Vanity Dilemma

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sometimes I can be very decisive. This is not one of those times...

This year, I have become much more fond of accessories. Think I'm trying to jazz up my the stay at home mom uniform. Consequently, each evening I take off whatever bauble I've used that day and set it on my bathroom countertop. After a few days, this is what you see:

Which drives me crazy. I do not like cluttered countertops.

So why not just walk to 15 feet to the bedroom dresser to replace the items in your jewelry box?

Good question. Because I am what you would call a lazy perfectionist.

So I made this:


But then I wasn't sure that I liked it. It's kind of Shabby Chic, and nothing else in my bathroom is Shabby Chic.

So I pulled out this wedding gift who's been waiting for a wedge of brie for far too long:




But as cute as this plate is and as much as it begs to be used, it doesn't really keep my pieces separated. So while I am trying to make up my mind, this is what my countertop looks like:



So, what do you think? The cheese plate? The chicken wire shabby frame? Both? Neither?


8 Creative People Had This To Say:

Leaning on Him said...

This made me laugh!!! And if you didn't have this blog, I wouldn't be able to see the kinds of daily things that you do!
My vote is for the bunny. It seems to go better with (what I can see of) your bathroom.
But, you'll make the right choice--and then change your mind again (cause if you're like me, I get bored with the same thing--I mean, hello, I've had my blog for like 2 mos and I've changed the settings/background/font like 40 times (this is not an exaggeration )). ;>)

Leaning on Him said...

I'm sorry that that was such a long post!!!

Lishak said...

I vote for the bunny too! It seems to go with your bathroom better. It's cute!

Pajama Mama said...

yeah, i should have taken a larger picture of the bathroom, but you guys seem to get the same sense as me-the bunny dish is more me. thanks...

tdenney said...

I can totally relate. My bathroom counter looks just the same.

I love the bunny!! It's a creative way to use the cheese plate. I like the chicken wire, but if you're anything like me, the jewelry would end up sitting next to if after awhile because it would take to much effort to put it on there. :)

Caroline said...

I really like the shabby chicken wire frame...great idea! The tulips are really pretty. The bunny is cute, too...good grief, can you say "indecisive"!

care said...

I vote for the bunny too! :) Love your blog! Looking forward to seeing you at Andy's wedding -- you'll be there, right?
Carolyn

christygirl said...

Hey! My sister made a cute earring thingy like you did except she used hosiery instead of chicken wire. Maybe a little less shabby? Little more chic? Especially if you used hosiery to match your wall and hung it so it blended. I think that's what she did. All you creative people drive me crazy (with jealousy of course)!