Monday, January 18, 2010

Vignettes I Love

Tonight will be the last night of packing up the Winter/Christmas mess. The bulk of it was done yesterday, and tonight I'll be putting the final touches on everything else - pushing it all toward the back door for it's final journey to the garage tomorrow. So of course, I started thinking of what exactly I'd be doing with everything now that I've got a clean slate. My mind went to the brass candlesticks that I've collected over the years. There must be 50 of them in a box in the basement just waiting to have some shelf time - and I found the vignette above with the beautiful brass kitchenware in this gorgeous country kitchen. I just fell in love ... what do you think of it? The stone and pine, paired with that aged brass just makes my heart sing!

Then of course, baskets and books are my favorite of all things to accessorize with. Functional, beautiful, and specific to YOU, books and baskets are always a great way to go, don't you think?

And if all else fails - flowers, layered art, and a few feathers in a silver urn would be beautiful too! So, tonight amidst the push and shove of bins and boxes, the photo taking of my newest adventure/project that I'll be sharing with all of you in just a few short days, and cleaning the living room in an effort to put it all back together ... I'll be mulling over these vignettes, pulling the best parts of all three to create something uniquely CdlV. What will you be doing?

23 comments:

  1. Love, love, love old books so this is right up my lane. :) Please add your link to my Tabletop Tuesday post about vignettes. This is the perfect post. Have a great week, Barb

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  2. Great pictures all! I can't wait to see what you're doing in your house.

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  3. I love books and baskets too! They fill the blanc and they add texture!

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  4. All so beautiful! Oh, to transport them to a corner of my house!

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  5. Ahh the glory of a fresh start!

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Artie...I can't wait to see what you come up with...so many are painting brass right now...and you know as I do trends come and go and one day they be trying to remove all that paint ha ha!! after spending years cleaning all the paint off of beautiful old furniture and cussing out who ever did it to just be with the "times" Love that last piece you shown its looks like english pine to me...Thanks for the fun post my friend...and for coming by...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  7. That last photograph is so pretty. Everything just works. I can't wait to see what you do. I'm voting for the brass! I think it will add such warmth. Goodness, if you have a collection, pull it out of the boxes and enjoy it! Hope you are doing well!

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  8. I can't wait to see what you decide on.

    Sue

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  9. Very pretty vignettes. I like the first one the best...Christine

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  10. Must tell you that I LOVE your blog!

    Agneta, Sweden

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  11. LOVE that kitchen! Can't wait to see what you decide to do. Just relax and enjoy doing it

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  12. Yep...love your inspiration...very you!

    I'll be upholstering a big butt chair, waxing a table...painting and moving furniture in a LR. I'm tired already!

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  13. Well ... Mr. Artie, I will not be taking down my Christmas Tree until the Vikings win the Super Bowl ... or they lose to New Orleans on Sunday! I have one lovely brass candlestick I hauled home from England years ago - I treasure it!

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  14. As always, really inspiring photos. Good luck with the storage and house keeping chores. I always feel so much better when it is put away and stored for another year.

    Stay warm xo kelley

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  15. Books, baskets, candlesticks, flowers, silver and feathers...great combinations could come out of this...can't wait to see what you come up with. I just know, whatever it is, it will be stunning!

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  16. Artie, I don't know about anyones else but oh how I would love a tour of that basement of yours. So many candlesticks etc. It would be just like an Arheology expedition. :)

    Anxiously awaiting for your display of treasures.
    Hugs -Brenda-

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  17. HI Artie
    Can you come over and get my place looking like that 3rd image??? It is just delightful... love everything about it... have fun... Julie

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  18. Amazing photos. I've never been a fan of brass but seeing all grouped together makes me change my mind. Tie to raid my Mom's house. I can't wait to see what yo have in store

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  19. Hi Artie~ ~I love the look of the honey colored pine with the brass. Nice picture. I also have a box of those same candlesticks somewhere. I have always loved them.

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  20. I'm all over the books and baskets! Love baskets, they hide a multitude of sins (and junk) and the books, well, I love to read...says a lot about me, those things.
    I have to ask though...where do you get all of your energy to totally redo your home a few times a year? LOL...I try to get major (paint and stuff) like that once a year, around now, but I can't rework my home that often...I have no place to store all the stuff I'd like to have..:-) Would love to see more pics of your home...you have a very good eye...
    Tami

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  21. Artie-I packed away a few renegade Christmas linens today and I hope that is the last of it!! I think all these people who are spray painting brass will be sorry one day--it may be "out", but to me it is a classic. I LOVE LOVE that chest. Hope you got your donkey back to all four feet on the ground :)

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  22. books and baskets, stone, pine - I'm with you, my heart is singing! Those last three photos are so very dreamy! I am excited to see what happens with the reno and with those friends of blue and white and european linen reunited - well - YUM!
    I'm a day late getting over here - Did you get all the Christmas stuff put away?
    xo Isa

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