Friday, February 22, 2008

It Was Just An Idea!

What can be done with a 6 inch styrofoam ball?
The front stair landing has looked quite bare since I put the 3 small Christmas trees away that were standing there. I had these 3 ceremic pieces in use in other places, but given my love of columns right now, I thought I might like to stack them together in this corner.

I put the styrofoam ball on the top one...

...and cut a greenry bush apart.


At this point, I thought how funny it would be to put eyes, nose and mouth on the styrofoam "head". But I didn't!! ;)

It was just an idea!!
Love, Rachel
P.S. I have a "tiny resident decorator" who is always at my heels for everything I do. She was so proud one day to show me her surprise for me. It was dried flowers placed on every level of the column. I'm not about to move them. At least for now! Total cost of the stair landing project with thrifting and recycling "rescued roadside treasures": approximately $12.00...well, as I said, it was just an idea! And until the next idea pops into my head, I'm happy with its shabby stately splendor!~~~~~~~~~Have a wonderul day!

22 comments:

Tara said...

Fabulous! Creative! Looks so great!

Anonymous said...

HI RACHEL, THAT REALLY LOOKS NICE.IT'S A GREAT LOOK. KEITH

Ronda said...

You are one creative lady! My question...Did you buy the ball with that in mind, or just have it????? The end result is lovely! {Love the fact that Tiffany decorated and you made her feel special about it! How darling!)You are an inspiration!

Donnie said...

Dear Rachel,
Loved the houses pictured yesterday. I wonder which one I would buy! For sure it must have a big wrap around porch.
I like all the ideas for the stairs, but my most favorite is the last one with the trailing green.
I wonder what you and your little designer will do to decorate when she is older.
Have a wonderful day, Love you, Donnie

Lisa said...

Great idea. Very creative. Looks like a fun project too and it turned out really well.

A Romantic Porch said...

Ronda, I did buy the styrofoam ball at some point, but I had it on hand when I decided to "wing" this idea together. Thank you for your kind comment. Love, Rachel

Tracie said...

Hi Rachel-
See how one little idea can blossom into something so lovely? Good thing you had an "assistant" for this one, it turned out so nice. Love the sparkle lights and ribbon on staircase too.

Happy weekend!
xo~Tracie

Debbie said...

Very creative! It's amazing how things just seem to go together. Great inspiration!
Debbie

Sugar Bear said...

Looks great! Woderful use for the ball.
Karla

Farrah said...

Bravo, Rachel! Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you can put something "useless" to good use? Love it!

Esther said...

Pretty! I love the look! And the dried flowers are a sweet and pretty contribution! I think it's neat that you have a designer in training!

Mommy said...

I like the dried flowers. I must confess I was a little confused when I saw the ball on top. I wasn't expecting any more to happen with it, LOL! But what a great idea!

A Romantic Porch said...

Thanks for all your great comments today! xo Rachel

Karla said...

I need to hire your "docorater"!!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Looks like that was "more" than just an idea!! It turned out fabulous! I like the little finishing touches your little decorator added too!

Katherine

tdgoing said...

How creative, Rachel, just like you. That was such a great idea, I like about anything with greenry on it. Your ideas have been inspiring to me. Tell, that sweet little assistant that I really love her.

Grandma G.

Hope said...

Hi Rachel,
I love your column and that added touch from your daughter just made it even nicer!

I've been looking for something country looking for my landing but haven't found anything that suits my fancy! :o)

Hugs,
Hope

Inredningsfanatiker said...

Fabulous! What a wonderful blogg you have! I like it so mauch, i have spend like 2 hours here now, hihi. Have a nice day!
/Petra
http://www.metrobloggen.se/romantiskahem

A Romantic Porch said...

Hope, Have you thought about an old door with coat hooks on it, or a tall old shutter? You could hand a wreath on a shutter. Love,Rachel

the feathered nest said...

What a cool idea! That's sweet that you have help!

Manuela

Sharon said...

That turned out so pretty! I really like it! Good job!

:0) Sharon

Esther Sunday said...

Hey - great job!!! Love, Esther