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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~