Wednesday, October 21, 2009

May The Force Be With You

Ever try to "force" something to work in your decorating? You know what I'm talkin' about. There is always one thing that keeps reappearing - the "Piece de Resistance" if you will (you have to use a French accent when you read that......go read it again with the accent this time). Every now and then you pull it out, telling yourself you finally found the perfect spot for it - on a shelf, under a table, on the boo-fay (I put the French accent in for you that time. What? I had to, you cheated last time). And if it were any other piece o junk you had lyin around it would be easy to just get rid of it. "I'll just sell it at my next yardsale" I tell The Man. "Didn't you just get that at a yardsale?" he replies. YES! That's not the point.

But the P d R is different, it's special. It belongs here, in my home, til death do us part. But where, where, WHERE??? The Powder Room? Just wouldn't seem right to stick my P d R next to a toilet. The Foy-ay (getting old?)??? P d R's color doesn't match the walls. The Kitchen? If I put it on the table, my kids might knock it over, on the island I'd have to keep moving it out of the way. You see my dilemma.

And from what I can see, it's a pretty common dilemma. I've heard some of you refer to it as "tweaking". Marty of A Stroll Through Life calls it "Decorator's Block". What do YOU call it? I'm not trying to "force" the issue, I just wanna know.

Here is a picture of my P d R of the week.

We first met at a yardsale a couple weeks ago and I immediately recognized her from the pages of Southern Living at Home. It was love at first sight and only $2. Suh-Weet!!! As of today, at 4 o'clock Easter Time, I've forced her on top of my fridge. By the time I sit down to watch Grey's Anatomy tonight, it's anybody's guess. Maybe the coffee table, but that's round and she's rectangular..............


Anonymous said...

Hang it on the wall?

Country Dreaming said...

Do you have a couch table or side table?


Blondie's Journal said...

I am SO SORRY...I just don't know what it is!!!! Call me blonde, whatever, it just sort of looks like a cross between a heat register and a purse!! Sorry!!!

But I can commiserate with you on the wanting to have something before you know what to do with it and my mantra is 'It will come to time". When? Who knows.

I keep buying big things; chairs, a plant stand and then today, a bench. I let it sit in my SUV until The H. has to use it and then when I hear him yell for me, I am like "Oh, didn't I tell you about this?" And then the 'Where is it going to go' comes up and I look sort of dreamy and say, "Well I have SO many places, I haven't chosen one yet!" lol!! I have never been wrong about anything I bought (except for the plastic bird bath). But I hear you!!!

I thought you were in White Wednesday this week. Oh well, it was still nice to visit!! Have a happy weekend!!


Julie said...

I understand. I really like it, too. Hanging it is a good idea or the side table thought, if you have one. You could get some creamy candles with black accents and use it for a centerpiece.

Ok. I'm dry. Can't wait to see what you end up doing with it.

Julie =)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh, I am so glad I am not the only one who has something that they just "love" and can't figure out what to do with. Your tray is absolutely stunning. Can it sit on a coffee table and hold some wonderful old books and a beautiful candle? How about hanging it on a wall somewhere, even vertically. I don't really know either, but I do agree with you that it is just gorgeous and definitely needs a home. Thanks for stopping by my Home tour and your very gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

Stephanie @ A Fine House said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! You're right, 40 ain't no thang! I love this tray (?). Do you have a dining room table. You use it as a centerpeice and put some small candles or seasonal gourds/pumpkins on it. I agree with Marty, you could hang it vertically.

Karen/Elsie Eleanor Designs said...

I have this tray too and love it. Can't believe the price you got it for! Amazing! I move mine around a lot. Right now it is on my kitchen table with two ceramic pumpkins from Williams Sonoma, a finial, and some beaded garland on it. After Halloween I will move it back on to a buffet in my breakfast area and put a grouping of finials on it. I also like to set it on my kitchen island too.

Rue said...

I agree with the ladies suggestions. I have a basement full of stuff that I don't know what to do with LOL I understand your pain, trust me ;)

Thank you so much for your way too kind comments (blushing). I'm so happy to "meet" you!


Queenie said...

Hey Kim!
Girl, you are too funny! I pick up stuff on a weekly basis that I don't know whether to keep or sell! LOL! I want to keep it, but then I search and search and can't find a spot for it....I bet you'll find the perfect spot for that tray. It's gorgeous, I know that. Here's an idea, how about painting it white or sage green and then white washing it, and using it on your bedroom dresser for perfume bottles? Just an idea I thought I'd throw at you. You've probably already thought of that though. Hope you have a wonderful day!
Big Hugs,

xinex said...

How about putting it on the kitchen counter pushed to the wall and put a small teapot and cream and sugar on it. It's a pretty tray....Christine

niartist said...

Oh now that's a great piece! You could use that for a million different things - but I like the idea of hanging it on the wall. It's gorgeous - art, really! Lovely blog. Following along now - hope you'll find time to stop by my place soon!

Tootsie said...

I have a tray that doesn't look good as a tray...I hung it on the wall and it looks wonderful!
I like yours by the way!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love it when I find something I just have to have....and find a place to enjoy it!

Misti of Studio M Designs said...

I love this tray! I have it hanging on the wall of my family room under a large wall grouping. LOVE IT!