Friday, May 25, 2012

~ Some Blue In the Mix ~

Happy Friday Everyone,  I hope you're having a fabulous day. We've had some much needed rain, just got the yard work finished in time.  If you're one of those that had heavy rains and hail I pray things are OK your way. I recall a year ago this weekend the roofers putting a new roof on the house from an earlier storm. As a reminder you can visit HERE.  Many people in Joplin lost a lot more than their roofs. My thoughts and prayers go out to them this weekend as they go through lots of memories and emotions.

Do you have any heavy duty plans for this weekend? In the past we would pack the car and head to the lake a 2 1/2 hour drive, now that I have a lake in front of the house the packing is less as well as the drive. I just load up the mule with fishing gear, a few cool beverages, the dogs and head on down. The weather man says we should be close to 90, lots of fun in the sun. If you head to the lake be careful and don't forget the sunscreen. ( Keep your fingers crossed I catch some fish).

 Usually I have a pretty good idea where things are going to go before I purchase them, will they stay in the same spot for long? You know they don't. lol I try to purchase things with multiple places in mind. After a lot of soul searching research I latched onto a new company for the shop, just the direction I want it to go. Blue and white is a great traditional color to use in any home, goes with any decor. Isn't this a beauty? It was instant love the minute I saw them. They sold quickly and now are back order. Wish I had ordered more in the first time, you just never know what's going to be popular for your clientele and what isn't.
In our living area we have a short wall that leads into the master bedroom, directly behind the wall are the stairs to my office and the shop. I'm still working on finding just the right thing to hang on the wall behind the small clock. With it being a tall wall it's going to be tricky hanging whatever I find.

I adore using silver trays as a grounding base in a vignette. Whether you use it in your living area, kitchen, sun porch or bath it gives a rich warm nostalgic feeling to your vignette.
First I placed the bunny looking this direction.
I think his darling face shows off better looking this direction.
After taking a few pictures I decided it still needed a wee bit of something to the left of the tray, things were a bit off balance.
So, I shopped the house and pulled this plate from another vignette. You know that means I got to play with another vignette. :-)

Across the room.

I'm off to make some visits to your blogs along with playing around here. I hope all of you have a fun and safe weekend.
hugs ~Lynne ~
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PAT said...

I love that blue and white piece Lynne!

We covered a seat for the iron bench today. Took all day and three staplers but we got the job done!! Molly did not appreciate the sound of those staplers!:-)

We are staying home this weekend, for a quiet Memorial Day. Will go to the lake when things quiet down next week or the week after. There is always a big flurry around Mem. Day, then it sort of settles into a you know.:-)

Happy Weekend!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Lynne, I can see why that pretty cachepot (is that what it is called?) sold out so fast. It is lovely, and the vignette you created is so pretty. I agree about the silver tray. I just hate to keep them polished. Yours looks so shiny and pretty. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and catch a lot of fish! laurie

Nancy @ The Headmistress said...

Your vignette is beautiful! Good luck with the fishing! We are leaving in the AM (wrangling a dog and cat) for a two day drive to Wisconsin...and hopefully some cooler temps! Have a great holiday!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I have been battling with a wall all just isn't right....I think your vignette is great and I loved the crochet name sign!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

If it is blue and white, I love it....and I love that you can use it anywhere.....

Have a happy weekend.......Teresa

Karena said...

Hi Lynne, oh we have had torrential downpours here in Kansas City as well!

This is one of the prettiest Blue and White pieces I have seen in a long time! The curves are lovely as is your vignette!

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Lynn said...

You create the. Best. Vignettes. EVER!! SO pretty!
We Pro- lake people avoid the lake (Shasta) on holidays. Too many crazy amateurs.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Ok..I have questions. :) You don't mind do you? Of course you KNOW I adore you your home part of your shop? If this is a fact, I think it is FANTASTIC! All you do is walk down a hall to that fabulous shop? *swoon*

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

~all recovered~ That table is fantastic..and where did you find your name LACE, no less! Gorgeous!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

I love the vignette Lynne! The blue pieces really pop. I love the magnifying glass too.

I hope you have a great weekend! Sorry I've been MIA lately--this darn job is certainly getting in the way of my blogging and visiting. :)


Olive said...

The table and vignette are charming. Love the blue and white with the bunny and magnifying glass.

Judy Ann Lincicum said...

Lynne, I couldn't really tell, but it seems your home has alot of neutral colors in it, and the blue just really pops when you display more than one piece in a vignette, as you have. I really enjoyed seeing you add that plate to the left. It made a huge difference! Love your blog; please come visit me. I just published my blog and

posted for the 2nd time!
Smiles, Judy

Aledia said...

Your vignette is so pretty and I love the sweet little bunny and your silver tray. Thank You for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Aledia @ Plum Perfect

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lynne,your vignette is stunning. Love your blue and white cache pot, stunning. The addition of the plate was just perfect. Beautiful. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty