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Monday, April 26, 2010

Obsessed aka: I can't help myself

I can't seem to stop rearranging stuff on my table tops. I think I am obsessed with it. I can't seem to stop. I can't help myself.

Here is the table behind my sofa (for now). I keep adding & taking away stuff. I think it will stay like this. At least until I decide to decorate for summer sometime late next month. At least I hope it's late next month.

I've kept the Eiffel tower in this cloche. But only because I LOVE IT!!!! I added the moss rocks from Dollar Tree. And the birdies were from Dollar Tree. I'm toying with painting them white, but so far, I've been too lazy.
Here are some flowers I added. I got the 2 ball flowers (not sure what they are called) on my trip to Tai Pan Trading a few weeks back. I actually only wanted one (the lighter lavender one), but it didn't have a price tag on it. So the girl brought up the darker purple one for a price. When I got home I realized the bagging girl put both flowers in my bag. And only charged me for one. Yipee!!!

Am I a thief? I didn't steal it on purpose. They sort of gave it to me. Should I have taken it back? I live an hour away, two hours in traffic. Do you hear me rationalizing? I hate these sort of moral situations. What would you have done?

In this glass cloche I put the flower ball I made. I know I already showed you this in my flower ball knockoff post. But I don't think I showed you the entire vignette I have it in.

One final look at this table top vignette.

And now I'll show you another table top in my family room that I have changed up.

I'm still not satisfied. But for now, it will do.

I have about 4 or 5 different bird houses in these colors. I used them in my wedding.

I added some moss & some eggs to this apothecary jar. Wrapped some grape vine around the middle and hung a "Keep calm & carry on" tag. And I know you didn't notice that I need to dust this jar.
This is my favorite Catherine Klein print. It's a reproduction that I printed out from one of my CD's with vintage images. The little frame came from Walmart years ago. Came in a package of 2 frames for 99 cents. I have a stash of these frames somewhere up in the attic. Someone will surely find them after I've died & gone to heaven. But maybe I won't go to heaven since I didn't take back the flower that was put in my bag that I didn't pay for. Do I feel guilty? You betcha. Enough to take back the flower? Probably not. But back to my story. After I die, someone will go through all my stuff & find my missing frames. But then, since I only have a son, he'll probably just give everything away without looking in the boxes.

Let's not think of such terrible things. Back to what makes me happy. Decorating!!!

Under this cloche is another green & white church birdhouse. This one is actually an ornament. I placed it on a bed of moss & wrapped some more grape vine around the outside.

Lucky for me & my hubby. I have been able to keep my decorating obsession in check. I have limited myself to only changing stuff up in my family room. Otherwise, I'd probably OD. Or I'd have to go to rehab. We wouldn't want that.

Who knows how long these table tops will stay looking like this. Probably not for long. I can't seem to stop tweaking. How about you? Are you obsessed with changing things up in your decor?

Be sure to come back tomorrow. I've tweaked my mantel as well.

Linking to:
Table Top Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life

Ready Set Vignette @ The Stories of A to Z


  1. Hey I look at it as these are my toys and you have to play with your toys!! I love it when I can move things around!! Enjoy!!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  2. Hi Kim! Oh, everything is simply gorgeous! You really do have the touch for making pretty!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Wow, you have a great eye for finding gorgeous flowers. I never see ones like these. Really neat. And your cloche vignettes are charming as always.

  4. Yes, I change things around often too but I like it because things do not get boring. My mom use to decorate for the seasons and holidays...I got it from her!

  5. I love what you have done with all your "tweaking"...I sometimes get obsessed too with it! I will be talking on the phone and start moving things's a habit! :) My mom used to decorate for the seasons too ...and move furniture constantly! I got it from her too! :) ...but it's fun!
    Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

  6. Your vignettes are fabulous, Kim.I am just like you too. I love re-organizing my side tables,end tables, coffee tables, sideboards, shelves...I wish I had a fireplace as I would love to decorate a mantel too!

    Best wishes,

  7. I like your birdhouses, moss, grapevines, and tags. They look so good when all placed together. It's ok to move everything around some of us (other people)....not mentioning any names do it all the time!

  8. You are so funny! I like to keep changing things, too. Your vignettes always look great. Hey, it is not your fault that the girl only charged you for one flower. Just think of it as buy one get one free!!

  9. lovely things and neat vignettes.

  10. It all looks great!! You certainly do a great job moving it all around! I need to find a dollar tree so I can get some moss. I've heard several people mention getting it there. Love those little birds too!

  11. LOL! I love your writing! LOVE that first vignette -- so many pretty elements, and I love the way the flower ball, the flowers on stems, and the moss rocks repeat the round shape. Very appealing!

  12. Kim, you always do cute that little church birdhouse under glass!

  13. Oh Kim, you have such gorgeous table vignettes. I can't imagine changing them, but when you do the next one is just as perfect and gorgeous as the last. You know that I drool over your cloche vignettes. You always make them so pretty. As for the extra flower, I don't think you stole it and no it's not worth the 2 hour drive. It was an honest mistake on their part. They forgot something I paid for last week, so let's call it even. I paid and you got the flower. lol Your little birdhouses are all so pretty and I really like the way you use the grapevine. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  14. love that you constantly fuss over it :D

  15. Eye candy all around! And just in case you're wondering, I wouldn't have brought back the flower either. I figure sometimes I'm overcharged, sometimes I get something for free :). Enjoy your free flower!

  16. I love your blog! I also love your style. I have that same jar,and eggs and moss, I need to go and make that. Thanks for sharing. I just started blogging, come check out my new blog

  17. Some wonderful ideas here for the decoratively challenged (!). Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  18. I love seeing new things you come up with! So creative!

    Sometime you must tell us/show us about your wedding with birdhouses!