It all started because I wanted to do a simple little table top. You see, I had that new book, One Thousand Gifts, and I had an empty nest. I thought it might be nice to copy the nest on the cover and display them together.
I also found these pretty blue ceramic thingies at Cracker Barrel. I had it in my head to pile them in that treasure box that I've yakked about along with the word grace. (Well, actually, I had it in my head to tile out the word eucharisteo, but it didn't fit.
So I chose grace.
And I wanted to put them on the side table near my prayer chair. In my head, it was going to look wonderful.
On the table, it just looked blah.
So I added a plant. I'm pretty sure something either taller or shorter would have been better, but this happens to be the only plant alive here right now.
It still looked blah, and just too dark. This is not the look I'm going for.
I thought maybe an old window behind it would help.
It's still just too dark to me.
I thought maybe it needed more blue so I changed out the grace thingie.
Fixed the letters and tried another plant holder.
I don't like this one any better than the first one.
Then I flew this little bird to the top because I'm a remedial table topper and was trying to have more blue and more height.
Tried it with just the bird on the box.
Didn't like that either.
Folks, no matter what I did, I just didn't like it. I'm so disappointed because I really do think the concept was a good one and would be nice for the Easter season.
I have dinked with this stupid thing for a day and a half because I'm too stubborn to quit. I moved it to the foyer and even the half bath. I moved it to the kitchen on the baker's rack. I didn't like it there well enough to move out all my new red accessories.
I was (and am) so frustrated that I lined it all up on the fireplace with some more blue stuff. I sort of like it against the white, but that presents yets another problem.
I had to remove the picture that usually lives there because it clashed. Now, I have a huge gaping white hole behind it. I could put a mirror behind it, but the one that fits is brass. I don't think that would look very good, and no... I'm not willing to paint it for the sake of a seasonal mantel.
So there's the whole ugly mess.
If anyone can fix what ails it, I would truly appreciate the advice.
Clearly, I'm not linking to any parties.
I do have some pride, you know.