Thursday, September 16, 2010

FRIDAY: Vignette Fridays

Happy Friday! Oh, and if this is your first time here, WELCOME! And please, consider becoming a follower on the right sidebar. I can hardly believe that we've been putting together beautiful vignettes for each other and the blogging world for 7 weeks, can you?

Each week you all blow me away with your beautiful vignettes created with the most beautiful objects. It's really special getting to take a peak at some of your most treasured collections, and I thank you for sharing those with me, and with everyone who passes through your blog via Color Outside the Lines.

This week, I showed you some recent pictures of the house, one of which included this vignette:

This all sits atop a 3.5' square Pottery Barn ottoman covered in a beautiful harvest colored paisley. Many times decorating such a large space meant to serve so many purposes, the items can look disparate. I find that the best way to remove that feeling is to add a tray, and layer atop it. The best part is, when it's time to use the ottoman for seating - off the tray comes and down the bottoms go!

I had hoped to get some new pictures up for you - but I'm sure there will be loads of inspiration in the links below. I ask that you all say a kind word today for Scott, as he experienced a great loss tonight. Ariel, a cat that Scott has been a kind and loving pet parent to for more than 17 years has left us. As you can imagine, it's quite hard for him, and I'll be spending the necessary time away from the blog this weekend to be there when he needs me.

So, I'm leaving the linky up extra long - feel free to put something together and throw it on at anytime! You're all the best! The button to post on your blog this week is here:

Please post it to let everyone know that you are participating, and direct them back to Color Outside the Lines to see all of the other vignettes! Just below, you'll find where you can add your link thanks to inlinkz!


  1. Oh Artie. Please express my condolences to Scott. We lost our Gucci this year and I can't tell you how missed he is. Hugs to you both
    xoxo Pattie

  2. Artie, I was happy to link up but so sorry to hear the sad news! It's difficult I truly know!

  3. Best to you both, Artie! Thanks for hosting. Your vignette and your fall look is really wonderful. It would be wonderful to spend time there. I have a home similar to what you described with not enough space, and quirky at that, but the challenge somehow brings out the best effort and effect in a way. Or at least a lot of process, which some of us love! Jacqueline

  4. Losing a beloved pet is always hard- you got me thinking about our cairn terrier Dickens. It's been many years, but it still leaves an empty space in your heart....
    Thanks for hosting this party, it's so much fun to see all that inspiration out there. :-)

  5. Artie-I love the colors the hydrangeas turn as fall gets closer. Please tell Scott not to give up hope (it sounds as if she ran away). I know he is grieving her loss. Those of us who love our furry family members understand. Thanks for taking time to host the party--I am happy to be able to join in the fun.

  6. Thanks so much for hosting Artie.

    I'm not sure if you've heard...I've moved to typepad. Bit of a problem with my old blog.

    I can't get the thumbnail to work for my entry. I'll try for that later.

  7. So sorry about Scott's kitty Ariel. They do become part of the family rather quickly. Hope that everyone is feeling better soon.


  8. Wonderful vignette. Tell Scott I am so sorry for his loss. It is hard to lose a special pet.

  9. Thanks for hosting, is always fun to follow the links to the different blogs.

    Scott- I am SOOO sorry that you have lost your wonderful companion. I know your heartache.
    Two years ago this week I had to put our little MistyCat down. She was 12 and still had all those kittenish ways. She went downhill very quickly. I went in expecting she had a little virus or something and they found a large tumor where her esphagus led into her stomach area. It is never easy to lose a's like you lose a bit of your soul that was tied into them...that part that speaks and connects without words.

    Sleep well tonight..knowing that your baby is in a peaceful place somewhere over rainbow bridge. I'm sure you've read the poem that goes with that saying? If not, let me know and I will forward it to you. Hugs, Artie ~ Diana

  10. Please give my condolences to Scott....I know how sad to miss a pet who's like family.
    I'd like to thank you for reaching out a few weeks ago and inviting me to your party. Ive definately enjoyed linking up and exploring your blog as well. Try to have a good weekend.

  11. I'm so excited. This is my first week joining Vignette Fridays. I kept meaning to so and I've finally done it!

    Please realy my condolences to Scott. Having been a pet parent for many years, I truly understand the loss. These little creatures ask for so little and give so much in return. My heart is with the both of you.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. Oh Artie..thanks for hosting Vignettes..and please send condolences to Scott~we are animal lovers here at our home and know the pain and heartache at losing a pet..a member of the family. So glad you're there for him..

