Thursday, August 25, 2011

~ A Nestled Corner ~

When pulling together a vignette, I like for it to tell a story of sorts. We all like to put things together we love, items that touch our heart. We receive gifts from friends and family that mean the world to us, they become treasured keepsakes.
With my birthday around the corner I wanted to share a gift I received last year from my BF. I've tried like a ga-zillion times to get a decent picture to share with you. It wasn't until after I moved things around in the dining room that I could get a picture worth sharing of my beautiful tray.My love for birds, (as long as they are faux and far away from me) and love for trays didn't go unnoticed. My girlfriend takes in everything I say and stores it away. I'm so fortunate to have had her for a friend for over 30 years now.  I was so surprised when she presented this lovely tray from Nell Hill's collection last year. It's beauty is beyond words.

Gorgeous!!!

Adding a lamp for a bit of ambiance and a picture of Mother finishes off the left side of the hutch.
Wasn't she a beauty? I lost Mother in 1987, there isn't a day that doesn't go by that I don't miss her. This picture was taken when she was a young woman, I'm not sure of the age. Mother was very camera shy, I feel very fortunate to have one with her facing the camera without her hand covering her face. lol
Late last fall I found and ordered this print. I'm sure many of you know what caught my eye first. Yes, those darling bunnies, then her Angelic face.
 I think the artist captured her innocence well..
The clock was a gift from my daughter a few years ago for my birthday. Mr. P was out of town, a pipe burst in the master bath, flooded the basement and the story goes on, when she presented the clock and a couple of other things, she said, "Mom you need chocolate, I brought you a whole container of Hershey Kisses ! " What a lovely memory that brings back!



So... there you have the nestled corner in the dining room. I hope you enjoyed viewing the vignette I created out of treasured keepsakes. If you have a few treasures keepsakes hidden away, bring them out , put together a vignette you can see and enjoy on a daily basis.

17 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Love it all:) Your Mother was beautiful! And that try is gorgeous. It looks great in the spot you found for it:) Hope you are having a great week:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Lynne, your cabinet is so pretty and your vignette is stunning. The tray is indeed gorgeous, such a thoughtful and beautiful gift. I love everything. I don't have many pics of my mom either, and I miss her every day too. Beautiful treasures and memories. Hugs, Marty

Richard Cottrell said...

I have that same tray and a whole line of that same bird decorative accessories in my shop. I love them and they are great sellers. Thanks for sharing. Richard from My Old Historic House.

PAT said...

I love this Lynne!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Thanks for sharing your pretty treasures with us. Your Mother was a beautiful lady.
Enjoy your evening.
Glenda

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love birds in decorations. Your tray is amazing. I think your vignette is beautiful and does tell a very sweet story!

xinex said...

Your daughter is so thoughtful, Lynne, I remember that flooding and I am dealing with it myself now. Your friend is very thoguhtful too. Beautiful gifts and vignettes!...Christine

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! OH, what a gorgeous vignette and your tray - it's so pretty. What a sweet friend you have to know you and your loves so well! Your mother was very beautiful! You are the best at setting up pretty spots!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your nestled corner of the dining room tells a lovely story, thanks for sharing.

Dolores said...

Best friends and daughters....you can't get better than that! The tray, picture of your lovely mother(I love how she standing on the winding road)...I'm such a bunny lover too...the picture is so sweet.
Your vignette is so pretty and tells a loving story.

Jennelise said...

Very beautiful! I love the way you have arranged your treasures together. It looks very lovely!
Jennelise

BECKY said...

Lynne, everything is gorgeous! And yes, your mom was beautiful! I lost my mother a long time ago, too....in 1989. I'm so thankful I have my older sister (14 years older than me!)She's a sister and a semi-mom, all in one!

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

Hi Lynne,

You have such beautiful treasures! I love the tray you received from your friend.
Your mother was a real beauty. How lucky to have a picture of her looking so pretty.
Your daughters gift to you is a real treasure.

I enjoyed seeing all your beautiful keepsakes.

Dee

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lynne..I think the more one does these little vignettes, the better they get at it. Yours are always wonderful! The cabinet is lovely and the tray just charming ...however, the photo of your mother in that wonderful frame is simply exquisite!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Lynne, your vignette is a beautiful finishing touch to that great china cabinet. I have a lamp just like yours - but taller. We lamp girls have to stick together. The tray is so pretty, and I love the way you made it part of the vignette. Your mother was a beauty, which doesn't surprise me. laurie

KM @ This Plate is Full said...

lovely. I love how everything means something to you Lynne! It makes everything even more lovely!

Your tray is beautiful! I love that little bird. Your bFF had great tast!
The picture of your mom is timeless! What a treasure!!

Im pretty sure you didnt mention it but your cabinet is SOOOO nice! Ive been eyeing some similar ones on ebay. What a nice piece!

So good to stop by!

Susie Q said...

Just so pretty...and what warm memories each piece brings. Oh, and that cabinet is just beautiful!!
Love,
Sue