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Wednesday, July 20, 2011


...that's what I've been making lately. On the mantel. On the dining room table. On the coffee table. On anything that will stand still. Here are a few from around the house.

First, I made over my dining room table using an old lace tablecloth and lace remnant. Then I starting layering on the "goodies." This is the only room that looks out to the backyard, so I wanted something nature-inspired. I pulled together old books, stands, a cloche, seed pods, a bird nest, and even a dried out honeycomb.

I added a few sparkling candleholders here and there.

I borrowed ideas from blogs and magazines I read and used what was on hand.

Next is a little "summer vacation" vignette on my coffee table. The mirrored tray and silver cups and vases are usually here, but I added the silver box and coral for summer. Then I tucked in vintage vacation photos.

Next up is the mantel. I tucked little vignettes among my everyday things, for an overall look that is much more my style than the mantel full of crystal that I had before. Now I have just a few special pieces that bring a little sparkle to the assemblages.

Here's a little one I made with an old flower frog and ephemera.

I made this Welcome sign using an old store display stand a while back. Now she has a place of pride on the mantel. I added an old candy box, vintage tiara, and shoe forms.

I made another vignette on the other side with an old cigar box (full of old spools), altered wood block, old millinery trim, and some rusty pieces.

Then I created a swag across the large mirror. I took a doubled length of creamy seam binding and hung it on the wall with upholstery tacks.

I used tiny clothes pins to add old photos, ephemera, lace bits, flowers, and anything else that I had laying around. I added a long vintage necklace for more sparkle.

Here's a wide look at the mantel and swag:

Now it seems like my black clock is out of place. Need to start looking for a replacement...



Blogger dianapena8 said...

My goodness! that mantel left me with my mouth open, it is Beautiful! my favorite part is the flower frog and ephemera and also the pretty swag, you have an eye for decorating =Di

July 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how beautiful everything looks! You have a true knack for vignettes, that's for sure. I just love, love, love all the vintage touches, and the natural elements on your dining table are fabulous. I so enjoy decorating. thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

July 20, 2011 at 5:26 PM  
Anonymous April said...

They are all pretty, but that one over the mirror is just AMAZING!

July 22, 2011 at 10:12 AM  

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