May 1, 2017

Setting the Stage

I hope you had a nice Easter weekend. Our daughter in Lexington hosted the family this year. She had some delicious recipes that I hope to share. I am especially thinking of her roast pork loin and pecan pie. Both were just delicious. I should have been thinking ahead and taking pics for the blog. ha ha. 


This post was featured on Celebrate and Decorate. Thanks ladies.

Now...on to what I did a few days ago. As you know we purchased a new cocktail table for the great room a few months ago. 

It is a large table, but little did I know that I was purchasing a stage on which I could play with trayscapes, vignettes, etc. 


It is so large that I could literally tap dance on top of it. ha ha. 💃💃💃


Here is my most recent stage setting. :-)



I love clear bottles with flowers...so that is how I began.



If I wanted to make them look more authentic I could have added water to the bottle. 


The next thing I did was to add a tray.  I love trayscapes! You can make a trayscape when you do not have a table top or chest to decorate.

I was not sure what I wanted to add to the tray, so I began walking around the house. I grabbed some chunky candlesticks, and some greenery balls. Voila!


To balance the glass bottle on the left I added a clear glass jar on the right. I added a few natural elements to it in order to blend with the trayscape and green silk flowers. 


A quick overhead shot.



I refreshed the leather sofa with some lighter colored pillows. 


And here we are...the stage is all set for the week! I am not sure what will be appearing next week...but probably something a little different. 



Do you have a table that needs to be re-staged? Clear the top...then  walk around your home and pick up accessories. Before you know it you will have re-staged your table top. 


Another example of my using glass bottles. 
These came from Oriental Trading. 

Until the next time...




My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

13 comments:

  1. Lookin' good! I just knew you had a great spot for decorating when you bought the new coffee (cocktail?) table.

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  2. What a great space to decorate. I know you will have fun changing it.

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  3. The little balls of greenery go a long way
    in the scheme of decorating.
    They are fun to use all over the house,
    I currently have 3 .. maybe it's time to pick up a few more.
    I hope you had a wonderful Easter.

    Linda C in Seattle

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  4. Looks beautiful as always!....I love the change accessories often as I know you do too!!!....Glad you had a great time at your daughter's....well, sometimes we just want to relax and enjoy the moment and forget about pictures. :)

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  5. So glad your Easter was "delicious":):) Love your new table and how you have staged it!!! I need to change my coffee table soon!

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  6. Thank you for sharing your lovely vignettes at Monday Social!

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  7. Your new table looks great - I love how simple yet cohesive it looks! Beautifully done !

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  8. Oh Sheila, I am just like you, I am always re-arranging what appears on my coffee table! Sometimes things sit on a tray, sometimes just on the coffee table, things go in and out of my pantry at my whim and out onto the table. Friends stopping by might think it looks nice as it is, but we know, we want to change it up, don't we? Thanks for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

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  9. I love how you have staged your new table - very classic and simple! Beautifully done!

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  10. Who doesn't need one more space to decorate ? Looks beautiful. I think I would be tempted to add a shawl or runner or perhaps something on the table base. Maybe something a little shorter in front of the hydrangea vase for interest. A rabbit or small animal ?
    Your photos continue to impress.
    Myrna

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  11. Who doesn't need one more space to decorate ? Looks beautiful. I think I would be tempted to add a shawl or runner or perhaps something on the table base. Maybe something a little shorter in front of the hydrangea vase for interest. A rabbit or small animal ?
    Your photos continue to impress.
    Myrna

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  12. The trayscape is beautiful, I LOVE the greenery with the white candlesticks along with the wonderful dark browns. The table looks gorgeous. TFS

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  13. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at Monday Social. The water in the vase is a great tip.

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Sheila

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