Friday, January 10, 2014

Tabletop Whimsy


I spend so much of my time searching the internet, especially blogs, for creative, decorative ideas that I forget to share some of the things I've done in my home.  I always feature the holiday decorations, but rarely the everyday things.  I know it's a dark photo, but that is the only time I have this little feature lit, when the room is dim, usually during a movie. The large bowl/plate, about a foot and a half across, was a steal of a deal at $2 from our local thrift store.  It is wooden and the color is a gorgeous red.  I've collected some very interesting dried botanicals, and the lights were a Boxing week deal that set me back an entire $3.  They are battery operated LEDs inside various sizes of rattan globes and their regular price was $14.  The nicest thing about this strand is the wire, it is very thin, and translucent, virtually unnoticeable amongst the botanicals.  It even looks great during the day without the lights on.
So there you have it.  If you are looking to add some interest to an existing bowl of whatevers, little lights may be the answer.  This strand came with the rattan globes, but you could definitely buy a plain strand and stick the lights into anything that the light would shine through.  Happy decorating!

3 comments:

  1. Hi Andrea, so glad you popped over to my blog so now I can pop over to yours. What a beautiful bowl to display year round. I just love it and knowing that it was such a bargain is great.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  2. Hi Andrea, thank you for visiting me and becoming a follower. I also like what you crated with the light display. It would give any room a special touch year round. It is soft lighting when little more is needed on some evenings, and better yet, you made it from some great sale items. Couldn't go wrong there. I am now your newest follower. Happy New Year!
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  3. Nice idea. The warm glow is so welcome at this time of year.

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