I’m vignette challenged.
I like to pretend I prefer clean lines. Uncluttered table tops. It makes it easier to clean, I tell myself. Over and over again. But the truth is, I just don’t have what it takes to vignette ..
and, yes, I just used the word vignette as a verb.
I admire – okay, envy – those who are gifted with the vignette gene. I drool over their perfect compositions. Marvel at the ease in which whip together a pleasing table top or bookcase. Mixing together colors and textures and shapes. In threes. Or fives. But never, ever an even number.
And then I wonder: Where in the world did they find those cute pieces used in their perfectly appointed vignettes? Pieces in different textures and colors and sizes. Birds and jute-wrapped balls and paper-covered books. And those metal spheres …
where oh where did those vignette mavens find those metal spheres?
And then I have to ask myself: If I did happened to get my hands on some of those amazing, coveted metal spheres, would I even know what to do with them?
Not to mention the resulting never-ending ridicule from my husband and children about the spheres. Asking what purpose they serve. And I’m pretty sure there would be some sphere-related shenanigans.
So when the lovely folks at Birch Lane contacted me and opened up their fall catalogue to pick out some home décor for my home (within reason, of course), I was immediately drawn to these lamps. The Lambert Table Lamp …
with metal spheres …
The answer to my vignette-challenged-sphere-envying dilemma!
This lamp comes with a built-in vignette. All I needed to add was a super cute table to set them upon …
and, unlike vignettes, tables I can do. With confidence.
Source: Lambert Table Lamp at Birch Lane
Sending out a huge thank you to Birch Lane — a new home furnishings line with fresh and traditional pieces at an attainable price point — for reaching out to me with this fabulous opportunity. And while they did provide me with a pair of those super cool industrial-look-built-in-vignette table lamps, all opinions about how super cool and vignette-y they are, are my own.
That is one awesome looking lamp and goes so well with the end table; just like they where made for each other.
I know, right? And I didn’t even mean for that to happen. I picked out those tables months ago and they were just sitting in boxes waiting to be assembled. I kind of forgot what they looked like! 🙂
Looks great! If you need $hit for a vignette? I have a houseful.
LOL Kirby – but then my vignettes would just be pieces of wood stacked up! 🙂
The lamp is gorgeous Linda!!!…..and must say that the table is the perfect compliment to the lamp…and you sell yourself short…I have spied many a gorgeous “mantel vignette” . . . . and flower pot vignettes on the porch…should I go on???
Yes, but those vignettes did not come together easily! Thanks so much Shirley!!! 🙂 Linda
I so appreciate those bloggers who disclose the sponsorship of a post at the beginning (rather than the end) of the post.
It’s a great lamp Linda! But that table . . . LOVE IT!
laura@top this top that says
You really dont need anything else with that great lamp on that amazing table. Besides, less to dust!
Kimberly ~ Serendipity Refined says
I LOVE your lamps…I COVET your tables (please oh please tell me where you found them?)
Completely off the record and just between us, I may be vignette challenged as well …unless you count the stack of unread books and unopened mail, an unpainted silhouette of a witch and a calculator which is currently on my kitchen table as a vignette. If so, I’m a “natural”. Love your lamps, girl. Can’t wait for the room reveal…I WANT TO SEE THE SOFA!!!! xo
You are too funny! And, yes, I have plenty of those unopened mail and crap on the kitchen counter vignettes too! Oh, and the tables are from Cost Plus World Market. Which may just be a new fave store of mine …
Linda I love those end tables they are just awesome. The lamp looks so great with them. They were meant to co mingle!!!!!
Have a great week.
Love the lamp!…and the table. I tried following all the do’s and don’ts of vignettes and could never get it right or it just seemed unsuitable for how we live. So now it always comes down to…do I like it or don’t I? Easy and stress free.
Good for you gals, if it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. I have vignettes but then maybe next day or so I look at them and think, nope, too much and take it all down (and it ends up in our front hallway til I feel like putting it away).
I had put Fall decos out but looked at it all after about a week and said, gag, away with it. Think I’ve changed fall stuff a few times since start of Oct. Even changing out my gallery wall as don’t feel like bees/skeps/hives, whatever are exactly conducive to the season. So now what will I put up? Looking for things to print out and frame, maybe until any better ideas come along. lol. Have fun making vignettes girls, or not….. Happy Fall
I am such an idiot, those lamps are awesome and on that table, looks like you bought them together, they belong together. Sorry I forgot to mention that in my previous ranting . I do love your lamps. They’re so different and very classical looking. Good choice. Better lock your house up, maybe there’s a few of us would like to “borrow your lamps for while, just to see if we like them in our homes, lol.
You just made me laugh out loud this morning!!!! Thank you so much for always stopping by and leaving me such lovely comments!!! 🙂 Linda
Who wants more stuff around that beautiful lamp! yeah, it has it all, lamp and vignette in one. Love it! And the table is the perfect compliment.
Ha, a compliment to you, but as for the table is the perfect complement!