Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Ballards Pear

Up until a couple of months ago I had never heard of "Ballards". I kept reading so many people talking about copying their designs and blogging about the "Ballards Pear". I pretty much decided that I had to have one so I had been on the lookout while Goodwill shopping. Much to my pleasure, I found a similar item a couple of weeks ago for $2.99. I also picked up a couple of white shelves ($4.00 for both) with the tops painted red. I spray painted the shelves and added the pear and some other items to create what I think is a pretty nice looking vignette (I didn't know this word as it applied to decorating either!). We were at the beach last week for a couple of days and I found a thrift store where I got the cute little basket for $.25 and the teeny tiny oil painting for $1.50. The basket is really good quality and it was A QUARTER!!
I laid the shelves on the floor to take this picture!
The finished look!
Any critique on the placement of the items??
I apologize for the blurry picture, and our walls are not orange, they are "Baked Clay" from Sherwin Williams.


5 comments:

lig said...

You did a wonderful job!

niartist said...

Lovely! Love the vignette! :) I'm hosting a giveaway at my blog of genuine Cross Bottles valued at $175. It ends Monday, so hurry over. I think you'll love them!

Sara said...

Love the little oil painting! What a find!

Courtney said...

Oh, your shelves look beautiful! I love the pear. It's such a nice color, especially against your earthy wall.

Tricia Hicks said...

Thanks ladies! This crafting stuff is so new to me! I do love a bargain though and there is a Goodwill outlet in my town where the mdse that doesn't sell in the retail stores is taken. Everything is sold by the pound. Household goods are 1.39 a lb, and glass and books are .59 a lb. It is a adventure to go there! You never know what you will find! Check out my pie tins and the art piece that I got there on another post.

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