Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Need a Lift

Does your display look a little blah and boring? Maybe all it needs is a little lift. Giving items height in a display is a designer's trick. Allow me to demonstrate.
This display of pumpkins looks good.It's looking better.Now it looks it's best.You can use items you already have
to give height to your display.

I like to use candle holders.I love to use vases and urns.How about using a pretty box.
(Old silverware boxes work great too)Cake or candle pedestals work really well.Books and plant stands are great
for achieving height.
Next time you see an old cutting board
at the thrift store, buy it.
Freshened up with paint,
it gives height and looks great too.
A little lift will make your vignettes go
from flat to fabulous!

55 comments:

Victoria said...

Wahoo, I'm really first to comment???

Thanks for the ideas on giving new life to our displays!

Ida Faye said...

Hi! I just found your blog thanks to Rusty Cottage. I love your decorating style and projects. Thanks for sharing your ideas - I intend to try some of your projects soon.

Kacey Randolph said...

Looks fabulous! I love your empty frames too! :o)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Great idea about the old raised cutting boards. I'm gonna be on the lookout for one of those!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

You always have great ideas-Keep them coming!

Holly said...

I like to use books, but I love all your ideas. I have a bunch of old/antiquey books that I use just for this purpose; unfortunately, since our move a few months ago, the box of books is MIA.

Jen r. said...

This is so cute! You always have such great and creative ideas! Thanks for joining in on my pumpkin party!

Sue said...

Thanks for more great ideas.....love the pumpkins in the cups!

AnnaSam said...

Thanks so much for the ideas. I took your idea amonth ago about the domes but couldn't figure out what to do with the wood. Now I know!!! YAY!! have a blessed day.

the undomesticated wife said...

I love the idea of using a cutting board!

Darlene said...

LOVE it all Joy!!! Great ideas...thanks!

Rambling Girl said...

Great tip Joy! I just love you for all the great things you advise me on...What would I do without your help....you can make things look so cute!

kathy said...

Wonderful ideas -- i love all of them -- and the picture with the suitcases -- wow -- Kathy - GA

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Joy! If only it were that easy with our bodies!lol Looks great as usual; now I'm off to give stuff a lift! Have a great day - Sincerely, Jeannette

Carol said...

Joy,
Thanks for the great ideas on your post today. Everything looks fabulous! I'm already looking forward to your Thanksgiving decorating! :o)
Carol

Kathie said...

thank you for sharing those tips! I often don't think of ways to use what I already own. :-)

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Joy, the thing I love most about your blog is that you are such a great teacher. You show us how to take our decor and just make it really stand out. I really needed this lesson today and am anxious to go give my decor a boost! -Mandi

Runner Mom said...

Too cute!

salmagundi said...

Great tip!! Thanks for reminding me - I often need height and can't always figure it out. Sally

Christine Lynn said...

Can I adopt you...lol make sure and bring all or your things!...lol I love this!

Manuela said...

Great tip! The pinecone in the urn is so cute!

Manuela

Cameo said...

My grandma was an antique dealer for years and her shops were always so pretty. I remember her creating heights with all kinds of things. I wish she would blog her house. It is amazing. I knew height added a lot but you have given me great ideas of things to look for and use. Your a genius.

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

You've given me some GREAT ideas. I have a little fall display on my armoire and I was thinking how much nicer it would be if some of the things were staggered in heights. I've got some serious thinking to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

salpetitt said...

Thanks for the ideas! I love posts about using things that we already have around the home! I love being able to look at something in a whole new way too!

Merand said...

I just love the pumpkin/tea cup vignette. What a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

Sandy Toes said...

Love it...You are so right about the "lift"...the pumpkins in the teacups are so cute!!!!

Love it...I always do!
-Sandy Toes

abeachcottage said...

love those raising ideas, I'm gonna try them out and also look out for some chunky candles whil thrifting

great inspiration

Sarah

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Love it all! Great ideas!

Sarah Kate said...

I love the idea of a cutting board, I have one of those, I would love to see pictures of where you use yours. Are you going to paint it, or leave it natural?

Mrs. B said...

You're so right! Everything looks more elegant when elevated or put under a cloche! The cutting board is a great idea. I always use books because I can't think of anything else to use.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the tip...

Valarie said...

Great tip! Now I am just trying to find the balance between raising things up and keeping somethings lower. I am getting there though. :)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Joy,
It's funny how something so simple can make such a difference! Great before and after pic of the 3 pumpkins!

JuJu and Family said...

It's neat to see that you enjoy what you do so much. Beautiful work, Thanks for the ideas.

Suzy said...

Everything is Beautiful!!!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I have been keeping my eye out for some thick candlesticks. Thanks for the tips!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Usually when I look at something I have done and it doesn't seem quite right it is the varying height thing. Good demo. Jackie

bec4 said...

What a great display tutorial--such useful ideas. Thanks!

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Love the witch on the broom! Great piece! ~Mindy

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I like the idea of using things you already have around the house...and my husband will like that too, since he is getting tired of me seeing all these cute projects on blogs and running out to Hobby Lobby "just for a few little things"!
Carrie

AJ said...

Love the cutting board tip! Guess what I'm going to be searching for at Goodwill?! All your pretties are so pretty:)

Cher said...

Thanks for the Halloween tutorial. our mantle looks great!

The Texas Woman

Ms. Tee said...

Just love everything - especially the little pumpkins on teacups with candy corn. So very cute :)

Connie said...

You always have such magnificent ideas. I wish I had more fall decorations. I seem to skip right over and head directly into Christmas. I know I'm missing out.
~Connie

Inspired Kara said...

The cutting board is a BRILLIANT idea. I'm thankful for the tip :)

Southern Fried Gal said...

I'm totally with you on adding height to add interest. I love the cutting board idea - will be on the lookout for sure now. Thanks as always for fabulous advice and inspiration!

MizSmoochieLips said...

What a great idea about the cutting board! As always, you're brilliant=]

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Great ideas!

Please visit my blog. I am on post #98 so you know what that means!

pammiejo said...

THANKS for the ideas....I need someone like you to help me "think outside the box". PAM

Rachel said...

Okay such cute ideas. I too love the pumpkins in the cups with candy.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Joy, I am convinced you need your own magazine, make some money at what you do sooooo well. I only hope once you are famous with this new magazine venture "Joys of Home" that you will continue to share your joyous inspirations with us!!!
blessings,
Debbie

Miss Anne said...

I want to spend a weekend with you... turning trash into treasures all weekend long.

:) mmkay?

Ashlie said...

Great tip! Thanks!

Turcotte said...

I am new to your blog and LOVE it, you have inspired me. I was wondering if you would share your favorite brand of spray paint?

Thanks so much!!

The Green Pea said...

I am having so much fun, reading your tips. I love the way you put the pumpkins in cups to raise them up a little. So east, once you see it done. Thanks, Sandi

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