Sunday, January 25, 2009

Building a Vignette

Today I've gotten busy and shaken things up around here. It's so cold outside and I wanted to try to bring a "touch" of Spring inside. Now, I know it's a bit early to be thinking about Spring. But with the gray overcast skies, what better time to do some changing?

So, I went shopping around the house and found these items and decided to pair them up. Some of you may remember the big green urn from Christmas. I had it filled to the rim with vintage mercury ornaments. I thought the beauty of the green showed off well with the background of the browns in the dining room. Although I love the beauty of the green urn I felt it needed just a touch of something. So, off I go again. Out of the secretary in the kitchen I pulled this green leafed ball and stuck it inside. I think a vignette is coming together. :-) I then pulled a birds nest full of eggs from another room and the small bird from another area.. So far so good. :-) The Fleur DI Li's I pulled off the top of the refrigerator, and the tray from the ottoman in the living room. The pears I got from the shop. :-) I really like the "punch" of green and the softness they added to the harshness of the metal tray.
I purchased this picture from Home Interiors many years ago. I loved the verse and live by it daily. However, I felt the frame needed a bit of an update. So a few weeks back I stained the inside of the frame black to bring it into the 21st Century. I think it turned out great. What do you girls think? After all it's only stain. If I decide to change my mind, I can go with another color . Right?
A shot from above.
So, girls.. just another reminder. Shop your home first. You have lots of treasures you can pair together to make a vignette. The fun is in the chase. Try pulling things out and pairing them with something different and build a new vignette. I look forward to seeing some more of your fantastic vignettes. I have some bare spots to decorate now, so I'm off to work on those. :-)) hugs ~lynne~



45 comments:

Lady Katherine said...

Just so pretty! All looks wonderful together, and the frame is a great makeover. Today, I went shopping in my home, most of my things are packed,until remodel is finished. I decided today, I wanted my family close. I found the girls silk brides bouquets, and used them as the table centerpiece. A wonderful reminder to the girls and their hubby's too. We had a great family dinner. They spent some much needed time with their Daddy.

Lady Katherine said...

I love the blue hutch in the background! Going try and catch up on my blogging.

Susan said...

Love your vignette! I need to go around a change a few of mine. I didn't do much after the holidays so I need to now!

carolinajewel said...

Wonderful vignette! Loved your advice to shop your home first!!!!!

Helen said...

OOOOOOOOOh, it's cold here today too - and gray! With a smattering of snow. I have been inspired to go peek in all my nooks, crannies and shelves to look for vignette possibilities. Thanks so much.

ksarra said...

Hi Lynne, I LOVE this and especially the theory behind it. Once, as we were stacking things in the back den to get the kitchen and living room ready to paint, I noticed in all the piles of stuff that everything I owned and loved "went with" everything else! What a happy surprise. Love the way you put this vignette together!

Linda said...

I love the way you updated the frame of the Scripture verse. You have made me think.....hmmmm....I am going shopping at my house (that is after Debbie and I go to our favorite place tomorrow)! Very nice!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Lynne You know I just love all your displays girl..We need to get you a crown as you are the queen of Vignette...oh I love that little bird and its sister bird is doing just great in Calif sis..I have been shopping the house also today...maybe its our snow here Yuk!! just hate that white stuff..Yes its pretty but not when you have to shovel it..How Mr. Bill doing girl?? Hope Bailey is better today..love ya girl and you are in my prayers right now..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

It looks beautiful, Lynne!

You asked about my bunny chalkboard. I asked J if he could remember where we found it. We both recall Cracker Barrel, but it's been a few years.

Blondie's Journal said...

Lynne...the vignette looks so pretty & well thought out. I learned a lot with your tutorial, also enlarged the pics and everything looks sooo vintage!

You truly are a creative person! I think I will go shopping in my jammies tomorrow!! :-)

xoxo
Jane

marty39 said...

Oh my this just look so pretty. You make it look so simple and I am trying so hard to learn this very difficult art of vignettes. I really enjoy your step by step. Thanks also for visiting my new blog, I really appreciate you visit and gracious remarks. I too look forward to getting to know you and see many more of your wonderful posts. Thanks again., Marty

Barb @ GritsandGlamour said...

How lovely Lynne. Isn't shopping in-house the bestest? I think the second bestest would be shopping at other's homes. LOL I will start at yours, and I will be over tomorrow bright and early. I'll bring my own coffee as not to bother you! :-) I love the tray and the urn filled with the ball. Hugs, Barb

lagirl said...

Darn!
I used to have the same verse/picture you have. Wish I had kept it an updated like you did with the black stain. It looks so "fresh" now.

I keep a picture of sunflowers in my living room year round cause summer is my fav season. Just can't part with it even during winter.

Thanks for stopping by my Blog. Pelase come again!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

The queen of vignettes has done it again! This is so pretty, and I saw my bird's brother (or sister) in this vignette too! Enjoyed watching you put this together. laurie

prof en retraite said...

Oh Lynne...You just have the perfect touch with vignettes! I need you to come shop my house and help me figure some out!! hugs...Debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! I started to add a few Spring type touches today, then thought it may be early. I should have gone ahead, as the weather forecast is not good and I need to brighten this place up!
Glenda

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Lynne, love your vinette, I can't wait for spring! I need to shop around my house to spruce a few things up too. I gave you an award that I'm sure you have already received, so you don't need to post it. But you do deserve it! I hope you have a great week! Kristen

Diane said...

Great job! Now when are you going to share pictures of the shop? Those pairs look really good in your vignette...