  13. What a lovely vignette, Artie! And please know that my heart hurts for Scott. You know I understand how big a part pets can play in your much love given without question, such real and very individual personalities. I know Ariel will be terribly missed. I am sending a big hug to you both....Debbie

  14. The hydrangeeas are beautiful, Artie. I love your vignette and I use ottomans and trays a lot too....Christine

  15. Hello Artie...

    My friend, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear pet! Please give my regards to Scott.

    Artie, your vignette is simply gorgeous! Ohhh...those beautiful, big hydrangea blooms are stunning! Such pretty warm, autumnal colors too! I totally agree with you, using a tray can bring a vignette together nicely and easily removed if the circumstances call for it! I often create my dining room table centerpieces on a tray so that I can remove it while dining.

    Thank you for sharing your lovely vignette with us and thank you for hosting this fabulous Friday party! I'm so excited...this is my first time to participate!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  16. Wish I had real hydrangeas like those. So pretty with the blue and white.

  17. Gorgeous hydrangeas! I'm so sorry to hear about the kitty:-( I know how difficult that can be. Thanks for hosting!

  18. This is my first time to get to participate in your friday party, Artie. Thanks so much for hosting.

    So sorry about your kitty....


  19. I don't know what I'll do if I lose my last compainion. He is sn old Dalmation, 14 yrs young. Guess I will travel a while. Great post
    sorry about your pet.
    ps.. come over sometime

  20. I just love this. These pictures are so pretty, makes me want to go home and clean hosue. somebody slap me.

    I found this from Pat's Back Poch Musings typepad


  21. Hi Artie. Thanks for hosting this party.

    So sorry for your loss. I lost both of my dear Shelties in November last year. It leaves such a large hole.

  22. I'm new to your blog, Artie, but I'd like to offer my condolences to Scott on losing his friend Ariel. Losing a furry family member can be very difficult; I was devastated when our first dog passed away. We got her before we had kids and she was like our first kid.

  23. Artie, So sorry to hear about Ariel. Please give scott my condolences.
    Hugs, Sherry

  24. Hi Artie and Scott~ ~ ~Just this week I lost my Beloved Babaje also. He was the most amazing cat I have ever shared my life with. I could write a book about his wisdom beyond what is a cat. He is the one in my arms in my picture. I am feeling your pain Scott. They will both be dearly missed.

    Thanks for hosting Artie this is my first week joining you.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  25. Hi Artie! I'm a little late joiniing the party, but I want to thank you for being the most gracious host! This is so much fun to see the talents of everyone. You, especially!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  26. Hi Artie, I'm a new follower and party crasher! Thanks for hosting such a fun gathering and allowing me to share my Fall cloches! Your home is beautiful ... and the hydrangeas are gorgeous! I look forward to seeing more of your home and checking out everyone else's Fall decor. Thanks again, Becca (Adventures in Decorating)

  27. Hi Artie

    I was sort of flying when I came through here Thursday evening. Crazy week here, but no comparison to what Scott has endured.

    I am so sorry I missed reading about Ariel.

    Please convey my condolences.

  28. Hugs and warmth to Scott. Fix you is playing...and it fits.

  29. I am so sorry to hear about Ariel. We lost our own "Kitty" {! one of our kids named him} this year, and I know how heartbreaking it is. I know Ariel will be missed.

    Loved looking at all the links, thanks so much. Lidy

  30. Hi Artie, I have been out of commission awhile, I will look forward to your Friday vignettes!

    I have a New Giveaway from the French Basketeer I think you will love!

    Art by Karena

  31. First time on your blog. Love your vignettes. So sorry about kitty.....

  32. I'm so sorry to hear the sad news. Please tell Scott.

    I am hoping to have something to link with you next Friday.

    Your photo is so pretty.

  33. I offer my deepest condolences to Scott. What a sad loss. I'm sure Ariel had a wonderful life thanks to Scott. My heart goes out to him.

  34. Do I post the vignette Friday pic on MY blog then direct to Color outside the Lines?

    I must be really dense.

    Sorry about your friend.