Friday, July 8, 2011

~ Pulling A Vignette Together ~

In March during Tax Season, I decided the house needed a freshening up of sorts. I had done a faux paint treatment on the walls about 6 years ago. I was desperate for a change, the faux walls and the changes I had in mind for the house weren't a perfect marriage any longer. So, I divorced the faux painting for this beautiful shade of brown, called Furry Otter Tail. I've painted the whole house this color except for the kitchen. I repainted it Carriage Red. I'm loving the feel when I come up from the shop. I've taken tons of pictures of the changes so have lots to share with you over the next few months. :-))
To the left of the entertainment center I have a short wall before heading into the dining room. The mirror has hung on this wall forever. I love it's shape and finish, so wanted to leave it. To the right of the mirror stood a tall ficus tree. I pulled it along time ago, and left the mirror until I found just the "right" thing to go on the wall. I'm that kind of gal, will wait "forever" until the right thing strikes my fancy. The small table I've had for almost 33 years now, I'm still in love with it's oval shaped top and curvy legs. I'm sure you noticed the small white box on the floor to the right of the table. In a perfect world all things would be picked up and put away. We know we don't live in a perfect world. The small white box is the grandchildren's WII. So, some things have to stay where they are. lol
The oval mirror reflects another vignette to the right of the entertainment center. I'll share that in an up coming post. After shopping the house I realized I hadn't used this small black sconce shelf. I'm head over hills in love with sconces. They can make any wall grid, vignette or collage look great. Finally I decided to put the smaller plate, ( I carried in the shop) and the dog on the small sized shelf, I felt the wall had finally come together. The sconce is the perfect size for this darling dog, a gift from my BF this past Christmas. Just too darn cute!You know how I love lamps.With the lights off the reflection is so romantic and soothingBack to daylight hours, you can see the beauty of the roses through out the round globe shade, the mirror reflects the leaf pattern that flows around the round globe. Shopping the house for vintage items to go with the feel of the lamp was easy. I love all things old or made to look old. Laying vintage looking keys in a silver tray was a nice mix of metals. Continuing the blue theme, I pulled the blue compote and blue carpet balls to set on top of the book. Adding the magnifying glass was just a bonus on textures.
Scrumptious!Close up.....Thanks for swinging in today, I'm off to shake things up in another area of the house. I hope you're having a fabulous Friday.


Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! This is so pretty and you are the Queen of putting together lovely vignettes! I spy that cute little doggy! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lynne, this is such a lovely vignette. I love the mirror and the sconce and plate with the precious little dog box are so pretty. You do have some of the loveliest things and your table display is beautiful. Love it all. Hugs, Marty

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I love that lamp Lynne. Gorgeous! It is stunning at night!
If you came to our home and tried to open the front hall would see all the boxes of stuff for our grands.

xinex said...

What a pretty table and lamp, Lynn. I love your vignettes and the fog on the shelf......Christine

Blondie's Journal said...

I really like the shade of paint that you chose, Lynne! It makes the perfect backdrop for all of your pieces. The lamp is stunning! What a pretty vignette!


Tootsie said...

ANOTHER beautiful share from you girl. I love to sneak over and take inspiration from you when I get stuck. I think if I had your shop...I'd never sell a darn thing...just in case I needed a piece! lol
hugs to you friend...have a great weekend!


I love your wall color...and am nuts over that vignette! Every little detail is wonderful....right down to the keys in the tray and the dog on the sconce!! So beautifully arranged!

If you have time, you need to come to the Bingham-Waggoner Sale tomorrow!!! It would be a blast to meet up with you there for a REAL hello!

Have a great weekend and keep cool!

L, Dana

Glenda/MidSouth said...

And you shook things up in a pretty way. :D Like that lamp!!

Marlis said...

This turned out soo lovely. I love the rich blues with the wonderful woods. The lamp is exquisite. Love your arrangements.. xo marlis

Marlis said...

This turned out soo lovely. I love the rich blues with the wonderful woods. The lamp is exquisite. Love your arrangements.. xo marlis

Rettabug said...

Gosh you do this so well, Lynne! No wonder you chose your line of work.
I ♥ the new wall color & the very vintage look to this whole corner. (even with the Wii..LOL)

I wonder why those round things are called "carpet balls"? Any idea?