Sunday, November 8, 2009

When Did It Happen???

I'm not sure when they started taking over around here. But they are everywhere. Fleur-de-Lis. Yes, my friends you can count yet "another" collection that I have. Come along, and I'll share with you a "few" of the fleur-de-lis.

This fleur-de-lis and the Staffordshire dog and candle holder set on the mantle for "awhile". I love the marble ball the fleur-de-lis has before it's beautiful square base. It only set here for short while. lol After standing back and looking at the small display I felt the balance was off and shuffled a few things around. Do you ever do that? Get something completed and then decide things just aren't going together right? The candle holder to the left is also a new addition. These came in over at work early this Spring and screamed, yes, I'm telling you; it screamed to come home with me. Now, what kind of person would I be if I left a screaming candle holder behind? :-))Inside I have a candle that runs on batteries. It doesn't quite have that romantic feeling a candle has, but does put off a beautiful glow in the evenings. And, if I forget to turn it off, I've just run the batteries down, no worries about setting the house on fire. :-))
The detail of the marble is incredible. By a fluke chance of the camera this almost looks like bull's horns. Hmmmmm Inside the candle.

Same fleur-de-lis, different location. The picture is of mother and daddy on their wedding day. If they were both still with us they would have been married 62 years this past July. Gosh how I miss them.

This green beauty I've sold in the shop for awhile. Made of ceramic and about 8" tall, a perfect fit for just any ole spot. :-)) Maybe not a "true" fleur -de-lis , but pretty close.
Close up.
Moved around a bit and added a carpet ball for a smaller vignette setting. If a refrigerator doesn't have it's own cubby it sets in, I think the top deserves to be decorated. Don't you think so as well? I've had this green cast iron fleur-de-lis for a bit. I thought it paired up well with the beautiful tray and pumpkin jar full of fruit.

This is the top to another beautiful jar. The letter P with the angel was a find at Hobby Lobby last year. I liked it in the secretary, but had to have the lid sitting to the side of instead of on top of the beautiful jar. The shelves just wouldn't accommodate it other wise. So.... I decided to move it.
Now, you see it all together, lid and jar. I moved it from the secretary in the kitchen to the hutch in the dining room. I think it makes more of a statement all together. What do you think?
Just a bit closer view.
From the inside to the outside. Folks, I'm telling you I have Fleur-de-lis fever. This one is also cast iron and goes well with all the bunnies and candle holders on the wicker furniture.

Let's head back inside. The large Fleur-de-lis is my latest one. Gosh it's huge. It came in over at work a bit damaged. A bit of gorilla glue and a touch up of paint here and there and it's like new. Best part for this fleur-de-lis lover, it was free, gotta love that..I paired it with the smaller version and it found it's home on the mantel in the living room.

See the beautiful new lamp? Yes.. girls I had to have another lamp. I know, I know yet another obsession. I'm sure you're asking yourselves how many obsessions can one girl have. Well, I do have quite a few of them. lol.. but have weeded out the lamps I wasn't quite fond of, sold them and found room for the newer ones. :-))
With the lights on.
I hope you enjoyed seeing "some" of the fleur-de-lis around our home. Do you have a few obsessions? Things you collect with a purpose, or ones that have snuck up on you and you discover all of a sudden you have many. I would love to hear about them. As always, I'm so glad you stop by. I so enjoy reading each of your comments.

hugs ~lynne~


onlymehere said...

Wow, I've never noticed all your fleur-de-lis before (excuse my spelling!). I love the statement they make. Lately my obsession has been fabric and notions for sewing. I absolutely love seeing sewing rooms that are well put together. Crazy huh? I just took a class Saturday and now I'm hooked up 2-1/2" fabric strips! I know I really need to talk to a therapist or something, lol!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, I love the fact that your Fleur-de-Lis gave multiplied! Every place your set up is so beautiful. You have the touch. Now I see my doggy there! :)
Be sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

So many beautiful things to see! You are very talented in putting your vignettes together. I get started on something, get frustrated and have to walk away for a while.
Have a great week.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Well, I looked around and I don't have a single one, but boy do I love all of yours. You really have created some beautiful vignettes. I love all of it. Just keep collecting, you do such a great job of displaying them. Hugs, Marty

Tootsie said...

your collection is gorgeous!
I have several collections that snuck up on me....and thanks to blog land...I am developing a few more!

