Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Creative Tablescape....

It's good to be back.  Three weeks ago the unthinkable happened.  My computer CRASHED!  All my photos and files for my blog posts are locked somewhere in my computer.  The Geek Squad has had my computer and have been unable to pull up my hard drive, so I have resorted to using another computer and I am back to posting.  I have lots to share with  you.  Some exciting things have been happening which I will share with you later in the week.  Today I'm joining in on "Table Top Tuesday".  I am a nut about hiding cords.  I can't stand to see them.  So I thought I would share with you my hallway table and how I concealed the cord from the lamp which sits on top of the table.

Here's the table before I started to add the accessories...


I knew I wanted a lamp on the table. When I was selecting a table to purchase, I wanted a table with a shelf on the bottom.  This would allow me to be able to add items to the shelf  which would help to conceal the cord from the lamp.  I added these wonderful containers with the bird on the top.  First step was to try and hide the outlet.



Next was to add a couple of old books I pick up at the thrift store.  I always look for black and brown books. These will allow me to stack items on top of them.




I had a  iron container, I had picked up on vacation last year.  I added some ivy, berries and  twigs to the container and it filled the area perfectly.  Next I used a round frame and printed off the letter "B" on  some scrap booking paper.  Last I added the large bird.    Before I started to work on concealing the cord, I added some treasured items I have collected to the top of the table.  Now, it was time to try and conceal the cord from the lamp.



I covered the part of the cord that would hang down below the table with a  matching piece of wallpaper from the hallway.  That way it would blend into the wall. ( Did I mention that I hate seeing cords?)


Take a close look, the lamp is now on the table and the cord is not that noticeable.  It blends in with the wall and with all the items on the shelf you can barely see it.


Here's and even closer look..


I adjusted the decorative containers to conceal the cord even more...  I can get kinda picky at times!


Here is what I have for the tablescape....



These are one of my frames that I make.  I love the words.  What a reminder.

GIVE....THANKS...ALWAYS....


Isn't she sweet?  I added some of my favorite beaded garland.


This little candle was a gift from a dear friend who is just so thoughtful!  I love the simple word....
Blessings...


Hope you enjoyed the tablescape. Stop by My Romatic Home to see some of the wonderful Friday Links....

22 comments:

Barbara said...

Sherry, Beautiful table and so well arranged for today. So sorry about your computer...if the Geek squad can't fix it....wow.

Barbara

slommler said...

What a gorgeous table!! And you hid the cord beautifully! Don't even notice it. Well done!!
Hugs
SueAnn

sissie said...

Sherry,
Your tablescape is so lovely. Hiding the cord the way you did is a great idea. I hate cords too.

Great post.

hugs
Sissie

Mom in High Heels said...

Beautiful! Cords are one of my biggest complaints. Why isn't everything cordless?

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

You did a fab job accessorizing your table . I too am so sorry about your computer. I had a mini crash last week and actually took mine apart myself figuring, what could I hurt, it was broke anyway lol..
I had to smile when I read what you did to hide your cord, as I have Cord Phobia myself..

kim said...

Oh, how I hate cords showing also. You did an excellent job of concealing that one. I love your displays you created. Great height variations. Very pretty vignettes.

DeeDee said...

Wow..I love that idea...your table looks so beautifully decorated...

great job...

Angie said...

everything's so cohesive. I love it all!

Shelia said...

Hi Sherry~~ Oh, this is so beautiful. I loved seeing the way you put it all together. Now those stacked boxes on the bottom shelf are wonderful! Great they hid the cord too! How lovely.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Not only do I love your vignette, but I love that table, Sherry! I hate seeing the cords, too, and I need to come up with something for a little table with a lamp in my entry. It has a very small shelf on the bottom so I'm not sure your trick would work, but I'll give it a shot!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love your vignette and the wallpaper on the cord is such a genius idea. I hate to see cords too, that drives me crazy. I really like the way you mix different colors, textures and items in your vignette. I looks fabulous. Thanks so much for linking up to Table Top Tuesday. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very clever my friend..what if you don't have wall paper on the wall...maybe paint the cord to match wall color...I have all these cords from my new TV which I just hate and have been trying to hide ha ha!! Loved all your beautiful things on your table and the table is too pretty girl..Thanks so much for a fun post...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

alice said...

Sherry, How clever you are with the cord! I will be passing that on to my friend. She also has cord issues!
It turned out fabulous!
smiles, alice

Atelier de Charo said...

Love your decoration, great idea to put the frame with that specials words.

Charo

The Tablescaper said...

Adorable, love how you utilized the bottom shelf.

- The Tablescaper

Kathleen said...

Lovely! Wish there was a way to hind the darn computer cords..I hate them!

Dining Delight said...

I really love that terrific table - perfect for decorating...and hiding cords. I also like how you "walked" us through your accessorizing of it (beautiful items). You can't see your cord at all! Sometimes, if the sides of the table will not be seen, I tape the cord of the lamp so that it runs across the back of the table and down the leg but I like your idea better!

DD

Heather@PixieDust said...

i love that trick and the table is gorgeous!!

Nancy said...

Very pretty indeed...love the stacked boxes at the bottom! So pretty!

Mikey said...

What a lovely post! I love the idea of how to hide the cord! I've been know to paint them the wall color, myself! Great tablescape! I'm impressed!

Cori said...

Sherry:

This tablescape vignette is just stunning! Every detail works so well with the other.

Is she a porcelain doll? Very unusual and beautiful.

Love it all!

Cori
Starview Sonnet

Connie said...

I thought I was the only person who hated to see unsightly cords. They can ruin the whole picture, can't they? What a clever solution!

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