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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Big Bang for $2 Bucks

If you've been following along for the last few days, then you know that I have been reading all of my decorating books and trying the pay close attention to all the details. 


 Well, all of a sudden the light bulb went off again, and I saw something else that makes a huge difference.  Seems it's the little details that totally finish a room or a vignette.  When I found my rooster lamp, I also found this shade at Ross.  Works perfect, but it is just a shade.


I see so many wonderfully trimmed shades, or they use tassels on the sides of the lamps or the shades.  Now I always buy tassels at Ross when I see one in a color that might work in my house.  They are usually around $2, and I use them everywhere, except on the lampshades.  Doesn't this make a huge difference on a plain shade.  I love the look.




 All I did was loop it around the frame of the lampshade, and it just hangs there perfectly.


I tiny detail, but it does make a difference.


Do you really study the details?  I know most of you do because your rooms always look so beautiful.  Now I am off the look at more details.  I will show you the vignette on this table for TTT.  It is my 3rd in the series of Designer Kopy Kat.

29 comments:

  1. You are right - what a change when you added the tassel. Makes the entire vignette pop.

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  2. Wow, that does make a big difference Marty. I'm sitting here looking at a shade that can benefit from this little bling. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Love it! It makes all the difference to a plain shade - what a great idea!
    Peggy @ peartreejewels@gmail.com

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  4. Little things often add much! I do like the tassel.

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  5. Great little addition. I just bought a random tassel, too, thinking the same thing. Mine is still in the bag though. :)

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  6. Marty this is the perfect example of what we were talking abiout earlier, when we were talking abiout blogging. Its the perfect little post.

    Yes, I love tassels. Its like its a whole new shade. Love the lamp.

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  7. Marty I have tassels on all my lamps! But I have my hanging on the thingie you turn the light on. I will move mine and hang it like you did. I hope you don't mind if I copy.

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  8. I learned to look at little details by blogging also. On my lamps I hang tassels and keys on ribbons. I've also seen crosses before. They are all pretty and add perfect little touches.

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  9. I go a little tassel happy at my house, Marty! I think I have tassels in every room! Some hang off chairs, some off lamps, and some off knobs. I just love 'em!

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  10. cute! sure does make a difference!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  11. Adding the tassel really does change the look. Very classy!

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  12. Marty,
    I adore the tassels...I have them,too. I think I first saw the idea when visiting Nell Hill's Summer Open House in Atchinson a few years ago! That's what's so~o~o wonderful about the Land of Blog...sharing!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  13. It is the little things....your lamp looks designer now, with the tassel...

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  14. I love tassels too and use them all over. I have wrapped them around the base of a lamp too...so the tassel hangs down the column of the lamp. Yours is wonderful. Happy Sunday.

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  15. Good idea! Thanks, Marty! I have a few tassles that are definitely going to changelocations pretty soon...:)

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  16. A great little addition, Marty, I love tassels, I have them in furniture knobs, I like this idea. Thank you. Love, FABBY

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  17. I love the accent. I have always loved tassels. In my bedroom we have lace curtains with tassels, tassel metal tie backs and of course tassels on my vanity pulls!

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  18. Perfect!! Thank you...the lamp in my living room is boring...this will definitely be an improvement!!!

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  19. It IS the little things, isn't it?? I have been gone and haven't seen your posts lately, but I know what you mean. I buy all these decorating books and there they sit. I'm sure I could pick up quite a few new ideas if I would sit long enough to read them. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Donna

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  20. That's a great tassel and the perfect color and touch for your lamp. Your Ross must be much nicer than the one near here.
    I wanted to tell you I tried the stain on my sheep and "she" looks much better with your stain technique than the bright white. I'll do a post with her sometime. Thanks so much for the great tip.
    Hugs,
    Babs

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  21. Hi Marty! That is a great look. It softens the whole lamp...once you see the tassel, the lamp almost looks nacked in the picture without it! Linda

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  22. So pretty! I love buying tassels and using them thru out my house. The tassel certainly adds more detail to the lamp. Love it.
    Blessings,
    Sandra

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  23. What a great change for so little money. I agree...the details make all the difference. Thanks for reminding us...
    Cheryl

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  24. Marty, thanks for the hint to check out Ross. I don''t ever check there but now I will.

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  25. I agree and I have tassels on all my lamps.

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  26. Perfect lampshade treatment. I'll have to try it out.

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  27. Isn't it amazing how one tiny little thing can make such an impact! I love tassels too, and love this one on your Roo lamp! XO, Pinky

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  28. Wow, that made a big difference with the lamp. I'm going to have to try that one.

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