Monday, September 12, 2011

~ Tweaking Here and There ~

Do you love Blue and White as much as I do? I can't get enough of it. The rich patina of Silver is a great base for this tabletop vignette, I think it plays well off the deep chocolate velvet topped ottoaman.  I purchased the tray last fall off EBay for a song,  $29.00,  quite large it works well on the ottoman coffee table. I have other plans for it during the up coming Christmas season. :-))   (stay tuned)
Sunday I did a bit of cleaning and some tweaking. I added a few things to the silver tray vignette.
New to the vignette is this darling dog figurine, found this past weekend in an antique store.

What a stance! I almost feel like I'm showing a dog at a dog show. lol
Along with the dog I added the crystal orb. You might recall seeing it HERE in an earlier post.

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 With our cooler temperatures I'm enjoying having the windows open and the cool breezes blow in. Have you started your fall decorating yet? With the cooler temperatures I'm finding it harder and harder each day to hold out. I'm off to finish up a project I hope to be able to share with you next week..Thank you for stopping we read and enjoy your lovely comments.

Marty, as always, thank you for hosting each week.


Tootsie said...

LOOOOOOOVEEEE!!! this!!! you always inspire me!!!!


Your banner is great.....and so is your tweaking! :)

I am finally getting in the mood to put out a few fall items. Just bought a crow at Michael's....that's a good start, right? :)

Our temps will really start feeling Fall like as our week goes by.....yay! It's been a long, hot summer!

Have a great week. L, Dana

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It's all so pretty Lynne! I love blue and white too and love that dog. Great job!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh girl you had me at blue/white ha ha!! I love the huge silver tray and the way you placed everything together..I won't know about my heart tests until this Wednesday..Thanks for being there for me girl friend..Hope all is well with you and the 2 B's..Love ya my dear friend..Love and hugs Gloria

Barb said...

Lynne, that tray is to die for....I am drooling on my keyboard. I love, love silver trays.

I also love blue and white. All your vignettes are just stunning.

Barb ♥

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Oh how I love that little doggy. I saw one similar in an antique store and I almost bought it and put it back...I may have to go back and bring him home now...hope he is still there! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. You have some really great finds!

Visits With Mary said...

I've lots of red to my home and love it. But my blues and whites will always be my favorite!

PAT said...

Gorgeous vignette Lynne...absolutely gorgeous!

Looking forward to your Nell Hill's pics.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lynne, your vignette is so pretty and I love that precious little dog. Both of your blue and white urns are stunning as well as the dish. I love the use of the books, crystal and that fabulous silver tray. Very pretty. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That's just gorgeous Lynne!
Love the doggie and the blue's and silver, so elegant!


I love everything, just gorgeous elements to create this beautiful vignette! Love the blue white, the dog is adorable, I collect them, so it's my fav! Lovely! I'm at TT at MARTY'S. Hugs, FABBY

Anonymous said...

Oh I love that silver tray Lynnne!

I would love to get some fall decorating done but no time so far. I just got done making elderberry and plum jam and have lots of zucchini to put up still before the fun decorating part can get checked off the list!

bee blessed

Custom Comforts said...

Love your little dog! He's a sweetie. Also I'd like to look at your Mary Carol Garrity books underneath. I have one of her books, but not either of those.

Dreamgoddess said...

Wow, the blue and white is stunning with your silver tray. Speaking of the silver tray, it is gorgeous! What a great buy it was too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! OH, I love this! Your tray is gorgeous and the blue and white pieces are gorgeous! Now you know how I love that little doggy figurine! Hope you've had a great day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Unknown said...

LOVE all your blue and white! And the DOG figurine is cute! I'm still waiting for cooler weather here in Houston, TX. I would love to get out my pumpkins, fall stuff, etc. but it's just too dang hot and feels silly! Happy Fall Ya'll!!!

Dolores said...

Oh Lynne, our taste, our lives are so similar.....
I Iove your beautiful home and shoppe.
You're always in my thoughts and prayers!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Such a pretty tray setting!
Love the blue and white.

I have that top book and it is almost as inspiring as you are, Lynne!


La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a pretty vignette. I am a fan of blue and white too. I am so taken with you dog figure; just too cute. I am a bit envious. (-:

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Blue & white is one of my favorites!
Looks great with the darling dog... too adorable.

Hugs, sherry

Gail said...

I'm a blue/white person so I immediately was drawn to your pic over from ASTL blog. Like you, I try to put off fall decorating although the change is calling to me like a siren. I'm having shoulder surgery in a few weeks, so I'm pulling my fall decor out today because I won't feel like doing anything while I recuperate.

JudyBug said...

Love it all but especially the little dog. He is a sweetheart!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lynne...I absolutely LOVE that you come through on my email. It's fantastic. I find myself looking forward to check my email and then popping in on you. You make for a great morning with my coffee!! :)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Wow! Beautiful vignette! The blue/white and silver is the perfect combination! And I love the little dog!:)

I have a tray very similar, I got it from a local thrift shop for $1.00...but it was in rough shape. I spray-painted it black. Yours is beautiful, and that was a great deal!

I held out on fall decorating until this past weekend. Couldn't wait to usher in my favorite season! :) Although it does not feel like fall here yet! LOL!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Gail, thank you for stopping by. I pray your surgery goes well and your healing process quickly.. I'll be thinking about.. hugs ~lynne~

lvroftiques said...

I love love the blue and white! And that was a great deal on that tray! As I'm sure you well owner and all *winks*
I noticed that Marty's inspiration picture over on her blog has what looks like the same clear paperweight/orb. Very cool girlfriend! But you always were the vignette QUEEN! Vanna