Jane said...

Eeek! They're everywhere!!!

What a lovely collection of Fleur di lis (or however you spell it! I took Spanish!) I have always loved the graceful curves. But they do not fit my decor...

Jane (artfully graced)

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, they are all so pretty. I'm always amazed how I seem to suddenly have a collection and I don't remember starting one. One of my favorite fleur de lis that I have is the little lamp I bought from you - the one that looks like a candle (that I won't burn the house down with), and has the fleur de lis cover on it when it doesn't have a holiday cover. kayrue

Unknown said...

They really are beautiful. I have always loved their gracefulness. You really have a nice collection.
Have a wonderful week :)
~Really Rainey~

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Hi Lynn.. Your the Fleur de Le Queen!!! Wow, You've got it going on girl...Loved your tour, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Four Paws and Co said...

You have a beautiful collection Lynne! I'm lovin' that lamp too! I see where my problem is too - I buy a new lamp & stash the old one somewhere, then have too many stashed - I need to downsize them pronto! ☺

Jessica said...

I love this collection! I have 2...and a picture that has some in it. :) Hope things are well for you & Mr. P.

Hugs~ J

Shirley said...

Yes, I've been noticing more and more of them in the stores too. I like them (I don't have any as yet : ))

Patsy said...

Love the picture of your mother and father. Great post as always.

Donna said...

I love Fleur-de-lis myself! I have started a collection. You have some great ones!
You are so inspiring and creative.
Please visit my blog when time permits. I have an award for you.

Melissa Miller said...

I just love all of your pretty fleur-di-lis Lynne! Everything is always gorgeous at your beautifully appointed home.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

KM Studios said...

Im not to keen on the french style but I too sneak some Fleur De Lis in my home too!
I love their shape & what they stand for. Faith!
God knows I need alot of it!! lololol!
Oh, & your new lamp is dynomite!! Love it!!
I was just looking at lamps today & thought I dont need another one but adfter reading your post it made me think of this silver one i was looking at. Maybe Ill go back & get it
always a treat Lynne- glad i stopped by!

Tardevil said...

I have a "few" of them too, so I wouldn't dare judge you! LOL! Also like rabbits, Santas, antiques, blah, blah, blah...could go on for hours! ;O)

Tardevil said...

BTW, just visited Kristen @ Kristen's Creations, and thought you might like this frame she has in her Etsy store.

Kat said...

I love this collection Lynne. The fleur de lis is one of my favorite symbols. The lines are just so graceful and pretty. And I love seeing all of your collections. You are so talented in putting together such pretty vignettes. You really do have a great eye. Kathy

9405018--Pat said...

Hye, Lynne, Love your post today....I love anything with Fleur-de-lis ....I've been out of town last week...I can't wait to catch up...take care and don't work to hard....Pat H

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Pat, I'm so glad you stopped by to say hello. Hope you had a great time on your get away..
hugs ~lynne~

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your fleur de lis are wonderful. I too have obsessions. Lamps are one, clocks, magazines...don't even go there!!....stuff in general! Your displays of them are lovely though!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

I was just coming by to say hello and what have I found? Ahhh...a fabulous collection of fleur de lis! I love all of them...each and every last one!!! Girl, all your fleur de lis vignettes are gorgeous!!! You really are the Queen of Vignettes!!! I have to tell you that the last photo is simply gorgeous and belongs in a design magazine!!! Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE your new's sooo pretty!!!

Thank you for sharing your fabulous collection with know that I love fleur de lis and have quite the collection too! Hehe!

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

I love all of your fleur-de-lis decor. It seems to be the big thing at HomeGoods. I've been buying one everytime I shop there. My husband noticed one on the nightstand and asked when we became french.

You have a gorgeous home!