Building A Vignette

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Dining Room Summer Tabletop Vignette The girls and I spent a wonderful day this week shopping. I found this amazing lamp at Goodwill. I knew it had a home in my dining room and would be create a good learning lesson for me in my endeavors to understand vignettes better. So this will be a step by step post on building a vignette, namely a tabletop … [Read more...]

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Creating a Vignette for Summer

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I have been changing over the decor in our home for summer. In doing so, I pondered - what are the elements in creating a vignette? We create vignettes whether we realize it or not. So, I decided to research this to find the common key steps recommended. I've created two versions of this vignette - with the elements below in mind. Which is do … [Read more...]

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Lavender and Summertime

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Quotes and Tea   I love having a framed chalkboard in my kitchen and I love finding quotes to write seasonally...there's so much scope for the imagination to share! I chose this quote by Charles Bowden ...it reflects the vibrancy of all things summer. There are several I could have used “I almost wish we were butterflies and … [Read more...]

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Summer Mantel Decor

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It all started with a Monogram Wreath After Christmas, I wanted a simple, beautiful wreath for our mantel. I've seen burlap wreaths and thought I could use fabric instead. I had some lovely black and tan toile fabric to which I cut into strips and wove into an iron wreath form. Winter Mantel After the Christmas decor was taken down, I wanted … [Read more...]

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Beach Holiday Memories

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Summer is swiftly passing by...so many things are already behind us and so many things to look forward to. While at the beach with my siblings and their families, I collected some shells and such to bring home the memories of this lovely trip. I couldn't find starfish on the beach, my sister and her family have had great success … [Read more...]

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Summer is…

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By the calendar, it is not quite officially summer. But, according to the flowers blooming and the steamy heat outside - it sure feels like summer. So, I decided to begin transforming my home to reflect the lighter, bluer feel of summer. I began in my dining room with this tabletop vignette. I just LOVE this patinaed galvanized tray I got from … [Read more...]

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Autumn

A Warm Welcome Seasonal Transformation   One of the wonderful things about the changing of the seasons is that it gives us the opportunity to change up the décor in the rooms of our homes. I love accessorizing tabletops, hutches, bookcases and mantles in my home to reflect the mood of the season. In Spring  it is light, rosy and … [Read more...]

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Summer Blues

Striking a balance decorating built-ins   I love the built-in shelves in our living room - they add such interest to our room - For Summer decorating, I tend to lean toward blue and white. This is what the shelving looked like before.   I love the look of these old door knobs. I am fascinated that the … [Read more...]

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