Monday, October 22, 2012

What's that Vignette Trying to Hide?!

The Hubster was off this past Thursday and Friday and he decided to surprise me! You will have to either guess what he surprised me with or wait until the end of this post, but I will say this - his surprise, while totally awesome, presented me with a decorating challenge. The upside of getting hit with a new decorating challenge is, of course, having new blog post fodder, right? And, so, voila!

I hope this looks a little vintage and a little gypsy all rolled up into one. I used a few of the items I found Goodwill Hunting here, as you can see. 

Now, you might be wondering what caused said design challenge. LOL In fact, if I did a good enough job, you should be asking that. Here it is:

Being the baseball fanatic that I am, The Hubster went out and got me a 19" HD LCD flatscreen TV for our bedroom!! OMG, I am SO happy! It's quite the upgrade from the ancient three-ton 19" TV that had one green corner on the screen and was positioned up on top of our chifferobe! However, our dresser is at the foot of our sleigh bed, and I didn't want to see the back of the TV every time I walked into the bedroom!

So this was my solution. I think I love it. I think it really reflects the feel that I want for the Master Bedroom Makeover I'm in the midst of. 

What do you think? And thank you for bearing with my experimental photography! I love playing with white balance! ;) 

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  1. Woot Woot! A new flat screen in the bedroom! LOL Talk about R.O.M.A.N.C.E...just kidding, we have one too! Visiting from Three Mango Seeds {HUGS!}

  2. What a lovely blog! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would stop on by my blog and return the favor!


  3. New follower from Mom's Monday Mingle party. Great blog cannot wait to see more. Would love if you could come visit/follow me.


  4. If your lovely vignette managed to cover up the ugly back of a tv, it's a genius move. Looks great, hon!

  5. what a cool HIDING job :) very nice.

  6. so did not expect the t.v. ... so loving it. =)

    Following ya now from Monday Mingle and lovin' it. If you are up for a bit of a ride come join me as we ride the wave of life at guaranteed to be filled with ups and downs and everything in between and I'd love to have you with us.


  7. Lovely vignette and fantastic flat screen! My hubby won't put a tv in the bedroom...he says, I will keep him up late watching tv. So true. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  8. Fun and a surprise! Now following from the mingle, would love a follow back.

  9. Looks great! I love that wooden jewelry box, if that's what it is. So pretty. :)

  10. Your blog is so lovely!! Following you back from the blog hop! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Good cause for a design challenge, right!?!?

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

  12. Great idea. We lived in a very small house at one time, and I hid the TV under a table with floor length table cloth. We just lifted the cloth to watch and put it back down the rest of the time. Kept the TV from being the major focus of a small living room. Your idea is clever. : )

  13. WOW! What a fun surprise. You did do a good job, I would never have guessed!!

  14. Totally was not expecting a TV! Too funny.

    I am a new follower from the Empowered Living Hop.

    I think your blog is great, so I have nominated you for a Liebster Award.For more information on the Liebster you can check out my post at

    I look forward to reading more posts.


  15. I am so happy for you!! Yay! I have a tiny one in my bedroom and i love it! Your cute is so cute and i love your posts! You are so good at thrifting! New follower and would love a follow back! Come say hi! Xo

  16. Like on Twitter! Yay! Let's chat!

  17. I love the richness of it. Lots of texture but space enough for your eyes to rest. Hey, is that the Cardinals on your TV? I'm sad they lost. We are big Ranger and Cardinal fans. :(

  18. so helpful for you to share all these blog hops! thanks!
    visiting from whatever whenever wednesday!
    your newest follower,

  19. Your husband rocks! I'm so glad that I'm following you. I LOVE your blog!


  20. wow! way to go hubster!! haha i like that.
    Found you though the welcome Wednesday hop and love your blog! New Follower!! Can't wait for more!
    Helene in Between

  21. I am a new follower from the hop, congrats on being in the spotlight this week! :) What a fantastic way to "hide" a TV, I really love the old had with the key, very creative! I am looking forward to more great posts, thanks for the ideas today. :)

  22. Hey Girl!!
    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for linking up Monday to The GFC Collective with Bre, Autumn and Myself!! We greatly appreciate it!!
    Mustache Mama

  23. Kristy, your vignette is beautiful. Just visiting you from the Delightful Life blog! I am your newest follower!

  24. I love your vignette--the London poster, the lamp on the book stack and the neat old purse are just lovely the way you have placed them together. Congrats on the new tv--have fun watching!

  25. Great display Kristy! Thanx for coming to THT!

  26. Your Vignette is very follower would love if you came by and followed back or link up and share your vignette share

  27. Such a great blog, following you back!

    I lived in Aberdeen for a while, but love Glasgow it is like my 2nd city in Scotland

    xox Ellen from

  28. Kristy, what a great blog!!!! Love the idea of a designing challenge!!! And your husband is very sweet for buying you a new tv right before the World Series!!

  29. So cool! And your blog is amazing. So glad I found you. Come on over my blog and say "Hi!" We're having a blog hop you should link up at, too. :-)


  30. Wonderful pictures. exactly what I call cozy. Neat arrangement of books and small things! I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia

  31. Great table top. Love how the TV is hidden - I never saw it! Joining from Shine on Fridays -

  32. visiting from the POP party. What a great way to hide the back of the tv! Pinned!

  33. Great vignette! Love how you have hidden the TV. It's nice having a TV in your bedroom. Enjoy!
    Visiting from


  34. love this whole set up! very charming, it has so much character! I love old old books and keys too! awesome!

    new follow!

    <3 Bethany @

  35. Oh this is beautiful!

    Following you back from the weekend blog hop!

    Looking forward to getting to know you!

    Happy Crafting!


    ♥ ♥ My Watermelon Moon ♥ ♥

  36. Congrats on the cool gift. Everything looks great!

  37. Nice vingette! Looks great!
    So glad you came by to link up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  38. Wonderful way to conceal the tv. I love this idea! Stop by my blog and see my latest projects.

  39. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  40. Looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing at I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you link up this week.

  41. The vignette looks awesome! That's so awesome that you got a new flat screen tv. :) Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

    I'm now following you.

  42. I love your blog! I'm a new follower from the GFC blog hop. :)

  43. What a sweet guy! Your vignette does have a lovely vintage gypsy style. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  44. congrats on your most views win on Treasure Hunt Thusday!

  45. Lovely vignette--much better than looking at the back of a TV! Hope you were a SF fan! :)

  46. What a great "hiding spot"!
    Thanks for joining us for last week’s “Think Tank”. If you haven’t already linked up, we’d love to see you again today!


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