glass.Isn't it funny just when you think your done another idea comes and Voila a new vignette.My Mom has all these beautiful old rhinestone brooches so we got a small 3 ft tree and hung all her bling with pearls draped for garland it really turned out pretty.Merry Christmas my friend, Kathysue

Anonymous said...

Isn't it fun when we surprise ourselves? The rediscovering of these objects make it all that more special...I'm bedazzled!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Twizzi, my friend.. what a wonderful surprise.. I'm so glad you stopped by. I sure hope things are well with you this holiday season. You are missed my friend.
hugs ~lynne~

Glenda said...

You have set up a marvelous vignette. I like it best with the magnifying glass, the clock, and lace. It is all beautifully displayed in front of a gorgeous framed piece of handcrafted needlework.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Good morning Glenda, you are just a sweetie to swing in. Your comments are always so kind.. hope all is well your way..
hugs ~lynne~