Friday, November 18, 2011

~ Before It's Put Away ~

These past few weeks have just sped by so quickly. While in the kitchen the other day I noticed the pumpkin on top of the refrigerator and realized it's almost time to put it away. I'm already thinking ahead to decorating for Christmas, as I know many of you are. Have you started putting things out yet, or are you still in the planning stages?
Many of you may recall a while back I found a few Silver treasures for a song and a prayer. You can go HERE to see that day in action. :-)) When I display items I like to group like things together, it makes more of an impact. Although some of the items I found that day aren't in this vignette, I brought in other treasures. While taking pictures the first 2 or 3 I didn't care for at all, this is with the light on. The walls and book didn't seem to be so grainy...
This is with the light off... too grainy for my tastes. Do you have trouble with your pictures taking on a grainy effect or is it me and my camera? I'll be anxious to have your feedback.
The twisted silver goblet was such a find...
When getting out the pumpkins this year I wanted to kick things up a bit and display them just a tad on the "different" side. Normally they'll rest on books, a tabletop and sometimes a flower pot and a bit of Spanish Moss holds the pumpkins. When I found the silver urn a while back I knew it would be perfect for pumpkins, Christmas decor all sorts of things.
I've had the blue vase for years now, it's gone out to the garage sale box over a dozen times and I've pulled it out. I think it's trying to tell me something don't you? Anyhoo..... I think it's found it's forever home. :-))

Lights off...
Lights on...
I'm sure many of you are rushing around making all sorts of preparations for next week. Don't you love preparing for company? Hearing laughter in the house always makes my heart sing..... Although our gathering will be very small love will fill the house. 


Anonymous said...

It's all beautiful, Lynne! Have a blessed Thanksgiving, Dear Friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Susan Freeman said...

Beautiful silver and yes, I love preparing for company too.

Susan and Bentley

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh boy, I have been in a TIZZY as my hubby says!! We are hosting a dinner party tomorrow night for our SIL's 40th birthday, have our dinner group tonight and then host Thanksgiving!!! On Tues. we have to decorate the outside of one of my clients houses for Christmas, then go back to do the inside. Yes, I do love company but right now I am a bit frazzed:):):) XO, Pinky

bee bon said...

I love the shiny pumpkin Lynne and I agree it's great putting like things together, I can't wait to see what you do for christmas.
bee x

Blondie's Journal said...

I love all of your silver...very pretty and I agree, the blue vase is a keeper!!

I, too, love getting ready for the holidays. it's all worth it when you see the smiles and hear the laughter!! I hope you have a wonderful one, Lynne!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous vignette Lynne with all that pretty silver! I have that same silver pitcher. Martina

xinex said...

Your silver and mercury silver pieces are fabulous Lynne. Oh do come and visit Frogmore and you can stay with us. Where does your uncle live? Happy Thanksgiving!...Christine

Dolores said...

So very pretty!!! Looks like you did a lot of polishing, the silver looks so shiny. Love the pumpkin!

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Lovely things, Lynne! Some of silver is going for gifts this year.
I think that the "grainy" look of your photo's is from the enlarging partly. The true color of your wall looks to be red and not grainy purple as shows in one of the photo's.
I don't think it is your camera, but the lighting and the blowing up of your photo's.
You do such wonderful vignettes! How I would love to shop in your store!!
:)'s and love,

Gypsy Heart said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!


Lee said...

Lynne it looks so pretty.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

The pumpkins and silver look beautiful together!

Yes, I'm also getting tired of the fall decor and ready for Christmas decor, just another week yet. I don't like to start before Thanksgiving is over.

Happy Thanksgiving,