Monday, January 24, 2011

~Angels, Books and Memories~

With all the snow we've been having, I've stayed inside re-working vignettes and moving "tons" of things around, working towards a more clean look around our home. The top of the antique dresser was first on the agenda of things to do this morning.

I've gone crazy over silver trays since my visit to Atchison last fall. This tray was purchased at the Enchanted Frog an antique store chalked full of some great things. I think I gave $14.00 for it.
I try to use books in almost any vignette I put together, whether old or new; I feel they add character and a bit of nostalgia.
To the right of the mirror you'll find a sconce holding a plate, hidden from view a statue of a rabbit, to the left of the sconce is another vintage mirror. This area is a work in progress. As soon as it's complete I'll share the whole room with you. I know I've been saying that for a long time, but until I find just the right thing to hang on the wall, it will remain "unfinished".

The little red checked chair found in the corner is my "official" reading chair.
This is a picture of my mother and her sister, I've had for many years. I don't have many pictures of my family, those I do are cherished. I wish I had the love for a camera at a young age that I do now.

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Until next time....
hugs ~lynne~


Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful, Lynne! I love your pretty dresser and what a lovely vignette you've set up. I just love seeing the olden snaps of family!
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

PAT said...

A beautiful vignette on a beautiful dresser, Lynne!

Olive said...

Lynne, putting the books and bits in the silver tray is simply lovely. Your family photo is a treasure indeed. ♥olive

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I love your dresser and your vignette is fabulous. I am so happy to see how you are using the silver tray, I have several and just don't know what to do with them. Using the books and the clock are so fabulous. Love it all. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lynne...

Girlfriend, I nearly cried while looking through your photos! Of course, you know that this beautiful toile bedroom brings back a flood of RMS memories for me! We sure had some fun back in those days...didn't we? Hehe...I just realized that I am sounding like this happened years and years ago! It does feel like a lifetime ago to many ways though! I just love this beautiful room, Lynne! Please do share more photos of's a gorgeous room, my friend...and one of my "all time" favorites!!!

Well my dear, I just adore this beautiful vignette that you created for your antique dresser! This dresser really is a gorgeous piece...I love it! And...your vignette just sings of sweet perfection!!! I love your silver tray! I too, have really developed a love for using them at my place! I love your worn but beautiful books...such beauty! Ohh my...and you know that I just adore your cherub...he's sooo pretty! I also really enjoyed the sweet little photo of your mother and aunt..precious memories for sure! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful vignette with us...I hope to see more of this fabulous room...very soon, sweet friend!!!

Love ya,

Custom Comforts said...

Love your antique dresser and your sweet silver tray. I've fallen in love with silver lately too. Isn't it amazing how everything comes around again. Great room!

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Everything looks great. I am now following along I found you from Marty. Come check me out if you get a chance.


Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Lynne,
I truly love this look!
That dresser is so wonderful and your vignette is just perfect with the silver tray, books and old picture!
Love it!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I really love your vignette and that tray is fabulous!

The Inspired Nest said...

Your vignette is really pretty. That black dresser is gorgeous. You have the perfect reading nook. And I spied that gorgeous scounce on the wall. Beautiful!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

A very pretty vignette! Not a lot of pictures from my childhood either.
Stay warm

Donnie said...

What a lovely job you did one the dresser top. Just beautiful. I love the bindings on your books- so rich looking.

WhisperWood Cottage said...

Great vignette! That little lamp is my favorite! I adore vintage lamps with glass parts. The family photo is extra special, too!

Jessica said...

My friend Lynne~

A friend is someone who will always be there...not necessarily, someone you have to talk to everyday...but someone you know is a phone call away, a e-mail or a blog comment. You know they are there for you. I've always known that about you. When I read your comment yesterday, I literally had tears in my eyes.

I hope you know that I am here for have a heart of gold & it shows in everything you do...right down to your beautiful vignettes.

I hope that one day I can return the favor of your friendship~ you are a valued person in my life. Thank you for you!!

Big hugs~ Jessica

p.s. I see a super beautiful bedroom in the reflection of your mirror. =)

Honey at 2805 said...

A beautiful vignette and always love mirror reflections!

xinex said...

Your vignette is beautiful, Lynne and that photo of your mom and her sister is priceless...Christine

Anonymous said...

I love peeking inside of beautiful homes. I'm your newest follower.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh Lynne, I love your beautiful dresser and the vignette is perfect! $14.00???????!!!!!!!! That is a steal! I LOOOVE the tray! What a deal you got! LOve the picture too. Thanks so much for sharing this! XO, Pinky Come on over and see what new things I got! Tomorrow the "tour" will continue:):)