I was shopping for a Valentine swap & found artichoke candle holders that fit in a candleholder... Do you think I bought them - no... Now I need to remember where I found them & go back...

Laurie - Decorating Fanatic said...

Hi Lynne! I'm putting my name on the list too for you to come and fix me some vignettes in my house! And the best part is that you would probably take all my "stuff" and find new & improved ways to use it too! This looks beautiful but you know what was making my heart go pitty pat? The hutch display in the background with the majolica and the bunny. I LOVE that. Close up please! thank you! :) Have a good week! ~ Laurie

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Gloria is right, Lynne...you are the Queen of Vignettes! I get so stuck in a rut...never changing things...this is beautiful! Susan

Ma'dame French said...

It's amazing what you can find when really looking;) Really pretty!! French;)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Lynne,
You do have the vignette touch.
This is amazing!
I love the...umm...I LOVE it all.
I really can't narrow it down. It's just perfect and so pleasing to the eye.

I just searched HI online for my giveaway items. They have many lovely things.
I still can't believe I actually won Alisa's giveaway. I'm grateful.

Hope your weekend was wonderful.
~Melissa :)

Barb said...

Lynne,
I love your vignette!!
Way to make use of things you have. I need to do a little decorating at home too, but seems there is always something to do at the shop and it usually gets done first.

I just spent 3 hours, 3 hours!!!!
on the computer putting my bird nest tutorial on my blog.
It's my first one. If anyone out there wanted to come by and critique it, I would sure love the help.
I want to do more, and there is so much to learn.

Have a super week.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

Jessica said...

Morning Lynne~

This is a beautiful display. I wonder how many times I've told you that over the past few months. :) I just love all things 'birds' and this is perfect. Have you been by Barbara Jean's? She did a wonderful birdnest display and it even had a broach in it....I just loved it.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Hugs to you~ J

xinex said...

I do that too, Lynne, but I can never create one as good as your. And I see my Lynne bird's twin brother! When are you going to show us your new floor in the basement? I also want to thank you again for showing me your warm support in Blogland....Chistine

Lynette said...

It looks beautiful - I AM SO READY for spring!! I'll have some Valentine's Day pics to post soon, but you've inspired me!!

Have a Happy Day ~

santamaker said...

Lynne, this is so elegant yet simple...I love it. I am inspired !
That was so cute that you taught your grandson a geography lesson thru my post about Grand Theft Auto! You are a hoot, girl!

Barb said...

Lynn,
Thank you for dropping by again, and for your encouraging words about my bird nest tutorial.

I've been asked about others posting a link on their sites, and would love for anyone to do that.

I always love getting your notes.

Taking the day off and going to the coast with my fella.

Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Chaos Cottage said...

I have that Home Interiors framed picture. It must be at least 25 years old! What a great update. I may have to do that.

Pam

Chari said...

Good Mornin' Girlfriend...

Oooh...what a pretty vignette!!! You're so talented, my friend! Each and every one of those pieces are so pretty and certainly could stand alone but the way you paired them...fabulous!!! I love the black stain around the picture...it just brought the art out wonderfully!!! I love it!

Have a great Monday, Sweetie...
Love ya,
Chari

Zoey said...

Now that's my kind of shopping! I love the frame. The whole vignette is wonderful.

Glenda said...

My problem seems to be a lack of or poorly utilized space. It seems like, when I receive a gift from a relative of a decorative nature (mostly my niece and GC), where the gift comes to rest becomes it's permanent home.

I really need to work on being more creative. It feels as if the older I get the less I am struck with a creative spark. I guess I need to create the spark by lighting a fire underneath myself.

Kristen said...

I don't have any vignettes but I so love yours.
I love your blog look too!

I'm ready for Spring and to get my hands dirty out in the yard!

Tomarie said...

Lynne, you are the QUEEN of vignettes...this is so perfect!
Sure do like the little green bird! :-)))))
Hope you're having a great day! L~

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Lynne!

I know I already left a comment and I want to thank you for visiting my blog, but please go back to the comment portion-I left a note. Thanks.

xoxo
Jane

Mama said...

Never to early for spring Lynne and it has definately sprung in your home, you are the expert on vignettes, I am off to shop my home, wish me luck, hugs, Kathy.

Cynthia said...

Hi Lynn,
I love the shopping in the home thing, I'm doing it more and more.
This is such a pretty post, you certainly are a talented lady. thanks for your nice comments today! Cindy

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Tomarie.. thanks for swinging by for a visit. sweetie.. I thought you might remember the "bird". lol. Have a super evening ..hugs ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, you are just so funny. I know you have enough spark to put 3 of us to shame.. I'm looking forward to seeing some "more" of your fine things..have a super evening.. hugs ~lynne~

Tootsie said...

looks great together....I have that tray on my sofa table in a stand! thanks for the peek!

9405018--Pat said...

Hey Lynne, Love your vignettes your the best...I need you to come to my house and shop around..I think I need help....Are you getting snow yet? We have just a few flakes now....can't wait for spring....take care..Pat

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

9405018 Pat, my friend, thanks for taking the time on this cold night to stop by for a visit. No snow here "yet". There was some ice earlier at work, but so far nothing to report over this way. Thank goodness. You are too kind with your comments darling. Stay warm over there.. hugs ~lynne~

Carrie said...

What a wonderful tutorial. Thanks for this visual treat.

~CC Catherine said...

Lynne, I think this vignette is so sweet and very inspiring! Great job! ~CC Catherine

Kathleen Ellis said...

You're right it does look crisp, rich and inviting...and oh, so pretty! The dishes are beautiful! Great job!
Have a happy week!
;-D