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.


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.